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Smith: Paratrooper, logger 'did what he wanted'

A celebration of Leo Smith's life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday morning at the American Legion....

 

The ABEF appreciates your support

Thank you to each and every one of you who helped make the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival a success once more! Thanks to our volunteers. Thanks to every...

 

Award launched in former mayor's name

The estate of former Haines mayor, farmer and science teacher Robert “Bob” Henderson has donated $220,000 and about 30,500 shares of stock from...

 

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Colleen June McGuire was born Nov. 14 to Sally Boisvert and Raphael McGuire at Juneau’s Bartlett Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs., 2 oz. and measured...

 

Visitors arrive for 22nd bald eagle festival

The Valley of the Eagles will live up to its name this month as more than 2,000 of our national birds congregate on the Chilkat River. The 22nd...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 27, 2016

Aerial bald eagle surveys fly again

The American Bald Eagle Foundation counted 1,524 bald eagles in its first aerial survey during peak eagle activity in the valley since 2000....

 

Halloween Happenings

Halloween in Haines will be celebrated with costumes, candy and cobwebs this weekend at spooky festivities across town. Here’s a breakdown of...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

Museum checks out new ideas

Haines museum staff and business leaders attended six educational sessions Sept. 15-16 that were broadcast online at the Sheldon Museum from the 2016...

 

Eagle causes power outage

A bald eagle collided with a powerline and caused a power outage for 140 Alaska Power and Telephone customers in Haines on Aug. 19. According to...

 

Shark event set Saturday

The American Bald Eagle Foundation will host “Day of the Denticles: A Celebration of Sharks” to educate the public about shark species throughout...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 18, 2016

College talk centers on 2 models

A discussion of establishing a college in Haines Tuesday centered on two different models: one that would offer courses here through colleges or...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 11, 2016

College group meets Tuesday

Greg Podsiki is leading the charge to rally community support for a college in Haines. Podsiki, a 37-year resident, believes a small college or...

 

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Mary Price turned 85 on Thursday, July 28, celebrating at the senior center lunch, with a cake gifted by Carol Clifton as well as a dozen cream...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 4, 2016

'Harvest camp' offered for youths

Haines’ first Harvest Camp will make its debut Aug. 13-16 for Southeast Alaska youth, inspired by a popular and successful Chilkoot Culture Camp...

 

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Former resident Jessie Babette Miller of San Francisco said she was so surprised to win the Southeast Alaska State Fair’s drawing for a Toyota...

 

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The injured moose calf adopted by Kroschel Wildlife Center died Thursday. Steve Kroschel said the calf called Ladybug was eating and drinking from...

 

Police Report

Monday, June 27 A caller from Vermont requested a welfare check on a Haines resident. Fire crews reported a disabled vehicle at 15 Mile Haines...

 

Police Report

Monday, June 13 A Mathias Avenue resident reported a moose cow and two calves in her yard. Police received a stalking order from the court to serve on...

 

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Joe Ordonez’s, “Where Eagles Gather: The Story of the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve,” is featured with other recently published Alaska...

 

Police Report

Monday, May 30 A caller asked for help with a person regarding mental issues. Police responded and took the person to the clinic. A caller reported a...

 

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By Karen Garcia Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill recently honored water/sewer operator Scott Bradford for receiving the Small Wastewater System Operator...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 5, 2016

Chamber study quantifies nonprofit contributions

The financial impact of local nonprofits has come to the fore of political discussions in recent years, as state and federal funds dwindle and the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    May 5, 2016

Police Report

Monday, May 2 A caller reported a boulder in Lutak Road past the ferry terminal. State road crews removed the boulder. A person reported an abandoned...

 

Mew remodel improves view of raptors

The American Bald Eagle Foundation is grateful for the generous grant from the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation. Our mew remodel to allow public...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 7, 2016

Assembly OKs property tax exemptions

When the Soboleff-McRae Veterans Village applied for a property tax exemption for the second floor of its downtown building in 2014, the Haines Boroug...

 

Foundation grant opened eagle mews

The American Bald Eagle Foundation is grateful for the generous grant from the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation. Our mew remodel to allow public...

 

Police Report

Monday, March 14 Dispatch received a request from the courts. An officer was advised. A local man reported a possibly injured raven on Main Street....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 25, 2016

Officer targets alcohol, drug issues

The Haines Borough Police Department’s new officer is hoping to ramp up enforcement of drug and alcohol-related crimes, including driving under the...

 

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Brandie Stickler has been accepted to the University of North Dakota’s mechanical engineering program. UND is currently one of only a few schools...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 4, 2016

Eagle dies despite rescue effort

A mature bald eagle rescued after an apparent fight with another animal near Klukwan died Tuesday at the American Bald Eagle Foundation. The small...

 

Eagle program starts Saturday

The American Bald Eagle Foundation’s youth raptor program starts 10 a.m. Saturday. The program, open to students between 9 and 17 years old,...

 

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Alixanne Goodman and Shaun Cornish married Dec. 30 at a ceremony in Villa Polinesia, Mexico. Parents Greg and Carole Goodman of Haines attended,...

