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 By Natalie Helms    News    December 1, 2016 

Speed limit change dropped for eagle preserve

Drivers on Haines Highway observed the speed limit through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, which remained at 55 mph during this year’s Alaska Bald...

 

Hertz confronted adversity with optimism, faith

Erwin Hertz, a logger-turned-electrician who confronted hardship with optimism and faith, died...

 

Fort Seward's new art piece aims to slow sands of time

One of Haines’ newest public art pieces is an interactive work that combines glass, steel, stone and even the contemplative sands of time. The...

 

Heliski debate centers on goat, bear impacts

The Haines heliskiing map committee convened Monday for another round of reviewing the backcountry site maps where ski-adventure companies drop off...

 

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 John Stang    News    November 10, 2016

Heliski committee hits halfway point

A review committee recommended opening seven areas to heliskiing Monday following a protest of the make-up of that group. A five-person committee has...

 

Mountain goat area closure

The state has closed the Takhin Ridge area to mountain goat hunting as of midnight Wednesday because its harvest quota has been reached. This is the...

 

Fair presents Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The Southeast Alaska State Fair and the Takshanuk Watershed Council will present the sixth annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Nov. 11 at Harriett...

 
 By John Stang    News    October 27, 2016

Will road work hurt river access?

Questions have been raised about how Chilkat River users – such as rafting companies – will co-exist with several years of work on the Haines...

 
 By om Morphet    News    October 20, 2016

Walker: Dividend check cut necessary to preserve fund

Saying he wanted to “fix Alaska,” Gov. Bill Walker defended his cuts and told a standing-room crowd at the Chilkat Center lobby Friday to pressure...

 

River Talk returns Oct. 20

Get in the Halloween spirit by joining Lynn Canal Community Players and the Alaska Arts Confluence for River Talk’s foray into the...

 

Salmon harvest value rises

The value of salmon caught by gillnetters in the Lynn Canal rebounded this year from a major 2015 drop. In 2014, gillnetters in the north and central...

 

Unit 1D goat area narrows

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game closed the mountain goat hunting season for two segments of the Takshanuk Mountain Range earlier this week....

 

Duly Noted

Genny and Harry Rietze, with baby Hugh, were among the crowd of thousands who lined the streets in downtown Whitehorse to greet Prince William and Kat...

 

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,...

 

Work to control local water pollution

Do the people of Haines see what’s happening with the pristine waters of your gorgeous, untouched coastline? Little by little Haines is being...

 

Duly Noted

Open Studio at the high school art room will begin its season on Monday, Oct.10, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., and continue through the winter whenever school...

 

Acid-mine drainage is legitimate

To equate natural processes with a short-term targeted extraction and transport of acid-containing ore bodies and to suggest that this will not have...

 

Duly Noted

Hazel Englund celebrated her 100th birthday this Saturday among 30 family members and friends who came from Skagway to Arizona to celebrate her big da...

 

Chinook salmon numbers low for Chilkat River

Chinook salmon returning to Chilkat River spawning grounds this year failed to meet the state’s targets, troubling Alaska Department of Fish and Gam...

 

Water quality not a disclaimer for mines

Glacier Creek, the tributary facing the potential Palmer Mine, is fed from a glacier. The Chilkat River’s tributaries are surrounded and primarily...

 

Call for storytellers for River Talk

This call is open to anyone who ever lived here, passed through and has a local-type or related story, or just plain loves small-town Alaska and has...

 

Haines Animal Police Reports

Monday, Sept. 12 A bear caller reported a human walking down Beach Road. A moose caller reported a wolf in AP & T clothing tried to sell him a Cows,...

 

Duly Noted

The Mountain Mamas Gone Mad was the only Haines team to compete in the Klondike Road Relay last Saturday. The race had the largest turnout to date. Te...

 

Quick end to west Chilkat goat hunt

Hunting season for mountain goats will close at midnight Thursday for the western shore of the Chilkat Inlet, from the Kicking Horse River to the...

 

Skits laugh at history

“Skits-O-Frenia – The Historical Hysterical Histrionics Skit Festival” will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Chilkat Center. The...

 

Lang Time

The list of new fall Haines reality shows was released this week. Here are two of the sure-fire hits receiving the most buzz: The Most Dangerous Fish...

 

Duly Noted

An adorable Canadian visitor was in Haines earlier this month. Randy Miner discovered a ground squirrel under his welding shop garage at Fort Seward....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 18, 2016

Highway widening on track for next summer

The Haines Highway reconstruction project, a $100 million job about 12 years in the making, this week received the green light to move forward. The...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 11, 2016

Record surge for Chilkoot sockeye

One of the largest surges of sockeye into Chilkoot Lake kept commercial fishermen busy and swamped subsistence nets in the past week. About 40,000...

 

Charlie Jimmie was image of Alaska to outside world

Haines cultural and dance leader Charlie Jimmie, 84, died Friday in the Alaska Native Medical...

 

Work starts on replacing steel bridge

Motorists traveling on the Haines Highway should be extra alert around 26 Mile Haines Highway, where construction on the state’s Klehini River...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 14, 2016

Assembly dumps tour tax vote

Going against the recommendation of its own committee, the Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday decided not to ask voters about repealing the town’s 1...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 23, 2016

A vote for agencies to determine Tier 3

While its members can’t decide if they support designating the Chilkat River as an Outstanding National Resource Water, the Upper Lynn Canal Fish...

 

Blackwell logged, owned restaurant

Dan Blackwell, a trucker, logger, and restaurateur died June 7 at Wildflower Court in Juneau of hear...

 

Duly Noted

Neil Strauss, former New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, and Ear Magazine writer and author of several New York Times best sellers, brought a group...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 16, 2016

Gillnetters expect improved prices

For commercial fishermen in Lynn Canal this year, size matters. Department of Fish and Game biologist Mark Sogge said sockeye salmon returning to the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 16, 2016

Fair, fishermen attempt largest salmon barbecue

How do you serve salmon dinner to 2,000 people? Start well in advance, but wait to the last minute to get your fish. Deana Stout started weeks ago,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 9, 2016

Bike relay gear: For some teams, it's glitter

While some cyclists are stocking up on protein bars and extra water bottles for the upcoming 24th Annual Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay, the...

 

Photos, scarves at First Friday

Following the 2014 success of his Six-Week Spotlight exhibit “Chilkat Beach in Monochrome: Landscape Studies in Black and White,” Haines...

 

Editorial

Making a park of the Haines Borough lot at Main Street and Third Avenue may be a good idea, but we needn’t do it right now. The lot is already a de...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016

Police Report

Monday, May 23 A caller asked for help relaying a message to a relative. Police didn’t have any contact information for the relative. A caller...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 19, 2016

Cabin cruiser stranded on sandbar

A cabin cruiser that ran aground on the Chilkat River flats Saturday apparently was refloated on a Sunday night tide. The vessel came to an abrupt...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    May 19, 2016

Police Report

Monday, May 16 A caller reported a hit and run accident in a Main Street business parking lot. An officer responded and initiated a case. Sunday, May...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 5, 2016

Second surge hikes eulachon count

The Takshanuk Watershed Council will be revising its estimate of the eulachon run to Chilkoot River following a resurgence of spawning there last...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 28, 2016

Eulachon harvest up on Chilkoot, Chilkat

Subsistence fishermen who netted buckets of eulachon on the Chilkoot River late last week got another chance this week along the Chilkat, including...

 

Duly Noted

Family members from overseas, Alaska and the Lower 48 will host a celebration of life for Ray Menaker 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Chilkat...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 14, 2016

Can log jams help build king salmon run?

State biologists and the Takshanuk Watershed Council believe “engineered log jams” placed at the head of sand bars can create overwintering...

