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 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...

 

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...

 

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