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 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 Natalie Helms    News    May 24, 2018 

Six runners dash to Anchorage for state meet in nine events

Six members of the Haines High School track team, including five underclassmen, are on their way to...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 24, 2018 

Harbor dispute headed for mediation

The Haines Borough and Pacific Pile & Marine could end up in mediation over a dispute about the hardness of the harbor basin, according to borough...

 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 Natalie Helms    News    May 24, 2018 

Eagle council weighs in on timber sale

The Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Advisory Council recommended the University of Alaska not log within the boundaries of the preserve after...

 By Natalie Helms    News    May 24, 2018 

Parks and rec to draft letter alerting UA to trails

The Haines Borough Parks and Recreation Committee voted Wednesday to draft a letter, for assembly approval, alerting the University of Alaska and the...

 By Natalie Helms    News    May 24, 2018 

Planning commission seeks outside review for resource extraction

The Haines Borough Planning Commission recommended last week that its resource extraction definition go for professional, legal and staff review...

 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...

 By Natalie Helms    News    May 24, 2018 

Committee considers nixing rent taxes

The Haines Borough Assembly Finance Committee is interested in abolishing sales tax for long-term renters that would leave a $70,000 hole in the borou...

 By Natalie Helms    News    May 24, 2018 

New administrator hired for Chatham School District

The Chatham School District hired from within for its new superintendent as Gustavus School principal Ann Hilburn plans to take over the position...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 24, 2018 

Tobacco tax revenues low in first quarter

The borough collected $14,422 in tobacco excise taxes in the first three months of its enactment—slightly less than projections if the trend...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 24, 2018 

Triathlon participation hikes in second year

With the cut-off still three weeks away, participation in the Chilkat Challenge Triathlon is nearly double that of last year’s inaugural event....

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 24, 2018 

Assembly rejects cop grant

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously rejected a $125,000 federal grant at its regular May 8 meeting that would pay nearly half of an additional pol...

 By Natalie Helms    News    May 24, 2018 

Magistrate to maintain post

Judge Linn Asper isn’t sure how long he’ll extend his temporary stay at Haines District Court as the Alaska court system remains in limbo. At a...

 News    May 24, 2018 

Distilleries back to serving cocktails

Alaska’s distilleries can continue mixing drinks and serving cocktails as they always have after months of proposed law changes and uncertainty....

 By Natalie Helms    News    May 24, 2018 

Eagle foundation builds new aviaries

The American Bald Eagle Foundation broke ground on remodeling its aviaries this month with goals to finish construction by October. Education and...

 News    May 24, 2018 

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...

 News    May 24, 2018 

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 24, 2018 

Water damage to stone wall leads to removal

Replacing gutters at the Haines Sheldon Museum revealed 30 years of water damage to accessory...

 News    May 24, 2018 

Jesse McGraw drives a ball in recent golf tournament

Jesse McGraw drives during the 16th Annual University of Alaska Southeast Alumni and Friends Haines...

 News    May 24, 2018 

Headstart Graduation

Preschoolers graduated from Haines Headstart last week in an outside ceremony.... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 17, 2018

Meeting of the Moms: Opera singer spends first Mother's Day with both moms

For the first time in 50 years, Katie Saunders spent this Mother's Day with her birth mother-a...

 By Natalie Helms    News    May 17, 2018

Enrollment drop could hurt school budget

The Haines Borough School District is at risk of losing $154,895 if school enrollment decreases as expected this fall. Interim superintendent Rich...


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