 

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The Chilkat Thunder beat the Haines Packing Co. at the Men’s City League basketball championship Sunday night. The score was 107-75. Two other...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 3, 2015

Raptor center shift puts "birds first"

Birds used in demonstrations at the American Bald Eagle Foundation now have a say in the matter. Following a decision in June, the natural history...

 

Safe house raised $624 on chocolates

For the second year, Becky’s Place Haven of Hope, a local safe house for women and children, was asked to host the “Chocolate Extravaganza”...

 

Wiley, Whiterock helped bring dig to life

We would like to thank Anastasia Wiley and Scientific Resource Surveys for sharing her expertise with our community. Not only did she conduct the dig...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 19, 2015

Exam may solve skull's mysteries

Two human leg bones discovered near 6.5 Mile Haines Highway should provide more information on a skull that originated at the same site,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 19, 2015

Snow, auction cap eagle fest

The organizer of the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival said she was “very pleased” with the 21st event, despite glitches that included a last-minute...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 19, 2015

Foundation lands grant for outdoor upgrade

The American Bald Eagle Foundation has received a $49,000 Foraker Group grant for pre-development services toward a project that will create a...

 

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By Karen Garcia Bob Lowden, a mechanic who operated a garage in Haines for more than 20 years, died Monday at a hospice facility in Wasilla. He was 64...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 12, 2015

Taxi shutdown strands visitors

Eagle-watchers arriving at the ferry terminal and airport were left in the lurch this week when the only company providing local taxi service stopped...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 12, 2015

Community foundation gives $18K to 14 nonprofits

The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation awarded more than $18,000 to 14 local nonprofits this week, including to new applicant the Haines Avalanche...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 5, 2015

21st eagle festival hosts war veterans

The American Bald Eagle Festival will host two veterans from recent U.S. wars as part of its six-day celebration of America’s bird. “To me,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 5, 2015

Eagle festival offers avian art class

In drawing or painting birds of prey, it’s important to know physiological differences for rendering an accurate portrayal. That’s the idea behind...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 29, 2015

Senior Center out of money

By Karen Garcia The nonprofit organization that manages the Haines Senior Center is nearly broke. Senior Center and Senior Village manager Valery...

 

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KTVA Anchorage Channel 11’s Heather Hintze traveled to Haines last week to interview owners of the Haines Brewing Company and Port Chilkoot...

 

Municipal election on Tuesday

Voters, take note: The town’s polling location for Election Day, Tuesday, Oct. 6, has moved from the American Bald Eagle Foundation to the Chilkat...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 1, 2015

Skull fragment unearthed at 7 Mile

Workers digging into some delivered soil at the American Bald Eagle Foundation this week at first thought they’d found a coconut shell. Then...

 

Police Report

Monday, Sept. 28 A caller reported an injured bear about one mile past the ferry terminal on Lutak Road. Ferry terminal personnel and the state wildli...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 17, 2015

Eagle foundation gifted land worth $48K

A man who lived in Haines 30 years ago left land in his will to the American Bald Eagle Foundation, a gift that’s worth about $48,000. Creighton...

 

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Adze Scott Hart was born to parents Ted Hart and Meghan Elliott on Sept. 10 at Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital. He weighed seven pounds and meas...

 

Police Blotter

Monday, Sept. 7 A person reported someone stole $200 worth of meat from a freezer in the Lynnview Drive area. Police are investigating. A caller repor...

 

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Lauren Rutland is the new Haines Dolphins swim coach. She and husband Ryan Rutland moved to Haines from outside Saginaw, Texas, with their three dogs,...

 

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Lauren Rutland is the new Haines Dolphins swim coach. She and husband Ryan Rutland moved to Haines from outside Saginaw, Texas, with their three dogs,...

 

New teachers hired for kindergarten, science, music

New kindergarten teacher Sue Ackerman says she wants to incorporate parents’ jobs and interests into her students’ learning and to connect...

 

Police report

Monday, Aug. 10 A 17 Mile Haines Highway resident reported someone was walking around his house taking pictures. Haines Borough assessors are working...

 

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Over 25 relatives attended the three-day Chaffin family reunion, said Phyllis Sage, who hosted this year’s reunion. Family traveled from West...

 

Police Report

Monday, July 6 A caller reported campers parked on Beach Road longer than 24 hours. An officer contacted one of the camper owners, who said they...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 25, 2015

Rasmuson group to visit next week

Haines is rolling out the red carpet in its small-town way for 24 board and staff members of the Rasmuson Foundation next week. The statewide...

 

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Brandy Brown and Aaron Peters were married Sunday at Moose Meadows on Seduction Point Trail. The groom’s aunt, Patricia Peters, officiated. Maids...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 18, 2015

Energy experts tour area businesses

Four organizations teamed up last week to teach local businesses and nonprofits how they can save money by making energy-efficient modifications to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    June 18, 2015

Police Report

Monday, June 15 A Main Street resident reported an intoxicated person loitering and drinking beer in their apartment building’s stairwell, even...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    June 11, 2015

Eagle tangles with truck

A Haines man was rattled last week when a mature bald eagle flew head-on into his pickup truck and became entangled in its lumber rack. Dave...

 

Police Report

Monday, June 8 A Mud Bay Road resident reported people in the area have been constantly running chainsaws and power tools at 5:45 a.m. An officer cont...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 5, 2015

Economic director quits, cites conflict

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa issued a statement Wednesday that community and economic development director Bill Mandeville had resigned, but...

