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

Publisher's note: Haines in Color


May 9, 2019

The CVN has switched printers, a change that will bring our readers front- and back-page color printing every week. The format of the paper has also changed; it’s a little longer and a little wider.

The Juneau Empire is now printing our paper, a switch from our printer in Petersburg who has printed the CVN since 2006.

Coincidentally, former CVN owner Bonnie Hedrick switched to the Petersburg Pilot the second week of May of that year.

The change will not only add color to the paper, but will also make distribution more efficient and timely. Formerly, Jane Pascoe had to track and wrangle the papers as they made their 230-mile trip from Petersburg on Alaska Airlines to Juneau, to a cab that would deliver them to either Alaska Seaplanes or Harris Air. Often the flights were full, or the cab company didn’t make it on time or myriad hurdles that prevented the papers making it to Haines. On Thursdays, it was common to find Jane using colorful language I won’t print on these pages as she struggled to juggle the logistics involved with bringing the paper to town. To Jane’s delight, the Empire is now taking care of all our shipping.

The change won’t cost readers or advertisers a dime. I hope you enjoy the new format, and the ability to see Haines in color every week.

-Kyle Clayton


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