In this episode, Cody has a conversation with Kyle Clayton, the owner of Chilkat Valley News. To understand how Kyle ended up in Haines, he starts with the four years he served in the army. He explains that his upbringing in Indiana instilled in him a feeling of isolation, like the rest of the world and the experiences it held always felt out of reach. That was, until the army opened up the world to him.
When Kyle left the army, the camaraderie of his friends, and the extreme experiences, he said civilian life made him feel alienated. So, he was constantly searching for those extreme environments and battle-born friendships. That’s how he eventually found himself in Alaska. Now, as a reporter and the owner of Chilkat Valley News, he does his part in helping to tell the story of Haines, Alaska.