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English author, pipeline worker, dies at 90

Margaret Piggott, a steadfast hiker, outdoorswoman, traveler and author who moved to Haines 50 years...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 23, 2022

DOT road transfer plan rooted in state policy

A proposal to improve Lutak Road in exchange for transferring three roads to the Haines Borough has shed light on a state program that favors...

 

TAB asks assembly to address crowding at Chilkoot

The borough’s tourism board is pushing the assembly to get involved in the crowding issue along Chilkoot River. The Tourism Advisory Board (TAB)...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 17, 2022

Park ranger vacancy persists

Haines has gone a year without a full-time state parks ranger, and the wait for a new hire could continue through next summer. Alaska State Parks...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 10, 2022

Talks with state include taking over DOT roads

A proposal to widen Lutak Road to accommodate increased tourist traffic could involve transferring three state-owned roads to the borough, according...

 

Coho derby at midway point, water conditions pose difficulties

Come warm weather or high water, the annual Haines Sportsman’s Association coho salmon derby advances.  Canadian Paul Hearn leads the overall...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 22, 2022

Chilkat sockeye salmon run bounces back after two poor years

The Chilkat River sockeye run bounced back this summer after two struggling years, according to state data. The run reached the lower end of the...

 

Six Candidates Running for Assembly

The following is a condensed version of CVN interviews with candidates for Haines Borough Assembly:...

 

This Week in History

Sept. 21, 1972 Hank Reeves family has new fishing boat, 'ALJAC' The Henry Reeves family is the proud...

 

Duly Noted

Brittney Bradford and Aaron Bonner were married at Whispering Pines wedding venue in Winchester, Idaho on Sept. 3. Aaron’s father Ken Bonner...

 

Duly Noted

Haines court clerk Caitie Rothbart will be moving to Juneau to serve as clerk of courts for Juneau Superior Court. Caitie has lived in Haines six...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 8, 2022

Coho contest to start next Thursday

It’s about to be coho season: time to win some cash. Haines’ annual coho salmon derby will kick off next Thursday, running through Oct. 29. Those...

 

Borough should buy state campground

The State of Alaska, which has abandoned Mosquito Lake campground, can’t fix the Chilkat State Park road, gave up on management of brown bears...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 1, 2022

Camping at Portage Cove Park to end

Day use fees and an end to camping at Portage Cove are among a number of measures that Alaska State Parks is preparing to implement at its Haines...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 1, 2022

Return of tourists tests Chilkoot corridor

After two slow pandemic seasons, tourists are once again flocking to the Chilkoot River, causing...

 
 By Max Graham    News    August 25, 2022

Six candidates file for three assembly seats

It's that time of year again: the bears are out at Chilkoot, and your neighbors are vying for your...

 

Duly Noted

Diane McGowan of Phoenix, Ariz. boosted three local causes when she donated back her winnings in the Haines Little League’s 50-50 raffle. McGowan...

 

Duly Noted

Astrid Ruth Wuesthoff was born 5:15 p.m. on July 15, 2022 at Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital. Astrid weighed 8 lbs., 9 ozs. and measured 20 inch...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 4, 2022

Gillnetters see strong sockeye returns

Lynn Canal gillnetters hauled in the best catches of the season so far during the past week. Alaska Department of Fish and Game commercial fisheries...

 

Duly Noted

The Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) hosted their annual Culture Camp at Chilkoot Lake from July 17-23. Mary Cruise Folletti, Lkoot Kwáan Culture Ca...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    July 28, 2022

Moratorium on new Chilkoot tours lifted

By Lucy Silbaugh The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to rescind a four-year-old moratorium on new commercial tours in the Chilkoot Corridor....

 

Duly Noted

A Celebration of Life for David Simmons took place last weekend. Simmons, a world traveler who settled in Haines in 2017, was one of two residents...

 
 By Max Graham    News    July 7, 2022

Borough assembly will review pause on new Chilkoot permits

The Haines Borough Assembly soon will review a four-year-old moratorium on new commercial tour permits in the Chilkoot corridor, a short and narrow...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    July 7, 2022

High school students come to Haines from around the country

Ten exceptional high school students from around the country will converge on Haines for a week beginning Sunday as part of a college-credit course...

 

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