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 By Karen Garcia    Duly Noted    February 4, 2016 

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Dave Canipe, 62, said he’s “alive and kicking” after suffering his third heart attack while driving outside Fort Collins, Colo., on Jan. 21....

 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    January 28, 2016


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 Karen Garcia    News    January 28, 2016

Preschool wins lease extension

Advocates for the Chilkat Valley Preschool packed the Haines Borough Assembly chambers Tuesday to demonstrate the extent of community support for its...

 Letters    January 28, 2016

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...

 News    January 21, 2016

Ski event Saturday

Eighteen seniors and people with disabilities will take free ski lessons at the “Learn to Adapt Snow Sport Clinic,” scheduled to start 9 a.m....

 By Karen Garcia    News    January 21, 2016

Preschool: Extend lease

The Chilkat Valley Preschool is asking the Haines Borough Assembly to once again extend its lease for the Human Resources Building until it can move i...

 Letters    January 21, 2016

Museum name change ideas sought

As acting president of the board of trustees for the Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, I was pleased to see the idea of a name change for the...

 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    January 21, 2016


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

 News    January 14, 2016

Foundation hits goal of $35K match

The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation exceeded its $35,000 goal, matching a challenge grant of the same amount set by Alaska’s Rasmuson...

 Letters    January 14, 2016

More heliport permits is irresponsible

The 35 Mile heliport conditional use permit application has landed back in the planning commission’s lap despite the applicant’s efforts to...

 By Karen Garcia    Duly Noted    January 14, 2016

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Alixanne Goodman and Shaun Cornish married Dec. 30 at a ceremony in Villa Polinesia, Mexico. Parents Greg and Carole Goodman of Haines attended,...

 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

AIA archives a gift to be unwrapped

In the coming year, Sheldon Museum workers will begin sifting through the archives of Alaska Indian Arts, a collection of photos, filmstrips,...

 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

CVN's 1st edition published 50 years ago this week

Ray Menaker, a 43-year-old Haines High School French teacher, and Bill Hartmann, a 17-year-old student, launched the town’s newspaper 50 years ago...

 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016


Fifty years ago this week, Ray Menaker launched this newspaper with the idea that it would seriously cover issues of interest. In his first editorial...

 Letters    January 7, 2016

Grateful for reconsidering name change

A huge “thank you” to the board of trustees of the Sheldon Museum from the four grandchildren of Steve and Elisabeth Sheldon: Fred Sheldon...

 By Karen Garcia    News    December 17, 2015

Hill says community is hateful, vindictive

Haines Borough Assembly members and residents this week responded to mayor Jan Hill’s statement describing the community as the most “hateful and...

 By Tom Morphet    News    December 17, 2015

Year marked by citizen involvement

Heightened citizen participation marked 2015, a year in which residents challenged municipal leaders on a range of issues, and seemingly small...

 By Karen Garcia    News    December 17, 2015

Preschool proposal gets conceptual OK

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday approved the concept of expanding the borough-owned Senior Center to accommodate the Chilkat Valley Preschool,...

 Letters    December 17, 2015

Museum grateful for new shelves

The Sheldon Museum staff would like to thank everyone involved with the Archives Expansion Project. The lower level, thanks to our new compactor...

 Letters    December 10, 2015

Museum name change a waste a money

I’ve been reading in the Chilkat Valley News about the proposed name change for the Sheldon Museum and I can’t see one good reason for changing it...

 By Karen Garcia    News    December 3, 2015

Joint proposal for senior center

Two nonprofits have reached an agreement that would allow both seniors and preschoolers use of the Haines Senior Center, but it will be up to the...

 News    December 3, 2015

Marching band practice Sunday

The Haines Community Marching Band will hold a rehearsal 1 p.m. Sunday at the Chilkat Valley News office for its performance in the Dec. 12 holiday...

 By Karen Garcia    Duly Noted    December 3, 2015

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About 250 people attended the annual Lighting of the Library fundraiser at the Haines Borough Public Library Saturday. Attendees bid on small trees...

 By Tom Morphet    News    November 26, 2015

Site preschool at Senior Center? Seniors lukewarm, don't want to lose space

Following a proposal made by the Haines Borough, a working group will look at the possibility of Chilkat Valley Preschool sharing an expanded Haines S...

 By Karen Garcia    News    November 19, 2015

Commission: Hire headhunting firm

The Haines Borough Public Safety Commission is recommending the assembly authorize the hire of a headhunting firm to find the municipality’s next...


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