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 Letters    February 4, 2016 

Leaders should pursue Tier 3

The Haines that created the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve in 1982 is different from today’s Haines. Back then, Haines was a mill town and it...

 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    January 28, 2016


A push to revoke the borough’s motor vehicle tax no doubt will have some popular appeal. No one likes paying taxes and the borough has been slow... Full story

 Letters    January 28, 2016

Push for Tier 3 river rank is disturbing

I find the continued efforts to give the Chilkat River a Tier 3 designation disturbing on many levels. This idea has been brought to various boards...

 By Karen Garcia    Duly Noted    January 28, 2016

Duly Noted

Micah Charlton McMahan was born to parents Emily and Adam McMahan of Haines at 3:48 a.m. on Jan. 7. He was born at a birth center in Nashville, Tenn....

 By Tom Morphet    News    January 21, 2016

Group balks at 'Tier 3' endorsement for river

On a 6-5 vote, the Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee endorsed top-level protection for the Chilkat River Friday, then rescinded its...

 Letters    January 21, 2016

Committee acted without knowledge

The Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee passed a resolution of support for Outstanding Natural Resource Water status for the Chilkat...

 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    January 21, 2016


A push to revoke the borough’s motor vehicle tax no doubt will have some popular appeal. No one likes paying taxes and the borough has been slow... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

Brown Bag lunch lecture series returns

Following a two-year hiatus, the Sheldon Museum’s winter lecture series, “Brown Bag Lunch,” resumes at noon Jan. 8 with a presentation by tour...

 By Karen Garcia    News    December 17, 2015

Closed areas opened for freeride

Despite letters of opposition from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Chilkat Indian Village and numerous residents, the Haines Borough...

 Letters    November 26, 2015

Tread lightly in the bald eagle preserve

Due diligence is especially required to ensure future generations enjoy the same benefits the Chilkat River corridor provides for both visitors and...

 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...

 Letters    November 19, 2015

Veterans Day meal was work of many

The Veterans Day dinner at the American Legion could not have happened if not for the many volunteers who turned out to help. A very special thanks...

 By Tom Morphet    News    November 12, 2015

Eagle preserve book takes stand on mine

Resident Joe Ordonez doesn’t duck conflict in his new book, “Where Eagles Gather: The Story of the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines,...

 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    October 29, 2015

Eagle preserve council tepid on Chilkat River protection

A Chilkat Indian Village proposal to pursue top-level protections for the Chilkat River received a lukewarm response from the Alaska Chilkat Bald...

 By Tom Morphet    News    October 22, 2015

Funding passes 'tipping point'; center to open May 14

By Tom Morphet A determination that federal trail-building funds could be used for a visitor’s center helped trigger funding that in mid-May will...

 Letters    October 22, 2015

Please respect bears at Chilkoot

Did you see the picture in the Chilkat Valley News recently of the fishermen fishing elbow to elbow on the Chilkoot River? What I didn’t see was...

 By Karen Garcia    News    October 15, 2015

State denies appeal of giant timber sale

Plans to clearcut about 900 acres of old-growth forest near the Klehini River moved one step closer to fruition last week when the state denied the...

 By Karen Garcia    News    October 15, 2015

Heavy rains trigger slides, close highway

As surely as the sun will rise tomorrow, the slide zones near 19 Mile and 23 Mile Haines Highway will continue to dump debris on the landscape below,...

 Letters    October 15, 2015

Highway doesn't need 55 mph standard

The Chilkat River/Haines Highway corridor is a destination, a place to go to, to spend time in, an attraction and asset to our community, not a place...

 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...

 By Tom Morphet    News    October 1, 2015

Subsistence fishing extended through Oct. 11

Residents who haven’t gotten their subsistence fish can take a deep breath. Due to a late-season abundance of sockeye returning to Chilkat Lake,...

 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    October 1, 2015

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 Karen Garcia    News    September 24, 2015

State to release revised highway plan

After hitting a wall of public resistance with its initial document in 2013, the Alaska Department of Transportation is nearly ready to release its...

 By Tom Morphet    News    September 24, 2015

King salmon escapement goal reached

A closure of subsistence and sport fishing in Lynn Canal last spring apparently had its desired effect. The Department of Fish and Game has met its...


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