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 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 15, 2020

Coho derby participation higher than last year despite border closure

With two weeks remaining in the third annual Haines Sportsman’s Association coho derby, resident Steve Anderson is in the lead as of Oct. 14 with a...

 

Ore terminals have risks

At the Sept. 22 Haines Borough Assembly meeting, Lynn Canal Conservation was accused of using ‘scare tactics’ in our Sept. 14 member alert.  Risk...

 

Chilkat sockeye, coho, chum runs appear low compared to past years

Although the Chilkoot sockeye run met the escapement goal this year, the outlook for Chilkat River sockeye is less promising. The Alaska Department...

 

Duly Noted

Elizabeth and David Krout and 5-year-old daughter Amelia of Seattle, Washington welcomed baby Adeline Irene Krout to their family on June 5....

 

King meet escapement goal 2nd year in a row

This year, the Chilkat River king salmon run met the 1,750 to 3,500-fish escapement goal for the second year in a row. It’s likely that more than...

 

3rd Annual Coho Derby begins next week

The Haines Sportsman’s Association third annual coho derby is scheduled to kick off next week, with some changes to accommodate pandemic mitigation...

 

Duly Noted

The fourth wedding Katie Dickerson planned this year was a charm. Her previous wedding plans had been foiled due to the pandemic. She and Ben Bard...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 3, 2020

9th circuit sides with BLM, Constantine

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) did not need to take into account the effects of a future mine when it approved Constantine Metal Resources...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 3, 2020

Fossils reveal ancient shorelines

Retired biology teacher and geology aficionado John Norton recently sent out clay containing fossil...

 

This Week in History

August 1970 Stevens seeking aid for boat harbor Senator Ted Stevens announced Thursday that the...

 

CARES Act funds CIV household grants

The Chilkat Indian Village (CIV) is using federal CARES Act dollars to fund household grants for year-round Klukwan residents and tribal members who...

 

This week in history

Aug. 17, 1970 To arms for Lynn Canal Players "Pipe-wrappers, to arms!" is the cry sounded by the...

 

Duly Noted

Jess Giddings married Austin Strutz on July 18 in Harrisburg, Oregon. The bride’s father, Al Giddings, officiated the ceremony. A total of 40 people...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 30, 2020

Fishing remains slow, chum returns 'extremely poor'

Poor chum salmon returns combined with an uncertain sockeye run have gillnetters concerned. "It's di...

 
 By Kathleen McCoy    News    July 9, 2020

Lende's latest book reflects on small-town political stress

Oh, the toxic political vitriol, the alternative facts, the intimidating personalities, the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 9, 2020

Slow start to season for Lynn Canal gillnetters

The commercial drift gillnet season, which began June 21, is off to a slow start. Prices are comparable to this time last year, but so far fish...

 

Duly Noted

Carlee Mae Heinmiller, Haines High School 2010 alum, and William Young were married just outside Fort Collins, Colorado, on June 27. Although they...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 25, 2020

Haines unemployment rate is the highest in the state

In May, Haines had the highest unemployment rate in the state, according to preliminary numbers released by the Alaska Department of Labor and...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 4, 2020

ADF&G restrictions, COVID-19 could dampen gillnet season

Gillnetters in the Lynn Canal will face restrictions similar to last year’s despite a slight rebound in the Chilkat River chinook salmon population...

 

Duly Noted

Mike Case, a former Haines Borough assembly member and mayor, has moved with dog Fox to the Palmer Pioneer Home. Case said that although it is quite...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 28, 2020

DOT finalizes plans for summer highway project

Phase two of the Haines Highway reconstruction project will take place this summer. The Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT) said it hopes to...

 

Brewington remembered for kind heart

Sherrie Brewington died May 1, 2020 after succumbing to colon cancer. She was 69. Brewington was...

 

Duly Noted

Kimberley Strong is running for the Sealaska Board as an independent candidate. “Sustainability of our traditional ways of living off the land is...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 14, 2020

Eulachon study abandons old techniques due to COVID-19

For the first time, this year’s eulachon run estimate will be calculated without using the “mark-and-recapture” technique. The change in the est...

 

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