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 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017 

Unicyclists make Kluane history

A track left in the snow by a single tire on the unplowed Haines Highway early Saturday testified to the odyssey of UniQuest Yukon, a unicycle team...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017 

Thorgesen: 'I don't like 'For Sale' signs going up unchecked'

Chris Thorgesen has heard a lot about himself lately. “I’ve heard I’ve got mafia ties, or that I’m a member of religious cult that’s taking...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017 

Fish tales win praise for hometown author

Rosemary McGuire, 40, is considering returning to school to study biology. “Forty is probably old enough to get a useful degree,” she joked this...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017 

Marksmen win medals

The Haines Hot Shots and Haines Glacier Bears shooting teams traveled to Birchwood for a state shooting competition this month. Dawson Holm, Jackson...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017 

Waterfront planning grant: $86K

The Alaska Arts Confluence in partnership with the Haines Borough has been awarded an $86,000 grant for supporting a community design of an...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017 

Kings dribbling in

Recent tracking efforts show low numbers of king salmon returning to Chilkat River, but definitive numbers won’t be known until about the Fourth of...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017 

Gillnet season starts out strong

A healthy plug of chum salmon and an improved price over last season bolstered the opening week of the Lynn Canal drift gillnet season. Preliminary...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017 

2017: A blank page in the history of the KCIBR

On the eve of Saturday’s scheduled Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay, race officials had a contingency in place in the event of snow accumulat...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Duly Noted    June 22, 2017 

Duly Noted

Jerrie Clarke has made trips to Mexico, New Orleans, and Branson, Mo. since retiring in January from the Lost City Museum in Overton, Nev. The former...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 15, 2017

Singer tracing roots finds opera

Mimi Gregg, the daughter of a famous soprano and a lifelong advocate for the arts in Haines, always hoped her family would produce another opera singe...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 15, 2017

At 1st KCIBR in 1993, riders had no clue

Saturday’s Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay promises to feature fancy bikes and packs of precision riders drafting each other for advantage....

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    June 15, 2017

Guest Column

It’s good news that Kyle Clayton bought the CVN. As a reporter here and elsewhere, Kyle has proved himself courageous, fair and energetic,...

 

Duly Noted

Decades ago, Pat Egan was known locally as the RCMP from Yukon Junction, Y.T., who would ride his horse down Main Street in parades, wearing the tradi...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 8, 2017

Kluane-Chilkat bike race pedals into 25th year

On July 3, 1993, a bicycle relay was held between Haines Junction, Y.T. and Haines, Alaska to celebrate the 50th birthday of the road that links the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Duly Noted    June 8, 2017

Duly Noted

Aundrea Lang “Andy” Moore, 48, died May 29 in a car accident in Texas. Andy worked at the Halsingland Hotel and Fogcutter Bar in the early 2000s....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 1, 2017

Group rescues sole survivor of plane crash

As an incoming tide swamped the wreckage of a private plane that crashed at Glacier Point Saturday, a Haines family, a tour guide and a visitor from...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 1, 2017

Hurdler Stigen 2nd at state championship

Senior Jacob Stigen of Haines High School came within a hair’s breadth of capturing the small school title in 110-meter hurdles at last weekend’s...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Duly Noted    June 1, 2017

Duly Noted

Nicole Stickler and David Lorentz were married Saturday afternoon, May 27, at the Letnikof beach pavilion. Jim Szymanski served as minister. The coupl...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 25, 2017

Track and field team surprises

Six of 15 Haines High School track and field team athletes qualified for the upcoming state championship in Palmer during last weekend’s windblown a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 25, 2017

HHS Class of 2017 takes a bow

Winnie the Pooh, Will Rogers and a hat made of squirrel pelts were invoked at Tuesday’s graduation ceremony for the Haines High School class of 2017...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 25, 2017

Online farmers market sales open on June 1

The Salt & Soil Marketplace, an online farmers’ market based in Haines, will open to online food orders June 1, with pickup of goods starting...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Duly Noted    May 25, 2017

Duly Noted

Song Nash, 41, died of stomach cancer in Seattle on May 20. A funeral will be held 3 p.m. Monday, May 29 at St. Luke Catholic Church in Shoreline. Wif...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 18, 2017

At Battery Point, 13 bags of plastic

Seventeen volunteers collected 13 garbage bags of beach debris – including a discarded section of gillnet and two bags of polypropylene line –...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Duly Noted    May 18, 2017

Duly Noted

Jessie Hopper of Fayetteville, Ga., is processing archival collections at Haines Sheldon Museum thanks to a grant from the National Historical...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 11, 2017

New owners say they'll keep church camp open

Rainbow Glacier Camp, a summer church camp operated in Haines for decades, is under new ownership. The 52-acre facility at Paradise Cove, including ca...

 

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