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 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    April 2, 2020 

SEARHC should let local doctors communicate with the public

SEARHC should designate a local health expert to update the media and the public on how it’s adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents and local...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    March 26, 2020

Satire: Chilkat king population rebounds after Homo sapiens shelter in place

Listed as a stock of concern for the past three years, the Chilkat king salmon population rebounded just hours after human activity curtailed across...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    March 26, 2020

Satire: Entries from the Coronavirus Dictionary

A lot of new and easily confused terms are being thrown around by government officials and health experts alike. In an effort to help the public make...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    March 12, 2020

Dispatches from the COVID-19 wasteland

I land in SeaTac and already feel the oppressive presence of the coronavirus. My phone buzzes on my thigh as I turn airplane mode off and a podcast...

 

Paid Commentary

A recent article in the CVN suggests that alcohol abuse is a much bigger issue in Haines than drug abuse. While we can’t deny alcohol is a huge...

 

Corned Bullwinkle for St. Paddy's Day

I don't know about you, but when March comes around I start craving corned beef in my bones. I can...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Guest commentary

For those who bemoan — and criticize — the fact that the state has drawn on savings to the sorry tune of almost $16 billion over the past six...

 

Kimchi: A Korean dish perfect for Haines

When I was 20 years old I worked for a Korean-American chef and he hated kimchi. His parents owned...

 

Editor's note

I’d like to welcome Larry Persily to the upper Lynn Canal. On April 1, 2019 the long-time Alaska journalist and government worker will be the new...

 

Guest commentary

The U.S. economy is strong. People are working and businesses are profiting. Nice for the states that are doing good things for their residents,...

 

Ballot question guest editorials

I support ‘On-Call’ police service By Chuck Mitman What I would like to invite you to realize, as I have is this: that without it, someone,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    June 15, 2017

Guest Column

It’s good news that Kyle Clayton bought the CVN. As a reporter here and elsewhere, Kyle has proved himself courageous, fair and energetic,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    June 15, 2017

Editorial

I'm excited to become publisher of the Chilkat Valley News. I'm new to town, so it's important you...

 

Editorial

On October 20, 2016, the Chilkat Valley News reported at the top of its front page that Haines Borough police had arrested Dean “Bear” Lari in a...

 

Editorial

Some readers expressed concern that I wrote articles for last week’s Chilkat Valley News about borough issues, given that I sit on the Haines...

 

Note to readers

I stepped back into reporting, editing and taking photos this week, filling in for interim editor John Stang, who needed time in Seattle to attend to...

 

Editorial

As I recently filed to run for a seat on the Haines Borough Assembly, people have been asking me how I will run the newspaper and also run for...

 

Editorial

The Southeast Alaska State Fair, our town’s biggest celebration, certainly earns its ranking as one of the preeminent cultural events in the...

 

Editorial

Instead of tying itself in knots on the question of selling a lot on Third and Main or making it a park, borough leaders could steer a middle course...

 

Editorial

On the scale of things, planning commissioner Donnie Turner’s “shut up” T-shirt was not particularly newsworthy and I was hoping to not publish...

 

Editorial

The town has some fancifully painted crosswalks, so let’s refresh ourselves about what those thick, white lines mean. Stepping into a crosswalk give...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    June 9, 2016

Editorial

At 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, a woman apparently off the cruise ship used a cell phone to snap a selfie with the new fish carving at Old Haines Highway and...

 

Editorial

Making a park of the Haines Borough lot at Main Street and Third Avenue may be a good idea, but we needn’t do it right now. The lot is already a de...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    May 26, 2016

Editorial

Who is in charge of scheduling in this town? No one. Should there be? Consider: On Saturday, May 14, civic-minded folks were forced to choose between...

 

Editorial

Congratulations, William Seward, on being chosen as the Haines Borough’s new manager. It’s a tough job, one that has overwhelmed most of the...

 

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