 

Duly Noted

Lindsey Moore and Sam Edwards were married April 10 at a friend’s home in Seattle. Lindsey’s parents Ruth and Rich Moore attended, as did her...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 31, 2016

State rejected 2 sites for Freeride ski event

In December, the Freeride World Tour’s request to access two sites outside of the borough-approved heli-ski map generated controversy, including...

 
 By Heather Lende    News    March 24, 2016

John Schnabel dies at 96

NOTE TO NON-SUBSCRIBERS: THIS WEEK'S NEWSPAPER, INCLUDING THE JOHN SCHNABEL OBITUARY, AVAILABLE FOR...

 

Duly Noted

Christian Lende has landed a job as cook at a Quality Inn in Margaret River, West Australia, and plans to spend a year on the continent under a...

 

Nash excelled in athletics, art

Friends and family members this week memorialized Aaron Nash as a standout artist, snowboarder,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 17, 2016

Planners balk at grant support

Takshanuk Watershed Council in partnership with the Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition is seeking a grant that would identify and catalog the ecolog...

 

Duly Noted

Mayme Nickerson traveled to Klukwan this week from Klawock for the 40-day party for her late husband Donald Nickerson Sr. About 50-60 people attended...

 

Citing king forecast; sportsmen cancel derby

For the second consecutive year, the Haines Sportsman’s Association has canceled its King Salmon Derby. The group’s decision became official at a...

 

Tier 3 ranking seems appropriate

Brad Schulze states that my letter in the CVN somehow “...pretends that the current push to reclassify the Chilkat River has nothing to do with the...

 

Tribe undecided on Tier 3

The Chilkoot Indian Association Tribal Council has not made a formal decision to support or not to support the Outstanding National Resource Water...

 

George Meacock, 84, worked in construction

George Meacock Jr., 84, son of a prominent pioneering Haines family, died Feb. 17 at his home in Anc...

 

Mining better here, where it's regulated

I am struck by the audacity of Eric Holle’s letter to the editor in which he pretends that the current push to reclassify the Chilkat River has...

 

Constantine a train wreck in slow motion

This is one of the most beautiful places in all the world. Whenever I travel anywhere else and come back, I take deep breaths and think to myself,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 25, 2016

Hostility to 'Tier 3'

A Tier 3 designation for the Chilkat River would be compatible with uses like two-stroke outboard motors and existing mining operations, but would be...

 

Tier 3 designation meeting was 'ugly'

The public meeting this week – in which the Department of Environmental Conservation explained about possible Tier 3 protection for the Chilkat...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 18, 2016

State will answer questions on "Tier 3"

In an effort to put rumors to rest and increase understanding, a representative from the Department of Environmental Conservation will answer...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 18, 2016

Coliseum to reopen as 'bazaar'

In an effort to put rumors to rest and increase understanding, a representative from the Department of Environmental Conservation will answer...

 

On Tier 3, why is Constantine worried?

It makes sense for people who use the Chilkat River to be sure their usual activities can continue under an Outstanding National Resource Water Tier...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 11, 2016

Constantine urges delay on 'Tier 3' river protection

Constantine Metal Resources is urging members of the Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee to delay any support toward designating the...

 

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...

 

Editorial

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

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Editorial

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Duly Noted

Julie Rae and Jan McPhetres recently returned from a challenging tour of the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. Rae and McPhetres completed eight...

 

Hats off to Snowburners for clean-up

In support of Kathi Lapp and her recent letter, I want to praise the Snowburners for doing a clean-up of the riparian area at 25 Mile. Snowburners...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 3, 2015

Chum salmon channels get $620K expansion

The region’s aquaculture association last week completed a $620,000 extension of two chum spawning channels located near the Porcupine Road in the...

 

Duly Noted

Sue Libenson this week attended the State Department-sponsored Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 27, 2015

NPS biologist: Make rules, enforce them at Chilkoot

Making human use predictable and preventing bears from getting human food – including fish from anglers – should be top priorities along the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 20, 2015

Newcomer restoring noted painter's stone house

A commercial real estate developer who moved to town last spring is restoring a stone-sided house on the Chilkat River, partly as a tribute to Gil...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 6, 2015

Biologist to speak at 2nd bear fest

The second annual Haines Celebration of Bears, an educational effort aimed at protecting bears by educating people, will include programs for youths...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 23, 2015

Membership qualifications cause Chamber rift

A decision at last week’s Haines Chamber of Commerce board meeting that prompted a prominent member to quit the group has resurrected questions of...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 16, 2015

Russell takes helm as new park ranger

Travis Russell figures serving as state park ranger in Haines involves three seasons: summer, bald...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 9, 2015

Picture Point work runs thin on funds

The Picture Point Wayside Project is costing more than the Haines Borough projected, with new bathrooms at $25,000 over budget and paving of the...

 

Duly Noted

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

 

Haines 4th of July Festivities

Oh, say can you see: Fireworks are back The rockets’ red glare returns this year with a fireworks display that will be shot off Port Chilkoot Dock s...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 25, 2015

Drop in salmon prices a blow to fleet

A major drop in prices paid to fishermen soured the opening week of the Lynn Canal commercial gillnet season. Blame it on a storm in the global...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 11, 2015

Minor offense ticket holiday coming to an end

Fines for minor offenses are on their way back. The Haines Borough Assembly recently introduced an ordinance that will empower police and some borough...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 11, 2015

BLM: Heli-ski permits trump borough map rules

The Bureau of Land Management’s recent decision to permit commercial helicopter landings on a block of the agency’s land south of town has raised...

 

E-waste: 3rd highest collection

Haines Friends of Recycling volunteers packed up 17,414 pounds of electronics at the group’s ninth annual electronic waste collection event held...

 

Duly Noted

Sage William Bieberich was born at Juneau’s Birth Center at 11:15 p.m. June 4. Mom is Sylvia Heinz Bieberich and dad is Chad Bieberich. Sage...

 

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 Tom Morphet    News    June 5, 2015

Help wanted: New generation to save historic cabin

The Chilkat Valley Historical Society is hoping a new and younger cadre of volunteers will help bring its Anway cabin project to completion....

 

Police report

Monday, June 1 A caller reported a scooter parked in a bus parking area on Third Avenue. When police responded, the scooter was gone. Police mediated...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015

Testimony supports waiving cruise ship fees

Haines Borough staff and local tour operators turned out this week at an assembly Commerce Committee meeting to lobby for a proposed program that woul...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    May 7, 2015

Police Report

Monday, May 4 A caller reported possible neglect of an animal at a household on FAA Road. The Haines Animal Rescue Kennel was advised. Police...

 

Thanks to inns for opening doors

A big thanks to the properties that opened their doors for the Accommodations Open House on April 29-30. Response to the evenings has been incredibly...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 30, 2015

State park ranger resigns after 8 months

After eight months on the job, Haines Park Ranger Tom Kain resigned his position last week. Mike Eberhardt, Southeast parks superintendent and...

 

Duly Noted

Haines Borough fireman Al Badgley received a standing ovation when he accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 31st Annual Southeast Emergency...

 

Thanks for help with Youth Fishing Day

The third annual Youth Fishing Day on the Chilkat River was a great success. Dozens of young anglers and their families showed up to try their hand...

 

Police Report

Monday, April 20 A resident living near Third Avenue reported receiving two calls from an 800 number. The caller asked for personal identifying...

 

Biologists make king closures official

The state Department of Fish and Game this week made official closures to conserve king salmon. The agency has outlined the closures in recent weeks....

 

Klukwan history books published

The village of Klukwan is celebrating the completion of nine locally written books on Chilkat Tlingit culture, a project funded by a 2011 Library Serv...

 
 By Lindsay Johnson    News    April 2, 2015

Activist Tuynman built career around art, community

In 1959, Carol Tuynman was a studious eighth-grader in a suburb of Rochester, N.Y., when her family made a summer trip to Alaska. Parents Louie and...

