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 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...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 11, 2017

Track team to host squads from Juneau

Haines High School’s younger and older track team competes in its only home meet of the season starting 2:30 p.m. Friday at Sharnbroich Field. It...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 27, 2017

Relay squad powers track team at Ketchikan meet

Haines High School freshmen stepped up at last weekend’s Ketchikan Invitational Track Meet, teaming up with the team’s seniors to put dents in...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 27, 2017

Plastic debris, gear piles on beaches

Marine debris, including lost and discarded fishing gear, is found on remote coasts throughout Alaska, sometimes in staggering volumes, speakers told...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 27, 2017

Beach cleanup set for May 13-14

Haines Friends of Recyling, Alaska Division of State Parks and a local hiking club are sponsoring the first beach cleanup here in about seven years...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 20, 2017

Fish habitat regulations a concern for advisory committee

Members of the Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee expressed support for more public notification of work impacting salmon habitat...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 30, 2017

Former resident West dies at 53

Tracie West, who lived in Haines as a youth, died March 19 at her home in Palmer. She was 53 and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 23, 2017

Veteran actors team up in classic Neil Simon comedy

After years of producing “drama-dies” for Lynn Canal Community Players, director Tod Sebens decided it was time for a full-on comedy. Plus,...

 

Kurtz, 74, advocated for port, rail projects

Bill Kurz was buried March 16 at Jones Point in a large crate he had used as a toolbox. Kurz, who ha...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 23, 2017

Valley teams winning early at Medal tourney

At press time Wednesday, teams from the Chilkat Valley were undefeated after five games at Juneau’s Gold Medal Basketball Tournament. The Haines...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 16, 2017

Frozen market to boost production at Excursion

As much as four million additional pounds of salmon will be processed at Ocean Beauty’s Excursion Inlet plant this summer due to market conditions...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 9, 2017

Mystery object: A 'king spoke' from a ship's wheel?

Historians at the Alaska State Museum this week examined photos of an object discovered by resident Luke Marquardt which resembles a handle, possibly...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 9, 2017

King closures extend south

Along with far-reaching restrictions on subsistence and commercial fishing in Lynn Canal, the state Department of Fish and Game also closed large...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 2, 2017

Whales identified by photos

At least some of the killer whales spotted in Lutak Inlet on Feb. 17 were members of “AG pod,” a fish-eating group of orcas that number up to 35,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 2, 2017

Aspiring farmers say summit was rare opportunity

From gardener to commercial food grower is a common transition. Making it smoother was one of the goals of last weekend’s Farmer’s Summit, which...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 2, 2017

Summer to bring online food market

People who eat or grow locally grown food but can’t make time for the Saturday farmer’s market will have a new option this year. They’ll be able...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 2, 2017

Growth group to be considered

The Haines Borough Assembly’s Commerce Committee will meet 6 p.m. on Monday, March 6 to consider a request for $95,000 from a newly formed Haines...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 2, 2017

Display loses luster after plow bashing

Interim Haines Borough Manager Brad Ryan this week confirmed what David Pahl suspected: That a sign Pahl built for a historic steam-powered drill at t...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 2, 2017

'Sweet 16' spotlights challenge for quilters

“Sweet Sixteen,” a display of fabric creations incorporating 16 techniques will be on display at the Alaska Arts Confluence Main Street office dur...

 

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