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Another broken leg, another hunter rescued

Another mountain goat hunter was airlifted off a ridge just northeast of Chilkoot Lake after he slipped and broke his leg Friday. This is the second...

 

Salmon harvest value rises

The value of salmon caught by gillnetters in the Lynn Canal rebounded this year from a major 2015 drop. In 2014, gillnetters in the north and central...

 

Unit 1D goat area narrows

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game closed the mountain goat hunting season for two segments of the Takshanuk Mountain Range earlier this week....

 

Duly Noted

An adorable Canadian visitor was in Haines earlier this month. Randy Miner discovered a ground squirrel under his welding shop garage at Fort Seward....

 

Police Report

Monday, Aug. 15 Police responded to an intrusion alarm at a 0 Mile Haines Highway business. The building was secure. An out-of-town resident reported...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    August 11, 2016

Public Works chief Borders retires

It’s not yet 5 a.m. Sunday, the final day of the Southeast Alaska State Fair. There are no cars on the roads. Except for laughter and the sound of...

 
 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...

 

Duly Noted

Former resident Jessie Babette Miller of San Francisco said she was so surprised to win the Southeast Alaska State Fair’s drawing for a Toyota...

 

Injured guide identified

Alaska Mountain Guides co-owner Sean Gaffney declined to provide additional details about a June 18 accident that sent an off-duty guide to Seattle...

 

Duly Noted

Haines students Dylan Chapell, Brennan Palmieri, Mark Davis, Yzella Miramontes, and Hannah and Haley Boron attended the two-week Sitka Fine...

 

4th of July Schedule

Saturday, July 2: Red, White & Blue Stroke Play Tournament, 10 a.m., Valley of the Eagles Golf Links Fire Department Barbecue, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,... Full story

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 23, 2016

Off-trail hike leads to fall, rescue

Private businesses, government agencies and local volunteers participated in a joint rescue effort at Chilkoot Lake Saturday after a woman hiking up...

 

Duly Noted

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...

 

Thanks for mountainside rescue

On Saturday, June 18, one of our first-year guides was exploring Chilkoot Lake on a personal trip. She was hiking up one of the creeks on the east...

 
 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...

 

Duly Noted

Nick Oddo and Faith Tuohy were married Friday afternoon at Picture Point. “The skies just opened up. It was amazing,” Faith said. Magistrate John...

 

Police Report

Monday, May 30 A caller asked for help with a person regarding mental issues. Police responded and took the person to the clinic. A caller reported a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 7, 2016

Draft budget balanced with $400K in savings

Haines Borough interim manager Brad Ryan last week released his $12.3 million draft budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which includes cutting the...

 

Duly Noted

Maggie Rae Martin is selling three of the turkeys that have been making mischief around town. Maggie said her family keeps all kinds of birds –...

 
 By Heather Lende    News    March 24, 2016

John Schnabel dies at 96

NOTE TO NON-SUBSCRIBERS: THIS WEEK'S NEWSPAPER, INCLUDING THE JOHN SCHNABEL OBITUARY, AVAILABLE FOR...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016

Chilkoot Road transferred to Parks

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources this week officially assumed control of the mile-long Chilkoot River Road, paving the way for construction...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

Police Blotter

Monday, Jan. 4 A company requested police help with retrieving their property from another local business. An officer stood by in the area. Sunday, Ja...

 
 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 10, 2015

Ryan among 7 manager hopefuls

Haines Borough public facilities director Brad Ryan is among seven candidates who submitted applications for the interim manager position by the Dec....

 

Duly Noted

James Boon Ackerman was born Nov. 19 at Anchorage’s Alaska Native Medical Center to parents Sue and Tim Ackerman. James weighed seven pounds and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 29, 2015

Value of salmon fishery plummets

Smaller salmon, fewer of them and reduced prices paid by buyers dropped the gross value of the Lynn Canal gillnet harvest to its lowest point in at...

 

Duly Noted

Deborah Vogt was one of 17 Alaska residents chosen through Pick.Click.Give.’s “Double Your Dividend” sweepstakes to win an extra Permanent Fund...

 

Please respect bears at Chilkoot

Did you see the picture in the Chilkat Valley News recently of the fishermen fishing elbow to elbow on the Chilkoot River? What I didn’t see was...

 

Police Blotter

Monday, Sept. 21 A caller reported someone stole her purse and phone at a local bar. The woman said she didn’t want to press charges, but just...

 

Duly Noted

Julie Rae and Jan McPhetres recently returned from a challenging tour of the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. Rae and McPhetres completed eight...

 

Police Report

Monday, Sept. 14 A caller reported a person driving without a license. Officers were advised. A Deishu Drive resident reported a person trespassing on...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 10, 2015

Rep. Kito gives view of state ferries, budget, oil taxes

Residents should expect more dramatic cuts to the ferry system starting in July 2017, state Rep. Sam Kito, D-Juneau, said during a recent visit here....

 

AMG donated a perfect kayak trip

Alaska Mountain Guides donated a perfect kayak outing for Haines Big Brothers Big Sisters participants. Guides Caroline Hankins, Connor Harrington,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 20, 2015

Chilkoot bear scene 'worse than a zoo'

By Tom Morphet Crowding, garbage and careless behavior became so prevalent at Chilkoot River during last weekend’s Dominion Day holiday that some...

