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 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 28, 2020 

DOT finalizes plans for summer highway project

Phase two of the Haines Highway reconstruction project will take place this summer. The Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT) said it hopes to...

 

Brewington remembered for kind heart

Sherrie Brewington died May 1, 2020 after succumbing to colon cancer. She was 69. Brewington was...

 

Duly Noted

Kimberley Strong is running for the Sealaska Board as an independent candidate. “Sustainability of our traditional ways of living off the land is...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 14, 2020

Eulachon study abandons old techniques due to COVID-19

For the first time, this year’s eulachon run estimate will be calculated without using the “mark-and-recapture” technique. The change in the est...

 

Duly Noted

Josie Allen celebrated her 40th birthday camping on the Katzehin and hiking the ridge towards Santa Claus Mountain with friends Alissa Henry, Gen...

 

McNamara, NBA star and coach, leaves legacy

Local coach, filmmaker, and former NBA player Mark McNamara, 60, died of heart failure on April 27...

 

Spring eulachon run brings people together for the first time since March

As spring slowly unlocks in the Chilkat Valley, so too have state social distancing restrictions,... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 23, 2020

Ocean-going king smolt continues to dip

An estimated 61,000 king smolt left the Chilkat River drainage in 2015, the lowest on record according to new Alaska Department of Fish and Game...

 

Duly Noted

Haines Presbyterian Church pastor Dana Perreard said a friend’s video of praise songs on a street in Brazil inspired his “Amazing Grace...

 

Duly

The website Thrillist has named the Haines Highway Alaska’s best scenic drive. “It’s not the road or even the legendary backdrop that puts...

 

Separate forums highlight risks and benefits of mining in Haines

How to minimize risks while maximizing the benefits of mining were themes at two mining forums held last week in Haines. It’s the second year in a...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 12, 2020

Haines Assembly misses Army Corps public comment deadline

The Haines Borough is asking the federal government to halt interim plans for in-place remediation for contaminated soil at 15 Mile on the Haines...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 12, 2020

Assembly Briefs

Two new tours approved This week, the Haines Borough Assembly approved two new tour permits—one for Chilkat River Adventures and one for Alaska...

 

With regard to the mining forum last week

PR spectacles displaying glossy certainties are paramount to professing the gospel of wealth. In order to create the kinds of over-confident...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 20, 2020

Assembly discusses swath of budget cuts

From divesting from the Chilkat Center and Mosquito Lake Community Center to closing the visitor center seasonally and rejecting the library...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 20, 2020

Army Corps proposes soil cleanup plan

To remove fuel contaminants in the soil at 15.5 Mile Haines Highway, the Army Corps of Engineers proposed excavating at least 7,500 tons of soil as...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 16, 2020

New reporter backs Subaru into snow drift

After an uneventful 14-hour drive through -40 degree weather in the Yukon, it took me less than 48...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 16, 2020

New data quantifies 2019 tour season

From May through September last year, 85,330 people toured the Chilkat Valley by four-wheeler, boat, bus, bike, plane or on their own feet, according...

 

Duly Noted

Lila Chip Lende was born to Christian Lende and Ella Shepherd of Margaret River, Western Australia, on Jan. 9. Lila weighed 7.5 lbs. and measured 20...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 19, 2019

Residents felt the heat in 2019

Gov. Mike Dunleavy's deep budget cut proposals and the ensuing battle for ferries, education,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 19, 2019

Hunters concerned about parks regs in preserve

The Chilkat Bald Eagle Advisory Council voted 4-3 to move the 25 Mile Chilkat Valley Wilderness Memorial from the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve into...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 12, 2019

Local groups protest Ring of Fire management plan

The Bureau of Land Management may expand allotted helicopter landings on the 320,000 acres of mountain terrain in the Chilkat Valley from 300 to...

 

Duly Noted

Katelyn Nicole Grant was born at 8:46 p.m. on Dec. 7 in Juneau to Alexis Trout and Cory Grant. Katelyn weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces and was 19.75 inches...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 5, 2019

Local smokejumper details record season

Squeezed into the back-bending cargo area on a fixed-wing plane in July, Haines resident Russell...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2019

Hunter cited for State Parks violation

Last week, a hunter was cited for shooting a bear—not for the bear itself, but because of where he shot it. On Nov. 11, Alaska State Parks ranger...

 

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