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 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...

 

Duly Noted

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...

 

Jacquot: a robust, can-do life

When he was about six years old, Hank Jacquot tied his favorite dog to a sled and set out across... Full story

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 18, 2021

Could an arcane law help land owners affected by the December disaster?

Wendie Marriott and Bern Savikko’s Beach Road cabin was leveled by the December landslide. “It was smack dab in the middle of the slide,...

 

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Pam Sloper and the SEARCH Wisewoman program are hosting this year’s Turkey Trot, an opportunity for residents to burn calories and see neighbors...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 11, 2021

Eagle Preserve council updated on fishery, forestry news

Haines State Forest staff facilitated repairs to a number of upper valley roads that were damaged during the Dec. 2 storms. State forester Greg...

 

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Friends and family members held a graveside service for longtime resident Hank Jacquot Monday at Jones Point Cemetery. Hank, 87, died Nov. 4 at his...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 4, 2021

With Excursion Inlet shut, more boats sell to Haines Packing

Despite relatively low salmon harvest numbers in the Lynn Canal this season, Haines Packing Company processed 2.5 million pounds of salmon—the most...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 4, 2021

Ole Taug takes home top derby prize amid strong coho run

Ole Taug took home the biggest fish with his 13.6-pound coho and the $1,450 first-place prize during this year’s Haines Sportsman’s Association...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 14, 2021

Will the bald eagles return this year?

Last fall, Stacie Evans counted fewer bald eagles around Haines than in any survey since 1986, when counts began. On the peak day in 2020, Evans obser...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 14, 2021

Coho derby continues with tie at the top

Haines’ coho derby just crossed the halfway point, and no one is winning. Well, two people are. Robert Jennings and Olen Larson are tied at the top...

 

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Cara Jane Murray, husband Rob and their four children are moving from Sitka to Anaconda, Mont., where they’ve bought a two-story, Victorian brick...

 

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