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Scigliano's public defender made inaccurate statements

The following commentary is a response by Leonard Banaszak of the Covenant Life Center to the Sept. 17 CVN article “Police believe man wanted in Ida...

 

Paul Nelson arrested for recklessly endangering police budget

The day after a judge rejected another slew of criminal charges related to Paul Nelson’s first-place half-a-car Fourth of July parade float, police...

 

Beware of false PFD campaign promises

It’s an election year, which means some legislative candidates are pledging the unaffordable. It’s comforting to know that even as most...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    August 13, 2020

Small changes needed for waste management

I have great respect for Burl Sheldon’s experience and knowledge concerning solid waste. He and I have discussed this issue several times. But in...

 

Guest commentary by Burl Sheldon

About 21 years ago, the Haines Borough and the City of Haines convened its first solid waste working group and professional waste management consultan...

 

Decaying corpse of summer finally pronounced dead, police suspect foul play

SEARHC doctor Adam Fibula finally pronounced Summer 2020 deceased as laughing ravens flew over its rain-drenched body. “Realistically, summer probab...

 

Former Borough Manager Debra Schnabel's response to her termination

On May 22 the Borough’s attorney offered me the opportunity to respond to any statement made by the public or by members of the Assembly during the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    May 28, 2020

FAKE-ISH NEWS ALERT!

The following document is the first draft of the borough assembly's statement regarding the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    May 21, 2020

The Books of Lost Code

To those Chilkat Valley News readers who are depressed, dismayed and demoralized upon hearing the...

 

To our scrupulous readers,

I want to apologize for the myriad proofreading mistakes in last week’s paper. A subscriber once told me they like to get their red pens out and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    April 9, 2020

Assembly should allow library curbside service

In the midst of social distancing mandates, we can still buy bottles of whiskey, bags of weed, assault rifles, bicycle parts, bunk beds, pepperoni...

 
 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...

 

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