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 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 21, 2019 

Federal judge rules against Klukwan, LCC in BLM mining impact lawsuit

On March 15, a federal district court judge ruled against the Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan and conservation groups in a lawsuit brought against...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 21, 2019 

Subcommittee to inventory local trails

A new trails subcommittee workshop aims to complete an inventory assessment of trails, consider trespass issues or consider establishment of an...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 14, 2019

Tier 3 bill topic of state senate committee hearing

The Senate Resources Committee will meet on Friday at 3:30 p.m. to discuss a bill that would require three state agencies’ approval before...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 14, 2019

Stanford proposes recreation memorial at 25 Mile

A proposed Chilkat Valley recreational memorial site at 25 Mile Haines Highway would honor deceased Haines residents who have promoted the outdoors...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 28, 2019

Ocean-going king smolts dwindle

Chilkat king smolt that left the river drainage in 2014 was the lowest on record, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game estimates, a dismal...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 14, 2019

Haines' last musher retires his sled

It's quieter in the Chilkat Valley for Jim and Deb Stanford, the last of Haines' mushers. A snowy fi...

 

This Week in History

February 15, 1969 Representatives from Haines to the re-organization meeting of the Southeast Confer...

 

Duly Noted

Kaylani Michelle Babcock was born at 4:35 a.m. on Feb. 6 in Silverdale, Wash. to Matthew Babcock and Samantha Willard-Hoffman. She weighed 8 pounds 3...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 7, 2019

University to permit hunting on its land

The University of Alaska’s land management office is researching its land-use permitting process to allow hunting west of the Chilkat River, Univers...

 

Face it, mining is a big risk to our valley

Another large metal mine tailings dam (MMTD) has failed, this one in Brazil—discharging 13 million cubic meters of pollution into the Paropeba River...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 31, 2019

Tourism industry leaders lash out at permit fee increase proposal

Borough Manager Debra Schnabel opened Tuesday night’s commerce committee meeting with an assurance to the tourism industry that “this...

 

This Week In History

January 13, 1969 Once again the Alaska Music Trail and the Lynn Canal Community Players join in...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 10, 2019

Hummingbird in Haines

Brenda and Roy Josephson have a resident Anna's hummingbird flitting around their home and eating...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 20, 2018

Fall chum harvest hits record lows

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game lacks data for its fall chum escapement numbers due to low water and fish wheel displacement from highway...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 20, 2018

Planning commission approves phase two of Haines Highway project

The Haines Borough Planning Commission approved the Haines Highway reconstruction project phase two design plans despite staff objections. Borough...

 

Weir was decorated Vietnam War vet

Longtime Chilkat Lake resident Bill Weir died Nov. 15 at Mount Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka of smoking and heart-related issues. He was 70. “First an... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 20, 2018

2018 required residents to face difficult truths

The surfacing of what many residents described as a decades-long open secret shook the town this year: allegations from multiple men of sexual abuse...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 29, 2018

Parks committee prioritizes future goals

The parks and recreation advisory committee streamlined its recreation objectives for the borough’s updated comprehensive plan at its Tuesday meetin...

 

Wild stocks should take priority

Dave Olerud is quoted in the Nov. 15 CVN saying that hatchery chum runs are impacting the natural stocks. I agree. We may not fully understand the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 15, 2018

Board addresses Eagle Fest decline

The Tourism Advisory Board discussed partnering with the American Bald Eagle Foundation to bolster t...

 

We can't ignore freshwater habitat

agree with a recent writer that our fisheries are in peril and affected by the marine environment, but that does not give us carte blanche to ignore...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 1, 2018

University alleges illegal timber harvest

The University of Alaska has alerted the Haines Borough of an "alarming amount of timber theft,...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 1, 2018

Eagle festival promotes community education

The 24th annual Alaska Bald Eagle Festival will have a focus on community engagement and education, Sidney Campbell, raptor program manager at the...

 

Stand for Salmon is science based

I suggest Ms. Josephson talk to Haines biologists that manage the local fishery before concluding ADF&G Habitat Division has been using a...

 

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