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April sets new record of unemployment in Haines

In April, Haines Borough unemployment rose to 27.3%, an all-time high for the Chilkat Valley. Haines’ seasonal economy typically means...

Small cruise ships could return to Haines sooner than expected

At least one cruise line is taking steps to resume sailings in Lynn Canal as early as next month. At Tuesday’s assembly meeting, tourism director...

District works on plans for next school year amid pandemic

As students enter summer vacation amid decreasing COVID-19 restrictions, administrators are busy preparing for what the next school year might look...

Lucy Harrell's legacy continues

Four nonprofits received a boon Tuesday in the form of sizable donations from the trust of the late Lucy Harrell, including $1 million to the...

Manager addresses assembly, mayor after her termination

Former Haines Borough manager Debra Schnabel on Tuesday night addressed the assembly members and mayor who fired her last week, and placed final...

Assembly should seek Schnabel's return

I want to express my disappointment in the assembly and mayor for their recent actions in the surprise firing of manager Debra Schnabel. This hasty...

Town lost committed, passionate leader

I hold the Haines Borough assembly in contempt. Debra Schnabel has managed borough affairs admirably for three years. If she is at fault for...

Fix borough by electing managers

Well, this is really cute. In the middle of a world- class pandemic and a major budget crisis, the mayor and assembly decide to fire our manager?...

Advice for serving readers and selling papers

In light of the assembly’s ouster of Deborah Schnabel, I would like to thank Kyle Clayton and the rest of the staff at Chilkat Valley News for...

Former Borough Manager Debra Schnabel's response to her termination

On May 22 the Borough’s attorney offered me the opportunity to respond to any statement made by the public or by members of the Assembly during...

Duly Noted

Thomas McGuire’s novel Steller’s Orchid, published in June 2019 by Boreal Books, received a silver medal at the Independent Booksellers Awards...

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Church Services Directory

Chilkat Valley Baptist Church 614 Main Street Pastor Royce L. McCoy Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School and Worship, 6 p.m. Worship Service Wednesday:...

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