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Seward weighs lawsuit; recall effort in works

Bill Seward, who was fired as Haines Borough manager in an emotional assembly 4-2 vote last week, is pursuing legal action against the borough for...

 

Gov. Walker pulls plug on Juneau Road

Gov. Bill Walker cited the state fiscal crisis last week for his decision to halt the Juneau Access Road Project, making good on his promise to...

 

Lende, Hotch win awards from governor

Two longtime Haines and Klukwan leaders are recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. Heather Lende won a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 22, 2016

Year in Review: Art, public projects dominated Haines news

Advances in the arts and public projects marked much of the news in 2016, and combined, for some novel exchanges. At a Sept. 8 Haines Borough...

 

Assembly sets priorities at retreat

The Haines Borough Assembly met on Dec. 11 for a four-hour retreat at the public library to outline what members believed were their biggest prioritie...

 

Group decides goals for solid waste plan

At its first meeting Monday, the Solid Waste Working Group agreed the Haines Borough has no backup plan for waste management. What happens if Communit...

 

Homeless in Haines: Help sparse for indigents

By John M. Glionna Nobody really knows how Ken McDowell ended up in Haines, or precisely when he got here. His pup tent was spotted following the...

 

Bird counters brave storm, spot 'oddballs'

Snowy weather and poor visibility didn’t put a damper on Saturday’s Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Although only two-thirds of the data is in, Pam...

 

Juneau mechanic, 37, dies in cabin at Lutak

A 37-year-old Juneau man died Thursday at his cabin in Haines of apparent natural causes, according to the Alaska State Troopers. The deceased was...

 

Auto shop opens with new owner

Longtime Haines resident Paul Peters has worked as a mechanic for 40 years, and has a new shop to show for it. Peters Tire and Auto Repair, located...

 

Women's wear shop in home

Colorful leggings, patterned dresses and soft shirts are making their way to a new Haines home boutique. Sabrina Harvey became a consultant in...

 

Largest timber sale in decades moves forward

An Oregon company may walk away the new owner of 855 acres of timber in the Haines State Forest. It’s the largest timber sale the state forest has...

 

Puppeteers save parade with stand-in dragon

This year’s Holiday Parade almost took place without its fire-breathing star, the multi-legged thing that for years has snaked down Main Street...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    December 22, 2016

Hays falls in two matches at state

The state championship run of the Glacier Bears’ 138-pound senior, Mori Hays, came to an abrupt but very hard fought end at last weekend’s state...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    December 22, 2016

Glacier Bear girls fall to Miss Chiefs

Before play began last Friday in a set of weekend games that dropped the team to 0-2 to begin the season, the Haines girls’ basketball team knew it...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    December 22, 2016

Chiefs make statements in victories

There is an old adage in sports that says “You can try everything, but nothing can really prepare a team for the heightened tempo of a game in front...

 

Eligibility tightens for assistance

Changes to the Lifeline Eligibility Program may disqualify some people who receive assistance for Alaska Power and Telephone internet and phone...

 

Firefighters elect Clay to lead department

The Haines Volunteer Fire Department this month elected Brian Clay as its new chief in a close vote between two veteran finalists. Clay defeated...

 

Preferred alternative near for Lutak Dock

An engineering consultant hired by the Haines Borough last week offered cost estimates on possible plans-of-action to overhaul the badly corroding...

 

Duly Noted

Yukon resident and frequent performer in Haines Nicole Edwards couldn’t believe it when she received an email from the Chancellery of Honors...

 

Salvation Army donations down this year

I would like to personally thank all those in the Haines community who have been so generous this Christmas season. We have had so many in this great...

 

Missing reading the old police report

Years ago, I read the “Police Report” in the Chilkat Valley News and immediately became intrigued by a quirky little town I had barely heard...

 

Offer our police department your support

I would like to state appreciation and support for the current Haines Borough police presence. Haines has a host of volunteers who give a piece of the...

 

Police blotter is valuable for community

I have been a subscriber to the Chilkat Valley News for 15 years or so since visiting my Navy shipmate, Erwin Hertz, a couple of times. The police...

 

Community support keeps arts alive

Thank you to Haines Community and Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for sharing the resources that support nonprofits in Haines to do good work...

 

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