E. coli in water; state orders boil order

Don’t drink the water, unless you’re getting it from somewhere other than the Haines Borough’s distribution system. The public water system...

Deadline for harbor job not set in stone

A July 2017 deadline for construction of a planned expansion of the Small Boat Harbor isn’t as hard and fast as some supporters have suggested,...

Drop in salmon prices a blow to fleet

A major drop in prices paid to fishermen soured the opening week of the Lynn Canal commercial gillnet season. Blame it on a storm in the global...

Progress, setbacks for downtown effort

A little more than a year after a series of Chilkat Valley News articles put a spotlight on downtown decay, two shuttered buildings have re-opened,...

Rasmuson group to visit next week

Haines is rolling out the red carpet in its small-town way for 24 board and staff members of the Rasmuson Foundation next week. The statewide...

Maintain integrity of Front Street

Front Street is a small, community enclave important to the town’s diversity and integrity. When I turn off Main Street and enter Front Street I...

Helicopter noise study results predictable

The results of the helicopter noise study at the 26 Mile residential area came out exactly as predicted. Helicopters make noise at a level that...

Editorial

In his 1989 book “The Lost Continent,” writer and social observer Bill Bryson goes looking for small-town America. His grim findings included...

Fisher's adventure: Bohemian, classicist, society wife

Liz Fisher, an East Coast legal secretary who in midlife adopted a footloose lifestyle and landed...

Duly Noted

Brandy Brown and Aaron Peters were married Sunday at Moose Meadows on Seduction Point Trail. The groom’s aunt, Patricia Peters, officiated. Maids...

Skagway is "unbearable" this time of year

At one point, I had a car bumper in my teeth. To get a new license plate, I had to go to Skagway. I packed my bear suit and roller blades, of... Full story

Police Report

Monday, June 22 A Tower Road resident reported someone stole approximately 200 gallons of heating fuel over the past month. Police are...