Callahan Carlson Clayton was born to Ramie Carlson and Kyle Clayton at Bartlett Regional Hospital at 5:55 a.m. Friday, May 19. Callahan, who was “caught” by Kyle, promptly peed on his sister Piper Carlson when she came to visit. The delivering doctor described baby Callahan as “stoic.” Grandfather Rich Carlson and Grandmother Patti visited baby Callahan on May 20. Grandparents Barb Wingert, Rick Clayton, and Kimmy Clayton are planning visits later this summer.

Haines teacher Cathy Pashigian reports moving to Virginia Beach, Va. after 31 years in Alaska. Most recently living in Juneau, Cathy made many trips to Haines, singing opera at the Chilkat Center, performing in plays, and working with students in Lynn Canal Community Players Summer Youth Theater Conservatory. Cathy’s home state is Massachusetts but she said Virginia is less expensive, still close to family, and offers something she’s missed in Alaska – ocean swims. She invites friends to visit her at 2517 Fentress Ave., Virginia Beach.

The Haines School sixth-grade class has named Larry Sweet Jr. as its Citizen of the Year. Larry helps out the middle school sports program and is a positive influence in the lives of young people. Sixth-graders recently honored Larry with a paper crown and sash, plus hugs all around.

Photographer Gary Jacobson’s shot of a moose near 13 Mile Haines Highway adorned with a wide blue collar and two red ear tags was drawing likes on Facebook this week. “I’m not sure what this moose did wrong to get all that gear, but I bet it picks up HBO,” Jacobson captioned the photo. His page includes a gallery of Haines wildlife wearing various collars, tags, and transmitters. The state is studying the local moose population.

Wildlife park owner Steve Kroschel has created a book documenting his 40 years of experience handling wolverines. “The Qavvik – Life with Wolverines” is a photo book that includes Kroschel’s work with about 35 wolverines, including six in Haines. The title of the book is the Inupiat name for wolverines, whose stronghold is the Arctic. The book is available at Steve’s park on Mosquito Lake Road.

Two weeks hiking in the Colorado mountains on her replacement hip helped C.J. Jones pass her wildland firefighter test, hefting a 45-pound backpack three miles in 45 minutes. She got the hip in October. C.J.’s trip south included visiting sister Sandy Ratliff and husband Max in Early, Texas, seeing Jim and Kathy Hibbard, their son Chris Hibbard and his wife Sally near Houston, and Tara Bicknell in the town of Springs. She saw the Dr. Pepper Museum in Waco, toured the Tabasco sauce factory in Avery Island, La., and crossed the causeway across Lake Pontchartrain. In Crossville, Tenn., she went hiking with Mark and Julie Cozzi.

Long-term resident Jean Smith has taken the Haines Hospice rummage sale to Arizona. She collects items from friends in Sun City for a sale there each December and donates the proceeds to the hospice group in Haines. A former nurse at the Haines clinic, Jean raised around $3,300 this year. “I love doing it and now my neighbors are doing it. They’re always asking me, ‘When is the sale?’”