 

Duly Noted

Fred Shields and Greg Horner performed the song “Mr. Blue” at Sunday’s Northern Lights Showcase, a tribute to former resident DeWayne Blackwell,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 19, 2015

King salmon rules tighten

Department of Fish and Game biologists this week outlined new restrictions on area fisheries aimed to protect the Chilkat king salmon return,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 19, 2015

Chilkats seek top protection for river

The Chilkat Indian Village is pursuing protections for the Chilkat River that would prohibit activities affecting the river’s water quality. The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 19, 2015

Heli-ski area open for 1 year

By Karen Garcia The Bureau of Land Management is opening more than 66,000 acres of land south of Hai...

 

Police Report

Monday, March 16 A Chestnut Drive resident reported finding the door of his residence kicked in when he came home. He had been out of town and was...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 12, 2015

Can Chilkat king salmon be saved?

Fishing restrictions to protect dwindling numbers of Chilkat king salmon may be coming to the most...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 12, 2015

State seeks to resume filling river at 19 Mile

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reopening its public comment period on a state plan to push...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 12, 2015

Lien returns to Haines

Yukon Territory composer and pianist Matthew Lien returns to the Chilkat Center auditorium for a performance of original songs starting 8 p.m....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 26, 2015

Dwindling run triggers closures; king derby canceled

A declining Chilkat king salmon run has triggered the most restrictive fishing regulations in years and prompted cancellation of the annual Haines...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 19, 2015

Borough OKs deal to maintain new bridge

By Karen Garcia The Haines Borough Assembly last week voted to enter into an agreement with the state for replacement of the Klehini River bridge...

 

Cardella lends knowledge to prep wrestling, music scene

By Lindsay Johnson Andrew Cardella was working on an organic citrus farm in Sicily when he decided to come to Alaska. Cardella was spending the winter...

 

Duly Noted

By Cynthia Allen Leonitus Norman Swanson was born at 11:15 p.m., Jan. 21, at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau to parents Stephana and Kyler...

 

Foundation gave funds for center tables

The Foundation for the Chilkat Center for the Arts is thankful for a grant we received from the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation to help purchase...

 

Architect brought zeal to efforts

Last spring, Sue Luescher hosted the inaugural River Talk storytelling program at the Chilkat Center. The first River Talk of this season was held...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014

Ski event gets room to roam

The Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to allow an international ski and snowboard competition to use area outside the...

 

Chilkat tribe honors Hotch for legacy of leadership

Klukwan elder Joe Hotch has a new jacket. It's black, with yellow embroidery that reads "Chilkat...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 27, 2014

Researcher tracks Southeast eagles - to landfills

Brown bears aren’t the valley’s only wildlife dining at the dump. Six or more of 12 bald eagles from the Chilkat Valley tracked by researcher...

 

Irene Ward remembered for style, faith

There will be a celebration of life for longtime resident Irene Ward 1 p.m. Saturday at Haines...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 20, 2014

Class plumbs history of village at Klucktoo

Local histories of a Native village known as Klucktoo say it was destroyed by a mudslide in the 1890s and abandoned, but a recent review of historic...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 20, 2014

Sosa: Open area to heli-ski event

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa said he’ll recommend the assembly approve use of out-of-bounds area for a snowboard and ski competition this sprin...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 20, 2014

Court Report

Carl Taylor, 72, pleaded guilty Oct. 30 to driving under the influence on July 21. Police received a report Taylor was driving under the influence...

 

Duly Noted

Nearly 100 people attended the fundraiser for Rita Brouillette and Frank Hickman Saturday at the Senior Center. Rita and Frank are expecting a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 13, 2014

Student building jetboat designed for local rivers

Haines High School senior Jordan Badger is building a 17-foot aluminum jet boat using a design crafted for local river conditions that’s inspired...

 
 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...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 6, 2014

Arts Outlook

River Talk returns to center Nov. 20 The “Chilkat Chit Chat Cafe” is reopening for this season’s River Talk program 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20....

 

Duly Noted

Chevy Fowler and Kai Sato-Franks are the managers for the University of Alaska Fairbanks men’s basketball team, the Alaska Nanooks, reports...

 

Police Report

Monday, Oct. 27 A Klukwan resident reported seeing a flare in the sky across the river. Troopers were advised. A resident living near Fourth Avenue...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 23, 2014

Heli-ski event seeking extra area

A worldwide ski and snowboard competition affiliated with Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures has applied to hold an event in Haines, and is...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 23, 2014

Sockeye surge, hatchery chum buoy gillnetters

An unexpected surge of Chilkoot-run sockeye, stable prices and hatchery chum catches helped make the 2014 commercial gillnet fishery another lucrative...

 

Duly Noted

Chip and Heather Lende are again proud grandparents. James Louis Lende Dorn was born at 4:55 a.m. on Oct. 15 at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau t...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 2, 2014

DOT: Road will boost economy

After crunching numbers, updating studies and considering an additional alternative, the Alaska Department of Transportation is still convinced buildi...

 

Changes at Klukwan School

Klukwan School students have rafted the Chilkat River and helped butcher a moose since classes started Aug. 25. The school, with 13 students,...

 

Bag limits for coho doubled

The Department of Fish and Game this week doubled bag limits on coho fishing, citing one of the strongest Chilkat runs in recent years. Anglers can...

 

Heliport site is unsafe

Thanks to Drew Degen for his commentary. No one makes compliments regarding Mr. Floreske and his business dealings with those unfortunate residents wh...

 

Scouts thankful for tour

The Brownies, Juniors and Girl Scouts of Haines would like to thank Rainbow Glacier Adventures and Joe Ordonez for a fun afternoon of river rafting...

 

Police Report

Monday, Sept. 22 A caller on Piedad Road reported hearing gun shots. Police advised duck season was open and people were hunting near the river. A...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 11, 2014

Chilkat king return looks like record low

Preliminary numbers suggest king salmon escapement to the Chilkat River will be the lowest since records have been kept in 1991. This year’s return...

 

Assembly moves toward creating motorized-use area

After rejection by the Haines Borough Planning Commission in February, plans for a motorized recreation area in the townsite have resurfaced at the ur...

 

Duly Noted

Former resident Magi Hubert reports that Haines mountains appear in the music video “Arrows,” featuring Seattle-based band Fences, which teamed...

 

Police Report

Monday, Sept. 8 Police received a civil packet to serve on a Haines resident. An anonymous caller reported a person driving an ATV on the Chilkat...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Proposal would change waste management

The Haines Borough is looking at getting into the waste management business. Assembly member Debra Schnabel recently submitted a draft solid waste man...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 4, 2014

New ranger hired for Haines-area parks, preserve

Thomas Kain is the new state parks ranger in Haines. Kain has worked for the Division of Parks in...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Group wants rest room, sign, paving at Picture Point

Development of Picture Point is moving forward, with a topographical survey completed in July and grading of the parking area set for fall. The...

 

Duly Noted

The Ducks Unlimited “Wall of Guns” fundraiser Aug. 23 netted about $13,000, said Haines chapter chairperson Jamie Knudsen. A name was picked from...

 

Police Report

Monday, Aug. 18 A caller reported someone had been using his vacant lot on Mud Bay Road for storage. Officers were advised. A person reported a black...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 14, 2014

Bear festival ready to go, with or without star attractions

On the eve of the Chilkat Valley’s first bear festival, one group of guests was conspicuous by its absence early this week: bears. “The bears...

 

Fabrizio prospected, helped build Buddhist monastery

The Tibetan Buddhist monks of Seattle's Sakya Monastery held prayer vigils for Jerry Fabrizio this...

 

Chilkat River float trip was lots of fun

Thank you to Alaska Mountain Guides for the river float trip last Saturday. My brother and I have never done it before and it was lots of fun! We are...

 

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....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 24, 2014

Hawkweed on march, 'hell to pay'

Appearances can be deceiving when it comes to the sweet-smelling, colorful hawkweed spreading around Haines. The invasive flower is a pretty plant...

