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 By Lexie DeWitt    Duly Noted    May 16, 2019 

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Four members of the Makah Tribe of Neah Bay, Wash. visited Alaska Department of Fish and Game sport fish biologist Brian Elliott for a long weekend....

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 By Lexie DeWitt    Duly Noted    May 2, 2019

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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...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 25, 2019

Aqueous storage heads to committee

Despite written opposition, the Haines Borough Assembly chambers overflowed with impassioned testimonies Tuesday evening in support of a draft...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 25, 2019

Public hearing set for plastic bag ban ordinance

An ordinance that would ban the distribution of non-compostable plastic shopping bags in the Haines Borough was introduced by the assembly on April...

 

Give us all the information

Constantine, in conjunction with a corrupt state DNR rubber-stamping permit process, is showing bad faith to the communities of Haines and Klukwan...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 18, 2019

Conservation group lists Chilkat River among 10 most endangered rivers

On Tuesday, the Washington D.C.-based river advocacy group American Rivers named the Chilkat River on its annual list of the 10 Most Endangered...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 4, 2019

Coast Guard rescues stranded boaters

By Jenna Kunze Stranded 10 miles up the Chilkat River Saturday evening with wet clothes, little food and the inky black of night rolling in, seven...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 4, 2019

Car submerged in Tsirku all winter

The stranded car that stranded two residents driving to a mining claim last November remains in the...

 

Our mayor was in the right

I was disgusted but not surprised by the attacks by liberal members of the Borough Assembly against Mayor Jan Hill. She owes no one an apology or...

 

Police Report

Tuesday, March 26 Police received trespass notices. A citizen reported interference with their mail. A caller requested a message be relayed to a...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 28, 2019

Who serves who?

Mayor Jan Hill’s recent testimony on the Tier 3 nomination process raised concerns from some assembly members and the public this week about how...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    March 28, 2019

Arts Outlook

River Talk April 18 The River Talk season wraps up on Thursday, April 18 with seven personal stories on the theme “Cheating Death,” or “I...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 21, 2019

Federal judge rules against Klukwan, LCC in BLM mining impact lawsuit

On March 15, a federal district court judge ruled against the Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan and conservation groups in a lawsuit brought against...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 21, 2019

Subcommittee to inventory local trails

A new trails subcommittee workshop aims to complete an inventory assessment of trails, consider trespass issues or consider establishment of an...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 14, 2019

Tier 3 bill topic of state senate committee hearing

The Senate Resources Committee will meet on Friday at 3:30 p.m. to discuss a bill that would require three state agencies’ approval before...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 14, 2019

Stanford proposes recreation memorial at 25 Mile

A proposed Chilkat Valley recreational memorial site at 25 Mile Haines Highway would honor deceased Haines residents who have promoted the outdoors...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 28, 2019

Ocean-going king smolts dwindle

Chilkat king smolt that left the river drainage in 2014 was the lowest on record, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game estimates, a dismal...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 14, 2019

Haines' last musher retires his sled

It's quieter in the Chilkat Valley for Jim and Deb Stanford, the last of Haines' mushers. A snowy fi...

 

This Week in History

February 15, 1969 Representatives from Haines to the re-organization meeting of the Southeast Confer...

 

Duly Noted

Kaylani Michelle Babcock was born at 4:35 a.m. on Feb. 6 in Silverdale, Wash. to Matthew Babcock and Samantha Willard-Hoffman. She weighed 8 pounds 3...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 7, 2019

University to permit hunting on its land

The University of Alaska’s land management office is researching its land-use permitting process to allow hunting west of the Chilkat River, Univers...

 

Face it, mining is a big risk to our valley

Another large metal mine tailings dam (MMTD) has failed, this one in Brazil—discharging 13 million cubic meters of pollution into the Paropeba River...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 31, 2019

Tourism industry leaders lash out at permit fee increase proposal

Borough Manager Debra Schnabel opened Tuesday night’s commerce committee meeting with an assurance to the tourism industry that “this...

 

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