 

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Jae McDermaid and Jim Lampkins were married Friday aboard the catamaran Fjordland, nearby Chilkoot Inlet’s Sawmill Creek. Vessel captain Glen...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 28, 2015

Borough helps eagle foundation project

The American Bald Eagle Foundation has big plans, and the Haines Borough’s community and economic development director is trying to help the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Police Report

Monday, May 11 Police served two protection order packets on a Haines resident. An out-of-state caller reported a person with a criminal background...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 30, 2015

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Haines High School seniors Keanu Lynch, Josh Stearns, Jordan Badger, Terry Davis and Kyle Canfield and junior Kai Hays earned their Wildland...

 

Eagle's death raises concern of poisoning

The American Bald Eagle Foundation is awaiting lab results to determine what killed a sick bald eagle discovered on River Road on April 5. The small,...

 

Henderson: Former mayor, author, farmer dies at 95

Bob Henderson, an energetic high school science teacher, farmer and Haines Borough mayor known as...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 16, 2015

Supporters: Keep highway school open 2 days weekly

Friends of Mosquito Lake School and Community Center is asking the Haines Borough to spend an additional $9,400 per year to keep the facility open...

 

Police Report

Monday, April 13 A construction worker reported he was in a lift that was stuck in the air on Main Street near Fifth Avenue. An officer who responded...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 9, 2015

HARK garners most support from 'givers'

Nearly 400 Alaskans gave more than $20,000 to 10 Haines nonprofits this year through the state’s Pick.Click.Give program, which allows people to don...

 

Police Report

Monday, April 6 A Fourth Avenue resident reported a person may have taken personal identifying information from another resident. The caller wanted...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 12, 2015

Assembly: More work needed on tax-exempt rule

Nearly a dozen residents turned out at Tuesday’s Haines Borough Assembly meeting to roundly criticize an ordinance that would change how nonprofits...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 26, 2015

Nonprofits: Tax change a squeeze

Leaders of local nonprofits say proposed changes to how their organizations apply and qualify for property tax exemptions would put financial and...

 

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Haines had a chance to roll out the welcome mat an extra day for junior high basketball players here from Juneau for the Triple Threat Tournament,...

 

Kingfisher sent for treatment

A belted kingfisher found at the Small Boat Harbor is on his way to an Anchorage bird hospital. Fisherman Norman Hughes said he found the crested...

 

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The Haines School music department wants to make you a pizza for Super Bowl Sunday. School music director Kristy Totten said they are prepared to mak...

 

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Nate and Michelle Webb were married at Sedgely Place in Greene, Maine, on Nov. 8. The 17th-century inn was filled with about 70 guests, including...

 
 By Cynthia Allen    News    December 4, 2014

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Former Haines public health nurse Vera Smith turned 100 on Nov. 24. She received cards from the White House and from former Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 27, 2014

Researcher collides with bald eagle

Researcher Rachel Wheat, who started tracking eagles from Haines with satellite technology two years ago, said she’s had a half-dozen close calls...

 

Eagle festival draws more than 300 visitors

The 20th Alaska Bald Eagle Festival was a success, drawing 303 guests, up from 271 in 2013, said American Bald Eagle Foundation executive director...

 

Editorials

Christmas lights already strung around town are a welcome sight. It’s been gray around here since June and the weatherman says we’re in for more....

 

Foundation nurses, releases boreal owl

American Bald Eagle Foundation staff last week returned to the wild a boreal owl they nursed back from a “severe state of shock.” Resident Sarah...

 

Police Report

Monday, Nov. 10 A Tower Road resident reported $60 worth of hamburger meat missing from her freezer. An officer investigated. A person came to the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 6, 2014

Eagle festival turns 20 with release of 2 birds

The eagle-watchers are here. Special guests – including two rehabilitated eagles from the Anchorage area to be released into the wild – will...

 

Clifton named festival artist

The American Bald Eagle Foundation has named Carol Clifton as its 2014 Artist of the Year. Clifton’s work will be displayed in the foundation’s me...

 

Police Report

Monday, Nov. 3 An officer served a civil packet on a Haines business owner. An officer recovered a bicycle from a ditch near Kathleen Street. The...

 

Vote will decide 5 seats, legal pot, minimum wage

Chilkat Valley voters will cast ballots Tuesday in a statewide election that will decide the town’s representatives to the Alaska Legislature, and...

 

ED&D named Business of the Year

ED&D Inc./Haines Cable TV/Radio Shack Dealer was named Business of the Year by the Haines Chamber of Commerce at the group’s annual meeting and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 23, 2014

Vets' tax break stirs assembly debate

Soboleff-McRae Veterans Village officials don’t think property tax should be levied on the second floor of their building. The Haines Borough...

 

Passion for growing, winter community drew Douthit

"New Arrivals" is a series of articles profiling residents who have moved to Haines in recent years...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 16, 2014

Eagle plate collection has landed

Besides a spot to stage 62 mounted game specimens received from a Juneau natural history display, the American Bald Eagle Foundation also is looking...

 

Editorial

The Haines Borough should scrap hiring an economic development director and hire a grant writer instead. There’s been no public outcry for another d...

