Chilkat Valley News - Serving Haines and Klukwan, Alaska since 1966

Roofs, sheds collapse after heavy snow then rain

Heavy snow followed by rain last week damaged homes around town. Shori Heaton awoke on Sunday to find that her woodshed had collapsed under a wet...

Assembly grants heliski tour permit to fourth operator

After months of debate, the Haines Borough Assembly granted a heliski tour permit to a fourth operator in the Chilkat Valley. The Jan. 11 decision...

Harbor ramp sinks at night; residents step in to fix it

A heavy snow load, ice buildup, strong wind and an especially low tide combined to sink the harbor...

AMHS adds two sailings with private ferry

Following complaints about diminished ferry service to the upper Lynn Canal, the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) added two January sailings...

New year brings new hope for tourism

Haines had fewer visitors in 2021 than in any other year for the last two decades, except 2020, according to a report compiled by Haines Borough...

Thanks to Santa and his elf

The Haines Sheldon Museum would like to thank Santa and his Elf (Niall and Tami Hackett) for entertaining Haines families at the museum this Holiday...

Thanks for cheering on the polar dip

Many thanks to Alaska Marine Lines, Haines Homes Building and Howsers for donations that made the 17th Haines Polar Bear Dip a success. Also, thanks...

Thank you, Eric Holle

Thank you, Eric Holle, for three decades of care and advocacy on behalf of Southeast Alaska’s wild and priceless environment: fisheries habitat,...

Let's stay community-minded

Seriously? “… what am I going to do for myself? What am I going to do for me to keep me safe?” This quote from the new Borough manager in a...

Recent paid commentaries are antithesis of civil discourse

The ADF&G, Division of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) is constitutionally mandated to manage game using sustained yield principles. Within that mandate...

Vuillet: athlete, world traveler

A family funeral service for Bob Vuillet, 88, was held Dec. 30 at St. Michael and All Angels...

Duly Noted

Everest Jon Jusi was born to Ariana Marquardt and Maxwell Jusi at the Juneau Birth Center at 4:50 p.m. on Jan. 4. Everest weighed 7 lbs., 8.5...

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