 

Police Report

Monday, July 21 An elderly woman died at a residence on Small Tracts Road. A person reported a water leak on Soap Suds Alley. Public works said they...

 

Duly Noted

Timothy Mikael “JJ” Ackerman was born 1:24 a.m. July 8 at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage to parents Timothy James Ackerman and...

 

Duly Noted

About 25 people enjoyed clear skies on the community hike up Mount Ripinsky Sunday. Organized by the Sheldon Museum, the hike was led by veteran...

 

Proud to see Haines boat at Celebration

I was very proud of the Haines/Klukwan canoe, when they came into the 2014 Celebration. I am just old enough to remember the last of the old-time dug...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 19, 2014

Gillnet opener 'fairly good'

Commercial fishermen reeled in a “fairly good showing” of hatchery chum on the south end of the Lynn Canal gillnet fishery during the two-day...

 

Duly Noted

Former resident Sherry Takala died June 5 at her daughter’s home in Asotin, Wash. Sherry is the former owner of Noah’s Art, a beached barge in...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 5, 2014

Ski club seeking money for track machine

The Haines Ski and Hike Club is looking to the Haines Borough for help in expanding its winter track-setting operations.   Club members approached...

 

Chilkoot eulachon run estimated at 3.4 million

An estimated 3.4 million eulachon returned to Chilkoot River May 5-9, according to research by Takshanuk Watershed Council and the Chilkoot Indian Ass...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 15, 2014

Park ranger position open after Kroes promotion

Ranger Preston Kroes gave notice last month that he’d be leaving the position in May or early June to take the chief ranger position in state parks...

 

Police Report

Monday, May 5   A 911 caller near 27 Mile Haines Highway reported a toddler had locked himself in the bathroom. Troopers responded.   Police...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 1, 2014

Arts Outlook

Classical guitarist to play Classical guitarist Dimitris Kotronakis will be showing off his lightning-fast style at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the...

 
 By Pam Randles    News    May 1, 2014

Wild Things

The annual herring run in Mud Bay started in earnest Sunday, with residents using canoes, driftnets and throw nets to haul in buckets full of the...

 

Duly Noted

Grace Marie Pamela Comstock was born 12:19 p.m. Easter Sunday at the SEARHC Mount Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka to parents Gina and Korey Comstock. She...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 10, 2014

Assembly OKs 2 river tour permits

On 5-1 votes, the Haines Borough Assembly approved a new tour permit for Haines Rafting Co. and expanded tours for Rainbow Glacier Adventures at its...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 10, 2014

State triples bag limit for kings

Southeast fisheries biologists expect a strong return of king salmon this season, and bag and possession limits for Alaska residents are increasing...

 

Duly Noted

Daniel Johnston is back in Haines after a five-month trip that included two-month stays in India and Sri Lanka. He kicked off his trip with a visit...

 

Duly Noted

Jackie Haddock-Swift and Scott Brewington returned from their Las Vegas honeymoon, during which they stayed at the Luxor Hotel and Casino, met a drug...

 

Arbuckle a founder of Covenant Life

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Sunday, March 23 at the Covenant Life Center tabernacle for...

 

Police Report

Monday, March 17    A caller reported a runaway juvenile, who was later located by police and returned to her residence.      A person...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 6, 2014

Heli-ski firms: Open more area for 'event'

Two local heli-ski companies are asking the Haines Borough to temporarily open nearly 10,000 acres of terrain closed to the sport for a month-long...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 6, 2014

Picture Point elements cost twice the money available

A cost estimate for the Picture Point Wayside project has come in at roughly $730,000, more than double the amount of grant money available for improv...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 27, 2014

Summit to provide business outlook

More than 50 speakers representing 19 segments of the Haines economy are slated to present at the Haines Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 20, 2014

Planners reject townsite ATV park

The Haines Borough Planning Commission decided last week Haines can’t accommodate a motorized ATV park in the townsite, with several commission...

 

Got a story? 'Talk' program starting up

Do you have a good story? Lynn Canal Community Players is seeking stories for a storytelling “café” to be held monthly at the Chilkat Center....

 

Anglers' money won't make or break us

In response to a letter from Canadian Duncan Smith (CVN, Dec. 19), we let you have resident fishing licenses. I’m glad you like the beer because...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 13, 2014

ATVs on roads? Ordinance back

Haines Borough Assembly member Jerry Lapp is resuming the push for relaxation of snowmachine and all-terrain vehicle laws in the borough. An...

 

Duly Noted

About $6,500 was raised for George Gates Haddock and family at Friday’s spaghetti dinner and auction at the American Legion Hall organized by the Ug...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 16, 2014

Public to see Picture Point proposals Wednesday

The committee charged with overseeing development of the Picture Point Wayside will unveil the preliminary drawings and designs of the park at the...

 

Skiers raise money to use course

Haines Ski Club officials this week said they hope to have a tracked, cross-country ski trail at the Valley of the Eagles Golf Links early next week,...

 

Tlingit speaker Stevens dies at 84

A service was held in Klukwan Dec. 30 for Margaret Stevens, a Tlingit speaker remembered for her...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 12, 2013

Assembly designates beach non-motorized

The one-mile stretch of Chilkat River beach running from River Road to Carr’s Cove is officially closed to motorized use, including ATVs and snow...

 

Editorial

You can work off some of your Thanksgiving feast with a walk around town Friday. It’s the biggest shopping day of the year, and a chance to get...

 

Duly Noted

More than 80 people attended Sunday’s Party in Pink, a fundraiser for former resident Kaci Ahmuty, who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer....

 

Saturday Stroll set

The Saturday Stroll will be from the 4 Mile Haines Highway eulachon camp, along the Chilkat River, across highway to cemetery and site of...

 
 By Pam Randles    News    November 21, 2013

Wild Things

Tod Sebens and Nicholas Szatkowski have seen large numbers of humpback whales congregating. Tod saw about 100 near Cape Fanshaw, and Nicholas saw a...

 

Ward enjoyed outdoors, worked in fishing, mining

A memorial service celebrating the life of Jonathan Baylor Ward, 26, will be held 2 p.m. Friday at...

 

Town wants road that protects resources

It’s possible for the Haines Highway project to protect salmon, eagles and cultural resources, and enhance safety. The initial design, however,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 14, 2013

Highway slides challenge DOT

For years, the Alaska Department of Transportation has struggled with what to do about the expensive and unsafe slide areas at 19 Mile and 23 Mile...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 14, 2013

Tourism bounces back after slow start

A cold spring brought a slow start to the 2013 tour season, but the season rebounded in July and August to finish with numbers on par with last year....

 

Knutson loved poetry, skydiving

A memorial service for longtime resident Lowell "Knute" Knutson will be held Thursday, Nov. 13, at...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 7, 2013

Business Briefs

Handyman offers odd-job services Josh Benassi is back in business after a year-long hiatus from his handyman company, “Josh of All Trades.”...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 7, 2013

Arts Outlook

Pianist to bring Nordic sound The Haines Arts Council is rolling out the Steinway for Canadian pianist Derek Yaple-Schobert, whose classical melodies...

 

Former resident Cook dies in Valdez at 66

Former resident Barbee Nan Cook, 66, died Oct. 25 in Valdez. "She had a great, big heart. She met...

 

Fisherman says road work hurt setnet site

Klukwan resident Marvin Willard said dumping of fill by state Department of Transportation crews at 23 Mile Haines Highway has diverted a stream and...

 

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...

 

Former resident Rudd dies at 90

Maxine June Rudd, 90, a former Haines resident who served as a World War II flight instructor, died...

 

Duly Noted

Grand Camp of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood convened Oct. 8-11 in Yakutat. Camp 5 ANB sent President Sonny...

