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 By Max Graham    News    May 19, 2022 

Eagle preserve council to assess fish habitat impacts from commercial tours

The Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Advisory Council voted this week to devise a method of assessing impacts on fish habitat from commercial...

 
 By Max Graham    News    May 12, 2022

Packrafters learn safety, swimming techniques at swiftwater rescue course

Twelve packrafters attended a swiftwater rescue course on local rivers this weekend, instructed by...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Duly Noted    May 12, 2022

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Nolan Michael Piper was born at 3:52 p.m. on May 2 at Bartlett Regional Hospital to Elsie and Nathan Piper. Elsie’s sister Annie Fullerton was on ha...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Duly Noted    May 5, 2022

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Whitney Morgan O’Brien was born 6:39 p.m. April 9 to Lucinda Boyce and Billy O’Brien at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs., 11 oz. an...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 21, 2022

Coho, sockeye runs projected to be average; kings, pinks to be low

Local sockeye and coho salmon runs are expected to be average this season, while the Chilkat king salmon run is projected to fall below the state’s...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 7, 2022

Resignations, hiring delay leave local State Parks understaffed

The Haines Borough has gone several months without a park ranger, and Alaska State Parks’ other full-time employee in Haines — a natural resource...

 
 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...

 

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Klukwan School teacher Laura McIndoe reports that students learned about animal tracks, snow crystals, measuring snow and types of snow in Tracy Wirak...

 

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Barb Kraft is in town for a 20-day visit, spending time with her newborn grandchild Milo Kraft. Barb is a retired teacher from Vernon, B.C. and mom...

 
 By Max Graham    News    January 20, 2022

Assembly approves motorized trail application, introduces yurt ordinance

The Haines Borough Assembly in December approved an application for a state grant to fund a motorized recreation trail near Lily Lake Road. The...

 
 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...

 

Response to Tom Faverty's Dec. 9th letter

You are the "Bear Expert " who tried to present a skeleton of a legally-harvested brown bear as a bear killed by a poacher in your last article to...

 

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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...

 

Frederick Hakkinen, veteran, doctor, dies at 80 in Oregon

Former resident with long family ties to Haines, Frederick "Punchy" Sheldon Hakkinen, died in... Full story

 

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

 

Bear Crisis

I believe biologists Carl Koch and Anthony Crupi created the 2020 brown bear crisis, combined with Chilkoot River bear viewing activities. Biologists...

 
 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...

 

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Shawna Hotch of Klukwan is credited with helping inspire an investigation into deaths of Native students at Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Ore. An...

 
 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...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 7, 2021

New and improved? Some residents wonder about changes at Chilkoot

Three months after the Chilkoot River corridor improvement project finished, some Haines residents...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 30, 2021

Salmon abound at Chilkoot, but Chilkat sockeye numbers stay low

The Chilkoot sockeye run was exceptionally strong this year, but Chilkat sockeye stocks have struggled for the second year in a row, and biologists ar...

 

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Army Sgt. Kelsey Hannon Brewer used CPR to save a soldier in a parking lot at Fort Riley, Kansas on Aug. 31. A certified nursing assistant, Kelsey...

 

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