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Kirby resignation opens third assembly seat in local election

Haines Borough assembly member Caitie Kirby resigned on July 29, opening a third seat on the assembly for the October municipal election. In a...

Colorado organization rescues six suspected Haines wolfdogs

While thousands danced and dined at the Southeast Alaska State Fair last weekend, Drew Robertson of Sedalia, Colorado was rescuing a half dozen...

CIA embarks on initiative to boost Tlingit language use

There are only three fluent Tlingit language speakers left in the Chilkat Valley — and the Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) is working hard to...

State adopts new forest management schedule

The state last week adopted a five-year forest management schedule for the Haines State Forest that outlines several proposed timber sales as well...

Gillnetters see strong sockeye returns

Lynn Canal gillnetters hauled in the best catches of the season so far during the past week. Alaska Department of Fish and Game commercial fisheries...

Thanks for rezoning efforts

Dear Friends of Chilkat Inlet Retreat, borough assembly, planning commission, planner Dave Long and mayor Olerud, Thank you for your efforts...

Thanks for a great fair

Amanda Randles and her team deserve a big thank you for organizing and putting on a great Southeast State Fair. I think everyone had a good time...

Need help with my garbage math skills

I have a math problem that I need help with, a story problem, if you remember those from your school days: Recently I visited family in the Lower 48...

Public deserves a say in wastewater plan

Thank you for covering the lack of public notice on the construction approval for the Palmer Project’s wastewater discharge system. Six...

Thomas W. Boisvert

Obituary submitted by Sally Boisvert. Sally and Marie Boisvert's father, Tom Boisvert, Professor...

Leatha Vada Aitken

Obituary submitted by Sherry Aitken. Leatha Vada Aitken "Vada" went home to her Lord on July 19,...

Duly Noted

The Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) hosted their annual Culture Camp at Chilkoot Lake from July 17-23. Mary Cruise Folletti, Lkoot Kwáan Culture...

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