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 By Max Graham    News    September 29, 2022 

Early data shows kings missed escapement target

The Chilkat king salmon run gave mixed signals this year, falling below the strength of recent years but well above the record low of 2018, according...

 

Duly Noted

Friends of Michelle Fehlings are welcome to share memories at a gathering 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 at Port Chilkoot Distillery. Fehlings died July...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 22, 2022

Chilkat sockeye salmon run bounces back after two poor years

The Chilkat River sockeye run bounced back this summer after two struggling years, according to state data. The run reached the lower end of the...

 

Six Candidates Running for Assembly

The following is a condensed version of CVN interviews with candidates for Haines Borough Assembly:...

 

Let the bears eat in peace

The fish are running in the Chilkat River. We in Haines have the unique opportunity to observe bears in their natural habitat feeding and teaching...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 15, 2022

State vacates approval of Palmer Project wastewater plan

More than three months after the state’s division of water approved plans for a revised wastewater discharge system at the Palmer Project, the...

 

Duly Noted

Haines court clerk Caitie Rothbart will be moving to Juneau to serve as clerk of courts for Juneau Superior Court. Caitie has lived in Haines six...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 8, 2022

Coho contest to start next Thursday

It’s about to be coho season: time to win some cash. Haines’ annual coho salmon derby will kick off next Thursday, running through Oct. 29. Those...

 

Borough should buy state campground

The State of Alaska, which has abandoned Mosquito Lake campground, can’t fix the Chilkat State Park road, gave up on management of brown bears...

 

Duly Noted

There was no waiting for Jackie St. Clair, who gave birth at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 to a son at the Haines SEARHC medical clinic. The baby boy,...

 
 By Max Graham    News    August 25, 2022

Six candidates file for three assembly seats

It's that time of year again: the bears are out at Chilkoot, and your neighbors are vying for your...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 18, 2022

New play 'All in the Timing' sure to delight spectators

Want to chuckle at clever wordplay, relish some quirky thought experiments, and cheer on your...

 

Let's not repeat past mistakes

The state recently adopted a five-year forest management schedule for the Haines State Forest that’s outdated and out of step with what’s needed...

 

Duly Noted

Diane McGowan of Phoenix, Ariz. boosted three local causes when she donated back her winnings in the Haines Little League’s 50-50 raffle. McGowan...

 
 By Max Graham    News    August 4, 2022

CIA embarks on initiative to boost Tlingit language use

There are only three fluent Tlingit language speakers left in the Chilkat Valley — and the Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) is working hard to...

 
 By Max Graham    News    August 4, 2022

State adopts new forest management schedule

The state last week adopted a five-year forest management schedule for the Haines State Forest that outlines several proposed timber sales as well as...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 4, 2022

Gillnetters see strong sockeye returns

Lynn Canal gillnetters hauled in the best catches of the season so far during the past week. Alaska Department of Fish and Game commercial fisheries...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 4, 2022

November bald eagle festival to return after two years off

The Alaska Bald Eagle Festival will again draw raptor enthusiasts to Haines this November, following a two-year break because of covid. “Everyone...

 

Public deserves a say in wastewater plan

Thank you for covering the lack of public notice on the construction approval for the Palmer Project’s wastewater discharge system. Six...

 
 By Max Graham    News    July 28, 2022

State approves revised wastewater discharge plan for Palmer Project

The state two months ago approved Constantine Metal Resources’ engineering plans for a revised wastewater management system at the Palmer Project, a...

 

SAIL work program went smoothly

Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) would like to recognize the businesses that helped make the organization’s summer work program a...

 
 By Max Graham    News    July 21, 2022

Geologists move ahead with hazard mapping

There will be an uptick in helicopter activity this week near town as geologists collect data to map past and potential landslide areas across the Hai...

 

Duly Noted

A Celebration of Life for David Simmons took place last weekend. Simmons, a world traveler who settled in Haines in 2017, was one of two residents...

 
 By Max Graham    News    July 14, 2022

New paper calls for more transparency in mining policy

A new science and policy review calls for more transparency in mining governance to reduce risks to salmon habitat across the Pacific Northwest, inclu...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    July 14, 2022

Study suggests birding could add growth to local tourism

Haines residents wonder if the town could be better capitalizing on its avian population after research from Audubon Alaska and the University of...

 

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