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Carol Duis is the 2013 Alaska recipient of the AARP Andrus Award, which honors a model volunteer whose work improves the community and enhances the...

 

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Ron and Jacque Horn have returned from a trip with college friends David and Vicki Gresham to northwest Alaska to view and photograph the summer...

 

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Eliza Lende and Justin Dorn were married Saturday at a Chilkat State Park beach. Eliza’s parents, Chip and Heather Lende, watched from the front...

 

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David Olerud is recovering from heart surgery at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage. Daughter Sarah Swinton said that Dave will be in Anchorage...

 

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Danielle Narum and Derek Livengood were married Saturday, May 25, at Rainbow Glacier Camp overlooking Chilkat Inlet. Danielle is the daughter of...

 

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Haines High School graduates Royal and Patrick Henderson had grandparents and friends visiting during this week’s graduation. Grandmother Pat...

 

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Brian and Jacqui Clay of Haines are proud grandparents. McKinley Grace Elizabeth Jones was born 8:11 p.m. Friday, May 9, at Bartlett Regional...

 

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Haines Postmaster Elaine Brummett has retired after 36 years with the U.S. Postal Service. Elaine served in Haines for three years and as Skagway...

 

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Peggy Ormasen had dinner with Layton Bennett and wife Lou recently in Seattle. Peggy said Layton is getting his medication on time, eating regular...

 

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Ramona and Frank Holmes have returned from their winter residence in Albany, Ore. Former summer resident Lisa Kurian visited with the couple over... Full story

 

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Girls middle school volleyball coach Cassie Miller and assistant coach Brittany Miller traveled with nine players to Juneau for a tournament at Floyd... Full story

 

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Rene Pisel-Walker died Monday at her home in Juneau of complications of breast cancer. She was 49. Pisel-Walker lived in Haines in the mid-1980s,... Full story

 

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Kyle Fossman is the inaugural Alaska Airlines Scholar Athlete. The University of Alaska Anchorage scholarship was initiated by Alaska Airlines as...

 

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Haines High School senior Jess Giddings traveled to Portland, Ore., to perform with the National Association for Music Education’s All Northwest...

 

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Brenda Jones and Roy Josephson were married Saturday, Feb. 23 at New Hope Fellowship Church on Mosquito Lake. Brenda’s son, Zeke Frank, walked her d...

 

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Mario and Natalie Benassi won the Valentine’s kissing contest at the Pioneer Bar Saturday. They beat out son Josh Benassi and Cassie Miller, as well...

 

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Melissa Aronson and Carol Tuynman spent a month traveling together on the Big Island of Hawaii. They moved around to five areas, including the home...

 

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Patty Brown attended the 57th Presidential Inaugural Ceremonies in Washington, D.C. She worked through U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office to score a...

 

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Haines artists will be well represented at Juneau’s Dimond Park Aquatic Center. Husband and wife teams Donna Catotti and Rob Goldberg and John and S...

 

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Emmett Carpenter Williams was born Nov. 29 to former resident Rebecca Hylton and James Christopher Williams of Skagway. Emmett weighed 9 pounds, 15...

 

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Haines bridge players caravanned to Whitehorse for a weekend tournament. John and Roger Schnabel, Sally and Bob Lix, Gregg Bigsby, Rob Miller, Jim...

 

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Capt. Norman Hughes accepted the Lifesaver Award from National Fisherman on behalf of Randa Hopper Syzmanski at the Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle...

 

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Evan Frank White was born Friday, Nov. 23 to Kristin and Frank White. A snowstorm swirled around Juneau and birth attendants feasted on turkey and mas...

 

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Melissa and Michael Ganey arrived home in Haines Monday with daughter Brinley, who was born Oct. 10, and Brinley’s siblings Kaeden, Ashlyn and...

 

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Doris Ward missed “Oklahoma!” in Haines because she was in Oklahoma with relatives, but she did catch a dress rehearsal of the play. On her way...

 

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Andy Hedden won second place in Alaska Magazine’s annual photo contest in the “Alaska Life” category. Andy’s picture, entitled “Sophie’s...

