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 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017 

Thorgesen: 'I don't like 'For Sale' signs going up unchecked'

Chris Thorgesen has heard a lot about himself lately. “I’ve heard I’ve got mafia ties, or that I’m a member of religious cult that’s taking...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017 

Kings dribbling in

Recent tracking efforts show low numbers of king salmon returning to Chilkat River, but definitive numbers won’t be known until about the Fourth of...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017 

Gillnet season starts out strong

A healthy plug of chum salmon and an improved price over last season bolstered the opening week of the Lynn Canal drift gillnet season. Preliminary...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 15, 2017

Coho derby details rules

The Haines Sportsman’s Association has narrowed down details for a new coho salmon derby this fall. The group typically hosts a king salmon derby bu...

 

Duly Noted

Decades ago, Pat Egan was known locally as the RCMP from Yukon Junction, Y.T., who would ride his horse down Main Street in parades, wearing the tradi...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Duly Noted    June 8, 2017

Duly Noted

Aundrea Lang “Andy” Moore, 48, died May 29 in a car accident in Texas. Andy worked at the Halsingland Hotel and Fogcutter Bar in the early 2000s....

 

Chilkat Inlet bonfires at issue

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee brainstormed ideas to make beach bonfires safer, backtracking on an earlier position to leave development...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    May 11, 2017

Advisory committee endorses agency call on Tier 3

The Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee recommended at its April 27 meeting the state Department of Environmental Conservation take...

 

Don Petersen mined 45 years

Longtime Porcupine gold miner Don Petersen died May 1 following a fall at his Haines Highway home...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    May 4, 2017

Plenty of fish to eat, and to study

New eulachon population research in Southeast Alaska rivers may help biologists learn more about the habitats of the small but important fish....

 

Ahmuty remembered for athleticism, enthusiasm

Former resident Kaci Ahmuty died in Bend, Ore. on April 25. She was 45 and had battled breast...

 

Would 50 mph highway be better?

It is a time-honored tactic to claim a project that disrupts a river will only improve fish habitat and not jeopardize it. Current conditions of...

 

Duly Noted

Former resident Suzie Scollon was here for four days visiting friends and staying with Kathleen Menke. Besides hiking local trails and lunching at...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 20, 2017

Sportsmen considering coho derby

With unprecedented restrictions on fishing for king salmon, the Haines Sportsman’s Association has turned to coho. Group president Charlie DeWitt...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 6, 2017

CIA seeks to resume chum channel work

A local tribe is hoping to resume chum salmon enhancement work in the Chilkat River drainage discontinued by the Northern Southeast Regional...

 

Season finale of River Talk: Most Embarassing Moments

The final River Talk of the winter season will feature storytellers sharing tales of their most embarrassing moments. Seven people will tell...

 
 By Leigh Horner    News    March 30, 2017

Duly Noted

Jemma Joy Carter was born to Lori and Mike Carter at 8:32 a.m. on March 22 at Bartlett Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz. and measured 20....

 

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Bill Kurz died Monday of kidney failure at his Comstock Road home. He was 74. Kurz was active in local politics for decades, including the Republican...

 

Mother Nature is largest contractor

Regarding Gershon Cohen’s comments in the Feb. 23 CVN story, I ask, “Are we looking at the same river?” I’ve been looking at it for 77 years....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 9, 2017

King closures extend south

Along with far-reaching restrictions on subsistence and commercial fishing in Lynn Canal, the state Department of Fish and Game also closed large...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 23, 2017

Trying to save every last Chilkat king salmon

Biologists are considering unprecedented fishing restrictions this summer to protect a feeble return of king salmon to Chilkat River estuaries....

 

Triathlon aims at focusing awareness on Chilkat River

A planned paddle-bike-run triathlon aims to bring awareness to clean water issues involving the Chilkat River. Longtime clean water activist Gershon...

 

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Eden Serene Del Prete was born Jan. 6 at Bartlett Regional Hospital to Shannon and Andrew Del Prete. She and weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz. and measured 19.25...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    January 19, 2017

Moose dispatched after rescue

A female moose stuck on the icy Chilkat River at 13 Mile Haines Highway was euthanized Sunday after a rescue attempt. Cody Taylor said he spotted the...

 

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