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 By Peter DAuria    News    September 22, 2016 

Private practices face challenges

When reached Wednesday afternoon at Family Medical Clinic in Delta Junction, Stacy Chappelle, who supervises the clinic’s office work and...

 
 By John Stang    News    September 22, 2016 

Six different visions proposed by Haines assembly hopefuls

Diana Lapham and Ryan Cook want to push ahead with Haines’ harbor improvements. Leonard Dubber thinks government is just too darn big. Heather...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    September 22, 2016 

Klukwan students study insect science in Skagway

Nine students from the Klukwan School got their hands wet and their boots muddy as they did the work of professional entomologists Sept. 14 on a...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    September 22, 2016 

Fiber-optic cable laid in canal

Haines and Skagway residents may soon have access to faster internet service now that Alaska Power and Telephone is laying 86 miles of undersea...

 
 By John Stang    News    September 22, 2016 

Chilkoot tour permits discussion continues

Chilkoot tour permits discussion continues How many tour operators should be allowed in the Chilkoot River corridor? And if a limit is set, how would...

 
 By John Stang    News    September 22, 2016 

Assembly committee talks trash

A working group might be put together to figure out if Haines’ garbage situation needs improvement. One possibility dominated a Sept. 15 Haines Boro...

 
 By Peter DAuria    News    September 22, 2016 

Englund starts second century

One morning in late August, while she was eating breakfast, two bears appeared in Hazel Englund’s yard, searching for food scraps in the compost. It...

 

Duly Noted

Hazel Englund celebrated her 100th birthday this Saturday among 30 family members and friends who came from Skagway to Arizona to celebrate her big da...

 
 By Tom Lang    Lang Time    September 22, 2016 

Obituary Sam Scamston 1957-2016

By Tom Lang Police found the body of Haines resident Sam Scamston in the mud room of his home on Mud Bay Road. Police think he had been dead for at...

 
 By CVN Staff    Calendar    September 22, 2016 

Events Calendar

Save the Date Calendar for community events. To add and event, email us at cvn@chilkatvalleynews.com.... Full story

 

Keirstead to close doors of local clinic

Chilkat Valley Medical Center will close its doors Nov. 1 after nine years of operation, marking the end of the last private medical practice in...

 
 By John Stang    News    September 15, 2016

Nonprofits to receive funding

The Haines Borough Assembly took $65,000 originally earmarked for the area’s nonprofit organizations out of limbo, and approved the appropriations...

 

Haines helped her in dark times

The sculpture that Sarah King made for Charles Ewing’s grave is a heavy, solid piece. Formed in the shape of a fish, the work is about three feet ta...

 
 By John Stang    News    September 15, 2016

Assembly nails down heliskiing timetable

The Haines Borough Assembly changed the law to delay the next heliskiing mapping efforts until 2019. However, it also grandfathered in two existing...

 

Earthquake simulator will shake things up in Haines

Prepare to be shaken, not stirred as a mobile earthquake simulator will visit Haines on Sept. 26, courtesy of the Alaska Division of Homeland...

 

Seed experiment underway

After Leah Wagner and Nick Schlosstein moved to Haines in 2015, they lived in a tent for five months. The couple had bought a quarter-acre of land...

 

Girls to rock out for fundraiser

Local bands will rock out at the Chilkat Center at 7 p.m. Saturday to raise money for next summer’s Haines Girls Rock Camp. The concert will...

 

Clinic scheduled for people with special vision needs

Southeast Alaska Independent Living in Haines will host a low vision clinic on Sept. 27 and 28 in collaboration with the Alaska Center for the Blind...

 

Champion fingerpick guitarist to play at Chilkat Center

It’s not every day that Haines gets to see a champion guitarist perform. But the chance will present itself in a week, when Chris Proctor, a U.S....

 
 By John Stang    News    September 15, 2016

Planning Commission dips toe into harbor issue

The bid deadline for the first phase of expanding the small boat harbor has been extended from Sept. 21 to Oct 19. Haines borough manager Bill Seward...

 
 By John Stang    News    September 15, 2016

Assembly wants to rethink sales tax exemptions for nonprofits

How should the Haines Borough Assembly decide which nonprofit groups get breaks on paying Haines’ sales tax? That’s what the assembly members...

 

Chinook salmon numbers low for Chilkat River

Chinook salmon returning to Chilkat River spawning grounds this year failed to meet the state’s targets, troubling Alaska Department of Fish and Gam...

 

DOT sets winter ferry schedule

The Alaska Marine Highway System will have a steady winter ferry schedule this year despite budget cuts. Fuzzy Von Stauffenberg, Haines terminal...

 

Haines Animal Police Reports

Monday, Sept. 12 A bear caller reported a human walking down Beach Road. A moose caller reported a wolf in AP & T clothing tried to sell him a Cows,...

 

Duly Noted

The Mountain Mamas Gone Mad was the only Haines team to compete in the Klondike Road Relay last Saturday. The race had the largest turnout to date. Te...

 

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