Haines court clerk Caitie Rothbart will be moving to Juneau to serve as clerk of courts for Juneau Superior Court. Caitie has lived in Haines for six years and worked at the local court for 18 months. Her new job is supervisory. Caitie starts there on Oct. 10.

Tom and Susan Evans of Boise, Idaho recently visited daughter Stacie Evans. Their three-week trip included accompanying Stacie on a caribou hunt on the Denali Highway, a boat cruise to Skagway, and a trip up the Chilkat River. Tom is a retired building contractor and Susan is a retired teacher. Tom caught a cod en route to Skagway.

A fast ferry cancellation forced her team to make a seven-hour drive, and a breakdown that required towing their van to Whitehorse, Y.T., added more complications, but Lynette Hart’s four-woman team “Superfly” completed the walking section of last weekend’s Klondike International Road Relay. Other team members included Tawny Darling, Maggie O’Brien, and Aimee Jacobson. Lilly Boron’s 15-mile run on leg 5 of the relay earned her Senator’s Cup honors, as she has now run every stage of the 10-leg event. Lilly ran on “Witness the Fitness” a Banaszak family team that included Haines School employees Ryan Pyles and Lynzee Swinton. Lilly’s brother Tim Banaszak, sister Glory Scarano, and sister-in-law Ruth Banaszak all have earned a place on the Senator’s Cup.

Teslyn Visscher and Jacob Hakala were married Saturday at Twin Bears Camp near Fairbanks. Alex Van Wyhe officiated the ceremony. Guests included the Visscher and Hakala families, multiple family friends from Mosquito Lake, Haines schoolmates Fran Daly, J.J. Lende Hinderberger, Christine Hansen Loverink, Marnie Rasmussen, and other friends from around Alaska. Guests enjoyed an extended weekend of food, music, and laughter with the newlyweds and their dog Scout. Teslyn and Jacob met in Fairbanks.

Tim Ackerman’s game-cam photo of a brown bear boar at the Chilkoot Lake sockeye spawning pool known as the Glory Hole created a buzz this week. The photo shows the bear’s snout on the camera lens. Tim, a former Fish and Game technician, likes to keep tabs on local wildlife. His camera caught a black bear, a brown bear sow with cubs, and a couple of tourists on a bear trail there.

Haines High School freshman Nate White performed on guitar at the Alaska’s Got Talent competition during the recent Alaska State Fair in Palmer. He was one of 10 acts in the contest won this year by a group of Irish dancers. Nate’s performance led to an invitation from Suzy Crosby, the Palmer fair’s entertainment director, for him to perform at either the Colony or Bluebonnet stage at next year’s fair. A hometown contingent of Kaitlin Combs, sister Melissa Ganey, and Melissa’s children Taylor, Ashlyn, and Brinley were at the fair and cheered Nate on.

The Haines Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses is hosting an open house of the community’s first Kingdom Hall, as their places of worship are called, on Saturday, Sept. 17. All are welcome to visit the Kingdom Hall, 935 Small Tracts Road, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for tours and refreshments. This three-story facility serves 23 congregants and emphasizes Bible education and community outreach. Jehovah’s Witnesses have been active in Haines since 2014.

Lindsey Edgar, Jenn Talley, Alissa Henry, and Sierra Kaden Jimenez attended Sacred Acre, a three-day festival of electronic dance music, held in Ninilchik on Sept. 9-11. The festival billed itself as featuring “music of some of the world’s top electronic music artists, with the largest and most visually stunning laser and digital art stage displays ever showcased in Alaska.”

Call Georgie Hotch or Deb Kemp to reserve a table at the Haines ANS Flea Market and Indian Taco Sale. It will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Haines ANB/ANS Hall. Georgie is at 907-314-0925. Deb’s number is 907-314-0206. Proceeds will benefit ANS scholarships for local students as well as travel to the ANS Grand Camp.

Volunteers and donations of firewood are needed to stock a woodshed at Chilkat State Park cabin to use the cabin there for overnight rentals this winter. If you can help out, call Tom at 907-303-2688 or 766-3775.