 

Kudos to Borders for saving trees

When construction began on our new Aspen Hotel, we had to quickly move our apple trees from Aspen’s building site. The new owner was gracious to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 9, 2014

Mine summit leans to port partnership

A private-public partnership to restore the Chilkoot Lumber Co. dock as an ore terminal was floated as a potential model at the Haines Port...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 2, 2014

Vote Tuesday on leadership, school bonds

Haines Borough voters will elect a mayor and two new assembly members and decide four ballot propositions in Tuesday’s municipal election....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 2, 2014

Eagle foundation seeks room for collection

American Bald Eagle Foundation founder Dave Olerud says his organization has been gifted a significant attraction, but it may take closing a section o...

 

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Dr. Dan Hart retired from his raptor curator position at the American Bald Eagle Foundation. Chloe Goodson is the foundation’s new raptor curator....

 

'Summit' on mining returns Thursday

Two years after government officials and mining industry representatives from Alaska and Canada convened in Haines, a local group is organizing a...

 

Marks to lead Arts Confluence

The Haines-based Alaska Arts Confluence recently elected new president Michael Marks to its board. Former president Carol Tuynman stepped down to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014

Voters to decide oil tax in Tuesday's election

In Tuesday’s primary election, Alaskans will be asked whether the state should repeal a recently-passed bill granting tax breaks to oil companies....

 

Highlights of Haines trip

Last week, my daughters and I had a brief trip to Haines. We had all visited before but never did we have such a grand tour as we received from Bill...

 

Duly Noted

Friends are invited to the 50-plus wedding anniversary celebration of Jean and Shel Scarrott at the American Legion Hall 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10....

 

Police Report

Monday, July 28 A caller reported a sign posted on the corner of Third Avenue and Main Street violated election laws. Police told the caller the sign...

 

Police Report

Monday, July 7 A utilities worker reported a vehicle blocking access to a work site near the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Dalton Street. The...

 

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Barbara Pardee threw a “We are Sweet on Irene”-themed 90th birthday party for mother Irene Ward at Haines Assisted Living on June 15. Guests...

 

Jobbins raised $1,251 for foundation

Natalie Jobbins participated in the National Lemonade Day here in Haines. Natalie is one of our junior raptor handlers at the American Bald Eagle...

 

Edwards' 42-pounder wins salmon derby

Strong winds cut into catches during the final weekend of the 36th annual Haines King Salmon Derby, helping Mark Edwards hang on to win the event...

 

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Haines High School’s class of 2014 celebrated with friends and family at Dalton City after graduation ceremonies. Christy Tengs Fowler performed...

 

Police Report

Monday, May 26 A caller at the Small Boat Harbor reported crows and ravens in the trash. A Raven Road resident called to ask for help getting a pet...

 

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Sarah Cohen and Chorus Bishop were married Saturday at their property on Mud Bay Road near Mount Riley. Ann Myren officiated. Cohen is the daughter of...

 

Police Report

Monday, May 12 A Haines resident reported the amount on a check they had written was changed. Police initiated a case for forgery. A caller reported...

 

Bridge players enjoyed 'family reunion'

I would like to thank the following people for helping make last weekend’s bridge tournament such a huge success: Gregg Bigsby for his ever-popular...

 

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A group of elementary students slept at Haines School for a “peep-over” Friday, when the library’s chicken eggs were expected to hatch. Organize...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    April 17, 2014

Cameras in town for new reality TV show

A representative of a new reality TV show to be filmed partially in Haines was approaching residents in the townsite last week, asking if they had...

 

Police Report

Sunday, April 13        Troopers reported discovering multiple prescription drugs and hypodermic needles inside a vehicle that had thawed out...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    March 20, 2014

Show will benefit animal clinic

Throw an outfit on your dog and help the Haines Animal Rescue Kennel build a veterinary clinic in Haines. HARK’s pet fashion show starts 6 p.m....

 

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Bentley Thomas Baltzell was born 10:51 a.m. Feb. 19 at Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital to parents Hannah Dobbins and Dillon Baltzell. He...

 

Police Report

Monday, Jan. 20  A caller sought a ride to a relative’s home. Police provided it, due to circumstances involving a medical issue. A person...

 

Police Report

Monday, Dec. 9 An apparently intoxicated person called from 31 Mile Haines Highway, but the call was cut short by a man who could be heard saying...

 

Businesses boost eagle festival event

The American Bald Eagle Foundation would like to sincerely thank all of the local businesses that generously donated items for the Flight for Freedom...

 

'We the People' out of line

Dana Hallett, a member of the “We the People” group, stated in a recent article, “Some people are uncomfortable at going to vote (at the...

 

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Going in for their routine veterinarian appointments, some Haines pets have been greeted by a National Geographic film crew. J.R. Myers’ cats,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 7, 2013

Eagle release among draws at 19th festival

Release of a rehabilitated bald eagle, new research on migration patterns of Chilkat eagles, and tales of a week spent living in an eagle’s nest wil...

 

Group seeks election changes

We the People of Haines says it wants “comprehensive election reform” in the wake of irregularities that occurred during the Oct. 1 municipal...