 

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Brinley Ann Ganey was born Oct. 10 at 8:12 am to Melissa and Michael Ganey. She weighed 4 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 17 inches. Michael and...

 

Best prep musicians to perform Tuesday night

The Southeast Honor Music Festival for choir and concert band will be held in Haines this year beginning Oct. 21. It culminates with a concert 7 p.m....

 

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Tom Heywood was in San Francisco when son Kee Heywood shot a weekend of footage for his first film, entitled “Phantom-Limbed.” The scenes were fil...

 

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Heather Horton Swain and Caleb Roberts were married Sept. 29 at Lookout Park amid friends and family. Friend Don Braaten married the couple. Heather...

 

Scout camp dedication on Oct. 13

A dedication of the new Boy Scout camp at Mount Riley is set for noon Saturday, Oct. 13. Organizer Sean Gaffney said the event will include a hot dog...

 

Coloring book shows birds here

American Bald Eagle Foundation 2012 interns collaborated on a children’s coloring book of the organization’s 12 birds. Intern Claire Floyd, an...

 

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A memorial service for lifelong resident Jan Harrington, 62, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Chilkat Center, followed by a luncheon at the...

 

'Coho Days' set for Oct. 5-7

Local business owners and the Haines Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring events designed to entice Canadian fisherman to spend their Thanksgiving...

 

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Lollipops will return to the Haines branch of First National Bank of Alaska soon, branch manager Allen Turner said this week. Free suckers...

 

Moonwalker to speak at bald eagle festival

Astronaut Edgar Dean Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, will speak at the 18th annual Alaska Bald Eagle Festival in Haines. Mitchell is...

 

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Michelle Paul, 48, of Wenatchee, Wash., died Sept. 12 on Comstock Road of undetermined causes. An autopsy had been ordered. Paul had a prior medical...

 

Three new teachers start school in Haines

By Sara Callaghan Chapell Three new Haines School teachers have joined the staff in the 2012-2013 school year. Kristin White is the third grade...

 

'Healing Pole' to go up Friday

­­­­ The Southeast Regional Health Consortium’s domestic violence program is presenting its “Healing Pole” in front of the Chilkat Valley Ar...

 

Relay draws large Haines turnout

More than 30 Haines runners joined teams in the 30th annual Klondike International Road Relay over the weekend, an apparent peak in local...

 

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Emily Ann Edwards was born Monday, Sept. 10 to Lee and Ben Edwards in Olympia, Wash. Emily weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19 inches. Ben is...

 

Commemorative dinner set for Sept. 11

In their first combined effort, the American Legion, Emblem Club and American Legion Auxiliary are sponsoring a community potluck dinner in...

 

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A memorial service for Ed Lapeyri, 73, of Haines will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the ANB Hall. Lapeyri died Monday of complications from a Saturday...

 

Spotlight series features Gregg's artwork

The third and final exhibition in the Sheldon Museum 2012 Six-Week Spotlight Series opens 5 p.m. Friday with a reception for Tresham Gregg’s showcas...

 

Technology grant available

Chilkat Valley Community Foundation has added a new grant for qualified non-profits and government bodies. The “mini-tech” grant of $600 is...

 

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A group of friends is home from a week spent hunting and hiking on Adak, an island on the Aleutian chain. Betsy Van Burgh, Julia Heinz, Kimberly...

 

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First-grade teacher Akela Silkman of Haines won third place in the Association of Alaska School Boards’ “Digital Lessons for Digital Learners”...

 

Slide show Sunday on grads' Africa trip

There were no hot showers and no end to the dust at a Moshi, Tanzania orphanage where three Haines High School friends spent five weeks working...

 

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Hilma White, who helped establish the Hotel Halsingland and operated the Port Chilkoot Camper Park for decades, died Saturday at Haines Assisted Livin...

 

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Former resident Diana Richmond Hansen spent two weeks in Haines visiting dad Gregg Richmond, and seeing friends. She was joined by her husband, Shawn...

 

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Former First National Bank branch manager Karl Heinz has transferred to the bank’s Eagle River branch. Karl and his family lived in Haines for four...

