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Hazel Englund celebrated her 101st birthday Saturday with visits from family and friends at her hilltop home near 2 Mile Haines Highway. More than 30 visitors included daughter Emily Zimbrich, granddaughter Cari and Kolin O’Daniel, and Cari’s daughter Sydney O’Daniel, along with Syndey’s boys Konnor and Kyler and Hazel’s nephew Louie Meacock. Friends included Bengie Stuart, Travina Stuart and Myrna Kornelis, Bill Thomas, Jan Hill, Nora Krake, Kathy Berzanske, Ann Quinlan, Greg […]

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Fishermen haul in monster halibut

Three local commercial fishermen caught what is likely to be the biggest halibut hauled in by a Haines skipper this season, weighing 425 pounds and measuring 91 inches in length. “It was just an epic fish,” said fisherman Cole Thomas, who hooked the fish with his father and captain Bill Thomas and friend Jeff Wackerman. “This one […]

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Upturned trunks mystify motorists

Stands of dead tree trunks planted along Haines Highway have befuddled Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Advisory Council members worried about the aesthetic value of the national scenic byway that runs through the preserve. State and federal officials say the trees were installed as eagle perches to replace live cottonwood trees felled during highway construction. […]

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Eagle preserve council to assess fish habitat impacts from commercial tours

The Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Advisory Council voted this week to devise a method of assessing impacts on fish habitat from commercial permittees in the preserve. Thirteen commercial operators are permitted this summer in Haines Borough’s state parks and likely all will operate in the preserve, said Alaska State Parks southeast area superintendent Preston […]

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Thompson, Dunbar elected to CIA council

Kevin Thompson won reelection and Luck Dunbar was seated for the first time on the Chilkoot Indian Association’s tribal council. Three people were on the ballot. Thompson placed first with 48 votes. Dunbar received 35 votes, and Jessie Morgan got 25. A few write-in candidates received votes, too. Council member Robert Martin, whose term is […]

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CIA election season begins

Two seats on the Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) Tribal Council are up for election on May 10. Council members Kevin Thompson and Robert Martin will be up for reelection. Tribal members who would like to run need to declare their candidacy and fill out a nomination petition by April 11. The necessary forms can be […]