 

Police Report

Monday, Aug. 17 A caller reported a bear spread trash from a nearby trailer park all across her property. She asked the responsible party be notified...

 

Police report

Monday, Aug. 10 A 17 Mile Haines Highway resident reported someone was walking around his house taking pictures. Haines Borough assessors are working...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 6, 2015

Biologist to speak at 2nd bear fest

The second annual Haines Celebration of Bears, an educational effort aimed at protecting bears by educating people, will include programs for youths...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 30, 2015

Facebook photos out alleged thieves

A Haines woman fed up with thefts from her local business recently decided to hold the thieves accountable by setting up security cameras, snapping...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 16, 2015

Russell takes helm as new park ranger

Travis Russell figures serving as state park ranger in Haines involves three seasons: summer, bald...

 

Haines 4th of July Festivities

Oh, say can you see: Fireworks are back The rockets’ red glare returns this year with a fireworks display that will be shot off Port Chilkoot Dock s...

 

Duly Noted

Costumed guests gathered for Annette Smith’s gold rush-themed birthday party Thursday at Ted and Mimi Gregg’s house. The party included an...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 25, 2015

Drop in salmon prices a blow to fleet

A major drop in prices paid to fishermen soured the opening week of the Lynn Canal commercial gillnet season. Blame it on a storm in the global...

 

Police Report

Monday, June 22 A Tower Road resident reported someone stole approximately 200 gallons of heating fuel over the past month. Police are investigating....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 18, 2015

Drop in gas price should boost independent visitors

Low gas prices could help boost numbers of independent visitors to Haines this summer to the highest numbers in years, but some of the anticipated...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    June 18, 2015

Police Report

Monday, June 15 A Main Street resident reported an intoxicated person loitering and drinking beer in their apartment building’s stairwell, even...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 11, 2015

Road issue, funding delay Chilkoot project

Inter-agency negotiations on the future of the mile-long Chilkoot River Road as well as funding uncertainties will delay for another year...

 

Police Report

Monday, June 8 A Mud Bay Road resident reported people in the area have been constantly running chainsaws and power tools at 5:45 a.m. An officer cont...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 19, 2015

Waiting on weather: Skiers need 1 clear day for event

Organizers of the Freeride World Tour international ski and snowboard competition this week pinned their hopes for staging the event on a forecast...

 

Duly Noted

By Cynthia Allen Leonitus Norman Swanson was born at 11:15 p.m., Jan. 21, at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau to parents Stephana and Kyler...

 

Police Report

Monday, Jan. 5 A motorist reported colliding with a moose at 15.5 Mile Haines Highway. The driver was uninjured and the moose had run off but the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 18, 2014

Crime, weather left mark on 2014

The Haines Borough, its school and police department, came under new management in 2014, a year marked by lopsided weather patterns, infrastructure...

 

Duly Noted

Corrie and Daniel Stickler are parents of Olen Atlas Stickler, born Nov. 11 at 11:30 a.m. in Anchorage. Olen weighed 8 lbs., 11 ounces, and measured...

 
 By Cynthia Allen    News    December 4, 2014

Duly Noted

Former Haines public health nurse Vera Smith turned 100 on Nov. 24. She received cards from the White House and from former Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell,...

 

Duly Noted

Chevy Fowler and Kai Sato-Franks are the managers for the University of Alaska Fairbanks men’s basketball team, the Alaska Nanooks, reports...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 23, 2014

Sockeye surge, hatchery chum buoy gillnetters

An unexpected surge of Chilkoot-run sockeye, stable prices and hatchery chum catches helped make the 2014 commercial gillnet fishery another lucrative...

 

Chilkoot park re-opens

Park ranger Tom Kain said the Division of Parks has re-opened Chilkoot Lake State Wayside to accommodate fall visitors. The campground will be open,...

 

Duly Noted

The Doddridge family’s pet bearded dragon lizard Sheika has been getting adventurous. Jessie Badger said the 15-inch lizard has twice shown up at he...

 

Police Report

Monday, Oct. 6 A caller in the Fort Seward area reported a bear had broken into a garbage containment building and made a mess. Police, wildlife...

 

Duly Noted

Dr. Dan Hart retired from his raptor curator position at the American Bald Eagle Foundation. Chloe Goodson is the foundation’s new raptor curator....

 

Police Report

Monday, Sept. 8 Police received a civil packet to serve on a Haines resident. An anonymous caller reported a person driving an ATV on the Chilkat...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 4, 2014

New ranger hired for Haines-area parks, preserve

Thomas Kain is the new state parks ranger in Haines. Kain has worked for the Division of Parks in...

 

Assembly rolls for corporate interest

It’s not unusual for the Haines Borough Assembly to balk when outside “big government” folks try to tell our community what to do. But...

 

Duly Noted

Sylvia Louise Loewen was born 11:20 p.m. Aug. 4 at Cornell Presbyterian Hospital in New York City to parents Rosalie and Reuben Loewen. She weighed 8...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 21, 2014

Festival highlights bear etiquette

Pepper spray is more effective during encounters with bears than guns, in part because most people aren’t ready to use a gun when a bear approaches,...