 

Police Report

Monday, Oct.21 Several callers reported a fireworks display launched in the harbor area at 5:15 a.m. Police were unable to locate the source of the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 17, 2013

Local DOT unsure about herbicide use

A new Alaska Department of Transportation vegetation management plan which makes it easier for the state to spray herbicides and pesticides on state...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 17, 2013

Drop in chum price, harvest dampens gillnet year

Reports of record salmon harvests don’t extend to Haines. Lynn Canal gillnetters hauled in fish worth $9.28 million in 2013, down from about $15...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 17, 2013

Prohibit ATVs on popular beach?

The Haines Borough Planning Commission is recommending the assembly vote to prohibit motorized recreation – including ATVs and snowmachines –...

 

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...

 

Highway upgrade can improve habitat

Everyone in Haines depends on the Department of Transportation to build and maintain safe roads and generally they keep them in great shape. While...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 10, 2013

Fishing gear pinched in separate incidents

Two incidents of stolen fishing gear in the past week have police warning locals and visiting fishermen to keep a close eye on their belongings. Two...

 

Duly Noted

Sam Edwards had an uncomfortable trip back to Tacoma, Wash., last week after working for Chilkat Guides at Glacier Point this summer. Edwards and...

 

Two moose left after being shoot

Wildlife troopers are looking for information on two moose that were shot and left to rot during the Tier II subsistence hunt near Haines. One moose,...

 
 By Pam Randles    News    October 3, 2013

Wild Things

The autumnal equinox has just passed and the days are getting shorter. Flocks of summer birds are moving south now with their young ones. Skye Posey...

 

Begich weighs in on highway

State officials and organizations are weighing in on the proposed improvements to the Haines Highway, and a local environmental group is looking to...

 

Initiative is about your values, rights

The initiative on the local ballot is about your values and rights. If you value subsistence fishing holes and feel a better design that would allow...

 

Fall: It's the season for hunting

The game is on for moose, brown bear, goat, deer and waterfowl, and Haines hunters are heading out into the forests, rivers, lakes and mountaintops...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 12, 2013

King escapement 2nd lowest since '91

Preliminary numbers show king salmon escapement this year at the second-lowest mark since the state revised standards for the run in 1991. Rich...

 

Editorial

Biologists say this fall’s coho return looks to be a strong one. That means we’ll likely see scores of Yukon fishermen camped along the Chilkat...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 5, 2013

Federal fish agency pans highway plan

The federal National Marine Fisheries Service has joined critics of the Haines Highway expansion project. In comments to the state Department of...

 

Duly Noted

Only one person has hit a hole in one on the Valley of the Eagles Golf Links’ Hole 8. Nik Hura, a regular golfer on the course, was playing a round...

 

Hodnik: Schoolteacher, hunter traveled in Alaska

Jack Hodnik, an English teacher who worked and hunted at locations around Alaska and recounted his...

 

Police Report

Monday, Sept. 2 A caller reported he kicked a woman out of his house and wanted the matter documented. A person reported the float at the Chilkat Crui...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 29, 2013

Toad nursery in way of improvements at airport

Biologist Tim Shields recently let the Haines Borough Planning Commission in on a little secret – there’s a pond at the airport teeming with...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 29, 2013

Motorized use at beach resurfaces

The Haines Borough Assembly will look into putting teeth into a state directive against use of motorized vehicles on Chilkat River beaches. Confusion...

 

Duly Noted

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...

 

Goll, Thomas pen critique of highway plan

Haines Borough Assembly members Tuesday hashed out a position on the state’s plans for widening the Haines Highway, incorporating verbiage from a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 8, 2013

Haines Highway rebuild plan hits opposition

About 50 residents turned out Monday for a meeting on Haines Highway improvements, many speaking against the state’s enviromental assessment and...

 
 By Pam Randles    News    August 1, 2013

Wild Things

Curiouser and curiouser. There have been a number of unusual sightings this summer. Eric Holle and Katey Palmer were kayaking near Kuiu Island when t...

 

19 Mile land not for public use

The land at 19 Mile with a river access road is a Native allotment owned by the descendants of a Chilkat tribal member. Recently trees have been cut b...

 

Police Report

Monday, July 29 A caller complained of cyclists in the construction zones on Beach Road making it difficult for cars to pass. Police told the caller...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 25, 2013

King run numbers lowest in 20 years

Mark-recapture surveys in the lower Chilkat River suggest the local king salmon return may be the weakest in 20 years, according to Brian Elliott,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 18, 2013

Low sockeye escapement leads to Chilkoot River closure

State sportfish biologists closed Chilkoot River to retention of sockeye salmon this week, in the wake of low escapement of mature fish into Chilkoot...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 11, 2013

Blocked put-in spotlights access

The heirs of Victor Hotch will block off a river access site at 19 Mile Haines Highway, saying they’re concerned about infringement on private prope...

 

No public use exists at 19 Mile pullout

The land at 19 Mile Haines Highway that Chilkat Guides is using for landing commercial tourist rafting operation is a Native allotment. No rafting...

 

Duly Noted

Ron and Jacque Horn have returned from a trip with college friends David and Vicki Gresham to northwest Alaska to view and photograph the summer...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Duly Noted    July 5, 2013

Duly Noted

Alexis Trout and Royce Dombrock of Haines were married Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Haines. Church elder Dave Berry...

 

Haines 4th of July Preview

For Independence Day 2013, Haines offers classic town events, plus some new ones. See you at the celebration! ____________________...

 

Police Report

Monday, June 24 A woman reported glass insulators were missing from her electric fence on Union Street. State road crews were advised of overgrown...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 13, 2013

Gillnetters expecting leaner season

Haines commercial fishermen say they’re expecting a dip in chum salmon prices this year and also say they’ll be watching for interception of...

 

Village march honors subsistence champion Katie John

Klukwan villagers on Saturday afternoon held a march in honor of Native subsistence champion Katie John. John, an Athabascan elder who won a landmark...

 

Police Report

Monday, June 3 A Mathias Avenue resident reported a post hole digger was stolen from her residence. Police investigated and determined there was no...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 23, 2013

Assembly, AP&T to meet June 25

An Alaska Power and Telephone official is angling to pitch the proposed Connelly Lake project to the Haines Borough Assembly at an upcoming meeting....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 23, 2013

King salmon return expected low, but inside goals

This year’s king salmon run is projected to be below average but within the Department of Fish and Game’s escapement goal, assistant area manageme...

 

Diapers, toilet amid riverside dumpings

Volunteers picked up between three and five tons of trash and recyclables from alongside the Chilkat River and channels during the Takshanuk...

 
 By Pam Randles    News    May 23, 2013

Wild Things

The first wave of summer visitors arrived, and not only on cruise ships or in RVs. Dottie the whale was spotted and photographed in Lutak Inlet by...

 

Klukwan breaks ground at long-awaited culture center

Klukwan youths held cards naming deceased villagers who supported the dream of a culture center but didn’t live to see it realized, then helped...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 16, 2013

Cruise ship makes surprise visit

A surprise cruise ship docking Wednesday morning left Haines Borough employees, tour company operators, and business owners scrambling to accommodate...

 
 News    May 9, 2013

Earth Day includes chicken symposium

A chicken symposium, Farmers Market plant sale, and field trip to a local greenhouse are among the events slated for the seventh annual Earth Day Fair...

 
 By Pam Randles    News    April 25, 2013

Wild Things

Spring has sprung, indeed. Hundreds of ducks and geese are headed up the Chilkat River to their breeding grounds. Hundreds of pine siskins and... Full story

 

Duly Noted

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

 

Salmon can co-exist with hydro plant

Rob Goldberg is concerned that a road, a bridge, a penstock, a dam, a powerhouse and a transmission line to Connelly Lake hydro site will affect the... Full story

 
 By Pam Randles    News    April 4, 2013

Wild Things

There have been several recent sightings of “charismatic megafauna,” the name some give to the big, exciting mammals we all love to see.  On... Full story

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 28, 2013

Highway project starts 2014; DOT outlines plan

A state road project designed to upgrade and improve 22 miles of the Haines Highway is slated to begin spring of 2014, pending approval of the...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    March 7, 2013

Poker Run a winner for rookie

I don’t know what a royal flush is, but my sister, a friend and I threw into Saturday’s Poker Run at 26 Mile anyway. All I needed was a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 28, 2013

Reciprocal fish licenses under fire

The Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee will recommend the state discontinue its reciprocal fishing license program with Canada, but...

