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 By John Stang    News    September 29, 2016 

Native groups win Chilkoot lawsuit

Vehicles are now legally allowed to access a popular hooligan dipnetting spot near the Chilkoot River Bridge. Last week, Superior Court Judge Philip...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    September 29, 2016 

School board candidates worry about budget and enrollments

Incumbent Haines School Board members Sarah Swinton and Lisa Schwartz are running for re-election unopposed for two seats on the board in this...

 
 By John Stang    News    September 29, 2016 

Assembly hopefuls enter final stretch

Now it’s your turn. Haines voters will cast their ballots Tuesday for two highly contested seats on the Haines Borough Assembly and two non-conteste...

 
 By John Stang    News    September 29, 2016 

Weather station is installed on Mount Ripinsky

The Haines Borough’s first avalanche-oriented weather station is a couple weeks from going online. About 10 people climbed up Mount Ripinsky...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    September 29, 2016 

Cultural exchange brings neighboring tribes

The Haines Borough Public Library invites the community to learn about Tlingit, Haida, Athabascan and First Nations culture through the Cultural...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    September 29, 2016 

Threshold Singers bring comfort to the sick

Entrancing a cappella harmonies rang out over the harbor in the soft sunshine of a September evening. Four members of the Haines Threshold Singers...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    September 29, 2016 

Kids gain work experience at local museums

Teenagers can learn the ins and outs of working at a museum as part of the Sheldon Museum’s second annual Junior Curator program. Museum director He...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    September 29, 2016 

Students selected for regional honor choir

Fourteen Haines High School singers were invited to participate in this year’s Southeast Alaska Honor Music Festival that will be held in Haines on...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    September 29, 2016 

Eagle count abnormally high for now

This winter’s bald eagle counts began Monday with 333 eagles spotted in the Chilkat Valley, a high number for this time of year. Chloe Goodson,...

 

Duly Noted

Open Studio at the high school art room will begin its season on Monday, Oct.10, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., and continue through the winter whenever school...

 
 By CVN Staff    Calendar    September 29, 2016 

Events Calendar

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

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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