 

Editorial

The Haines Borough Assembly reversal last week of its tour moratorium at Chilkoot Lake reflects that the town hasn’t yet figured out its...

 

Reconsideration action legitimate

At the Aug. 12 assembly meeting, Diana Lapham brought up a motion for reconsideration of a previous action that had delayed indefinitely a tour...

 

Duly Noted

About 150 people attended a community reception for newlyweds Luke Hedrick and Sam Fink of Manhattan, N.Y. Saturday at Harriett Hall. The couple was...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014

Assembly flip-flops on tour moratorium

A moratorium on Chilkoot River corridor tour permits ended Tuesday after the Haines Borough Assembly reversed its July 29 decision and issued a canoe...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 14, 2014

Bear festival ready to go, with or without star attractions

On the eve of the Chilkat Valley’s first bear festival, one group of guests was conspicuous by its absence early this week: bears. “The bears...

 

Police Report

Monday, Aug. 4 A caller who asked why the border was closed was advised that those regulations were set by U.S. Customs. Police and fire crews...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 31, 2014

Assembly freezes Chilkoot tours

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-1 Tuesday to put a moratorium on commercial tour permits in the Chilkoot River corridor, following discussion of...

 

Police Report

Monday, July 28 A caller reported a sign posted on the corner of Third Avenue and Main Street violated election laws. Police told the caller the sign...

 

Duly Noted

Reed Scott-Schwalbach and Chris Celauro married July 19 at the Fort Seward tribal house. Reed’s mother and Haines mayor Stephanie...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 10, 2014

Chum harvest spikes; red return strong on 2 rivers

The lead-up to Fourth of July proved a bounty for gillnetters in Lynn Canal, with 240 boats each averaging more than 1,600 chum or 7.4 tons of hatcher...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 19, 2014

Gillnet opener 'fairly good'

Commercial fishermen reeled in a “fairly good showing” of hatchery chum on the south end of the Lynn Canal gillnet fishery during the two-day...

 

Duly Noted

Genny Szymanski and Harry Rietze were married at the Presbyterian Church Friday, followed by a waterfront reception at Letnikof Cove. Fisherman and fr...

 

Police Report

Monday, June 16     A caller in the Fort Seward area reported hearing a bear but not seeing it. He was told bears are an inevitable occurrence in...

 

Duly Noted

Former resident Sherry Takala died June 5 at her daughter’s home in Asotin, Wash. Sherry is the former owner of Noah’s Art, a beached barge in...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 1, 2014

Arts Outlook

Classical guitarist to play Classical guitarist Dimitris Kotronakis will be showing off his lightning-fast style at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 10, 2014

Assembly OKs 2 river tour permits

On 5-1 votes, the Haines Borough Assembly approved a new tour permit for Haines Rafting Co. and expanded tours for Rainbow Glacier Adventures at its...

 

Police Report

Monday, March 24     Police cleared fallen rock from 1.5 Mile Lutak Road.     Police helped a motorist with a dead battery near 3 Mile Lutak Roa...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 13, 2014

Summit: Tourism, real estate sectors rebounding

Presenters at the Haines Chamber of Commerce “Economic Summit” Saturday reported a “considerable rebound” in the local real estate market and...

 

Duly Noted

Ten Klukwan School students and chaperones Cynthia and John McFeeters, Carson Buck and Katherine Hotch recently returned from a Juneau ski trip. The...

 

Stigen: Pilot, 'poetic working man'

Keith Stigen, a "poetic working man" who had careers in military and civilian aviation, died Jan....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 16, 2014

Sewer plant at top of borough's wish list

The Haines Borough’s capital requests “wish list” to the Alaska Legislature for the 2015 fiscal year looks about the same as last year’s...

 

Skiers raise money to use course

Haines Ski Club officials this week said they hope to have a tracked, cross-country ski trail at the Valley of the Eagles Golf Links early next week,...

 

Duly Noted

Lindsay Johnson and Graham Kraft were married Dec. 27 at their property near Viking Cove. The bride, groom, and guests skied and snowshoed to the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 19, 2013

In 2013, projects belied forecast

For the first time since the rebuilt Haines School was oriented toward Old Haines Highway in 2007, students could make it to the school along a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 14, 2013

Tourism bounces back after slow start

A cold spring brought a slow start to the 2013 tour season, but the season rebounded in July and August to finish with numbers on par with last year....

 

Overwhelmed by surprise party

I am still ecstatic from the wonderful kindness showed me Sunday at my 90th birthday party. Thanks to Lisa Schwartz for organizing the entire event....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 17, 2013

Drop in chum price, harvest dampens gillnet year

Reports of record salmon harvests don’t extend to Haines. Lynn Canal gillnetters hauled in fish worth $9.28 million in 2013, down from about $15...

 

Smith: A 'rock solid member of greatest generation'

Longtime resident Marvin L. “Squeak” Smith died at home in Haines Oct. 9 of natural causes. He...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 10, 2013

Four residents qualify for business 'boot camp'

Of nearly 60 applications submitted by aspiring entrepreneurs around Southeast, four Haines residents have reached the semifinals of the Path to...