 

Haines politics provided edge for federal attorney

Juge Gregg, an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice and professor of law at Stanford University, has been photographed in public places...

 
 By Pam Randles    News    January 17, 2013

Wild Things

This seems like a quiet time of year for wildlife viewing. Many of the summer animals have gone elsewhere or hibernated. There’s still quite a bit...

 

LCC right to recruit for board elections

Dave Werner’s letter correctly identified many issues that Lynn Canal Conservation (LCC) considers threatening to our fish, wildlife, and waters,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 10, 2013

State reviewing jetboat decision

The State of Alaska is reviewing methodology that determined last fall that a commercial tour operator was not violating wake restrictions while...

 

Moose, dogs entangled in traps

A young cow moose that was reported trapped in a snare set for a wolf along the upper Chilkat River Jan. 3 was destroyed and donated to the Haines Vol...

 

Duly Noted

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...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 20, 2012

2012: The Year in Review

The earth moved in 2012 and the shift wasn’t only the “slump” on the side of Mount Ripinsky that cleaved a house and split Lutak Road....

 

Chilkat coho, king returns drop

While Lynn Canal commercial fishermen enjoyed bumper returns of sockeye and hatchery chum this year, king and coho salmon – species favored by...

 

Keep dirty mining trucks in Canada

  Haines, wake up! The Chilkat River bridge needs attention! Since when? The powers that be in Haines evidently are dealing with the possibility of...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 15, 2012

Tracking eagles by satellite: Birds to wear 'backpacks'

A new study is aimed at gathering more information on where the eagles that show up here in November come from, and where they go when they leave. For...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 15, 2012

DOT planning beefier bridge, road for trucks

The Alaska Department of Transportation is designing the Chilkat River Bridge to the highest industrial standard in anticipation of possible large...

 

Mine not compatible with Chilkat River

The potential of a major mining project at the headwaters of the Chilkat Valley and an industrial, mega-hydro project in the Chilkoot Valley to power...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 15, 2012

Eagle count finds 855, fraction of total gathering

How many bald eagles are in Haines this week? Counts conducted around the Chilkat Valley on Nov. 3 found 855, but that’s only a fraction of the tota...

 

Study tracks salmon use by other animals

Eagles aren’t the only critters out there feeding on salmon. Dr. Taal Levi spent last summer in the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve quantifying...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 8, 2012

Canal salmon value exceeds $15 million: Hatchery chum harvest soars

A hatchery chum harvest nearly 50 percent larger than last year’s record combined with the largest sockeye catch in 20 years propelled the value of...

 
 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 Eileen McIver    News    October 18, 2012

Damp tour season recovered, a bit

A drop in highway traffic and unusually cool weather dampened the early visitor season in Haines, but numbers recovered a bit later, according to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 11, 2012

Steam drill project nears completion

Renovation of an historic, self-propelled steam drill on display for 30 years at Portage Cove is nearing completion. David Pahl took apart the six-ton...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 11, 2012

Campground closes after 4th tent crushed

State park ranger Preston Kroes closed Chilkoot Lake campground this week, about 10 days earlier than in recent years. “With me being the only emplo...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 4, 2012

LCC revives claim against jetboat wakes

For the third time since 2004, Lynn Canal Conservation says it has evidence of Chilkat River Adventures tour company damaging fish habitat in the...

 
 By Sharon Resnick    News    October 4, 2012

After boat flips, trio spends night on log

Alaska State Trooper Josh Bentz of Juneau and residents Andrea Nelson and Dave Folletti spent more than 13 hours on a log in the upper Chilkat River...

 

Duly Noted

A memorial service for lifelong resident Jan Harrington, 62, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Chilkat Center, followed by a luncheon at the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 27, 2012

Police report

Monday, Sept. 24 A person reported being assaulted outside a bar; an officer responded but was unable to make contact with either party. A caller...

 

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,...

 

Duly Noted

Michelle Paul, 48, of Wenatchee, Wash., died Sept. 12 on Comstock Road of undetermined causes. An autopsy had been ordered. Paul had a prior medical...

 
 By Pam Randles    News    August 16, 2012

Wild Things

Tom Ganner, Don Chase and Jedediah Blum-Evits have noticed black-billed magpies along Haines Highway at 10 Mile and 22 Mile. Are they moving back int...

 

Guides, villagers key to preserve visit

Many thanks to the Chilkat Guides for donating their time, equipment, and unparalleled enthusiasm for taking six rafts of locals and present and...

 

Duly Noted

Former resident Diana Richmond Hansen spent two weeks in Haines visiting dad Gregg Richmond, and seeing friends. She was joined by her husband, Shawn...

 

Sockeye pouring into Chilkoot

Commercial gillnetting moved to the mouth of the Chilkoot River this week as fishery managers sought to capitalize on sockeye escapement numbers into...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 26, 2012

Most Chilkat River fishing closed

Northern Chilkat Inlet and sections of the Chilkat River will remain closed to subsistence, sport and commercial fishing through July 31 to protect...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 12, 2012

Jury makes Allgood's death official

A jury of six Haines residents on June 13 unanimously found that, based on evidence presented, it can be presumed that Jason Allgood died on June 16,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 12, 2012

King return looks weak

Fish and Game sportfish biologist Rich Chapell this week said the Chilkat River king salmon run appears to be running short of escapement goals....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 28, 2012

Chilkoot, Chilkat spill over

Temperatures that climbed toward 90 F. during the weekend following weeks of cool weather raised...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 28, 2012

Price down slightly as gillnet season starts

Prices slightly below last season’s were paid to commercial fishermen during Lynn Canal’s first commercial gillnet opening of the year, June...

 

Duly Noted

Sean Copeland and Heather Shade were married under sunny skies on Saturday at Chilkat State Park. Gene Kennedy presided over the ceremony and Johnny...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 14, 2012

Three-year eulachon study ends

The final year of a three-year study on eulachon runs in the Chilkat Valley documented an estimated return of 7.1 million of the smelt-like fish to...

 

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

Thirty-pounder leads derby's 1st week

Josh Bentz leads the 34th annual King Salmon Derby after the Memorial Day weekend, with a 30.4-pound catch. “It jumped clean out of the water and...

 

Duly Noted

Mary Price is home after six months spent in Anchorage recuperating from a broken hip and other complications. She’s “extremely happy to be...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 24, 2012

Cleanup effort nets 159 bags, 4.5 tons

Residents collected more than four tons of garbage during the annual community cleanup this month. The total included 159 bags of trash turned in to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 17, 2012

Chilkat walkers slog through storm

Some 43 hearty walkers, runners and bike riders participated in the Chilkat River Walk Saturday. A few participants had family members ferry them dry...

 

Police Blotter

Monday, May 14 A caller reported a moose headed toward a residence near Carr’s Cove. A caller reported a person was handling trash inappropriately o...

 

'Gentle giant' Mock gillnetted, worked as guide

Staff at Virginia Mason Hospital held a celebration of fisherman, fireman, and river guide Jim...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 10, 2012

Bird banding a long-haul effort

Migratory birds were the focus of bird-banding training last month in the Chilkat Valley, sponsored by the Ts’ats’ee Bird Observatory. “We got...

 
 By CVN Staff    Duly Noted    May 10, 2012

Duly Noted

Parker Schnabel isn’t the only Haines miner mucking about on prime time television. Creighton Lapp, a 1996 Haines High School graduate, has been...

