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 By Tom Morphet    News    March 26, 2020 

Distillery manufactures hand sanitizer for locals

Port Chilkoot Distillery is manufacturing hand sanitizer to be distributed free in Haines and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 26, 2020 

Churches reach virtual congregations

Churches that suspended Sunday services earlier this month are finding new ways to reach out to their congregations. For the past two weeks, pastor...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Duly Noted    March 26, 2020 

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To cheer people up during the town shutdown, Cambria Goodwin was treating residents to free slices of pizza at her restaurant on Main Street from 1-2...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 19, 2020

'End times are here' says self-proclaimed prophet

David Powell chose Martin Luther King Jr. Day to nail his manifesto to the door of the Governor's...

 

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Clara Granger, known locally as Nattaphon “Ice” Wangyot, married Dakota Maatz on March 9 at Calgary, Alberta’s Fairmont Hot Springs Resort....

 

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Folks born on a leap year observed their quadrennial birthdays last weekend. Co-workers of Libby Kurz at Alaska Mountain Guides treated her to a...

 

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Jason Shull and daughter Keva recently were in Chicago, where Keva auditioned for college musical theater programs. A half-dozen schools participated...

 

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Kirby Faverty’s dunk in the varsity basketball game against Craig on Jan. 19 rocked the gym. Fans don’t get to see dunks very often. Glacier Bear...

 

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Video footage of product development specialist Riley Erekson pouring liquid from a beaker was included in a nationally broadcast story on NBC...

 

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Lila Chip Lende was born to Christian Lende and Ella Shepherd of Margaret River, Western Australia, on Jan. 9. Lila weighed 7.5 lbs. and measured 20...

 

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Hudson Lee Narum was born 12:26 a.m. Jan. 5 at Juneau’s Family Health and Birth Center to parents Jake and Lena Narum. Hudson weighed 8 lbs., 12...

 

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Wesley Reid Hall was born to Candace and Riley Hall on Oct. 6 at Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital. Wesley weighed 7 lbs., 11 ozs., and measured...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Duly Noted    July 5, 2019

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More than 100 people stopped at the Pioneer Bar Saturday to honor Helen Tengs, 93,who has moved to Juneau’s Pioneer Home. Helen lived above the bar...

 

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Susan and Fred Johnston’s two-day garage sale on Small Tracts Road last weekend raised more than $1,000 for Becky’s Place shelter. Johnston said K...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 10, 2019

Fort Seward photograph hangs in Hampton Inn hotels

A mural-sized photo of Fort Seward is gaining national exposure for Haines, but in an anonymous...

 

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The wedding party wore billowing Thai silks and rode atop elephants in a procession at the wedding of Kee Streater Heywood and Nuchjarin “Belle...

 

Goldberg leaves behind shadowy past

Phil Goldberg, who described himself as a former fireman and investigator but may not have been...

 

Former CVN reporter lived prolific life

Bill McAllister, a former Chilkat Valley News reporter who later became press secretary for Alaska g...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 21, 2017

Glacier Bears trounce Craig

Hoops fans will get their first look at the Glacier Bear basketball squads at a home opener series against Metlakatla starting Jan. 15. Last weekend,...

 

Englund remembered for lively humor, garden

Hazel Englund died Friday at age 101. The saucy-tongued centenarian was known for hard work,...

 

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Hugh Edward Cavellier was born 3:31 p.m. Monday at Bartlett Regional Hospital to Lisa and Patrick Cavellier of Haines. Hugh weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 2, 2017

Eagle counts soar this year

Researcher Chloe Goodson’s tally of more than 1,400 eagles during a roadside count last week bodes well for next week’s Alaska Bald Eagle...

 

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Cross-country coach Chandler Kemp headed out of town last week. He’s returning to Palo Alto, Calif., where he works as a consultant on energy...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 5, 2017

Boys cross-country runners improve best times at state meet

Haines cross-country runners lost ground but gained important experience at last weekend’s state cross-country championship at Anchorage’s...

 

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Recent Hammer Museum intern Sofia Lago has received heart-wrenching news from family in Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria destroyed the San Juan home of he...

 

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