 
 By Pam Randles    News    October 3, 2013

Wild Things

The autumnal equinox has just passed and the days are getting shorter. Flocks of summer birds are moving south now with their young ones. Skye Posey...

 

Smalley pursued wide interests

A funeral will be held in Anchorage Sept. 25 for Dr. Patrick Smalley, who operated a private dental...

 

Duly Noted

Joe Parnell competed in the Whitehorse Fall Football Classic last weekend. The town revived the flag football tournament – or “Yukon Super...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 29, 2013

Toad nursery in way of improvements at airport

Biologist Tim Shields recently let the Haines Borough Planning Commission in on a little secret – there’s a pond at the airport teeming with...

 

Police Report

Monday, Aug. 26 Dispatch provided a caller with the poison control hotline number to assist with a toddler who had swallowed detergent. A person repor...

 

Court report

Martin Goldberg, 19, was sentenced June 11 after pleading guilty to first-degree criminal trespass March 10. Goldberg and another man took an Alaska...

 

Duly Noted

Levi Samuel Ford was born 12:29 a.m. Aug. 15 at the Juneau Birthing Center to parents Jennifer and Simon Ford. He weighed 9 lbs. and measured 21.25 in...

 

Police Report

Monday, Aug. 19 A Mathias Avenue resident reported receiving obscene phone calls from a howler monkey early in the morning. A caller complained...

 

Police Report

Monday, Aug. 5 A person reported a man and woman engaged in “suspicious activity” in a vehicle parked at Jones Point. Investigation revealed the...

 
 By Pam Randles    News    August 1, 2013

Wild Things

Curiouser and curiouser. There have been a number of unusual sightings this summer. Eric Holle and Katey Palmer were kayaking near Kuiu Island when t...

 

Police Report

Monday, July 29 A caller complained of cyclists in the construction zones on Beach Road making it difficult for cars to pass. Police told the caller...

 

Police Report

Monday, July 22 The American Bald Eagle Foundation took in an injured raven found on First Avenue. A man, who hit another person’s dog with a stick...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 18, 2013

Low sockeye escapement leads to Chilkoot River closure

State sportfish biologists closed Chilkoot River to retention of sockeye salmon this week, in the wake of low escapement of mature fish into Chilkoot...

 

Duly Noted

Ron and Jacque Horn have returned from a trip with college friends David and Vicki Gresham to northwest Alaska to view and photograph the summer...

 
 By Pam Randles    News    July 5, 2013

Wild Things

Last week’s spectacular thunderstorm was another exciting weather event in a season that has seen fires, floods, landslides and volcanic eruptions a...

 

Police Report

Monday, July 1 A caller requested a welfare check on a drunken person at a Young Road residence. Officers and an ambulance crew responded, but the per...

 

Haines 4th of July Preview

For Independence Day 2013, Haines offers classic town events, plus some new ones. See you at the celebration! ____________________...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 20, 2013

AP&T drops effort for Connelly hydro

Alaska Power and Telephone pulled the plug on the Connelly Lake hydroelectric project, surrendering its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)...

 

Residents react to Connelly Lake decision

Residents and organizations in Haines have debated the merits and drawbacks of Alaska Power and Telephone’s proposed hydroelectric project at...

 

Court Report

Giancarlo Gomez, 33, was sentenced May 14 after pleading guilty to driving with a revoked license on Dec. 28. An officer stopped Gomez on Lutak Road...

 

Police Report

Monday, June 17 A domestic dispute was reported in the Small Tracts Road area. Officers responded and the involved people were separated. A caller...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 13, 2013

Gillnetters expecting leaner season

Haines commercial fishermen say they’re expecting a dip in chum salmon prices this year and also say they’ll be watching for interception of...

 

Duly Noted

Manager Susie McCartney said she has 12 vendors signed up for Saturday’s Farmer’s Market. It will be held 10 a.m. to noon under Payson’s...

 

Connelly a concern for fisherman

I’m a fan of hydro power and the clean energy it provides. But, as a commercial fisherman, I’m against Alaska Power & Telephone’s Connelly Lake...

 

Connelly hydro a boondoggle

Hydropower is a great resource and one that currently provides most of our energy needs in the upper Lynn Canal. Alaska Power and Telephone’s push...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 23, 2013

Assembly, AP&T to meet June 25

An Alaska Power and Telephone official is angling to pitch the proposed Connelly Lake project to the Haines Borough Assembly at an upcoming meeting....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 9, 2013

Low-impact option favored at Chilkoot

Haines residents apparently have come to a general consensus about what they would like new bear-viewing infrastructure in the Chilkoot River...

 
 News    May 9, 2013

Business Digest

New taxi outfit serving town Taxi service has returned to Haines after a nine-month hiatus. Anytime Taxi and Tours, owned and operated by Viva and...

