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 News    June 14, 2018 

Summer camp schedule

Children in the Chilkat Valley shouldn’t be bored this summer with dozens of camps, classes and activities to join. Sports, culture, language,...

 

Morphet, Hart join legislature primaries

Haines residents James Hart and Tom Morphet have filed to run in the Democratic Party primary for Alaska House of Representatives District 33. Hart...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 7, 2018

Delegation travels to Excursion Inlet

Haines borough staff, public officials and U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski traveled to Excursion Inlet...

 

Quiet-to-crazy recycling day

Whew! Electronic Recycling this year resulted in 15,725.5 pounds recycled with 141 customers. 41 of the customers came in the last totally crazy...

 

Duly Noted

Dutch Allen Shove was born on May 29 at 1:21 p.m. to Lisa and Kevin Shove. Dutch weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Dutch joins big...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    May 31, 2018

Arts Outlook

First Friday puts wood first June’s First Friday celebration is all about wood as local businesses open their doors to showcase the best of...

 

Thanks to Lumber Genius, Mastermind

A big gregarious thank you to Heidi Robichaud - Mastermind, Sylvia Heinz – Mud Bay Lumber Genius, Sheldon Museum Community Coordinator Regi...

 

Duly Noted

Eileena Socorro Sickman was born on May 25 at 8:18 a.m. in Juneau to Socorro and John Sickman. Baby Eileena joins sister Frida, and proud father John...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 24, 2018

Mitman celebrated for volunteer work

Chuck Mitman, who turns 64 this Sunday, has always been one to lend a helping hand. Helping others...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 24, 2018

Brewfest bigger than ever

The 26th Annual Great Alaska and Craft Beer Festival will bring 27 breweries to Haines this weekend—the most the event has ever hosted. Breweries...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 24, 2018

Graduation 2018

Class representative Seth Waldo’s commencement address drew laughter as he shredded his speech and threw it across the gym, recited a tongue...

 

Humility can change the way you think

The following essay written by Parker Blair won this year’s Chilkat Valley News Raymond Menaker Writing Award. Four Haines seniors were given an hou...

 

Business Briefs

Dipper Kitchen has new owner The new owner of Dipper Kitchen hopes to blend her love for herbal medicine with the company’s natural and locally...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    May 17, 2018

Eulachon make big splash again this year

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

 

Debris disposal raises questions

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

 

We can't store all our thanks

Chilkat Valley Preschool would like to thank all the volunteers who helped put up our storage shed. Thanks to Kris Miller for the shed delivery from...

 
 By Lexie DeWitt    Duly Noted    May 3, 2018

Duly Noted

Members of Haines Student Council traveled to Healy last weekend to attend the Alaska Association of Student Government conference. Student council...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 26, 2018

Dan Henry gives book talk at Chilkat Center

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

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 26, 2018

Arts Outlook

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

 

Duly Noted

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

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 19, 2018

Baseline water data focus of mining forum

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

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 19, 2018

Students garner praise at Music Fest

Haines High School musicians received high marks at the 2018 Southeast Alaska Spring Music Festival in Juneau last week. Individuals and ensembles in...

 

Stand by for a substantial response

In response to Eric Holle’s Letter to Editor published in last Thursday’s issue, it is difficult to respond adequately in the Chilkat Valley...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 12, 2018

King concerns among Forestry plan comments

A local nonprofit group and an advisory committee are urging the state Division of Forestry to halt timber sales planned for the next five years that...

 

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