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Rhonda and Rod Hinson are back from volunteering at the start of the Yukon Quest, the 1,000-mile international sled dog race between Fairbanks and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 9, 2017

Valentine offerings: 3 dinners

Sweethearts have plenty of options for Valentine’s Day. The Presbyterian Church holds its annual Valentine’s Tea starting 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb....

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    January 26, 2017

Committee proposes alternatives to heli-ski map group

The Haines Borough Assembly’s commerce committee weighed options for the future of the Heliski Map Committee – including eliminating it all...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 26, 2017

Museum program offers 'Saturday at Sheldon'

A new program at the Haines Sheldon Museum aimed at families explores the history and culture of the Chilkat Valley. “Saturdays at Sheldon” will...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 26, 2017

Heavy rain maxes out sewage plant

A new program at the Haines Sheldon Museum aimed at families explores the history and culture of the Chilkat Valley. “Saturdays at Sheldon” will...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 26, 2017

Some Dolphins debut, others stalk team records

A new program at the Haines Sheldon Museum aimed at families explores the history and culture of the Chilkat Valley. “Saturdays at Sheldon” will...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    January 19, 2017

Legislators say they'll defend trooper slot

Legislators representing Haines said in recent interviews they would work to block proposed cuts to the Chilkat Valley. The 30th Alaska Legislature...

 

Commission: Give police more money

The Public Safety Commission voted 3-0 Wednesday to recommend the Haines Borough Assembly pay an additional $63,000 in the current year budget to the...

 

Smith, longtime nurse, dies in Virginia at 102

Vera Smith, who worked as a Haines public health nurse for the state and federal governments, died...

 

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Gloria Jill Armstrong-Kosinski was born Jan. 4 to Sophia Armstrong and Reilly Kosinski at Anchorage’s Providence Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs., 14...

 

Grant will help senior center buy van

On behalf of the Haines Senior Center and the special people we serve, I would like to thank the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for its grant of...

 

Seward weighs lawsuit; recall effort in works

Bill Seward, who was fired as Haines Borough manager in an emotional assembly 4-2 vote last week, is pursuing legal action against the borough for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 22, 2016

Year in Review: Art, public projects dominated Haines news

Advances in the arts and public projects marked much of the news in 2016, and combined, for some novel exchanges. At a Sept. 8 Haines Borough...

 

Missing reading the old police report

Years ago, I read the “Police Report” in the Chilkat Valley News and immediately became intrigued by a quirky little town I had barely heard...

 

Police blotter is valuable for community

I have been a subscriber to the Chilkat Valley News for 15 years or so since visiting my Navy shipmate, Erwin Hertz, a couple of times. The police...

 

Community support keeps arts alive

Thank you to Haines Community and Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for sharing the resources that support nonprofits in Haines to do good work...

 

Manager Seward fired with 4-2 vote

After only six months on the job, Manager Bill Seward was terminated Wednesday night by the borough assembly following an emotionally-wracked evening...

 

Assembly OKs breakwater addition

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday reversed an earlier vote and approved adding a 33-foot-long segment of steel breakwater barrier that fishermen...

 

Trooper director: Haines post next in line to be cut

Alaska Department of Public Safety Col. James Cockrell warned last week that if his agency suffered continued budget cuts, Haines will be the next...

 

Assembly delays action on heliski map expansion

In the face of two appeals citing conflicts of interest, the Haines Borough assembly Tuesday voted unanimously to delay the controversial process of...

 

Sosa leaves Merchant Marine Academy post

David Sosa, a former Haines Borough manager who requested to be released from his three-year contract, has left his post as commandant of midshipmen...

 

Museum clarifies detail from article

I want to thank everyone again who has contributed to the “White Fang” exhibit at the museum. It’s been exciting to watch visitors relive this...

 

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