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 By Tom Morphet    News    September 11, 2014 

Chilkat king return looks like record low

Preliminary numbers suggest king salmon escapement to the Chilkat River will be the lowest since records have been kept in 1991. This year’s return...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 11, 2014 

Feldman looks back on 30 years as local doctor

More than 30 years after arriving here on the rumor of work, Dr. Len Feldman is closing his local practice. The last day he’ll see patients at his M...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 11, 2014 

Fair's carousel sturdy, but not a rarity

The old-fashioned carousel at the Southeast Alaska State Fair isn’t that old or that unique, and it’s not worth as much as some have previously...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 4, 2014

Summer rain tops record set in 1956

Only four-hundredths of an inch of rain fell Thursday, but that was enough to clinch an all-time record for wet summers in Haines. Between June 1 and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 4, 2014

School board frets bond approval

Expressing concerns about voter approval of $3.9 million in pending school bonds, Haines Borough School Board members Tuesday took steps toward a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 4, 2014

Board rejects digital meeting packet

The Haines Borough School Board on Tuesday almost voted to do away with printed meeting packets, before getting hung up on the question of providing...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 4, 2014

New ranger hired for Haines-area parks, preserve

Thomas Kain is the new state parks ranger in Haines. Kain has worked for the Division of Parks in...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 4, 2014

Stickler will lead food service program at Haines School

Brandie Stickler has been hired as food service coordinator at the Haines School. She’ll be responsible for developing the menu at the school...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 28, 2014

Study's cameras damaged

Two remote-sensor cameras set up to watch bears along the Chilkoot River have been vandalized with spray paint, according to Shannon Donahue,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 28, 2014

New staff at school bring wide experience

Greg Brittenham, a nationally recognized conditioning coach who worked 20 years for the New York Knicks, will be leading physical education classes...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 28, 2014

Police mum on death

Haines Borough police have released no official information about what caused the death of resident George Edwards. Edwards,51, was found dead at his...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 21, 2014

Man says trooper case linked to sale of house

A Lutak man who was charged with falsifying his residency for fishing and hunting privileges said this week that wildlife trooper Ken VanSpronsen...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 21, 2014

Festival highlights bear etiquette

Pepper spray is more effective during encounters with bears than guns, in part because most people aren’t ready to use a gun when a bear approaches,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 14, 2014

Bear festival ready to go, with or without star attractions

On the eve of the Chilkat Valley’s first bear festival, one group of guests was conspicuous by its absence early this week: bears. “The bears...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 14, 2014

Veterans move in to Soboleff-McRae home

Tom Stevens can’t hunt rabbits out his back door anymore and he needs a new hobby to fill the time he once spent bringing in firewood. But he’s...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 14, 2014

Class to document historic cannery sites

Haines-based archaeologist Anastasia Wiley will lead a class documenting remains of seven or more local canneries Aug. 19-Sept. 11. The class will...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 14, 2014

Discovered crate a link to early firefighting efforts

A bit of Fort Seward history surfaced recently when a 50-pound, unopened crate of soda ash addressed to the quartermaster at Chilkoot Barracks was...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 14, 2014

Trot will highlight town's totems

Runners raising pledges during the first Totem Trot will help the Sheldon Museum offer education programs during the coming year, director Helen...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 7, 2014

Porcupine prospector found dead

Alaska State Troopers are investigating the unattended death of a longtime prospector in the Porcupine mining district. According to trooper Andrew...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 7, 2014

School OKs system for tracking visitors

On a 4-3 vote, the Haines Borough School Board on Tuesday approved a new, electronic security program for tracking visitors to the Haines School,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 7, 2014

Theft, vandalism at Catholic church

A waist-high donation box was stolen and a large, ceremonial candle was destroyed recently at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. “Isn’t that...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 7, 2014

Dr. Heinz off to islands; SEARHC clinic hires new doctor

The Haines medical clinic is losing a long-time doctor and gaining a new one. Dr. Julia Heinz, half-time employee who has worked at the clinic since...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 31, 2014

July brings rain record

Sunday’s .62 inches of rain pushed July’s total rainfall to 6.05 inches, setting a new monthly record and breaking the former record of 5.49...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 24, 2014

State fair seeking exhibits, volunteers

Maya Feldman said she may put a price tag on “Three Little Birds Outside My Window,” a papier-mache statue she’s entering as an exhibit in the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 24, 2014

Gillnetter built from scratch launched after 6 years

During his four decades of commercial fishing, Jim Szymanski took a liking to a style of boats he saw occasionally, built by Hansen Boat Co....

 

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