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Police spending, canine conundrum

The Haines police chief is asking for a $37,826 budget increase — about 3.7 percent — for the fiscal year that starts July 1, to help cover the...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 2, 2019

Poor king forecast restricts commercial fleet

Time and area restrictions intended to protect area king salmon will likely affect sockeye landings by gillnetters this season. Spawning Chilkat king...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Survey: SE business leaders oppose Dunleavy budget

The majority of Haines business operators oppose Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s plan to balance the budget, and are in favor of reducing PFD payments,...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

CVN wins best weekly at Alaska Press Club

Chilkat Valley News staff brought home eight awards from the Alaska Press Club last weekend, includi...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 2, 2019

Damaged Hydropower cable has nine years left on warranty

Alaska Power and Telephone (AP&T) has known that the hydropower cable that connects Haines and Skagway to the Kasidaya hydropower project has been...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 2, 2019

Glacier Bears Track and Field team take top places in Sitka meet

Last weekend, the Glacier Bears track and field team placed in 12 categories during a meet in Sitka where they competed among 100 other athletes—rec...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 2, 2019

Resident's book details 4,000 mile journey into the arctic

In March 2012, borough resident Caroline Van Hemert and her husband Patrick Ferrell (Pat) set off on a 4,000-mile journey from Bellingham, Washington...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 2, 2019

Police officer resigns to become tour operator

When officer Brayton Long was assaulted by a Fairbanks man on the street earlier this month, he had...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Borough Briefs

Public hearing for $150,000 paint job The Haines Borough Assembly introduced an ordinance on Tuesday that would allocate $150,000 of townsite funds...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 2, 2019

Two Dolphins to represent Alaska in national zone meet

Pacific Ricke and Lucia Chapell competed in the Junior Olympics in Anchorage this weekend, where...

 
 By Lexie DeWitt    Duly Noted    May 2, 2019

Duly Noted

Brianna Baarson gave birth to Bodie Reid Baarson and her husband Matt Baarson and mother Kim Phillips were present in the room. Bodie joins big...

 

Look to tides to generate energy

Haines will soon be on diesel power again because of an equipment failure, burning more oil and costing us all more money.  Last time it was low wat...

 

Ferry service is crippled

Have you looked at the summer ferry schedule? At first glance, it looks like Haines has ferry service every day.  We don’t.  The State of Alaska...

 

Thanks for supporting equipment day

The 2nd Annual Heavy Equipment Day was a resounding success. We owe thanks to the many volunteers and businesses who gave time and displayed...

 

Turner's resignation highlights policy issue

The resignation of Don Turner III from the borough planning commission is unfortunate but not surprising. Turner joins the ranks of a dozen or more...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

This Week in History

May 5, 1969 State Rep. Henry Reeves (R., Haines) is back home recovering from the longest state legislative session in Alaska’s history. “Haines w...

 

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