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Honor our right to participate in decisions

Last month, the Constantine-DOWA partnership submitted a permit application for the Palmer Project’s newly designed waste management system. The...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 5, 2022

Eulachon run arrives; schools spotted in Chilkoot

The cries and barks of seagulls and sea lions at the Chilkoot and Chilkat Rivers can be heard as the spring-time eulachon run begins to materialize....

 
 By Max Graham    News    May 5, 2022

New forest management schedule released; public comments due June 7

The state last week released a five-year management schedule for the Haines State Forest that includes more than a dozen timber sales and plans to...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

Environmental orgs request public review for new Palmer wastewater plan

Several environmental groups submitted a letter to the state last week requesting a public comment period for Constantine Metal Resources’ revised...

 

Duly Noted

Harvey Francis Daly Van Wyhe was born 3:11 p.m. April 22 to Fran Daly and Alex Van Wyhe at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage. Harvey is the...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 21, 2022

Details from decades-old U.S. census give glimpse of local history

Full details from the 1950 U.S. Census were released earlier this month, intriguing historians from around the country and providing a snapshot of...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 21, 2022

Coho, sockeye runs projected to be average; kings, pinks to be low

Local sockeye and coho salmon runs are expected to be average this season, while the Chilkat king salmon run is projected to fall below the state’s...

 

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Stevie Lynn Young was born to Carlee Heinmiller Young and Will Young at 3:45 a.m. Saturday, April 16 in Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 14, 2022

Assembly approves phase 3 concept for Lutak Dock

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 5-1 to approve conceptual plans for Phases 1, 2 and 3 of the Lutak Dock—a controversial vote for many residents wh...

 

Not an environmentalist, don't want ore trucks

I’d like to address the subject of foreign mining companies operating in the Chilkat Valley. I am not an environmentalist, but imagine the traffic...

 
 By Max Graham    News    March 31, 2022

Contaminated soil cleanup continues at 15.5 Mile

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is resuming cleanup of soil contaminated by a fuel spill more than 50 years ago at 15.5 Mile Haines Highway. The...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 24, 2022

Locals explore renewing Big Boulder creek salmon incubation boxes

Locals are exploring the possibility of bringing back a king salmon incubation facility on Big Boulder Creek in an effort to bolster a history of...

 
 By Max Graham    News    March 17, 2022

Hooligan chose Chilkat over Chilkoot last year

Several rivers near Haines, including the Chilkoot, an important subsistence area for Tlingit residents, saw abysmal eulachon runs last year,...

 

Please control your dogs

As spring approaches, birds will be showing up on the tidal estuary of the Chilkat River and the Chilkoot River. It is important that the people...

 
 By Max Graham    News    March 10, 2022

High water temperatures measured last year at Chilkat Lake weir

Temperatures high enough, in theory, to harm fish were measured in 2019 and again last year at the Chilkat Lake weir, along a major thoroughfare for t...

 

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Klukwan School teacher Laura McIndoe reports that students learned about animal tracks, snow crystals, measuring snow and types of snow in Tracy Wirak...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 24, 2022

Something fishy: Dog finds lost wallet

Lilly Ford's Siberian laika puppy Sacha sniffs everything, which is how Rebecca Brewer's lost...

 

Culture bearer, Tlingit leader dies at home

Smith "Smitty" Katzeek, 85, died in Klukwan Dec. 6. He suffered from lung disease and diabetes. Wife... Full story

 

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John Hagen Jr. and Margaret Friedenauer drove to Haines from Anchorage during the holidays to visit John Hagen Sr. They visited with Margaret’s form...

 

Vuillet: athlete, world traveler

A family funeral service for Bob Vuillet, 88, was held Dec. 30 at St. Michael and All Angels... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 22, 2021

2021 sees rebuilding, recovery from disaster, pandemic

Recovery and rebuilding were the watchwords of 2021 as residents navigated life in Haines among the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 16, 2021

New study models salmon habitat created by glacial melt

A new study modeling glacier retreat hints at a bright spot for salmon as new habitat opens up from underneath melting glacier ice. The study,...

 

Duly Noted

There are still about 20 fir Christmas trees available to buy at Haines High School. See English teacher Alex Van Wyhe or stop by the school’s main...

 
 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...

 

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