 

Ellis had homestead near Chilkoot River

Douglas Ellis, a pump house operator who worked at the former U.S. Army tank farm at Lutak and... Full story

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    April 18, 2013

Editorial

There was never a Chilkoot Lake Ice Classic, though Ted Gregg thought there should have been. Ted stood up at a Haines Chamber of Commerce meeting in... Full story

 

Salmon can co-exist with hydro plant

Rob Goldberg is concerned that a road, a bridge, a penstock, a dam, a powerhouse and a transmission line to Connelly Lake hydro site will affect the... Full story

 

Apply Schubee test to Connelly Lake

The engineering report on the potential of Schubee Lake as a hydropower site doesn’t tell us much that’s new. A stream gauge wasn’t used to... Full story

 

Integrated process best for Connelly

ce again Alaska Power and Telephone has announced that they will seek a licensing process, this time the alternative licensing process that is... Full story

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 4, 2013

Williamson: Borough indifference led to lawsuit

A man who sued the Haines Borough over his son’s drowning at Port Chilkoot Dock beach said this week he brought the suit because of concerns about t... Full story

 

Borough: Tweak sockeye study

The Haines Borough is taking a closer look before signing off on a $10,000 study of local commercial fish stocks and management. The draft report,...

 

Police Report

Tuesday, Feb. 19 A local business reported theft of money from an employee. Police began an investigation. A chimney fire was reported on Second Avenu...

 

Police Report

Monday, Jan. 28 A library employee reported a vehicle parked in the parking lot overnight. The employee asked that the owner move the vehicle as...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 17, 2013

Connelly Lake facing obstacles

Funding issues, local opposition, and permitting hurdles are grinding the progress of the proposed Connelly Lake hydroelectric project to a slow...

 

LCC right to recruit for board elections

Dave Werner’s letter correctly identified many issues that Lynn Canal Conservation (LCC) considers threatening to our fish, wildlife, and waters,...

 

Duly Noted

A group of Haines High School alumni got together for a hike and snowshoe up Mount Ripinsky between Christmas and New Year’s. They included Fran...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 20, 2012

Holiday events: Reasons to get off sofa

The weather outside may be frightful, but there’s a slate of happenings to get one out of the house during the holidays. On Saturday, Dec. 22, the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 20, 2012

Museum hosts walks

The Sheldon Museum is hosting a series of walks around town, from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. The walks offer an opportunity for residents to learn...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 20, 2012

Lutak Dock at top of borough's 'wish list'

Both the Haines Borough Assembly and the planning commission agreed that $2.6 million in upgrades to the Lutak Dock should top the borough’s...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 22, 2012

Power issues hurdle for pellet plant plan

Power supply issues have sent plans for a Chilkoot Indian Association-owned wood pellet production plant back to the drawing board. A feasibility...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 8, 2012

Canal salmon value exceeds $15 million: Hatchery chum harvest soars

A hatchery chum harvest nearly 50 percent larger than last year’s record combined with the largest sockeye catch in 20 years propelled the value of...

 

Burkhardt enjoyed wildlife, quiet of town

A memorial service for Ann Burkhardt, 78, was held Saturday at Chapel-by-the Lake in Juneau. Burkhar...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 18, 2012

Scout officials, youths dedicate camp upgrade

Resident Norm Smith recalled a Boy Scout campout in the early 1960s, when a Scout leader took him and others out to Chilkoot Lake in an old school...

 

Editorial

Fall fishing in Haines is a long tradition and growing attraction. We can make it just right by addressing basic needs. Garbage cans and restrooms...

 

Collars turn up new information about bears

Recent information from a study of two collared, female bears on the Chilkoot River suggests the animals can outgrow behaviors like stealing fish...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 11, 2012

Campground closes after 4th tent crushed

State park ranger Preston Kroes closed Chilkoot Lake campground this week, about 10 days earlier than in recent years. “With me being the only emplo...

 

Brownies had great time at Chilkoot

The Haines Girls Scout Troop 4101 Brownies would like to give a special thanks to Rainbow Glacier Adventures for a great time at Chilkoot...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 27, 2012

Police report

Monday, Sept. 24 A person reported being assaulted outside a bar; an officer responded but was unable to make contact with either party. A caller...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 13, 2012

Police report

Monday, Sept. 10 A harassment charge was filed after a person reported receiving numerous phone calls from another person who’d previously been...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 6, 2012

Connelly Lake hits eagle preserve hurdle

Developers of the proposed Connelly Lake hydroelectric project must acquire permitting for ground-disturbing activities in the Alaska Chilkat Bald...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 6, 2012

Judge rejects tow claim against Bigfoot

District Court Judge Keith Levy ruled Tuesday that tow truck operator Paul Nelson broke no laws when he charged a Whitehorse, Y.T. resident $780 to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 30, 2012

State won't fund bear monitor job

State parks director Ben Ellis this week cited a department budget shortfall and a reported decrease in bear activity at Chilkoot River for his...

 

Thanks, AMG, for great adventures

Thank you Alaska Mountain Guides for taking us on great adventures. We had a lot of fun hiking Seduction Point, Mount Riley, and Mount Ripinsky, and...

 

White, launched Halsingland Hotel, dies at 98

Hilma White, who owned and operated the Halsingland Hotel more than 30 years and worked 20 years more maintaining the Port Chilkoot Camper Park and...