 

River cleanup netted 4,000 pounds

Takshanuk Watershed Council would like to thank all volunteers for coming out to the Chilkat River Cleanup and making it a success! We managed to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 3, 2012

Take 'Steel Bridge' to Chilkat Lake?

Members of the board of the Haines Borough’s Dalton Trail Road Maintenance Service Area have an idea for the “Steel Bridge,” the aging, metal an...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 3, 2012

Earth Day celebration set for May 12

This year’s Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 12, at the Haines School has a theme of food security. “People are...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 3, 2012

Walk, run or pedal the Chilkat

The sixth annual Chilkat River Walk, Run and Ride from Klukwan to Haines is set for Saturday, May 12. The event raises money for the Chilkat Valley...

 

Clean-up effort now three-pronged

The annual community clean-up offers residents three ways to help spruce up their community. It all starts Saturday, May 5, with a Cinco de Mayo...

 

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...

 

Recycling group wins state honor

Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling this month selected Haines Friends of Recycling for a statewide award. The Anchorage-based ALPAR will...

 

Walsh 'lived without regrets'

Tim Walsh, a good-natured bartender and golf enthusiast who moved to Haines in 2010, died at his McP...

 

Duly Noted

Friends at the Pioneers of Alaska’s Sunday meeting sang “Happy Birthday” to Layton A. Bennett in anticipation of his 93rd birthday Thursday,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 5, 2012

Permit sought for Walker Lake hydro

Developer John Floreske Jr. is seeking a preliminary permit for a hydro-electric project at Walker Lake. The plant would generate 3,600...

 

Ward ‘one we could all depend on’

A memorial service for longtime resident and retired state Department of Transportation engineer...

 

Duly Noted

Andrea Hedrick and Herky Deppner were married Dec. 30, 2011 in a sunset ceremony on Canova Beach in Melbourne, Fla. The bride is the daughter of...

 

Donations keep fund helping patients

Thank you Alaska Power and Telephone for your generous donation to the Haines Cancer Travel Fund. This fund offers small grants to help Haines...

 

Alternative 3 best Juneau Access option

I favor alternative three for the Juneau Access, with only minor additional construction on the east Lynn Canal side to meet the ferry terminal. There...

 

Duly Noted

Retired Alaska State Trooper Roger Maynard credited teammate George McCament with determining that gift shop hostess Sue Veneer killed Malcolm Melee...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 22, 2011

Chilkat Valley year in review

An assembly recall campaign and a new effort targeting underage drinking punctuated the year 2011 in the Chilkat Valley News. Extreme weather and...

 

Willardb s journey: From local deckhand to globetrotting pilot

Ask Ray Willard how he feels about his job flying 747 cargo jets around the world and he has a quick answer: "Sure beats working."...

 

Fish study an 'uphill battle'

The Haines Borough would spend up to $15,000 on a Lynn Canal Gillnetters Association study aimed at improving sockeye escapement to Chilkat and Chilko...

 
 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 CVN Staff    Letters    November 17, 2011

Hammer Museum looks to 10th year

The Hammer Museum would like to thank the Chilkat Guides, River Adventures, and the Alaska Mountain Guides for providing our summer intern,...

 

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...

 

Former postal clerk Jacquot enjoyed arts

Friends and family said goodbye to lifelong resident, former postal clerk and Tlingit weaver Edith Jacquot, 78, Saturday with a funeral at the Sacred...

 
 By Pam Randles    News    September 22, 2011

Wild Things

It’s fall. Leaves are beginning to turn. Nights are getting colder. Conventional wisdom says we won’t get snow until Hallow...

 

Argh! State says ballplayer is pirate; Troopers hook MLB's top pick

The top pick in this year’s Major League Baseball draft apparently struck out on a recent visit to Haines, tallying $305 in fines for snagging...

 

Duly Noted

Denise Baker, 52, of Haines died Saturday of respiratory failure at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau. Services are pending. A full obituary will...

 
 By Pam Randles    News    August 4, 2011

Wild Things

It is high summer now. Many young birds have fledged and are bulking up for the trip south. Berries and fruits are appearing on the plants. Fish...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    July 14, 2011

Chum on the run; season looks bountiful for gillnetters

The chum salmon are creating a plentiful harvest for gillnetters, who have turned out en masse to bring in the bounty. "The early part of the...

 
 By Pam Randles    News    July 7, 2011

Wild Things

The fish are running, the birds are singing, and it isn’t raining. Between April and June of this year we have only had 3 inches of rainfall....

 
 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 16, 2011

Bike relay hosts record numbers

Record number of teams set for Kluane Chilkat Bike Relay this weekend A record number of 275 teams – nearly 1,200 riders – is expected to...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    June 9, 2011

River Walk raises more than $1,000

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Cancer Travel Fund and the participants in the Chilkat River Walk. In spite of that crazy wind blowing after...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    June 9, 2011

Bike relay registration ends Friday

Registration for the 19th annual Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay ends Friday. As of last week, about 1,100 riders were signed up for the...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    June 2, 2011

River walk benefits cancer travel fund

The fifth annual Chilkat River Walk-Run-Ride from Klukwan to Haines on Saturday will support the Haines Hospice Cancer Travel Fund, which provides a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 26, 2011

Troopers, police wrangle stubborn cow moose

State troopers and Haines police used yelling, clapping, sirens, flashing lights, trucks and ultimately a front-end loader to shoo away a cow moose...

 
 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 Rosalie Loewen    News    May 19, 2011

Doctor finds call at African orphanage

Dr. Greg Higgins first saw Eliza begging on a street corner. With a few inquiries he learned she was deaf and had been abandoned by family. "I ha...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 19, 2011

Skull found in river was there 10 years

The state archaeology office has determined that the top part of a human skull found in the Chilkat River near 9 Mile last month was from an adult...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    May 19, 2011

Cleanup nets 249 bags of trash

Takshanuk Watershed Council collected 77 bags of garbage as the top nonprofit organization during the April 29-May 9 Community Pride Week. The Haines...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 12, 2011

Count:10 million Chilkoot eulachon

More than 10 million eulachon migrated past the Chilkoot River bridge, a return about five times the size of the one there last year, according to a...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    May 12, 2011

Thanks for help with river cleanup

The Takshanuk Watershed Council would like to thank the 22 volunteers that came out to make the first annual Chilkat River Clean-up a success! ...

 

Duly Noted

Kinley Marie Bentz was born Thursday, May 5 to Tennie and Josh Bentz. Kinley weighed 8 lbs., 2 ozs., and measured 21 inches long. Tennie’s mom,...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    May 5, 2011

Donations boost traveling Vietnam wall

The Haines Elks Lodge would like to thank everyone who donated to the Vietnam Traveling Wall Fund, and everyone who purchased a raffle ticket for the...

 

Duly Noted

Legend Alejandro Phillips was born Saturday, April 16 in Juneau to Kali Phillips. Legend weighed 8 lbs., 3 ozs. and measured 20 inches. Legend and Kal...

 
 By CVN Staff    Blotter    April 28, 2011

Police Blotter

Monday, April 25     An officer who responded to call about a large fire on Young Road found a campfire that was under control....

 
 By CVN Staff    Duly Noted    April 21, 2011

Duly Noted

MOVING SALE: Dusty Trails, unit C5, Saturday, 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. Have you been poked in unusual places? Body jewelry is in at Buckshot & Bobby Pins!...

 
 By CVN Staff    Obituaries    April 21, 2011

Church-builder Hebert dies at 93

L. Hansel “Hans” Hebert, a self-taught construction engineer, mechanic and surveyor who built the Presbyterian Church here in 1969 and...

 

Duly Noted

Spring continues to make its appearance, despite bouts of blustery winds and snow. Melina Shields joined Kelly and Les Hostetler for a hike to...

