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Heat, smoke stifle the Chilkat Valley


July 11, 2019

Cindy Schultz

A bright red sun shines through the smoky haze at sunset on Sunday, July 7, 2019. The air quality was cited as unhealthy for sensitive groups on weather apps.

Haines residents are combating record heat by scrambling to purchase shorts, ice cream and the town's supply of fans.

On July 6, thermometers reached 90 degrees for the first time since 1975 – 27 degrees hotter than average for the day – as re...

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