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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...

 

Memorial event scheduled for Saturday

An anniversary memorializing the Dec. 2 flooding and landslides that killed two and displaced dozens last year will be held Saturday, Dec. 4 at 1.30...

 

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...

 
 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...

 

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Cari O’Daniel started this week in her new job as site manager at the Haines Senior Center. The center provides a daily lunch for seniors,...

 

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Pam Sloper and the SEARCH Wisewoman program are hosting this year’s Turkey Trot, an opportunity for residents to burn calories and see neighbors...

 
 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...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 28, 2021

Community foundation distributes annual grants

The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation distributed nearly $32,000 in grants to local nonprofits during its annual 2021 CVCF grant awards ceremony...

 

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Travis Russell and Dacotah Smith were married near the shores of Whitefish Lake in Whitefish, Mont. on Oct. 17 by Ron Horn, former pastor of Haines...

 

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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 14, 2021

Haines teachers among lowest-paid in the state

While many policy makers and residents lament the lack of good-paying year-round jobs in the Chilkat Valley, most don’t address the fact that some...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 14, 2021

Final vote tally extends lead for Huling, Schnabel

The Haines Borough Assembly tallied the last votes—from mailed and emailed ballots—for borough assembly and school board on Tuesday. The final res...

 

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Cara Jane Murray, husband Rob and their four children are moving from Sitka to Anaconda, Mont., where they’ve bought a two-story, Victorian brick...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 7, 2021

Huling, Schnabel elected to assembly

Tyler Huling and Debra Schnabel won the election for Haines Borough Assembly, according to...

 
 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...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 7, 2021

Haines School raises pay to attract subs

The Haines Borough School District Board voted to increase substitute teacher pay to $18 per hour at its Tuesday meeting after the school has found...

 

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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,...

 

School board candidate files for write-in candidacy

Keely Baumgartner, 36, filed as a write in candidate for school board this week. A registered nurse at SEARHC Haines Health Clinic and Haines High...

 

Experience counts, Josephson has it

I have lived in Haines for more than 55 years and I am voting for Brenda Josephson. Haines needs someone with experience and an understanding of our...

 

Vote Josephson for experience, integrity

Once more it is time to select individuals that will plan and decide our community’s future. Our individual votes will collectively decide...

 

Vote for Clay, Wald, write-in Baumgartner

I’m casting my votes in the Haines School Board election for members Brian Clay and Michael Wald, and write-in candidate Keely Baumgartner. These...

 

Clerk says local Dominion voting software is secure

The Haines Brough’s voting software and equipment is a product of Dominion Voting Systems, the same company embroiled in the Trump Campaign’s alle...

 

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Greg Schlachter and Chris Hill married Sept. 18 at Calleva Farm in Dickerson, Md. Chris’ sisters Robin and Angie officiated Saturday’s nuptials....

 

CVCF is a bounty all its own

We, the board of the Mosquito Lake School Community Center, would like to thank the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for their generous Special...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 2, 2021

Five candidates run for contested school board election

Five candidates for school board are running for four open seats next month. The race is one of the first contested elections for school board in...

 

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