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 By Max Graham    News    December 2, 2021 

Counts show bald eagles are back after year of disappointment

The council grounds along the Chilkat River are once again animated with bald eagles, after a season...

 

Jacquot: a robust, can-do life

When he was about six years old, Hank Jacquot tied his favorite dog to a sled and set out across... Full story

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 18, 2021

Could an arcane law help land owners affected by the December disaster?

Wendie Marriott and Bern Savikko’s Beach Road cabin was leveled by the December landslide. “It was smack dab in the middle of the slide,...

 

Duly Noted

Pam Sloper and the SEARCH Wisewoman program are hosting this year’s Turkey Trot, an opportunity for residents to burn calories and see neighbors...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 11, 2021

Eagle Preserve council updated on fishery, forestry news

Haines State Forest staff facilitated repairs to a number of upper valley roads that were damaged during the Dec. 2 storms. State forester Greg...

 

Duly Noted

Friends and family members held a graveside service for longtime resident Hank Jacquot Monday at Jones Point Cemetery. Hank, 87, died Nov. 4 at his...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 4, 2021

With Excursion Inlet shut, more boats sell to Haines Packing

Despite relatively low salmon harvest numbers in the Lynn Canal this season, Haines Packing Company processed 2.5 million pounds of salmon—the most...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 4, 2021

Ole Taug takes home top derby prize amid strong coho run

Ole Taug took home the biggest fish with his 13.6-pound coho and the $1,450 first-place prize during this year’s Haines Sportsman’s Association...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 14, 2021

Will the bald eagles return this year?

Last fall, Stacie Evans counted fewer bald eagles around Haines than in any survey since 1986, when counts began. On the peak day in 2020, Evans obser...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 14, 2021

Coho derby continues with tie at the top

Haines’ coho derby just crossed the halfway point, and no one is winning. Well, two people are. Robert Jennings and Olen Larson are tied at the top...

 

Duly Noted

Cara Jane Murray, husband Rob and their four children are moving from Sitka to Anaconda, Mont., where they’ve bought a two-story, Victorian brick...

 

Duly Noted

About 75 residents, including Haines Borough School Board members, turned out Tuesday for the unveiling and dedication of the Skate Park art project,...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 30, 2021

Salmon abound at Chilkoot, but Chilkat sockeye numbers stay low

The Chilkoot sockeye run was exceptionally strong this year, but Chilkat sockeye stocks have struggled for the second year in a row, and biologists ar...

 

Duly Noted

Army Sgt. Kelsey Hannon Brewer used CPR to save a soldier in a parking lot at Fort Riley, Kansas on Aug. 31. A certified nursing assistant, Kelsey...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 23, 2021

Candidates diverge on local economy, role of government at debate

The four Haines Borough assembly candidates agreed on several broad points at a Sept. 16 debate: Haines needs a more diverse year-round economy;...

 

Four Candidates Running for ASSEMBLY

The following is a condensed version of CVN interviews with borough assembly candidates Richard Clem...

 

The Lutak Dock

It seems that everyone running for assembly is in support of refurbishing the Lutak Dock. But why? This is the new white elephant, the new sacred cow....

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 16, 2021

Could Haines become a Tai Chi hub?

Following a master's visit last week, Haines now has four certified Tai Chi instructors - a robust...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 9, 2021

Kings make escapement

For the third year in a row the Chilkat River’s king salmon run has met the state’s escapement goal, according to preliminary estimates.  Between...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 9, 2021

Coho derby kicks off next Wednesday

Anglers can begin casting in Haines’ annual coho salmon derby next Wednesday. The contest, hosted by the Haines Sportsman’s Association, will run...

 

Duly Noted

Haines High grad Kirby Faverty, 19, has won the Mark Robb Award at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo. The award recognizes a student...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 2, 2021

Late Chilkoot River sockeye run causes surprise, nostalgia

Fishermen in Lutak Inlet saw a bumper run of sockeye salmon in the last two weeks of August as more than 24,000 fish passed the weir between Aug. 22...

 

Duly Noted

A ridge atop Flower Mountain set a dramatic backdrop for Saturday’s wedding of Teslin Podsiki and Josh Whitby. Teslin’s mom Teri Bastable-Podsiki...

 

Bald Eagle Foundation cancels fall festival

The American Bald Eagle Foundation announced Tuesday that it is canceling its November festival due to COVID-19 concerns and a limited budget. “We...

 

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