Kyle Clayton buys the Chilkat Valley News


The Chilkat Valley News has a new owner, as Tom Morphet passed the torch to reporter Kyle Clayton last week.

Morphet has owned the CVN for five years. Before buying the paper, he worked at it 22 years as a reporter, editor and manager.

Morphet’s ownership of the newspaper became contentious in August when he began campaigning for a seat on the Haines Borough Assembly. Morphet hired interim editors and started advertising and publicizing the newspaper’s sale.

“Obviously, being elected to office made me a motivated seller,” Morphet said. “In terms of a conflict, I was elected by vot...

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