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 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 18, 2021

Borough and Mental Health Trust agree on state park trail access

The Haines Borough has reached an agreement with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority so that residents and tour groups are no longer trespassing...


Duly Noted

The Chilkat Snowburners held their Chilkat 100 and Fun Run snowmachine races at Chilkat Lake on Saturday, March 6.   Snowburner member Zack Ferrin sa...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 28, 2021

Southeast State Fair plans for summer fair

The Southeast Alaska State Fair board voted unanimously last week to hold some version of a fair this summer along with other events typically...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 28, 2021

Damage from December storms results in $1.5 million decline in property value

Assessed property value in the borough decreased, at least temporarily, by more than $1.5 million in the wake of the early December storms, according...

 By Sarah Elliott    News    January 28, 2021

Duly Noted

Kai Dixon moved from Haines back to Wasilla with his family at the end of summer 2020 and has transitioned his high school athletic career in grand...


This week in history

Jan. 1971 The usually booming local timber industry is in the throes of problems. Friday evening the...


Duly Noted

Nora Grace Taylor was born on Dec. 10 in Hong Kong to Barry Taylor and Fransiska Sukarni. Nora was 8 pounds 4 ounces. Fransiska is from Sumatra,...


EOC opens southernmost part of Beach Road

Residents at the southernmost end of Beach Road can return home after state geologists downgraded... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 10, 2020

Floods, slides pummel Haines, rebuilding begins

The skies cleared Wednesday after a week of rain that kept instabilities in the landscape active and... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 10, 2020

Changing climate means more landslides in future, scientists say

The Dec. 2 slope failure at Beach Road that left two residents missing is at once tragic and... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 10, 2020

Evacuees worry about homes and when they will be able to return safely

After the Dec. 2 Beach Road landslide, more than 50 Haines residents were displaced when... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 10, 2020

Upper Mount Riley Road houses evacuated based on available data

Houses on upper Mount Riley Road are now under mandatory evacuation. On Tuesday, the Haines Borough... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 3, 2020

Changing climate means more landslides in future, scientists say in wake of Haines disaster

The Dec. 2 slope failure at Beach Road that left two residents missing is at once tragic and... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 12, 2020

Avalanche center releases winter course schedule

The Haines Avalanche Center kicked off its winter education schedule last week, hosting two...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 8, 2020

Haines Huts will apply for Ripinsky trail easement

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved a resolution on Sept. 22 supporting Haines Huts’ application for the state’s Recreational Trails...


Glacier Bears take first in virtual race among seven schools

In an unprecedented outburst of local running, the Haines Glacier Bears hosted two cross-country...


History buff Alan Traut dies at 73

The Chilkat Valley News is reprinting Mr. Traut's obituary this week to correct the errors in the...


History buff Alan Traut dies at 73

Friends and family members this week remembered Alan Traut as a strong-willed history buff,...


Duly Noted

Mike Case, a former Haines Borough assembly member and mayor, has moved with dog Fox to the Palmer Pioneer Home. Case said that although it is quite...


Kat-to-Koot Winter Alpine Adventure Race results

Fifty-nine racers competed in this year’s Kat-to Koot race. White out conditions on Mount Ripinsky forced race organizers to change the route....

 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 23, 2020

PRAC to promote avalanche safety

The Haines Borough Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee will discuss buying avalanche safety equipment for public loan and how to increase...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 9, 2020

Haines residents remember Green, Durr

More than 300 people poured into the Chilkat Center auditorium Tuesday evening to celebrate the lives of Matthew Green and Zane Durr, both 21, who...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 27, 2019

'Funky' weather brings late harvest

Although she didn't expect to need them, it was out of habit that Rachel Kukull carried foraging too...


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