 

Eagle festival nears

Volunteers are needed to help with the 19th Alaska Bald Eagle Festival, Nov. 11-17 in Haines. This year’s event will include a live release of a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 24, 2013

Borough's report upholds election

Mistakes were made during the Oct. 1 municipal election, but they were not egregious enough to warrant overturning the results and ordering a new...

 

Editorial

By at least the informal measure of a Fish and Game employee surveying creels, the number of visitors here for Canadian Thanksgiving last weekend was...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 10, 2013

Four residents qualify for business 'boot camp'

Of nearly 60 applications submitted by aspiring entrepreneurs around Southeast, four Haines residents have reached the semifinals of the Path to...

 
 By Helen Edwards    News    October 10, 2013

Homeschooler Mackowiak named merit semifinalist

The National Merit scholarship isn’t only for youths in public school. Homeschool student Sasha Mackowiak of Haines recently was named semi-finalist...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 26, 2013

History on tap this weekend

Interested in cattle drives along the historic Dalton Trail? How about the story of Carl Heinmiller and the revival of northern Tlingit art? Or the...

 

Chaplain Fairall heeded call

Ben Fairall, a retired police chaplain from Penryn, Calif., who volunteered around town after moving...

 

Pre-hunt moose meeting set for Sept. 15

An informational meeting on the local subsistence moose hunt will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 at the American Bald Eagle Foundation. Agenda...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 22, 2013

Gov. Parnell to visit

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell will make a social call to Haines Tuesday for a half-day visit, including stops at the American Bald Eagle Foundation and...

 

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Levi Samuel Ford was born 12:29 a.m. Aug. 15 at the Juneau Birthing Center to parents Jennifer and Simon Ford. He weighed 9 lbs. and measured 21.25 in...

 

Police Report

Monday, Aug. 19 A Mathias Avenue resident reported receiving obscene phone calls from a howler monkey early in the morning. A caller complained...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 15, 2013

Comments on ferry plan due Aug. 30

Residents have until Aug. 30 to comment on proposed changes to the design of a new, shuttle ferry...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 15, 2013

Assembly approves community donations

On a 5-1 vote, the Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday approved more than $100,000 in grants to local non-profits. The borough had set aside about...

 

Police Report

Monday, July 22 The American Bald Eagle Foundation took in an injured raven found on First Avenue. A man, who hit another person’s dog with a stick...

 

ABEF changes injured bird policy

Due to budgetary, facility and manning difficulties at multiple avian rehabilitation centers in Alaska, it has become necessary for the American Bald...

 

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Pearl Anne Elizabeth Marquardt was born 9:03 p.m. July 8 at Juneau’s Family Health and Birth Center. She measured 19.75 inches and weighed 6...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 5, 2013

Partial curb repair may be norm

Construction of new sidewalk along Old Haines Highway will include replacing only sections of deteriorating sidewalk on the road’s opposite side,...

 

Penwell, 51, was devoted parent

Friends and family gathered at a graveside service for Robin Penwell Friday, June 28, at Jones...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 20, 2013

Tempting bait: Eagle hooked on fishing lure

Wildlife officials are on the lookout for a bald eagle possibly sporting some unwanted bling. The bird that apparently dove on a fishing lure in...

 

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Manager Susie McCartney said she has 12 vendors signed up for Saturday’s Farmer’s Market. It will be held 10 a.m. to noon under Payson’s...

 
 By Kevin Ward    News    June 6, 2013

Craig's derby winner: 34.7 pounds

Former resident Chauncey Craig reeled in a 34.7-pound fish to win the 35th annual Haines Sportsman’s Association King Salmon Derby on its final...

 

Thanks for joining dockside flash mob

The Haines Visitor Center would like to thank all the flash mob enthusiasts who helped make the summer 2013 kickoff at the cruise ship dock a great...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 9, 2013

Low-impact option favored at Chilkoot

Haines residents apparently have come to a general consensus about what they would like new bear-viewing infrastructure in the Chilkoot River...

 
 News    May 9, 2013

Teachers, students toast, roast Henderson at luncheon

Family members, former students and co-workers turned out Saturday for a surprise toast to Bob Henderson, 93, a community benefactor, hobby farmer,...

 

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Haines Postmaster Elaine Brummett has retired after 36 years with the U.S. Postal Service. Elaine served in Haines for three years and as Skagway...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 25, 2013

Meeting Tuesday on bear-viewing platform

Residents will get to review and comment on four “design concepts” of a bear-viewing infrastructure at Chilkoot River, including parking... Full story

 

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By Tom Morphet Lunch at the Haines School cafeteria last week included locally caught Dungeness crab legs. Seafood processor Hugh Rietze said the... Full story

 

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Haines artists will be well represented at Juneau’s Dimond Park Aquatic Center. Husband and wife teams Donna Catotti and Rob Goldberg and John and S...

 

Youth-raptor registration

Registration packages for the Youth Raptor Program are available for pick-up at the American Bald Eagle Foundation. The foundation will be holding...

 

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A group of Haines High School alumni got together for a hike and snowshoe up Mount Ripinsky between Christmas and New Year’s. They included Fran...

 

Wreath exchange reflected reverence

I would like to express my gratitude to the Civil Air Patrol, Chilkat Valley Flight 094, and representatives from Juneau, Sitka and Prince of Wales...

