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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...

 

Arts Outlook

Portland dance group to perform Seven performers from BodyVox, a contemporary dance group from Portland, Ore. will perform at the Chilkat Center at 7...

 

Proud vet was voice of the valley

There will be a memorial service for James "Jimbo" Stevens, Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Klukwan... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 18, 2018

Highway to be raised 20 feet in slide areas

Last Sunday and Monday, large mudslides in the upper valley flowed down the steep mountainsides and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 11, 2018

Fish and Game tech finds mysterious object in river

A petrified electric toothbrush. A grinder Native people used in ancient times. A thingamajig....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 4, 2018

September marks driest month on record

Haines’ September was the driest month on record—depending on where the data was recorded. Using data from the airport weather station, NOAA...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 4, 2018

When does the king run get too small to sustain?

For six of the past seven years, king salmon returns to the Chilkat River have failed to meet the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s minimum...

 

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