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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...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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