 
 By Pam Randles    News    April 7, 2011

Wild Things

March came in like a lion, cold and windy. Pipes froze and hydrants burst.  According to the National Weather Service, our March weather is...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    April 7, 2011

Highway widening document out soon

Road work through the critical habitat area of the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve will be one area of scrutiny in the environmental assessment of...

 

Duly Noted

Grandparents Pam and Jim Moore were happy to be on hand for the birth of their eighth grandchild. The daughter of Haines high grad Jonathan Moore and...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    March 17, 2011

Bracelet's return is a 'blessing,' to woman

The daughter of Tlingit carver George Lewis has been reunited with a bracelet her father made for her in 1987. Verna Adams, 64, of Humeston, Iowa,...

 

TV's 'Gold Rush' miners head to the Yukon

 Todd Hoffman and his mining crew are moving to Canada. Friday’s "Full Disclosure" epilogue of "Gold Rush: Alaska" on t...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 23, 2011

State plan for boat put-in opposed

State parks officials say they’re seeking a creative solution to a controversial plan to replace a Chilkat River boat launch area near 25 Mile...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 17, 2011

Letnikof users wary of tour using float

Citing concerns expressed by other users, members of the Haines Borough’s Harbor Advisory Committee on Tuesday asked for more details about...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    February 17, 2011

'Poker Ride' canceled

This weekend’s snowmachine "Poker Ride" has been canceled. "The weather conditions are just not conducive this year," said...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    January 13, 2011

Logging, fish decline well-documented

In response to Dave Werner, clearly dams, bad fisheries management, high seas gillnets, etc. caused serious harm to salmon in the Pacific Northwest....

 
 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    Letters    December 16, 2010

Tahini defies king intercept idea

Kristine Harder and Terrance Pardee are correct in asserting that trawlers, gillnets, and fisheries mismanagement in general severely affect numbers...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    December 9, 2010

Logging, habitat not to blame for kings

The article concerning the alleged decline of king salmon stocks in the upper Chilkat systems was ironic. Their numbers have shown dramatic swings,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 2, 2010

Kelsall king salmon counts raise issue; LCC says fish disappearing from river; state says science lacking

 An apparent drop in the number of king salmon spawning in the Kelsall River is likely the result of years of clearcut logging in the drainage,...

 

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...

 

Rose: Quiet, caring 'Office Mom'

Longtime resident and business manager Corlene Rose died Sunday, Nov. 7 in Anchorage at the Alaska Regional Hospital, of complications from lung cance...

 

'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 Tom Morphet    News    November 11, 2010

Two brown bears shot, left at 19 Mile; 2 cubs orphaned; probe under way

State wildlife trooper Rick Merritt is investigating the shootings of two adult brown bears discovered recently near 19 Mile Haines Highway,...

 
 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 Tom Morphet    News    November 4, 2010

Robust prices make season for canal gillnet fleet

Robust salmon prices turned an average harvest into an above-average season for Haines gillnetters. The surge in prices to their highest point in...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    November 4, 2010

Peace prize honors student efforts

Residents gathered for an awards ceremony and potluck Oct. 29 at the senior center to recognize students in grades six through 11 who entered the...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    October 7, 2010

Tour operators helped Hammer Museum

The Hammer Museum would like to thank Chilkat Guides, Rainbow Glacier Tours, River Adventures and Alaska Nature Tours for helping to provide our...

 

Duly Noted

Lexie DeWitt enjoyed a visit from her friend, Jill Heikel, who lives in Chelan, Wash. She timed her visit to arrive just as the sunny weather ended,...

 

Opinion

    It’s right for the Haines Borough to re-evaluate its tourism promotion program with the departure of director Lori Stepansky, who...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 16, 2010

Creditors worried as Cruise West founders

Tour operators and other Haines businesses may be left holding bills for Cruise West, a 37-year-old cruise line with local ties that announced a...

 

Duly Noted

Andrew Mark Koverdan arrived Sept. 3 to parents Alissa and Mark Koverdan. Andrew weighed 8 lbs., 9 ozs. and measured 21 inches. Andrew joins his...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    August 19, 2010

Thanks for help with trip

On Aug. 7, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) participants enjoyed a super fun raft trip down the Tsirku amd Chilkat rivers. The generosity of...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    August 12, 2010

Dogs narrow search

Alaska State Troopers say they’ll resume the search for a 36-year-old Haines man believed to have drowned in the Chilkat River near 25 Mile...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 29, 2010

Heli-ski firm exceeds increased flight limit Borough may penalize SEABA

Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures exceeded its allowable skier days this year by 22 percent, despite a 29 percent increase provided by the Haine...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    July 29, 2010

NSRAA loses king contract

The state has terminated an aquaculture group’s contract for the Lutak king salmon enhancement project, where recent accidents are pushing up pe...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    July 22, 2010

AP&T steps up with Hospice donation

For the second year, Alaska Power and Telephone has generously donated $250 to the cancer travel fund. Three years ago the Wisewomen at SEARHC had...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    July 22, 2010

Sturgeon catch may be 1st on Chilkat

Carson Buck of Haines thought he’d maybe caught a big sockeye when his subsistence net took a hit while fishing about 100 yards offshore Mount...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    July 1, 2010

TOWN, ECONOMY BOOMING AT TIME OF VOTE

The City of Haines was born amid a surge of economic growth and civic activity, according to records at the Sheldon Museum. In the years after white...

 
 By CVN Staff    Blotter    July 1, 2010

Police Blotter

Monday, June 28 Police responded after a caller reported a person broke into their Fourth Avenue residence and was breaking things. A caller reported...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 24, 2010

Riverside search for missing man

When Chilkat River water levels drop, Alaska State Troopers will resume a search for a 36-year-old Haines man who may have been washed into the river...

 

Duly Noted

A gathering of friends in memory of Mike Saunders will be held 6 p.m. Friday at the home of Gregg Bigsby and Beth MacCready on Mud Bay Road just past...

 
 By CVN Staff    Blotter    June 24, 2010

Police Blotter

Sunday, June 20 An officer responded after a person with dementia was reported missing at the Fort Seward parade grounds. A local garage was...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    June 17, 2010

Menke publishes 3rd book of photographs

Haines photographer Kathleen Menke has published her third book of photographs, "Spirits of the North." The 80-page, self-published...

 
 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...

 

Menaker taught by example, launched local efforts

A memorial will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Haines Assisted Living for Vivian Menaker, a 55-year Haines resident, teacher and conservationist who...

 

Duly Noted

Vivian Menaker died Tuesday in Haines at age 90. Menaker was a champion of early childhood education, started the local Headstart program and Chilkat...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    June 3, 2010

Hart leads derby after 1st weekend

The catch was up, but fish were small during the first weekend of the 32nd Haines King Salmon Derby. Twenty-four fishermen turned in 30 kings during...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    May 27, 2010

ADFG: Anglers can take more kings

 Fish and Game this week increased king salmon bag limits in Chilkat Inlet, an allowance that comes as a boost for the annual King Salmon Derby....

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    May 20, 2010

Thanks to volunteers, walkers

We would like to say thank you to all the walkers and sponsors of the Chilkat River Walk on Saturday, May 15. Thank you especially to: Mark McCready...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    May 20, 2010

Expanded king derby starts May 29

 The early morning bite might be right for anglers to hit the jackpot during the 32nd King Salmon Derby. Fishing opens at 4 a.m. May 29 — t...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    May 20, 2010

Hittin' the highway for a cause; About 50 turn out for trek from Klukwan to Haines

 When her hips started hurting about 14 miles into Saturday’s Chilkat River Walk, Phyllis Viche said she thought about the pain suffered...

 

Paddock was tugboat operator, Native advocate

Charles ‘Snuffy’ Paddock, a tugboat captain and Native elder, died of cancer Friday in Juneau. He was 73. Friends and family members...