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Cross-country coach Chandler Kemp headed out of town last week. He’s returning to Palo Alto, Calif., where he works as a consultant on energy...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 5, 2017

Boys cross-country runners improve best times at state meet

Haines cross-country runners lost ground but gained important experience at last weekend’s state cross-country championship at Anchorage’s...

 

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Recent Hammer Museum intern Sofia Lago has received heart-wrenching news from family in Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria destroyed the San Juan home of he...

 

Former lodge manager passes

Haines friends were saddened by the news that Karen "Suzy" Combest died Sept. 9 in Texas. Combest...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 28, 2017

Young runners lead pack; boys to race at state meet

Underclassmen on the Haines High School cross-country team made whopping improvements at last weekend’s regional championship meet in Ketchikan, ear...

 

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Heron Scott and Tara McCauley were married Saturday, Sept. 23 at Point Robinson Lighthouse on Vashon Island, Wash. A friend of the couple officiated...

 

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Hazel Englund celebrated her 101st birthday Saturday with visits from family and friends at her hilltop home near 2 Mile Haines Highway. More than 30...

 

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Ted Hart and Meghan Elliott were married Friday, Sept. 8 at the Chilkat State Park picnic shelter. Kevin Thompson, who introduced Ted and Meghan,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 20, 2017

Golf tournament next month

Valley of the Eagles golf links will hold its 6th annual International Open Aug. 5. The tournament is the course’s biggest event of the season,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 20, 2017

"Mr. Toad" performance opens Friday

“If you make people laugh, you know you’re doing the right thing.” That’s how Selby Long, 10, sums up her role as Mr. Toad, lead actor in...

 

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Hannah Thomas and Troy Clark were married 5 p.m. Saturday at Chilkat State Park’s beachfront pavilion. Preacher Sage Thomas, Hannah’s father,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 13, 2017

Dwindling kings crimp subsistence

Closure of Chilkat Inlet to subsistence fishermen has been extended another week, due to a late and record-low showing of large kings moving into the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 13, 2017

Museum show highlights 'lost art' of spruce basket

A renowned epidemiologist who became a textile artist and has written three books on the art will visit Haines Sunday, part of a trip that will...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 13, 2017

Flagpole puts brake on runaway trailer, boat

It’s scary to watch the boat and trailer you’re towing pull up alongside you. It’s also scary to have them careening toward you, out of...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 13, 2017

'Wild and free': Tourism video is a hit

The new promotional video for the Haines Borough’s Tourism Department is drawing raves – and more importantly, views. Released Thursday, July 6, t...

 

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Azeo James Walsh was born July 7 in Juneau to Jenn Walsh and Chris Downer. Azeo arrived at 10:09 p.m. at the Juneau Family Health and Birth Center....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 6, 2017

Fireworks bomb injures river guide

A river guide suffered severe facial injuries after approaching a homemade “sparkler bomb” while shooting off fireworks at Jones Point Monday...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 6, 2017

Vet's retirement leaves pet owners with more worries, bills

The retirement of Dr. Elizabeth Wolfe last year has sent veterinary care calls to Juneau and Whitehorse, Y.T., adding expense and stress for animal ow...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 6, 2017

Volunteers rebuild guts of carousel

Carousel riders should feel a smoother glide at this year’s Southeast Alaska State Fair. The 70-year-old ride has a new foundation, suspension and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 6, 2017

Do Fourth festivities need boost?

Does the Haines Fourth of July need a shot in the arm? Residents at Tlingit Park festivities Tuesday commented on the recent loss of several...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Duly Noted    July 6, 2017

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Jessica Kenny, a Brown University classmate of Tia Heywood, stopped in for a daylong visit last week. She was aboard the Star Princess cruise ship in...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 29, 2017

Chilkoot corridor job delayed to 2019

Construction of improvements along the Chilkoot River Corridor is on hold until 2019, state park ranger Travis Russell said this week. The delay is at...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 29, 2017

Pine foliage disease apparently slowing

A foliage disease epidemic that killed shore pines near 10 Mile and other areas around Haines appears to have subsided, according to a U.S. Forest...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 29, 2017

Youths take to 'interactive room'

It doesn’t take long for children to figure out the “interactive room” at the Haines Sheldon Museum. During a break in youth summer camp Monday...

 

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Christina Baskaya is helping organize a Haines High School class of 1997 reunion. Events will include a Chilkoot Lake picnic, tour of the Haines...

 

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