 

Duly Noted

Hilma White, who helped establish the Hotel Halsingland and operated the Port Chilkoot Camper Park for decades, died Saturday at Haines Assisted Livin...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Blotter    August 2, 2012

Police Blotter

Monday, July 30 Police issued a warning to a person who walked through wet cement at Fourth Avenue and Union Street. A strong smell of marijuana was...

 

Sockeye pouring into Chilkoot

Commercial gillnetting moved to the mouth of the Chilkoot River this week as fishery managers sought to capitalize on sockeye escapement numbers into...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 19, 2012

Mayor: Tow complaint a civil matter

Mayor Stephanie Scott said there doesn’t appear to be a remedy in Haines Borough code for addressing complaints of two visitors who said they were...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 12, 2012

Assembly supports ILP for Connelly project

The Haines Borough Assembly on a 4-2 vote Tuesday endorsed an integrated licensing process for the proposed Connelly Lake hydroelectric project. The...

 

Duly Noted

Kaitlin Podsiki and Bryan Combs were married Saturday, July 7 in Haines. Kaitlin was escorted down the aisle of the cruise ship dock by her father, Gr...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 5, 2012

Chum catches strong in second week

Gillnetters netted 120,000 hatchery chums during a three-day opening in Lynn Canal last week, as a record number of boats – 135 from all around...

 

Duly Noted

Friends gathered on scooters for a Saturday jaunt to 33 Mile to celebrate the birthday of Pam Sloper recently. Ladies rented the scooters in town and...

 

Connelly poor choice for fish, power

Alaska Power and Telephone does not seem to know or care about the valuable salmon runs that feed the people, wildlife and forests of Haines. At the...

 

Will AP&T study climate change effect?

Recent news on the flooding on the Chilkoot River got me thinking, especially after I witnessed so much water running over the top of the weir on...

 

Speak out for, or against, Connelly Lake

To everyone in Haines who eats, catches or sells salmon, including subsistence, sport, charter, and commercial fishermen, and wildlife tour operators:...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 28, 2012

Connelly project under fire at meetings

Alaska Power and Telephone officials heard opposition and a battery of questions about the proposed Connelly Lake hydro-electric project at public...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 28, 2012

Fourth of July events spread 4 days

A facilitator is needed for the annual pie-eating contest, but other Haines traditions are ready to go and some new events have been added to Fourth...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 28, 2012

Price down slightly as gillnet season starts

Prices slightly below last season’s were paid to commercial fishermen during Lynn Canal’s first commercial gillnet opening of the year, June...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 28, 2012

Police Blotter

Monday, June 25 Several bags of garbage were reported left out at a Barnett Drive residence and a bear got into one bag. Police were attempting to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 21, 2012

Police Blotter

Monday, June 18 A person was taken into protective custody and transported to Juneau to receive help. A caller reported RVs parked illegally on Beach...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 14, 2012

Three-year eulachon study ends

The final year of a three-year study on eulachon runs in the Chilkat Valley documented an estimated return of 7.1 million of the smelt-like fish to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 14, 2012

Residents to Fish and Game: Protect wild red runs

Residents at a June 6 meeting in Haines said they were afraid the state was repeating mistakes of the past, including boosting fishermen elsewhere at...

 

Borough economic office may be axed

By Krista Kielsmeier Haines Borough code mandates the municipality have a department of economic development and a director to lead it. “Despite...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 19, 2012

'Priority list' sought for Chilkoot

Residents got a look at the first round of the state’s thinking about improvements along the Chilkoot River corridor at a meeting Tuesday with...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 29, 2012

Connelly Lake gets 1st permit

Characterizing concerns about the Connelly Lake project as either premature or not applicable, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on March 19...

 

Duly Noted

Alijah James Thompson was born Feb. 6 to Dawn Shannon and Levi Thompson in Whitehorse, Y.T. Alijah weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 22 inches....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 1, 2012

A rising drumbeat for wild fish

Commercial fishermen are hoping to enlist broad community support in an effort to reverse a perceived decline in the area’s wild salmon runs,...

 
 By Bill Kurz    Letters    March 1, 2012

LNG better option than hydro power

As an observer at last week’s Connelly Lake hydro project meeting, it quickly became obvious that it’s simply not cost effective to build that...

 

Study: Chilkoot Watershed a diverse habitat

A recently completed comprehensive fish study of the Chilkoot watershed found a diverse and healthy habitat for several species of fish, including...

 

Smith's legacy spanned from battlefield to classroom

Near the end of his life, he was honored by U.S. military brass as a hero for helping liberate Nazi death camps, but to a generation of Haines...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 22, 2011

Chilkat Valley year in review

An assembly recall campaign and a new effort targeting underage drinking punctuated the year 2011 in the Chilkat Valley News. Extreme weather and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 8, 2011

In bumper year, fleet frets about wild runs' fate

Gillnet fishermen in Lynn Canal harvested salmon worth $9.38 million in 2011, with nearly 80 percent of the catch value coming from hatchery-raised...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 1, 2011

Assembly wants more Connelly Lake studies

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday voted 4-2 to request the federal government require developers of a potential hydro-electric project above...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 24, 2011

Assembly to revisit Connelly Lake issue

The Haines Borough Assembly will hold a special meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday to formulate comment on a preliminary permit sought by Alaska Power & Telep...

