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Strong, chef, Native advocate, dies at 75

Tony Strong, an attorney who also worked as a professional chef, was memorialized at a Saturday... Full story

 

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...

 

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Klukwan is mourning the deaths of two long-time residents, Smith “Smitty” Katzeek, 85, and Tony Strong, 75. Smith died Monday morning at his...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 2, 2021

Klukwan songwriter featured in Disney cartoon "Shake Your Tale"

Klukwan resident and Diné (Navajo) artist Clara Natonabah wrote and sang a Navajo song that was fea...

 

Chatham School District superintendent found dead

Chatham School District superintendent Bruce Houck, 61, was found dead in his home Wednesday morning. Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Tim Despain...

 

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Lincoln Burke Jones was born at 3:21 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, to Lauren Clark Jones and Brian Jones of Chicago. Arriving about a month...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 24, 2021

Klukwan residents hope teacher hire will bolster enrollment

Klukwan School advocates asked the Chatham School Board last week to hire a teacher, a hire superintendent Bruce Houck has declined to make in the fac...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 24, 2021

Bill proposed to grant land to indigenous communities

Alaska’s U.S. senators introduced legislation on Monday that would grant land to the five “landless” indigenous communities in Southeast Alaska,...

 

Duly Noted

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 Kyle Clayton    News    October 28, 2021

Chatham school board discusses Klukwan's future as enrollment drops

The Chatham School Board met Tuesday evening to discuss the future of Klukwan School after its enrollment fell below 10 by the October count...

 

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Cadet and trumpeter Haley Boron has earned a spot in the U.S. Air Force Academy Drum and Bugle Corps. Known as the “Flight of Sound,” the band...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 7, 2021

Klukwan School braces for budget cuts due to low enrollment

Low enrollment is threatening state funding for Klukwan School and stressing an already strained relationship between Chatham School District...

 

Soaring with Eagles

Generous Jake, former longtime resident, was well known and loved for his kindness and time for... Full story

 

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About 75 residents, including Haines Borough School Board members, turned out Tuesday for the unveiling and dedication of the Skate Park art project,...

 

Science over fiction

It is unfortunate that Mayor Bronson of Anchorage does not know what more can be done to stem the spread of Covid in his town. One wonders if he...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 9, 2021

Klukwan shareholders get cash for COVID-19 vaccines

Klukwan, Inc. shareholders are eligible to receive $225 each for showing proof of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Village corporation president...

 

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Haines High grad Kirby Faverty, 19, has won the Mark Robb Award at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo. The award recognizes a student...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 26, 2021

Students return to school with a greater sense of normalcy

Although pandemic mitigations are still in place, Haines School's first day back Tuesday was more...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 26, 2021

Roadside tower: Is it art, mailbox or lamppost?

By Tom Morphet "Pythagoras came to me in a dream" is how Jeff Bochart explains the nearly...

 

Duly Noted

Former resident and Mud Bay landowner Dave Walker recently spent 10 days at his beachfront cabin. Besides visiting across-the-bay neighbors Randy and...

 

Haines suffers largest COVID outbreak yet

As of Thursday evening, 57 people tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in Haines since Aug. 6, inc... Full story

 

Bald Eagle Foundation cancels fall festival

The American Bald Eagle Foundation announced Tuesday that it is canceling its November festival due to COVID-19 concerns and a limited budget. “We...

 

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Nash Steel Stickler was born on July 14 at Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital on the Big Island. He weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 20.5 inc...

 
 By Abbey Collins    News    July 15, 2021

Glacier Bay earthquake rattles Haines and Klukwan

Chilkat Valley residents reported a big midday shake last week as a 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck 20 miles southwest of Klukwan in Glacier Bay on Th...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 8, 2021

SEARHC now requires all employees to be vaccinated

As of last week, employees, contractors and volunteers with the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, which operates in Haines and 18 other com...

 

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