At right, J.J. Lende, 21, of Haines gets out in front of Blake Hamilton and Scott Daehler in the Mount Ripinsky Run on Independence Day. Lende finished second and set a new woman’s record in the race, 32:34. Race winner Chandler Kemp, 22, of Haines broke his own record by a whopping 44 seconds, setting a new mark of 24:28. The race is a round-trip from downtown to 1,200 feet on the landmark peak. See story in this week’s online edition. Tom Morphet photo.