 
 By CVN Staff    Opinion    November 24, 2011

Opinion

It’s prudent that the Haines Borough start socking away money for major repairs or replacement of its premier facilities, like the Chilkat...

 

Duly Noted

Corbin Eames Brooks was born Nov. 7 to Elissa and Chris Brooks. Corbin weighed 8 lbs., 3 ozs. and measured 21 inches. Corbin joins brothers Ohlin and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 27, 2011

AP&T to Chamber: Schubee Lake poses challenges

As a source of hydro-electricity, Schubee Lake poses a host of construction challenges and would produce only about half as much power as Connelly...

 

Anderson helped on animal causes, worked at local shops

Neighbors, family, and friends will hold a potluck 3 p.m. Sunday at 35 Mile Old Haines Highway to celebrate the life of Mosquito Lake resident Linda J...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 13, 2011

Gillnetting ends; Chilkat red return misses goal for 2nd year

The Lynn Canal commercial fishing season ended Wednesday, Oct. 5. "The fall run of chum and coho was petering out. It’s winding down...

 
 By CVN Staff    Blotter    October 13, 2011

Police Blotter

Monday, Oct. 10 A caller reported a vehicle parked on the side of the road at 4 Mile Haines Highway, making it difficult to pass. A state trooper...

 

Duly Noted

   Kelly Edmond, HHS class of 2008, graduated from Marine Corps Officer Candidates School on Aug. 13. The ten-week program was filled with...

 

Duly Noted

Friends and family celebrated the marriage of Nori Nash and Brian Pindel Sunday. Nori and Brian were married in a civil ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand...

 
 By CVN Staff    Blotter    August 11, 2011

Police Blotter

Monday, Aug. 8 A caller reported a skateboarder in the middle of the road on Union Street. A caller reported a possible fraud case involving e-mail. A...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    July 14, 2011

Deck invaluable camp host

Alaska State Parks would like to recognize Bob Deck for his dedicated work these past three seasons as volunteer camp host at the Chilkoot Lake...

 
 By Pam Randles    News    July 7, 2011

Wild Things

The fish are running, the birds are singing, and it isn’t raining. Between April and June of this year we have only had 3 inches of rainfall....

 
 By CVN Staff    News    June 30, 2011

Haines, Klukwan spared in vetoes; Road work, heritage center get go-ahead

Haines and Klukwan capital projects survived Gov. Sean Parnell’s veto pen on Wednesday, netting the area nearly $9 million in funds. Projects...

 
 By CVN Staff    Blotter    June 23, 2011

Police Blotter

Monday, June 20 A caller reported receiving a fraudulent phone call stating they had won $100, and then was asked for their credit card number....

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    June 16, 2011

Senior Class relishes Chilkoot Lake trip

On behalf of the Haines High School Senior Class, I would like to thank Shane Horton of Chilkoot Lake Tours for an amazing senior class trip across...

 
 By CVN Staff    Blotter    June 16, 2011

Police Blotter

Monday, June 13 A caller reported someone had been driving recklessly at the Chilkoot Lake campground. An officer contacted the individuals and gave...

 
 By CVN Staff    Blotter    June 9, 2011

Police Blotter

Monday, June 6 A caller reported three vehicles parked in the no parking zone at the Port Chilkoot Dock. The caller also said someone had removed the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 19, 2011

Capital bill holds $9 million for town; Parnell yet to wield veto pen

The Alaska Legislature has approved about $8.5 million in capital projects spending in the Haines Borough, including $4.5 million for rehabilitation...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 12, 2011

Court rejects Juneau access study

A court decision last week against the Juneau Access Project is a victory for the towns of Haines and Skagway, a Lynn Canal Conservation spokesman...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 12, 2011

Count:10 million Chilkoot eulachon

More than 10 million eulachon migrated past the Chilkoot River bridge, a return about five times the size of the one there last year, according to a...

 

Duly Noted

Helen Burrows, 95, died peacefully Feb. 26 at an assisted living facility in Seaside, Ore., following a stroke. Her granddaughter LaZell Hammons was w...

 

Signs more than a pole in ground; Finding way not so obvious to newcomers here

The Haines Borough Assembly in a 4-2 vote March 8 authorized $14,052 to MRV Architects of Juneau for final design on a signage project that aims to...

 

Paintball, ski biathlon set for Saturday

The first Takshanuk Biathlon is scheduled for noon Saturday at Chilkoot Lake. The event combines an approximately 5K cross-country ski race with...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    February 23, 2011

Piers sought at Chilkoot

The state Division of Parks is pushing ahead with a request for bear-viewing platforms along the Chilkoot River, regional superintendent Mike...

