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Assembly reverses heliport decision

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday night reversed the planning commission's decision to grant a conditional use permit (CUP) for a Chilkat River...

Alcan race canceled due to road conditions

The 2023 Alcan 200 snowmachine race was canceled Saturday after poor road conditions caused two government snowplows to get stuck on the highway the...

Hearing granted over Palmer wastewater permit

A state administrative law judge will hear concerns raised by the Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan (CIV) and environmental groups about a plan to...

UA plans to use land as carbon credits

The University of Alaska unveiled a proposal last month to designate most of its Chilkat Valley land as part of a new statewide carbon credit...

New Klukwan preschool boosts low enrollment

Klukwan reopened its preschool this week after four years without a program. The move could boost...

The gift of Christmas

Kanye West/Ye, Andrew Torba of GAB, Alex Jones of InfoWars and all such, who are neither Christians nor Patriots: The United States of America...

Thank you CVCF

The Haines Sheldon Museum is grateful for the $2,400 gift from the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation in support of improving our digital access....

Ignorance is bliss

Oh, the luxury of not living a conspiracy-minded life! The luxury of not noticing the movement toward tyranny, technocracy, and transhumanism in our...

I stand corrected

In my recent paid commentary concerning our goat herd I had called on the “powers that be to do the right thing”. Well, two of the powers that...

Former bush teacher, adventurer dies at 78

Steve "Smitty" Smith, a retired Alaska school teacher and eccentric remembered by friends as a...

English author, pipeline worker, dies at 90

Margaret Piggott, a steadfast hiker, outdoorswoman, traveler and author who moved to Haines 50...

Duly Noted

Joanne Waterman recently visited friends Norm and Suzanne Vuillet-Smith and Greg and Carol Goodman in Mexico. It’s part of convalescence for... Full story

Glacier Bears rally in Denali

Two championship titles, a miraculous last-minute comeback and multiple MVP awards capped off a historic trip to Talkeetna last weekend for...

Wrestling program growth bolstered by middle school athletes

The Haines middle school wrestling program has expanded to 19 athletes including four fifth graders—up from six wrestlers last year. It’s a... Full story

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