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 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 18, 2019 

Stakeholders meet about king decline

The pride of the Chilkat Valley— all five species of Pacific salmon— is at risk with Chilkat king salmon on the decline for six of the last seven...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 18, 2019 

Trooper investigates collared bear death

Authorities are investigating the possible illegal shooting of a tagged brown bear sow killed near...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 18, 2019 

DNR approves Constantine permit

A wastewater permit and reclamation plan for the Constantine exploration project was issued Wednesday by the state Department of Natural Resources...

 
 By Peter D Auria    Duly Noted    July 18, 2019 

Duly Noted

Local teachers Fran Daly and Alex van Wyhe were married July 6 in Kenny Lake, about 150 miles east of Anchorage. The couple was married on a bluff...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 11, 2019

Haines locals sweep Chilkat Challenge

Wildfire smoke and record-breaking heat did not slow down the Chilkat Challenge Triathlon. In the...

 

Duly Noted

Marian Carlson, Connie Ward, and Nancy Nash are back from the National Senior Games, known as the ‘Senior Olympics’ that took place June 14-25 in...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 5, 2019

Spiritual 'water blessing' honors life of young Haines man

On June 26, a year to the hour of the death of 23-year-old Mario Julian Benassi, more than 60...

 

Thank you to bike relay volunteers

The Board of Hospice of Haines wishes to acknowledge and thank our volunteers for two significant events in two weeks. The commitment prize goes to...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 13, 2019

Fishermen air concerns on season restrictions

Last week, state fisheries managers heard concerns from the Haines gillnet fleet on new restrictions intended to protect dwindling area king salmon....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 30, 2019

Forest fire contained, but continues to burn

A shop fire that destroyed David and Linda Keirstad's home at 8.5 Mile Haines Highway and spread up...

 

Borough Briefs

Assembly approves plastic bag ban On Tuesday, the Haines Borough joined the ranks of nine other Alaskan communities banning the distribution of...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 23, 2019

Klukwan appeals Superior Court decision

The Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan and three environmental conservation groups are appealing a decision from the federal District Court in Alaska...

 

Duly Noted

Four members of the Makah Tribe of Neah Bay, Wash. visited Alaska Department of Fish and Game sport fish biologist Brian Elliott for a long weekend....

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 2, 2019

Poor king forecast restricts commercial fleet

Time and area restrictions intended to protect area king salmon will likely affect sockeye landings by gillnetters this season. Spawning Chilkat king...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 2, 2019

Police officer resigns to become tour operator

When officer Brayton Long was assaulted by a Fairbanks man on the street earlier this month, he had...

 
 By Lexie DeWitt    Duly Noted    May 2, 2019

Duly Noted

Brianna Baarson gave birth to Bodie Reid Baarson and her husband Matt Baarson and mother Kim Phillips were present in the room. Bodie joins big...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 25, 2019

Aqueous storage heads to committee

Despite written opposition, the Haines Borough Assembly chambers overflowed with impassioned testimonies Tuesday evening in support of a draft...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 25, 2019

Public hearing set for plastic bag ban ordinance

An ordinance that would ban the distribution of non-compostable plastic shopping bags in the Haines Borough was introduced by the assembly on April...

 

Give us all the information

Constantine, in conjunction with a corrupt state DNR rubber-stamping permit process, is showing bad faith to the communities of Haines and Klukwan...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 18, 2019

Conservation group lists Chilkat River among 10 most endangered rivers

On Tuesday, the Washington D.C.-based river advocacy group American Rivers named the Chilkat River on its annual list of the 10 Most Endangered...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 4, 2019

Coast Guard rescues stranded boaters

By Jenna Kunze Stranded 10 miles up the Chilkat River Saturday evening with wet clothes, little food and the inky black of night rolling in, seven...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 4, 2019

Car submerged in Tsirku all winter

The stranded car that stranded two residents driving to a mining claim last November remains in the...

 

Our mayor was in the right

I was disgusted but not surprised by the attacks by liberal members of the Borough Assembly against Mayor Jan Hill. She owes no one an apology or...

 

Police Report

Tuesday, March 26 Police received trespass notices. A citizen reported interference with their mail. A caller requested a message be relayed to a...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 28, 2019

Who serves who?

Mayor Jan Hill’s recent testimony on the Tier 3 nomination process raised concerns from some assembly members and the public this week about how...

 

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