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 News    April 8, 2021 

Brewery efforts raise thousands for December storm relief

Breweries in Juneau and Haines raised more than $18,000 in donations for Haines storm relief, an amount that will be doubled by Alaska’s Rasmuson Fo...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 8, 2021 

2021 5th year in a row of no king fishing

King salmon sport fishing in the Chilkat Inlet north of Seduction Point is again closed from April 1 through July 15—the fifth consecutive year...

 
 By Sarah Elliott    Duly Noted    April 8, 2021 

Duly Noted

Inspired by the work of Friedensreich Hundertwasser, art students Finn McMahan and Patience Nelson created a poster to celebrate the valley’s...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 1, 2021

Why don't geologists give straight answers?

There’s an old joke among rock experts. Ask a geologist what’s two plus two, they’ll likely answer “somewhere between three and five and...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 18, 2021

ADFG forecast: salmon returns down

Salmon runs for the Chilkat and Chilkoot rivers are expected to be below average to average this year, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and...

 

We're behind the curve with heliski regulation

As we welcome our first visitors to Haines for the heliski season, the Borough is taking steps to safeguard our community with Covid mitigation...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 18, 2021

Lynn Canal gillnetters face another year of conservative management restrictions

The Haines gillnet fleet will, once again, see a conservative set of management restrictions for the 2021 season, according to a Feb. 8 press release...

 

Duly Noted

It was a busy week for Haines High School students and staff. The Student Council put on a cupcake Valentine’s Day fundraiser: North Douglas...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 4, 2021

Chilkoot Lake Road closed to winter vehicle traffic permanently

Alaska State Parks has permanently closed the Chilkoot Lake corridor road to motorized vehicle...

 

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Piper Grall reached out to Melissa Ganey and encouraged a collaboration with artist Cara Murray to turn her painting ‘Haines Stay Strong’ into a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 28, 2021

Origami cranes, butterflies hang in tribute to Larson, Simmons

A flurry of about 1,500 colorful origami cranes and butterflies flutter across the Haines School in...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 24, 2020

2020: Pandemic, natural disaster and upheaval

As I sat down to write the 2020 Year in Review, I thought: "I don't want to relive this year, nor sh...

 

Duly noted

Ralph and Jan Borders are home after a long visit to see family down south. They left on Nov. 15 to spend a couple of weeks in the Bellevue area of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 17, 2020

What can Haines learn from Sitka's deadly landslide?

On Aug. 18, 2015 more than 40 landslides fell across Baranof and Chichagof Islands. The largest slid... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 25, 2020

Arts Outlook

Chilkat Center productions on standby Two productions scheduled to take place at the Chilkat Center in December are on standby as state and local heal...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 19, 2020

Video celebrates what would have been 26th Alaska Bald Eagle Festival

On Wednesday, the American Bald Eagle Foundation released a short film "trailer" to mark what would...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 12, 2020

Community Foundation awards more than $28,000 in grants

The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation announced its 2020 grant awards “Covid-style” via a YouTube video where board members swayed to the song...

 

Duly Noted

Sherry Loomis and her husband Craig have been selected to appear on the Today Show via Zoom as part of a short regular segment featuring people who...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 5, 2020

Citizen science project begins at Jones Point

Two photo stations have been installed at Jones Point to document change in the environment over time, a citizen science project spearheaded by the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 29, 2020

Chum runs dwindle up drainage and across the state

This year’s chum salmon return to the Chilkat River drainage was a record low, with much of the state also experiencing dismal returns of both wild...

 
 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...

 

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

 

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