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 By Larry Persily    News    June 21, 2018 

University approves moving ahead with Haines timber sale

The University of Alaska Board of Regents has directed staff to proceed with negotiations for a timber sale in the Haines area, with final contract...


Thanks for helping student rafters

Many thanks to Rainbow Glacier Adventures for the generous donation of a rafting trip to our students as a wonderful culmination of a year of studies...


Chum price, run forecast looks good for fishermen

Commercial fishermen can expect an average sockeye return and a high chum price this season, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game...


Who has our best interest in mind?

As a professional woodworker, I realize that trees have to be cut down and metals need to be mined for me to do my job. But I don’t support cutting... Full story


In the end, it's not worth the risk

I grew up in New Jersey and have lived in Haines for five years. I bought my home in Haines 10 years ago after my first visit to this beautiful and...

 By Natalie Helms    News    May 24, 2018

Eagle council weighs in on timber sale

The Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Advisory Council recommended the University of Alaska not log within the boundaries of the preserve after...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 24, 2018

Triathlon participation hikes in second year

With the cut-off still three weeks away, participation in the Chilkat Challenge Triathlon is nearly double that of last year’s inaugural event....

 By Natalie Helms    News    May 17, 2018

Eulachon make big splash again this year

Little silver fish turned the Chilkoot and Chilkat rivers black during last week’s spring eulachon run. Takshanuk Watershed Council Executive...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 10, 2018

Timber sale meeting gets dramatic in Chilkat Center

About 100 residents attended the University of Alaska’s meeting Wednesday at the Chilkat Center to address the negotiated timber sale on about...


Debris disposal raises questions

Considering the contentious issues and sensitive conversations regarding the Chilkat River and the valley, as a whole, it would seem a discerning choi...

 By Natalie Helms    News    May 3, 2018

Board asks Klukwan to pull nets during king peak

In an attempt to save king salmon, a local advisory committee considered asking Klukwan subsistence fishermen to pull their nets out of the Chilkat...

 By Natalie Helms    News    May 3, 2018

Monitor presence to diminish in Chilkoot Corridor

Chilkoot Bear Foundation volunteers may take a backseat during the busy summer bear season at Chilkoot River as State Parks officials say they are...

 By Natalie Helms    News    April 26, 2018

Dan Henry gives book talk at Chilkat Center

After 32 years of work, Dan Henry presented his book "Across the Shaman's River" about John Muir,...

 By Natalie Helms    News    April 26, 2018

Arts Outlook

First Friday abloom with art, activities May’s First Friday is abloom with puppets, paintings, plants and more at participating businesses. Port...


Duly Noted

Glen and Allison Jacobson celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on April 23. The couple headed to Juneau at 4 a.m. on their express excursion...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 19, 2018

Baseline water data focus of mining forum

The Chilkat Valley Mining Committee hosted and organized a forum on water Wednesday evening where speakers outlined the Alaska Department of... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 19, 2018

Dan Henry to give 'Shaman's River' talk

Chilkoot Indian Association will present “Everything from afar drifts ashore: The Northern Hub of Tlingit Country” —a book talk by Dan Henry, au...

 By Natalie Helms    News    April 12, 2018

Discussion begins on Chilkat access

Avid users of the Chilkat River expressed concerns Monday about access to the water when construction on Haines Highway begins. Haines Borough...


Tier 3 support was born in Haines

Joe Poor’s commentary claims support for Tier 3 Chilkat River designation is funded by “‘outside’ groups whom (sic) have no vested interest...


Duly Noted

Friends and members of the Presbyterian Church came to the Chilkat Center for a retirement party honoring Ron and Jacque Horn on Saturday. Susan Weera...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 1, 2018

Assembly scrutinizes Alaska Excursions tour

Before approving an ATV tour permit at Glacier Point, the Haines Borough Assembly decided this week to investigate unsafe practices by Skagway tour...


Black: former Haines city mayor, veteran

Dave Black, 82, former mayor and businessman, died of heart failure on Feb. 10 in Puyallup, Wash.... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 15, 2018

'There is no snow'

A sharp decrease in snowpack this winter has winter sports enthusiasts, backcountry skiers and heli-...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 8, 2018

Conservation group presents Chilkat River Tier 3 discussion

A scientist from a regional conservation group presented information to a crowd of more than 100 people about what a Tier 3 designation might entail...


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