 

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The Richard Boyce Inflatable Suspenders Memorial Fund had grown to $23,700 as of Monday afternoon. An entire stock of Stormy Seas flotation...

 

'Uglys' shed rough image, shift to service

The Uglys of Haines started out as a drinking club, but they’ve quietly grown to support charities and events throughout the community, and built...

 

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Kaitlin Podsiki and Bryan Combs were married Saturday, July 7 in Haines. Kaitlin was escorted down the aisle of the cruise ship dock by her father, Gr...

 

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Friends gathered on scooters for a Saturday jaunt to 33 Mile to celebrate the birthday of Pam Sloper recently. Ladies rented the scooters in town and...

 

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Sean Copeland and Heather Shade were married under sunny skies on Saturday at Chilkat State Park. Gene Kennedy presided over the ceremony and Johnny...

 

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Anna Szymanski graduated magna cum laude from Williams College on June 2 with a degree in biology. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, a national...

 

Chilkoot bears hungry, unafraid

Two brown bears shot and killed under defense of life and property provisions have state officials reiterating the importance of securing potential...

 

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Mark Sogge and Cecily Stern attended daughter Caitlin Stern’s doctoral thesis defense at Cornell University’s Department of Neurobiology and...

 

Edwards wins 2nd derby with 42-pound king

Mark Edwards of Haines hauled in a 41.9-pound king to win the 34th annual Haines Sportsmen’s Association King Salmon Derby Sunday. Nineteen fish...

 

Class dedicates equipment, bench

By Sara Callaghan Chapell Students, teachers and community members gathered at the Haines Elementary School playground to dedicate new playground...

 

Swinton wins promotion's Morgan award

Families, staff and friends gathered at the Haines Elementary gym May 23 to witness the promotion of the eighth-grade class to Haines High School....

 

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The marriage of Lenore “Nori” Nash and Brian Pindell was celebrated on May 12 in Portland, Ore. Lenore is the daughter of Nancy and Dwight Nash....

 

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Mary Price is home after six months spent in Anchorage recuperating from a broken hip and other complications. She’s “extremely happy to be...

 

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Ivy Kathryn Elliott was born Wednesday, May 16 at 1:01 a.m. in Juneau to Sarah and Brian Elliott. Ivy weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 20.5...

 

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Kasen Lee Morriss was born May 9 at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. Kasen is the first child of Kimberly and Mason Morriss, of Juneau. Mason weighed...

 

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Friends and family members will hold a memorial service for Bobby Douglas “Uncle Doug” Satterwhite, 4 p.m. Saturday at the Salvation Army. All...

 

Haines High grad Kemp wins prestigious award at Cornell

Cornell University senior Chandler Kemp was recently selected as a Merrill Presidential Scholar, an...

 

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By Sara Callaghan Chapell Ike Lorentz spent five days on the guided missile frigate USS Ingraham with his son, Navy seaman Paul Lorentz. The ship was...

 

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Friends at the Pioneers of Alaska’s Sunday meeting sang “Happy Birthday” to Layton A. Bennett in anticipation of his 93rd birthday Thursday,...

 

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Jean and Ron Smith spent their winter in Sun City, Ariz. where they caught up with many Haines friends. They spent Thanksgiving with Nancy and Ken Ser...

 

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Longtime Chilkat Lake resident Dave Ward died about 10 p.m. Monday at his Chilkat Lake home. His wife Toni and brother-in-law Roger Keller were at...

 

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Charlie Everett Blood was born to Matt and Holly Blood on March 14. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Grandmother Barb Blood had left Fairbanks after a...

 

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Elias Glabek Ryan was born Feb. 15 to Jolanta and Brad Ryan in Portland, Ore. Elias weighed 8 lbs., 10 ozs. and joins big brother Atlin. The family...

 

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Alijah James Thompson was born Feb. 6 to Dawn Shannon and Levi Thompson in Whitehorse, Y.T. Alijah weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 22 inches....

 

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Dana Noel Murray was born Jan. 7 to Cara and Rob Murray in Ketchikan. Dana weighed seven pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19 inches. Dana Noel joins...

