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 By Natalie Helms    News    October 13, 2016

Juneau road talk heats up assembly

Days before Alaska Gov. Walker was expected to address residents on the topic of Juneau access, Haines Borough Assembly members wavered over what...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 13, 2016

Teams cook up coho in a hurry

“Are you kidding me? This is ingenious!” judge Julie Rae said about the dishes she tasted at last weekend’s Chilkat Chef Competition....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 13, 2016

In second week, dry spell nears record for October

October, historically the wettest month of the year in Haines, has started like May, the driest. The last measurable rainfall occurred Sept. 28,...

 

Former NBA player finds niche

In 2005, Mark McNamara packed his belongings and moved from his home in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California to Haines.For three weeks, he lived...

 

Grounded squadron sheds 5 planes

The grounded squadron at the Haines airport has shrunk by five planes. Eric Bennett, whose family owned L.A.B. Flying Service for more than 50 years,...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    October 13, 2016

Wrestling season starts in Petersburg

With only five members at the season’s start, this year’s Haines High School wrestling team is small but experienced, with three returning...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 13, 2016

Mountaintop weather station erected near 20 Mile

A weather station mounted on Mount Ripinsky last month is the second planted on local peaks in the past two months. A sophisticated, $175,000 station...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 13, 2016

Fort Seward bioswale aims to trap, filter dirty snow

At the southwest corner of the Fort Seward parade grounds, work started Monday on two crescent-shaped “bioswales,” subterranean catchments aimed...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    October 13, 2016

Skagway closes in on Glacier Bear spikers

A tale of two teams unfolded as the Haines High School girls’ volleyball team squared off in “friendly” matches against its Lynn Canal...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 13, 2016

Assembly OKs Lutak Dock bid

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday unanimously approved $129,530 for conceptual designs for replacing or refurbishing Lutak Dock. In awarding the...

 

Fair seeks public input on entertainment

The Southeast Alaska State Fair’s 2017 entertainment committee is accepting community recommendations for specific musicians or entertainers to...

 

River Talk returns Oct. 20

Get in the Halloween spirit by joining Lynn Canal Community Players and the Alaska Arts Confluence for River Talk’s foray into the...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 13, 2016

Park status for Carrs Cove property?

Four members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee walked Carrs Cove Friday to determine if the land could be designated as a Haines Borough...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 13, 2016

Governor to address road, budget, ferry

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker will address a joint meeting of the Haines Borough Assembly and Haines Chamber of Commerce starting 11:30 a.m. Friday at the C...

 

Final votes counted

At Tuesday’s Haines Borough Assembly meeting, members conducted a canvass of 30 questioned and absentee ballots from the Oct. 4 municipal election....

 

Correction

The Chilkat Valley News last week incorrectly reported that 843 Haines residents voted in the Oct. 4 municipal election. On election day, 797 valid...

 

Use restraint in garbage discussion

My hope is that the borough will use as much restraint when it comes to changing the rules on garbage in Haines, as some of us in creating it. My...

 

Nash family feels beyond blessed

What an amazing community we have in Haines! We’d like to thank our friends and family who have showered us with encouragement, love and support...

 

Have you thanked a miner today?

You wake up one morning, stumble into the bathroom, and flip the light switch. Nothing happens – no light. After your morning constitutional, you...

 

Words influenced how writer cast vote

I voted for Tom Morphet and Heather Lende in recent elections. I like Diana Lapham and Don Turner Sr. as people and I hope their words in the media...

 

Increase officers and pay police more

I would like to reiterate Rebekah McCoy’s sentiments from last week’s paper. I have personally met all the Haines police officers and find them...

 

Grateful for help saving smokehouse

On Oct. 10, which was also Indigenous Peoples’ Day, I was really down and out and the reason is a smokehouse, which has a lot of history of caring...

 

Vote winner honored, grateful for support

I am honored and grateful to have won a seat on the borough assembly, especially considering the high voter turnout and crowded field of fine...

 

Note to readers

I stepped back into reporting, editing and taking photos this week, filling in for interim editor John Stang, who needed time in Seattle to attend to...

 

Duly Noted

By Torrey Larson Chauncey Stigen and Nicole Comer were married last weekend in Brookshire, Texas. The ceremony was held on a 22-acre ranch outside of...

 

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