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 By Max Graham    News    September 29, 2022 

Early data shows kings missed escapement target

The Chilkat king salmon run gave mixed signals this year, falling below the strength of recent years but well above the record low of 2018, according...

 

Examining claims about the Lutak Dock project

Many claims have been made in recent months that have led to confusion about the Lutak Dock renovation project. The CVN evaluated several of those cla...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 29, 2022 

Canada to lift covid restrictions at border

Canadian officials announced Monday they will lift remaining covid restrictions at the border for non-essential travelers. Starting Oct. 1, visitors...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 29, 2022 

Resident named Alaska's museum volunteer of the year

Museums Alaska last week named Haines resident Michael Marks the state's "volunteer of the year."...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 29, 2022 

Having babies and budgeting: students simulate adult life at "reality fair"

Many babies were born at the Haines School gym Sept. 22. Imaginary babies, that is. Haines juniors a...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 29, 2022 

Moose hunt stays steady

Eighteen moose have been harvested in the Chilkat Valley two weeks into Unit 1D hunt and with one week left, as of Wednesday. Eleven were harvested...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 22, 2022

Candidates deviate on dock, agree on sales tax at debate

The future of the Lutak Dock, the borough’s role in solid waste management and changes to tax code dominated discussion at a Sept. 15 debate among...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 22, 2022

Chilkat sockeye salmon run bounces back after two poor years

The Chilkat River sockeye run bounced back this summer after two struggling years, according to state data. The run reached the lower end of the...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 22, 2022

USDA investment to fund community-wide compost facility

A recent injection of federal money into Southeast Alaska sustainable development projects is helping fund a new community-wide composting facility...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 22, 2022

Public input on ANCSA land withdrawals due by Oct. 17

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on plans that could free up federal land in the Haines Borough to be conveyed to the...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 22, 2022

Employment rebounds from pandemic low, but not entirely

Employment in the Haines Borough has rallied from its mid-pandemic low but still is short of pre-pandemic levels, according to state data and an...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 15, 2022

State vacates approval of Palmer Project wastewater plan

More than three months after the state’s division of water approved plans for a revised wastewater discharge system at the Palmer Project, the...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 15, 2022

Ferry schedule released with month-long gap

Haines won’t see a ferry between Jan. 7 and Feb. 4 unless the state adds sailings to the winter schedule it published Wednesday. And only one ferry...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 15, 2022

KHNS ups pay, cuts daily deadline to attract reporters

Haines’ only radio station has upped its pay and cut back on deadlines in an effort to fill a reporter position that’s been vacant since May. For...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 15, 2022

Without assistant principal, school district distributes duties among staff

The unanticipated resignation of Haines School’s assistant principal last month has led the school district to distribute duties among existing...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 8, 2022

Fairbanks murder suspect apprehended at border

A 21-year-old man suspected of killing a 75-year-old woman in Fairbanks was apprehended Sunday by U.S. border agents at Dalton Cache, the border...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 8, 2022

Federal land soon to open for Vietnam-era Alaska Native veterans

For 50 years, about 2,000 Alaska Native military veterans have been without 160-acre land allotments that many other Alaska Natives obtained during...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 8, 2022

State projects slight, steady population decline over next 30 years

The state estimates that the Haines Borough’s population grew by about 100 people last decade, but a new report predicts a steady decline over the...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 8, 2022

Coho contest to start next Thursday

It’s about to be coho season: time to win some cash. Haines’ annual coho salmon derby will kick off next Thursday, running through Oct. 29. Those...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 8, 2022

Baker, tour operator finalists for grant

Local baker Rebecca Kameika dreams of opening a tapas, wine and dessert bar in town. Joe Osterling wants to promote sustainable tourism with outdoor...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 1, 2022

Camping at Portage Cove Park to end

Day use fees and an end to camping at Portage Cove are among a number of measures that Alaska State Parks is preparing to implement at its Haines...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 1, 2022

Return of tourists tests Chilkoot corridor

After two slow pandemic seasons, tourists are once again flocking to the Chilkoot River, causing...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 1, 2022

New superintendent garners warm welcome at Klukwan school

Low enrollment again this year could threaten state funding for Klukwan School, but a new...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 1, 2022

Harbor committee proposes slight harbor-related fee increases

Boaters would see small increases in a number of harbor-related fees if the Haines Borough Assembly approves an Aug. 25 recommendation by the...

 
 By Max Graham    News    August 25, 2022

Six candidates file for three assembly seats

It's that time of year again: the bears are out at Chilkoot, and your neighbors are vying for your...

 

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