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Ship cancels Chilkat Inlet sailing after fishermen protest

A cruise ship sailing north up the Chilkat Inlet last Tuesday roiled fishermen as about 25...

 

Cornejo to be replaced as mining forum chair

Haines Mining Forum committee member Heather Shade summarized changes to the mining forum during an HEDC meeting on Friday, including the decision to...

 

Cellular interference affects public safety

The Chilkat Valley News quotes Fire Department Chief Al Giddings saying that there has been an annual increase of 7 to 9 percent in emergency calls...

 

This week in history

Aug. 25, 1969 The “pole of all our people in Alaska” was dedicated here last Saturday in a colorful ceremony attended by State officials, local...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 15, 2019

Dunleavy restores senior benefits, early education and other state funding

This week Gov. Mike Dunleavy said he will approve funding for the Senior Benefits Program, early education services including Head Start, and will...

 
 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 1, 2019

Fair attendance drops during ferry system strike

The Southeast Alaska State Fair saw decreased ticket sales this year as ongoing ferry workers’ strikes suspended service to Haines throughout fair...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 25, 2019

Decades-old fuel spill surfaces in Chilkat River at slough near 15 Mile

Contaminated groundwater from a 51-year-old fuel spill at 15.5 Mile Haines Highway appears to be leaching into the Chilkat River slough, raising...

 

To the beautiful community of Haines

As you know, our lives have been forever changed and our hearts shattered with the loss of our beloved son. Words cannot describe the profound, heartf...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    July 18, 2019

Youth to perform 'How to Eat Like a Child' this weekend

The Lynn Canal Community Players Summer Youth Conservatory will stage two plays this weekend about...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 18, 2019

Stakeholders meet about king decline

The pride of the Chilkat Valley— all five species of Pacific salmon— is at risk with Chilkat king salmon on the decline for six of the last seven...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 11, 2019

Gillnetters face low prices, restrictions

A combination of time and area restrictions, low prices and scant fish has made for a rough start to the season for Haines gillnetters. Alaska...

 

Parade and celebration a major success!

On behalf of the Haines Chamber of Commerce, I would like to thank all of the Ripinsky and Riley level sponsors (Alaska Arts Confluence, Alaska...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 5, 2019

Spiritual 'water blessing' honors life of young Haines man

On June 26, a year to the hour of the death of 23-year-old Mario Julian Benassi, more than 60...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 5, 2019

Fall/Winter ferry schedule expected by mid-July

The Alaska Marine Highway System expects to have its draft fall/winter 2019/2020 schedule available for public comment in mid-July — about six...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 5, 2019

Commander shares Eldred Rock lighthouse stories, memories

Before his talk Saturday evening at the Haines Sheldon Museum, Roger Beving warned listeners, "My...

 

4th of July - Olde Fashioned Fourth will feature photo booth, gold panning

Those hoping to strike it rich will have an opportunity this July 4. At Tlingit Park, casual prospectors will be able to try their hand at panning...

 

Duly Noted

Susan and Fred Johnston’s two-day garage sale on Small Tracts Road last weekend raised more than $1,000 for Becky’s Place shelter. Johnston said K...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 20, 2019

Planning commission debates local ferry service

In the midst of deep state budget cuts to the Alaska Marine Highway System, the Haines Borough Planning Commission debated last week whether or not...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 13, 2019

Fishermen air concerns on season restrictions

Last week, state fisheries managers heard concerns from the Haines gillnet fleet on new restrictions intended to protect dwindling area king salmon....

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 6, 2019

Committee asks Fish and Game for more thorough review of mining project

The Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee wants the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to take a harder stance on potential mining issues...

 

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