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Tribes meet to plan for environmental changes

Tribal members and staff of the Chilkat Indian Village (CIV) and the Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) met in Klukwan on Oct. 4 to discuss observed...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 10, 2019

King runs on the rise, though not yet "healthy"

Preliminary estimates show that Chilkat king salmon are expected to meet escapement goal for the...

 

This week in history

Oct. 6 1969 Discussions Friday between the city councils of Haines and Port Chilkoot aimed at...

 

Arts Outlook

Artist Talk & Author Readings to be held at museum Artist Katie Ione Craney’s collection “Landfalls” was inspired by Alaskan women writers,...

 

Physicians oppose mine in Chilkat Valley

As practicing physicians who live, raise families and care for patients in this community, we are compelled to stand against a proposed mine near the...

 

CIA applies with state to change Seduction Point to Tlingit 'Ayiklutu'

The Chilkoot Indian Association has applied with the Alaska Historical Commission to change the name of Seduction Point, the southern tip of the...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 19, 2019

Candidates outline positions during first of three forums

Five assembly candidates twice responded to questions on their ideas of the Haines Borough’s most pressing problems, ways to generate revenue, thoug...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 19, 2019

New signs beg the question: What is a scenic view?

New road signs installed on the Haines Highway by the Department of Transportation last month have some residents scratching their heads. Last month,...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 19, 2019

Meet the borough assembly candidates

Six candidates are vying for two seats on the Haines Borough Assembly in the Oct. 1 municipal election. The third highest vote getter will be...

 

Hunters report six moose as of Wednesday

As of Wednesday afternoon, valley hunters have reported six moose taken since the hunt began Sunday. “(I’m) happy that all are legal so far with...

 

Duly Noted

Elisabeth Laurel Ford was born to Lilly and Michael Ford on Sept. 13 at 3:25 AM, weighing in at 7 pounds 1 ounce and 19 and a half inches. Her arrival...

 

The state won't protect our resources

Last winter former Alaska state economist Gregg Erikson spoke in Haines on the economic impacts we might face if the Palmer Project goes forward....

 

Governor values outside industry over locals

I am amazed at the flagrant corruption our current governor exhibits.  What state elected official, who won an election because of large...

 

There's only one Chilkat River

There are many locations where mines can be developed.  There is only one Chilkat River, with its abundance of salmon, cultural importance, the...

 

Dunleavy's unannounced visit is appalling

Haines’ residents learned after-the-fact about Gov. Dunleavy’s recent visit to the Palmer Project with his chief of staff, Ben Stevens,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 5, 2019

Man flips car into Chilkat River

Police are investigating a Haines man who flipped his car over a guardrail at 6.5 Mile Haines Highwa...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 29, 2019

Haines Hospice volunteerism down

Volunteerism for Hospice of Haines is dwindling. The group that provides care and support for critically or chronically ill patients and their...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 29, 2019

Chilkoot sockeye count highest on record

Record numbers of sockeye salmon have passed through the Chilkoot River weir this season, surprising biologists and delighting local fishermen. As of...

 

Duly Noted

Renae Miner and Ryan Olsen were married in an intimate ceremony in the Redwoods State Park near Orick, California. The reception was held at the Gold...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 22, 2019

Six candidates vie for two seats in assembly race

Residents Diana Lapham, Sally McGuire, Zephyr Sincerny, Sean Gaffney and Gabe Thomas filed candidacy for two vacating seats on the Haines Borough...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 15, 2019

EPA fines Kensington mine for illegal discharge violations

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached three settlements with Kensington gold mine totaling $534,500 for discharge...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 8, 2019

Environmental groups, residents push back against Constantine's exploration permits

At least five local and out-of-state environmental groups and individuals filed informal requests for review to the Alaska Department of...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 8, 2019

Residents to embark on historic Tlingit trade route

This month, Haines residents Tim Ackerman and Mike Bott will embark on a nearly 200-mile route...

 

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