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Chinook run meets goal

Fish and Game says the Chilkat River chinook salmon run is expected to meet the target for a healthy population once the numbers are crunched. The department set the escapement goal — the number of adult fish that are counted returning to the river during the spawning season — between 1,750 and 3,500. The number is expected […]

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Mixed decision in Palmer Project appeal

The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation made what environmental and tribal groups called a “mixed” decision on an appeal about a wastewater permit for a mining exploration project 35 miles north of Haines. The administrative appeal decision on the Palmer Project upholds Constantine Metals’ permit to discharge water into the area above the Klehini River, […]

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Duly Noted

Lexie DeWitt enjoyed a visit from her friend, Jill Heikel, who lives in Chelan, Wash. She timed her visit to arrive just as the sunny weather ended, but still enjoyed hiking, shopping around town, and fishing in the Chilkat River. They met up with Brian, Sarah and baby Caroline Eliott for dinner out on the last night. Jill manages a Starbucks at […]

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Duly Noted – Aug. 3

Cindy Zuluaga-Jimenez and Matt Jillson married on July 15 at Viking Cove, where Robert Chadwell presided over a service attended by local friends and 33 out-of-town guests. Cindy’s parents, Orlando and Maria Zuluaga, came from Miami and 12 cousins and other family members came from Orlando, Fla. The group arrived after taking a cruise ship […]

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Mixed news on Haines salmon runs

Sockeye runs have been around or exceeding historic averages but Chinook salmon runs are worrying fisheries managers in the Haines area. “The forecast was for 2,800 (chinook). At this point, I’d be surprised if we made that number” said biologist Brian Elliott of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. “It’s a little disappointing.” Elliott […]

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Randy and Rochelle Simmons escaped 110-degree heat in Chico, Calif. to spend a long weekend in Haines. They enjoyed halibut fishing with Casey Bradford, including catching a king crab, a River Adventures jet-boat trip on the upper Chilkat River skippered by Libby Jacobson, and time visiting friends at the brewery. The trip was capped by a fresh salmon and halibut feast on […]

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Heat wave hits Haines

Hot weather could continue in Haines this week with temperatures forecasted in the upper 70s and low 80s. Pete Boyd, a meteorologist from Juneau at the National Weather Service, said while there is potential for minor flooding on the Chilkat River, the otherwise dry weather means serious flooding is unlikely. But the dry conditions bring wildfire […]