 

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Evan Frank White was born Friday, Nov. 23 to Kristin and Frank White. A snowstorm swirled around Juneau and birth attendants feasted on turkey and mas...

 

Toe foils eagle release

Hopes for an eagle release at this year’s Alaska Bald Eagle Festival were dashed by an infected toe. Cheryl McRoberts, director of operations for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 8, 2012

18th eagle festival starts Wednesday

The fall migration of eagles and eagle-viewers to Haines will include Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon. Mitchell will serve as...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 1, 2012

Legislative races on Tuesday's ballot

Voters in the Chilkat Valley will cast ballots for candidates for the Alaska Legislature, U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. President in Tuesday...

 

Grant will boost youth raptor program

The American Bald Eagle Foundation would like to thank the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for the grant provided to purchase a laptop to be used...

 

Coloring book shows birds here

American Bald Eagle Foundation 2012 interns collaborated on a children’s coloring book of the organization’s 12 birds. Intern Claire Floyd, an...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 27, 2012

Financial disclosure, 7 candidates on ballot

Haines Borough voters on Tuesday will fill two seats on the assembly and three seats on the school board, and revisit a question about exempting...

 

Correction

The CVN last week incorrectly listed the address for memorial donations in Jeremny Hanes’ name. The correct address is American Bald Eagle...

 

Family, friends honor life of cerebral palsy victim

The Haines ANB Hall filled to capacity Sept. 9 for Jeremy Hanes’ memorial service, which included a poem written by his stepfather Wayne Price,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 23, 2012

Coastal program on ballot Tuesday

Haines voters will cast ballots in a statewide primary election Tuesday that will determine the fate of an effort to restore the state’s coastal...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 9, 2012

Police report

Monday, Aug. 6 An officer responded to numerous calls about a bear on the beach near the harbor. Vehicles were removed after a person called to...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    August 2, 2012

Foundation's totem project under way

Carving on two totems that will stand in front of the American Bald Eagle Foundation is under way, along with a donor wall fundraiser to help pay for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 21, 2012

Police Blotter

Monday, June 18 A person was taken into protective custody and transported to Juneau to receive help. A caller reported RVs parked illegally on Beach...

 

Edwards wins 2nd derby with 42-pound king

Mark Edwards of Haines hauled in a 41.9-pound king to win the 34th annual Haines Sportsmen’s Association King Salmon Derby Sunday. Nineteen fish...

 

Duly Noted

The marriage of Lenore “Nori” Nash and Brian Pindell was celebrated on May 12 in Portland, Ore. Lenore is the daughter of Nancy and Dwight Nash....

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 31, 2012

Sen. Murkowski to visit June 1

Sen. Lisa Murkowski is scheduled to visit Haines on Friday, June 1, and attend three events open to the public. Murkowski first will speak at the...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 24, 2012

Games, waffle fest on tap for Brewfest

Entertainment following the 20th annual Great Alaska Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival this weekend includes a “Sudsy Pickle Challenge” obstacle...

 

Duly Noted

Friends and family members will hold a memorial service for Bobby Douglas “Uncle Doug” Satterwhite, 4 p.m. Saturday at the Salvation Army. All...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 19, 2012

Christmas in April: $19 million in projects

Projects in the Chilkat Valley would receive $18.9 million in state funding from bills approved in the past week by the Alaska Legislature, including...

 
 By Ed Buyarski    Letters    March 29, 2012

Conference rejuvenated gardeners

The garden conference was a success, bringing together speakers and gardeners in Haines March 16-18. Enthusiasm for learning about past and present ag...

 

Garden conference bloomed here

We wish to thank you for the overwhelming support of the garden conference. With more than 50 people in attendance, including folks from Juneau, we...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    March 8, 2012

Weather cancels Murkowski visit

A “roundtable” discussion with Sen. Lisa Murkowski at the American Bald Eagle Foundation was canceled last month due to weather that prevented...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 1, 2012

Watershed council will research birds

A benefit dinner set for March 10 will help launch the Ts’ats’ee Bird Observatory, an effort of the Takshanuk Watershed Council aimed at tracking...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    February 16, 2012

Murkowski makes Haines stop Tuesday

Sen. Lisa Murkowski will be in Haines on Tuesday to hold a “roundtable” discussion with borough officials, community leaders and residents. The...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    January 5, 2012

Assembly committee edges toward Center roof repair

A committee of the Haines Borough Assembly took a baby step toward funding a Chilkat Center roof repair at a Dec. 27 workshop. The borough recently...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    December 15, 2011

Gifts for Grub makes holiday brighter

The Uglys of Haines would like to thank everyone who attended the 10th Annual "Gifts for Grub" Christmas toy drive dinner. It has been said...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    November 24, 2011

Trio rescues young eagle from clutches of icy river

Three rescuers used a rope harness, a couple two-by-fours, and a pair of Pampered Chef scissors to free a juvenile eagle frozen in the Chilkat River...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 17, 2011

Bear seminar big draw at eagle fest

Some brown bears in Southeast won’t ever go near a salmon stream, but prefer instead to live at higher altitudes, subsisting on ground...

