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 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 25, 2020 

Cornejo to step down from Constantine, work as consultant

Constantine Metal Resources has reduced its share of the Palmer Project and vice president of community affairs Liz Cornejo stepped down from the...

 By Kyle Clayton    COVID-19    June 25, 2020 

COVID-19 count rises to five

This week four new COVID-19 cases were reported, one asymptomatic female and three Excursion Inlet cannery workers. About 50 people attended an...

 By Kyle Clayton    COVID-19    June 25, 2020 

Haines EOC says individual refuses to quarantine, situation now resolved

The Haines Borough Emergency Operations Center (EOC) issued a press release on Facebook Wednesday evening stating that an asymptomatic woman who...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 18, 2020

Police authorized to kill sow, cubs damaging property

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has given the Haines Borough Police Department permission to kill a sow and two cubs after reports of property...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 11, 2020

Volunteers rally for food security, Mosquito Lake Community Center

About 60 volunteers helped cultivate a new community garden Saturday at the Mosquito Lake Community...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 11, 2020

Environmental group scrutinizes Constantine PEA

Rivers Without Borders commissioned an analysis of Constantine Metals’ preliminary economic assessment (PEA) which describes the Palmer Project as ...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 4, 2020

More stores, borough facilities reopen

The Bookstore opened its doors Wednesday for the first time since March 15. Owner Amy Kane, who recently purchased the business, was only open for a...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 4, 2020

Friedenauer resigns from HEDC with plans to move from Haines

Haines Economic Development Corporation executive director Margaret Friedenauer is resigning from her position this month and is leaving Haines for a...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 4, 2020

Arts Outlook

Artists assist borough with COVID-19 outreach Seven Haines artists painted signs posted throughout...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 28, 2020

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...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 28, 2020

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 Chilkat...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 28, 2020

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...

 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    May 28, 2020


The following document is the first draft of the borough assembly's statement regarding the...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 21, 2020

Assembly narrowly fires manager: mayor breaks tie

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday evening to fire borough manager Debra Schnabel without cause, with mayor Jan Hill breaking a 3-3 tie vote....

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 21, 2020

Landfill to collect garbage at upper valley location

On June 6 Community Waste Solutions will begin collecting household waste at the Mosquito Lake Community Center every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon....


Brewington remembered for kind heart

Sherrie Brewington died May 1, 2020 after succumbing to colon cancer. She was 69. Brewington was...

 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    May 21, 2020

The Books of Lost Code

To those Chilkat Valley News readers who are depressed, dismayed and demoralized upon hearing the...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 14, 2020

Assembly suspends manager with pay

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 at its regular meeting Tuesday to suspend borough manager Debra Schnabel with pay. The assembly will hold an...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 14, 2020

More businesses open their doors as others limit customers

More businesses have opened their doors as phase two of the state’s Reopen Alaska Responsibly plan took effect last Friday, but others are still clo...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 7, 2020

Assembly to consider suspending manager with aim to fire

On Monday, assembly member Paul Rogers asked borough manager Debra Schnabel to resign and said that... Full story


State relaxes mandates, some remain cautious

While some local business owners are expanding operations since the state's "Reopen Alaska Responsib... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 30, 2020

As oil prices crash, residents question high pump prices

Oil prices began to plummet in mid-February due to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic and economic downturn and bottomed out around April 21. Haines gas...


Spring eulachon run brings people together for the first time since March

As spring slowly unlocks in the Chilkat Valley, so too have state social distancing restrictions,... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 30, 2020

Price named '2020 Distinguished Artist' by Rasmuson Foundation

Wayne Price was honored Wednesday at the Rasmuson Foundations Distinguished Artist for 2020. The ann...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 23, 2020

Ocean-going king smolt continues to dip

An estimated 61,000 king smolt left the Chilkat River drainage in 2015, the lowest on record according to new Alaska Department of Fish and Game...


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