 

Opinion

Ice creepers always seemed to me designed for the elderly or feeble. Then I fell last week three times on a single trip home. Aging, they say, is...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 20, 2011

Skate injury leads to a life without taste, smell

Maggie Stern doesn’t eat at restaurants so much anymore. And she no longer buys fancy spices. Stern, a 42-year-old Haines hairdresser, fell on...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 6, 2011

Skaters survive fall through ice

Tim McDonough said he and wife Ann Myren will be wearing new Canadian-made ice spikes on future skating outings following their fall through the ice...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    January 6, 2011

Chilkoot corridor work postponed

A planned meeting to discuss designating a portion of the Chilkoot Lake watershed a state recreation site or state recreation area has been postponed...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    January 6, 2011

Assembly adopts rogue tour rule

The Haines Borough Assembly on Dec. 28 approved an ordinance that creates a waiting period for tour applicants with dodgy histories and rejected a...

 
 By CVN Staff    Blotter    January 6, 2011

Police Blotter

Monday, Jan. 3 A caller reported two people screaming at each other on Main Street. An officer responded and found two intoxicated males arguing...

 

Keeling led local Girl Scout group

Former resident Nora Clare Keeling died Dec. 13 in Mount Vernon, Wash. She was 74 and suffered from complications of diabetes. Nora was born in Reno,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 16, 2010

Heli-skiers, bears, dock stole headlines in 2010

The fate of the waterfront, regulation of helicopter skiing and problems with bears dominated headlines in 2010. The town also celebrated its second...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 9, 2010

Parks to pursue authority for Chilkoot River Road

The state’s Division of Parks will seek authority on the Chilkoot River Road, investigate bear-viewing platforms or elevated walkways, and...

 

Rose: Quiet, caring 'Office Mom'

Longtime resident and business manager Corlene Rose died Sunday, Nov. 7 in Anchorage at the Alaska Regional Hospital, of complications from lung cance...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    November 18, 2010

Rep. Thomas plans meeting on Chilkoot

State Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Haines, has scheduled a Friday, Dec. 3 meeting to discuss possible management changes along the Chilkoot River, including ne...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    November 18, 2010

Skiers to seek non-profit status; Ideas include Internet snow report, track-setting

The Haines Ski Club will incorporate as a non-profit and plans to post snow and trail conditions regularly on the Internet. Thirty-five residents...

 

Tour idea stymies assembly; Question is whether to place limits after permit denial

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 30, will hold a third public hearing for an ordinance that aims to limit repeat applications for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 4, 2010

Robust prices make season for canal gillnet fleet

Robust salmon prices turned an average harvest into an above-average season for Haines gillnetters. The surge in prices to their highest point in...

 

Duly Noted

Andrew Mark Koverdan arrived Sept. 3 to parents Alissa and Mark Koverdan. Andrew weighed 8 lbs., 9 ozs. and measured 21 inches. Andrew joins his...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 16, 2010

Watershed group highlights Big Boulder, culvert projects

Log and rock structures placed in a channel dug last year are aimed at increasing king salmon spawning capacity in Big Boulder Creek. Since 1995,...

 
 By CVN Staff    Blotter    September 9, 2010

Police Blotter

  Monday, Sept. 6 A caller reported two bears walking up Second Avenue, north of Main Street at 2:30 a.m. Officer responded and found the bears...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 26, 2010

'Bear jams' and crowd control at issue

Volunteers and some residents who live near Chilkoot River are calling on law enforcement officials to start ticketing bear-viewers and motorists who...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    August 19, 2010

Good that bears are smarter than we

Maybe we should post pictures of the people who have been attacked by a brown bear, like my father, and post them on a sign by the Chilkoot River...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    August 12, 2010

Summer school learned about bears

Is it possible to live in harmony with bears? The Haines Borough School District’s summer school would like to thank our community for helping...

 
 By CVN Staff    Opinion    August 12, 2010

Opinion

Don’t miss the 100th Anniversary Community Potluck Picnic-Street Party-Portrait Shoot! Bring a lawn chair. 1 p.m. Sunday. YARD SALE: Saturday 8...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    August 5, 2010

Seven apply in second round of harbormaster hire

The Haines Borough will consider seven new applications for harbormaster, seeking to fill a position that’s been open three months. Applicants...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    July 29, 2010

NSRAA loses king contract

The state has terminated an aquaculture group’s contract for the Lutak king salmon enhancement project, where recent accidents are pushing up pe...

 
 By Rosalie Loewen    News    July 1, 2010

Millhand views town 34 years later

Bob Deck left Haines in 1976 and didn’t come back until 2004. The town looked the same, but things were different. "Now there are a lot of...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    June 24, 2010

Gillnet season start

Catches were down but prices were up in the first week of the Lynn Canal commercial gillnet fishery. A dry spring may be keeping hatchery chums from f...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 10, 2010

Veto ax kills fair funds, dock sale Residents opposed funding source for requests

 Some residents opposed $2 million in state funding for Klukwan’s purchase of the Chilkat Cruises dock and vessel and $277,000 for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 3, 2010

New bear monitor has experience in similar settings

 Five years ago, Shannon Donahue read a newspaper story about a biologist who studied interactions between people and bears along the Chilkoot...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    June 3, 2010

Two hiking parties helped off Riley

 Deep snow and confusing flagging tape are making hiking on Mount Riley tricky, say members of the local search and rescue team. Two hiking parti...