 

Eagle festival lifts off for 17th year

A completed eagle enclosure, including artificial trees, a waterfall and diorama backdrop will be open for the 17th Alaska Bald Eagle Festival this...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    November 10, 2011

Halloween party frightfully fun

I would like to thank everyone who assisted with this year’s Halloween party: Lee Heinmiller for the use of the ANB Hall; the Uglies of Haines...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    October 27, 2011

Popcorn pays for Scout summer camp

The Haines Cub Scouts would like to thank Cheryl McRoberts and the American Bald Eagle Foundation for letting the Scouts tour the facility on...

 

Duly Noted

Gina Jamison, sister of Alison Jacobson, came to Haines last week from Snohomish, Wash., to watch nieces Anna and Libby Jacobson at their last home...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    October 27, 2011

Haunted house, party scheduled

Several local groups are collaborating to host Monday’s community Halloween party and haunted house at the Haines ANB Hall. Nancy Coleman,...

 

Duly Noted

Gunshots, thunder or explosives? Those were among theories circulating to explain a series of loud booms heard around town early Tuesday morning. As...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    October 6, 2011

Foundation offers open house

The American Bald Eagle Foundation would like to thank the residents of Haines for all your support and patronage with a open house Saturday, Oct. 8,...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 29, 2011

Voters Tuesday will decide mayor, recall, 3 assembly seats

Voters go to the polls Tuesday in an election that could dramatically change the make-up of local leadership. Including a recall initiative that...

 
 By CVN Staff    Blotter    August 25, 2011

Police Blotter

Monday, Aug. 22 A caller said a bear was getting into their neighbor’s cherry trees on First Avenue. There was another call for a bear at the...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    August 11, 2011

Horn photography exhibit opens Friday

An exhibit of photographs by Ron Horn will open at the Sheldon Museum with a public reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. Horn’s "Natural...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    July 21, 2011

ABEF kids programs soar

Hats off to the American Bald Eagle Foundation for an awesome children’s program! As someone who has worked with youth in a variety of ways, I...

 
 By CVN Staff    Blotter    July 21, 2011

Police Blotter

Monday, July 18  A caller reported a bear near the American Bald Eagle Foundation. A caller reported a dispute between a male and a female on a...

 

Wise beyond their years; Youths graduate new bird handler program with knowledge to share

Dylan occasionally overshadows other birds at the American Bald Eagle Foundation, even though the Eastern screech owl stands only six inches tall...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    July 14, 2011

ABEF cannot help young songbirds

We would like to thank the residents of Haines for reporting and bringing in injured birds to the American Bald Eagle Foundation. With your help, we...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    June 30, 2011

Haines, Klukwan spared in vetoes; Road work, heritage center get go-ahead

Haines and Klukwan capital projects survived Gov. Sean Parnell’s veto pen on Wednesday, netting the area nearly $9 million in funds. Projects...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    June 23, 2011

Eagle, raven rescued, sent to raptor center

The American Bald Eagle Foundation recently sent an eagle and a raven to the Juneau Raptor Center. Raptor handler Ed Podgorski and intern Matt Wilson...

 
 By CVN Staff    Blotter    June 23, 2011

Police Blotter

Monday, June 20 A caller reported receiving a fraudulent phone call stating they had won $100, and then was asked for their credit card number....

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    June 9, 2011

King derby nets a slew of salmon

The 33rd annual King Salmon Derby concluded Sunday with a whopping one-day take of 41 kings. Resident Bob Piper, with his 39-pound catch, edged his...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    June 9, 2011

New ABEF paving a combined effort

The estimated cost of the American Bald Eagle Foundation’s new asphalt parking lot paved last month is about $250,000, according to Roger...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    June 2, 2011

Paving donated at center

The American Bald Eagle Foundation has a new asphalt parking lot, following an "unbelievable" donation from Southeast Roadbuilders, said...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    May 26, 2011

Apple trees planted in downtown

Residents planted about two dozen apple trees around town last weekend, part of an effort by resident Joe Poor to spruce up the town. The trees went...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 19, 2011

Capital bill holds $9 million for town; Parnell yet to wield veto pen

The Alaska Legislature has approved about $8.5 million in capital projects spending in the Haines Borough, including $4.5 million for rehabilitation...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    May 5, 2011

'Tourism night' May 11

The Haines Visitor’s Center will present a "Night for Tourism" on Wednesday, May 11, at the American Bald Eagle Foundation. "The...

 
 By CVN Staff    Blotter    April 14, 2011

Police Blotter

Monday, April 11     A caller reported a possible drunk driver downtown. An officer responded but was unable to locate the vehicle...

 
 By CVN Staff    Blotter    March 17, 2011

Police Blotter

Monday, March 14 A caller reported a large amount of water on a road in Highland Estates. A local business charged a person $45 for test driving a...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    March 10, 2011

Don Young to give talk

U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, will address the Haines Chamber of Commerce during a special meeting set for noon Friday, March 25 at the American...

 

Girl wins membership with owl name, 'Aspen'

Natalie Humphrey-Kauffman, 10, won a contest to name a great gray owl at the American Bald Eagle Foundation. The owl now is called Aspen, because Nata...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 6, 2011

Thomas: Projects money may drop; Slimmer governorbs budget, cruise tax cuts the cause

Loss of cruise ship head tax revenues and a leaner proposed spending plan by Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell will likely equate to a drop in state spending...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    January 6, 2011

Assembly adopts rogue tour rule

The Haines Borough Assembly on Dec. 28 approved an ordinance that creates a waiting period for tour applicants with dodgy histories and rejected a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 16, 2010

Heli-skiers, bears, dock stole headlines in 2010

The fate of the waterfront, regulation of helicopter skiing and problems with bears dominated headlines in 2010. The town also celebrated its second...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    December 16, 2010

Ryan to lead watershed council

Brad Ryan is the new executive director of the Takshanuk Watershed Council, replacing Emily Cowles, who held the job about a year. A former federal...