 

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Andrea Hedrick and Herky Deppner were married Dec. 30, 2011 in a sunset ceremony on Canova Beach in Melbourne, Fla. The bride is the daughter of...

 

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Mary Price is recovering from heart-related complications at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. Mary was briefly released from the...

 

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Blake Hamilton was selected as the U.S. Naval Academy’s Midshipman of the Month. The honor comes with a formal presentation and additional...

 

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Friends, patients, and neighbors were saddened to learn of the untimely death of dental practice manager Francis Smalley. Francis died of organ...

 

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Retired Alaska State Trooper Roger Maynard credited teammate George McCament with determining that gift shop hostess Sue Veneer killed Malcolm Melee...

 

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Haines Glacier Bear fans of all ages were in Anchorage to cheer on the boys’ basketball team at the 32nd annual Service Cougar Tip Off Tournamen...

 

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Elizabeth Margaret Davis was born Dec. 8 to Holly and Matt Davis at Juneau’s Family Birth Center. She weighed 7 lbs., 8 ounces. and measured...

 

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton mentioned resident Nori Nash by name and praised her efforts in remarks during her official state visit to Ban...

 

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State Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Haines, attended the Great Alaska Shootout in Anchorage last week, where he was honored with the Seawolves Service Award...

 

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Corbin Eames Brooks was born Nov. 7 to Elissa and Chris Brooks. Corbin weighed 8 lbs., 3 ozs. and measured 21 inches. Corbin joins brothers Ohlin and...

 

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Doris Ward is home from a month of travel that included family visiting and old friends. She traveled to Tulsa, Okla. to see sister, Janie Owen, and...

 

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  Hazel Englund celebrated her 95th birthday in Anchorage with her daughter Jo Kauffman on Sept. 16. Hazel and daughter, Emily Zimbrich, drove...

 

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Gina Jamison, sister of Alison Jacobson, came to Haines last week from Snohomish, Wash., to watch nieces Anna and Libby Jacobson at their last home...

 

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Asher Mack Jimenez was born Wednesday, Oct. 12 to Sierra and Carlos Jimenez. Asher weighed 7 lbs., 3 ozs. He was greeted soon after his arrival by big...

 

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Gunshots, thunder or explosives? Those were among theories circulating to explain a series of loud booms heard around town early Tuesday morning. As...

 

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Sapphire Marie Ordonez was born Tuesday, Sept. 20 to Edie Granger and Joe Ordonez in Juneau. Sapphire weighed 7 lbs., 9 ozs. and measured 20.5...

 

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Ryan Thomas Ford was born September 8 at the Juneau Family Birth Center to Jennifer and Simon Ford. Ryan was eight pounds, 12 ounces and 21.5 inches...

 

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   Stacey Haas and Tyler Scovill were married Saturday, Sept. 10 at Lookout Park before family and friends. In attendance were Stacey’...

 

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Julia Rose Fitzgerald was born Aug. 29 in Anchorage to former Haines residents Niki and Dan Fitzgerald. Julia weighed 7 lbs., 12 ozs., and measured 21...

 

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   Kelly Edmond, HHS class of 2008, graduated from Marine Corps Officer Candidates School on Aug. 13. The ten-week program was filled with...

 

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Friends and family celebrated the marriage of Nori Nash and Brian Pindel Sunday. Nori and Brian were married in a civil ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand...

 

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Tyler Swinton was part of the Alaska All-Star basketball team that traveled to Las Vegas and Anaheim, Calif. last month. Tyler attended statewide...

 

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Denise Baker, 52, of Haines died Saturday of respiratory failure at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau. Services are pending. A full obituary will...

 

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Micah True and his wife Kim Dao were in Haines to catch up with friends and family, including Micah’s parents Tom and Shelley True. Micah, who r...

 

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Bill Aronson, 69, died Monday night at the Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage following a stroke. His wife Melissa was with him. A full obituary...

 

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Kinley Marie Bentz was born Thursday, May 5 to Tennie and Josh Bentz. Kinley weighed 8 lbs., 2 ozs., and measured 21 inches long. Tennie’s mom,...

