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 Print Edition    September 25, 2014 

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 By Karen Garcia    News    September 25, 2014 

Culbeck passes up development position

Haines Borough manager David Sosa’s top choice for the new community and economic development director has turned down the job offer. Sosa emailed...

 News    September 25, 2014 

Business briefs

Garage opens at 3rd and Dalton Bill Wilson, a mechanic with three decades’ experience in Juneau and Portland, Ore., opened Chilkat Automotive Sept....

 Opinion    September 25, 2014 


Turnout at Saturday night’s Chilkat Valley Preschool fundraiser suggests there’s broad support for a new preschool building in Haines. So why not...

 Letters    September 25, 2014 

Arts Confluence grateful for support

The Alaska Arts Confluence board of directors wants to thank the people of Haines and the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for our first grant,...

 By Eileen McIver    Duly Noted    September 25, 2014 

Duly Noted

Stanford University graduate student Chandler Kemp is back in California, after a summer fellowship in Borneo, the largest island in Asia. Chandler...

 Letters    September 18, 2014

Donors helped others get on feet

On behalf of Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL), I would like to thank the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation, Haines Borough, and the 32...

 By Karen Garcia    News    September 11, 2014

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...

 Opinion    September 11, 2014


There may have been a real need for an community and economic development director in Haines before Darsie Culbeck proposed the job last fall;Culbeck...

 Letters    September 11, 2014

Two leaders show true colors

The two departing members of the Borough Assembly included in last week’s issue of the Chilkat Valley News provide a striking contrast toward...

 Letters    September 11, 2014

Sourdough Slim show was a hit

Oh, what a time we had!  The Foundation for the Chilkat Center fundraiser, featuring Sourdough Slim, was a huge success! It could not have been...

 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Grants to nonprofits $94K, lowest since '09

The Haines Borough Assembly last week authorized $94,300 in funding for local nonprofits, nearly $33,000 less than the amount requested and the...

 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

Summer rain tops record set in 1956

Only four-hundredths of an inch of rain fell Thursday, but that was enough to clinch an all-time record for wet summers in Haines. Between June 1 and...

 Letters    September 4, 2014

Thanks for sharing at Edwards' memorial

I would sincerely like to thank everyone for attending George Edwards’ memorial service last Wednesday. Thank you to those who shared stories,...

 Letters    September 4, 2014

Dolphins thank foundation for support

The Haines Dolphins Swim Team would like to thank the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for its generous grant support. The grant assisted the team...

 By Eileen McIver    Duly Noted    September 4, 2014

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...


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