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 By Sarah Chatta    News    April 18, 2019 

Seniors to lose monthly state benefit subsidy

Many Haines seniors won’t receive Senior Benefits Program payments from the Alaska Department of Human Services (DHSS) for the next two months due...

 

Klukwan residents save teacher's job

On Wednesday Chatham School District superintendent Ann Hilburn told Klukwan School teacher Jenn...

 

Duly Noted

Tim June and Sue Nelson returned from the 45th annual Alaska Folk Festival in Juneau, which hosted more than 125 musicians and bands.June said his...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    April 11, 2019

Art teacher retires after 38 years

Haines School's longest serving teacher, Linnus Danner, won this year's Champion of the Arts in Educ...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    April 11, 2019

Mud Bay petitions against extraction

Mud Bay land owners brought forward a petition to the borough assembly’s Government Affairs and Services (GAS) Committee on Tuesday, calling for...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    April 11, 2019

Citizen bat scientists on the lookout for white-nose syndrome

Patty Kermoian has worked as a citizen bat scientist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) since the inception of the program in Haines...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    April 11, 2019

Globe trotter to report for six months at the CVN

By Sarah Chatta Ayubowan! Namaste! Salam! Xin chào! Privyet!—or ‘Hello!’ in the predominant...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    April 4, 2019

Sperm whale carcass beached near Eldred Rock, jaw bone stolen

For the first time on record, a sperm whale carcass was found in Lynn Canal. This is the third time...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    April 4, 2019

Man attacks cop, charged with two counts of assault

Haines Police charged a 40-year-old transient man with inciting fear and for physically assaulting a police officer, two counts of assault. On April...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    April 4, 2019

Biologist measures low body fat in valley moose

“We don’t know a lot about moose around Haines,” said Carl Koch, a wildlife biologist for Alaska Department of Fish and Game. “We know a lot...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    April 4, 2019

Does uptick in flu reports mean increased flu cases?

Clinical data from Haines’ SEARHC clinic indicates that perceptions of the 2019 flu season may be more complicated than it appears. Media has...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    April 4, 2019

Man arrested for driving into $16,000 bear statue

By Sarah Chattah Early Saturday morning, Haines Police charged a 34-year-old man with leaving the scene of an accident, a DUI, and refusal to submit...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    March 28, 2019

Stuart places third at state spelling bee contest

Sixth-grader Willa Stuart is a formidable competitor. During lunchtime at Haines School Willa told me that she memorized 1,100 words for the Alaska...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    March 28, 2019

'Snow Drought' bodes ill for ski season

For the past three seasons, drought conditions have marred the heliski industry, which depends on adequate snowfall. Snowfall in Southeast is 50 to...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    March 28, 2019

Arts Outlook

River Talk April 18 The River Talk season wraps up on Thursday, April 18 with seven personal stories on the theme “Cheating Death,” or “I...

 

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