Chilkat Valley News - Serving Haines and Klukwan, Alaska since 1966

 

Articles written by Tom Morphet

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 925

 By Tom Morphet    News    March 26, 2015 

Assembly pushes harbor project past questions, critics

Haines Borough Assembly members and mayor Jan Hill this week turned back efforts to extend public comment time on the Small Boat Harbor expansion proj...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 26, 2015 

Freeride at last: Skies open for skiers

A 10-day wait for clear skies paid off for organizers of the Freeride World Tour, who held their international, big-mountain skiing and snowboard comp...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 26, 2015 

Police will investigate rogue artist

The owners of the boarded-up Coliseum Theater on Main Street this week said they were pursuing criminal charges against a Haines man who attached an...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 26, 2015 

NSRAA cuts incubation boxes

Haines fishermen are questioning a recent decision by Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (NSRAA) to suspend a chum incubation-box...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 19, 2015

King salmon rules tighten

Department of Fish and Game biologists this week outlined new restrictions on area fisheries aimed to protect the Chilkat king salmon return,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 19, 2015

Can theater festival be revived?

A group of theater and arts supporters in Haines met Monday to discuss the viability of resurrecting the Alaska Community Theater Festival (ACTFEST),...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 19, 2015

'Common Core' foes present case

A group opposed to federal education standards known as the “Common Core” gave a presentation at the public library Tuesday, characterizing the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 12, 2015

Can Chilkat king salmon be saved?

Fishing restrictions to protect dwindling numbers of Chilkat king salmon may be coming to the most...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 12, 2015

Ailment a mystery; family seeks help

Dakota Strong, a 19-year-old local man, can’t hold down food. Mother Deanna Strong said after nine months of unsuccessful treatment by a number of...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 12, 2015

Students, staff say food service deserves high grade

Fourth-graders are divided about the crab cakes, but business at the Haines School cafeteria is holding steady under food program director Brandi...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 12, 2015

Lien returns to Haines

Yukon Territory composer and pianist Matthew Lien returns to the Chilkat Center auditorium for a performance of original songs starting 8 p.m....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 5, 2015

Haines High grad pens grim account of life on streets

A 1990 Haines High School graduate who spent three years as a homeless drug addict in Fresno, Calif. said recently that he’s hoping his...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 5, 2015

Did TV show exaggerate rarity, cash value of artworks? s

“Antiques Roadshow” overestimated the value and the rarity of two Tlingit masks that reportedly originated in the Chilkat Valley, according to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 5, 2015

Board waits on 3 new school jobs

The Haines Borough School Board Tuesday balked at a request by superintendent Ginger Jewell to advertise three, new full-time positions with the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 26, 2015

Dwindling run triggers closures; king derby canceled

A declining Chilkat king salmon run has triggered the most restrictive fishing regulations in years and prompted cancellation of the annual Haines...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 26, 2015

Museum is village's only capital request

The village of Klukwan has only one capital request to the Alaska Legislature this year: $750,000 for help paying for completion of the Jilkaat Kwaan...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 19, 2015

Highway schools at crossroads

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa directed Mosquito Lake School advocates in December to describe the future of the school in relation to Klukwan...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 19, 2015

Actors stretch to present Irish drama 'Lughnasa'

Actors who will present “Dancing at Lughnasa” at the Chilkat Center next weekend say they’ve stretched for their roles. The two-act production...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 19, 2015

Solid, deep snowpack at upper elevations: good for ski season

Snow around town doesn’t look impressive, but at upper elevations where backcountry and heli-skiing occurs, conditions are the best they’ve been...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    February 12, 2015

Editorial

What makes a town a good place to live are a thousand small acts, all of them unselfish, like shoveling your neighbor’s sidewalk or giving some...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    February 12, 2015

Editorial

News coverage of the Yukon Quest sled dog race this week rekindled memories of Haines mushers and mushing in Haines. It seems ancient history now, but...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 12, 2015

DOT: Cut ferry day boat sailings -- Agency proposes $9 million in reductions

Reduced ferry funding scenarios proposed by transportation officials include eliminating dayboat service in Lynn Canal between July and September,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 5, 2015

House sales attract residents to village

The sale of government-built houses that have sat unoccupied for years is attracting former and new residents to Klukwan. The Tlingit Haida Regional...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 5, 2015

Large timber sale offered on Klehini

The state has proposed a timber sale on 1,000 acres of Haines State Forest land in the upper valley, responding to an apparent improvement in the mark...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 5, 2015

District ups Stickler pay for principal work

The Haines Borough School Board Tuesday voted unanimously to restore principal Cheryl Stickler’s salary to the same amount she received last year,...

 

Page Down