Chilkat Valley News - Serving Haines and Klukwan, Alaska since 1966

Haines' last musher retires his sled


February 14, 2019

Standford gives his sled dog a pet. Courtesy of Jim Stanford.

It's quieter in the Chilkat Valley for Jim and Deb Stanford, the last of Haines' mushers.

A snowy field behind their house for the first time in decades sits empty. For 30 years the yard belonged to more than 60 barking and howling sled dogs. Thi...

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