 

Releases unpredictable, says Juneau Raptor Center official

An immature eagle that splashed into the Chilkat River during the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival is an example of the "unpredictability" of...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    November 25, 2010

Thanks for the eagle festival support

Thank you from the American Bald Eagle Foundation to Haines and all the businesses for helping make this year’s Alaska Bald Eagle Festival the...

 

Author revamps book on plants

Judy Hall Jacobson has published a second edition of her book, "Native Plants of Southeast Alaska." She self-published the first edition in...

 

'Baby' makes a splash

An immature eagle released Saturday during the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival was recaptured Monday due to concerns it wouldn’t survive in the wild....

 
 By CVN Staff    News    November 18, 2010

Eagle festival sees record attendance

The 16th annual Alaska Bald Eagle Festival set an attendance record, with 264 participants, including 87 college students, according to organizer...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    November 4, 2010

Variety highlights 16th annual bald eagle festival

Do you know what to do if you find an injured bird? The answer to that question and a range of others will be answered at the 16th annual Alaska Bald...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    October 28, 2010

State election Tuesday

Voters will cast ballots in Alaska’s general election Tuesday. Poll hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the American Bald Eagle Foundation, Klehini Va...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    October 21, 2010

Town's help made Bigs' trip possible

On Oct. 2, 20 youths and volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters had an awesome day at the Kroschel Wildlife Center, courtesy of Steve Kroschel and t...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    October 21, 2010

Two injured eagles go to raptor hospital

Representatives of the American Bald Eagle Foundation recently have sent two injured eagles to Juneau for rehabilitation. Cheryl McRoberts, director...

 
 By CVN Staff    Blotter    October 21, 2010

Police Blotter

Monday, Oct. 18 A caller reported two trucks racing up and down Young Road. Police pursued charges against one driver. State road crews responded to...

 

Eagle foundation preps for new birds

The lineup at the American Bald Eagle Foundation includes three owls, two eagles and a falcon, with plans to add an Eastern screech owl and a red-tail...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 30, 2010

Borough vote Tuesday

Haines Borough voters will elect two assembly members and three members to the borough school board in the municipal election Tuesday, Oct. 5. Three...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    August 19, 2010

Primary election, local filing deadline on Tuesday

Haines voters going the polls Tuesday will help choose their parties’ candidates in the November general election, and decide initiatives...

 
 By Matt Hawthorne    News    July 29, 2010

Return of animals, new rides on tap

Barn animals are back, rides have increased, and the grounds are spruced up for the 42nd annual Southeast Alaska State Fair. Contests, displays and...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    July 29, 2010

Eagle foundation gets $100K gift

An anonymous $100,000 donation will speed up plans for the American Bald Eagle Foundation to provide flight training for rehabilitated birds. The...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 8, 2010

Murkowski makes campaign stop

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski visited three Haines locations during a four-hour stop Friday. Murkowski, a Republican, is campaigning for re-election to...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    July 8, 2010

Eagle video to premiere Saturday

The American Bald Eagle Foundation will host a showing for residents of "Flight for Freedom," a professionally produced, 25-minute video...

 
 By CVN Staff    Blotter    June 17, 2010

Police Blotter

Monday, June 14 A person reported fuel from his vehicle was siphoned out while the car was parked at the airport. A person reported a male was...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 10, 2010

Veto ax kills fair funds, dock sale Residents opposed funding source for requests

 Some residents opposed $2 million in state funding for Klukwan’s purchase of the Chilkat Cruises dock and vessel and $277,000 for...

 
 By Rosalie Loewen    News    June 10, 2010

Eagle foundation chief: Thowing knives, beheading rats

She took first prize in a knife- throwing contest, shoots a black-powder rifle, and is fairly handy with a javelin, too. Despite this, Cheryl...

 

Duly Noted

Bernd Ingold died May 2 following stroke complications. He was 68. He and wife Karin came to Haines in 1989 from Switzerland to build a vacation home...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    June 10, 2010

DeWitt wins king derby

Resident Toni DeWitt didn’t have to go far to win top prize in the 32nd Haines King Salmon Derby. DeWitt hooked her 33.4-pound Chinook about 60...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 20, 2010

Former mayor gives away the farm

Former Haines Borough mayor Bob Henderson will donate his 14-acre farm to the American Bald Eagle Foundation for use rehabilitating eagles. The proper...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    May 20, 2010

Downtown paving job waits until at least 2011

If you spill your coffee driving down Third Avenue, you might consider a bib. Resurfacing of downtown streets – recently a high priority for...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    May 13, 2010

Kookesh, Thomas to release eagle Friday

Staff and guests of the American Bald Eagle Foundation on Friday will release a rehabilitated eagle from captivity at the slide area at 19 Mile...