 

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High school sweethearts Mellie Lindsey and Clint Flora shared their vows in front of friends at a commitment ceremony on Saturday, April 23. Growing...

 

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Legend Alejandro Phillips was born Saturday, April 16 in Juneau to Kali Phillips. Legend weighed 8 lbs., 3 ozs. and measured 20 inches. Legend and Kal...

 

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Longtime resident Ingeborg Olsson, the mother of Yngve and Arne Olsson, died Saturday, April 16 in Sequim, Wash. A full obituary will appear next...

 

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Spring continues to make its appearance, despite bouts of blustery winds and snow. Melina Shields joined Kelly and Les Hostetler for a hike to...

 

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Four friends headed to Nome for the finish of the 2011 Iditarod. Bruce and Gail Gilbert were joined by Lucy Harrell and Diana Pyle. The four drove to...

 

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The library is collecting cards of remembrance for Ellen Borders, who died unexpectedly Thursday, March 24. Friends and library patrons can stop by...

 

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Grandparents Pam and Jim Moore were happy to be on hand for the birth of their eighth grandchild. The daughter of Haines high grad Jonathan Moore and...

 

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Helen Burrows, 95, died peacefully Feb. 26 at an assisted living facility in Seaside, Ore., following a stroke. Her granddaughter LaZell Hammons was w...

 

Bracelet finds way to carver's daughter

A silver bracelet created by the late Tlingit carver George Lewis perhaps more than 23 years ago was recently returned to Lewis’ family, but...

 

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Sheldon Museum Director Jerrie Clarke is home in Haines following a decision to shut down this season’s research by the universities guiding an...

 

Ecuadoran dinner set for Saturday

A dinner and auction to support the Haines Venturer Scouts’ trip to Ecuador is planned for 5 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion. Ecuador is a...

 

Movie short from 1950s appears

An obscure film dramatizing the lack of modern medical facilities in Haines more than 50 years ago aired on Turner Movie Classics Sunday....

 

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Around 3 p.m. during the Oct. 5 windstorm, Laurie Dadourian moved her Toyota station wagon after a willow tree fell and hit its fender. At 8 p.m.,...

 

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Lexie DeWitt enjoyed a visit from her friend, Jill Heikel, who lives in Chelan, Wash. She timed her visit to arrive just as the sunny weather ended,...

 

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Andrew Mark Koverdan arrived Sept. 3 to parents Alissa and Mark Koverdan. Andrew weighed 8 lbs., 9 ozs. and measured 21 inches. Andrew joins his...

 

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Corwin Ziggy Sundberg was born 2:55 a.m. Sept. 2 to parents Kimberly and Scott Sundberg. Corwin weighed 8 lbs., 4 ozs. and measured 21 inches. Sibling...

 

Craftsmen swap out stylish creations

Two years ago, residents Rob Goldberg and Burl Sheldon hatched a plan for a trade – a boat for a guitar. Sheldon, who has built boats, was a...

 

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A gathering of friends in memory of Mike Saunders will be held 6 p.m. Friday at the home of Gregg Bigsby and Beth MacCready on Mud Bay Road just past...

 

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Malene Gajewski and Aaron Johnson were married Saturday, June 12 in front of family and friends. Their friend Josh Dvorak, from Anchorage, served as...

 

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Bernd Ingold died May 2 following stroke complications. He was 68. He and wife Karin came to Haines in 1989 from Switzerland to build a vacation home...

 

Puppets, mosaics highlight exhibit at museum

The Sheldon Museum’s Six-Week Spotlight series opened Friday with collections from Haines artists Debi Knight-Kennedy and Sharon Svenson....

 

Planting the seeds for Alaska's apple town?

Joe Poor has 120 apple trees looking for a good home. Poor, chair of the Haines Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Committee, wants that...

 

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Vivian Menaker died Tuesday in Haines at age 90. Menaker was a champion of early childhood education, started the local Headstart program and Chilkat...

 

Seeking Doctor Phil; Restaurant owner hopes TV host takes shine to tunes

Christy Tengs Fowler has been a songwriter most of her life, but it took "Dr. Phil" to spur her to follow her dream of recording a country...