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 By Tom Morphet    News    September 29, 2022 

Glacier Bears runners to compete in Sitka for spot at state championship

Haines High School cross-country runners get one chance to qualify for the state championship meet at Saturday’s Region V qualifying meet at...

 

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Friends of Michelle Fehlings are welcome to share memories at a gathering 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 at Port Chilkoot Distillery. Fehlings died July...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 22, 2022

Cross country competition heats up for Haines runners

Glacier Bear cross-country runners got a close view of their closest regional competitors at last week’s Ketchikan Invitational, where the Haines me...

 

Wilson, former bank teller, dies at 73

Marsha Deanne Wilson, who worked nearly 20 years as a teller and customer service representative at...

 

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Brittney Bradford and Aaron Bonner were married at Whispering Pines wedding venue in Winchester, Idaho on Sept. 3. Aaron’s father Ken Bonner...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 15, 2022

CIA to pursue Native arts, Tlingit language in Fort's hospital building

Chilkoot Indian Association administrator Harriet Brouillette laid out a vision for tribal managemen...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 15, 2022

Glacier Bears split efforts at meets in Palmer and Petersburg

The Davis brothers – senior Luke and freshman J.C. – led the Glacier Bears men at cross-country...

 

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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 six...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 8, 2022

Haines Glacier Bears host cross country meet at home

Glacier Bear runners notched strong performances against larger schools Juneau-Douglas and Thunder...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 8, 2022

Resident saves child on airplane using Heimlich maneuver

Jerry Fredrickson of Haines has maintained his CPR/First Aid card since he was 15. In high school...

 

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John Kane of Makena, Ill. was here for eight days, visiting daughter and bookstore owner Amy Kane. He saw eagles and bears and helped Amy staff the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 1, 2022

Fair seeks new executive director

The Southeast Alaska State Fair will be seeking a new executive director and board chair following its annual membership meeting Aug. 25. Kari...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 1, 2022

Cross-country fundraiser draws 15 rugged runners

Breaking through fog, rain and gusts up to 30 mph, Garrett Montgomery handily won the third running of the Takshanuk Ridge Run Saturday, breaking his...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 1, 2022

'Tool library' fundraiser on Sunday

A gourmet dinner to benefit a tool lending library at Mosquito Lake School and Community Center will be held Sunday 5 p.m. at the center. The event...

 

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There was no waiting for Jackie St. Clair, who gave birth at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 to a son at the Haines SEARHC medical clinic. The baby boy,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 25, 2022

Mosquito Lake residents question timber sale plans

Mosquito Lake area property owners voiced concerns about climate-change driven landslides, pollution of shallow wells and other potential impacts...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 25, 2022

Cross country state champions prepare to defend title

Haines High School runners started down the road to defending their Division II state crowns last weekend, with most of the talent on board that...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 25, 2022

Fourth annual Takshanuk Ridge Run set for Saturday

The annual Takshanuk Ridge Run was born about five years ago when residents Jordan Baumgartner and Adam McMahon were chatting about long-distance...

 

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Author Nancy Pfeiffer and photographer Fredrick Norrsell of Palmer relaxed in Haines this week after spending the past 14 months rowing their open,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 18, 2022

Dave Pahl pens ode to his favorite tool

Hammers for lifting lids off stoves and for mutilating government stamps on sealed cigar boxes are...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 18, 2022

Former motel becomes apartment complex

The Eagle’s Nest Motel is now a 15-unit apartment that the building’s new owner says may help ease a local housing crunch. Businessman Chris Thorg...

 

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Diane McGowan of Phoenix, Ariz. boosted three local causes when she donated back her winnings in the Haines Little League’s 50-50 raffle. McGowan...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 11, 2022

Residents to meet with forester about state's 'Ski Hill' logging plans

State forester Greg Palmieri will meet with residents Wednesday, Aug. 17 at Mosquito Lake Community Center to discuss the state’s plans for logging...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 28, 2022

Arts Outlook

Sheldon Museum Six-Week Spotlight: Concept of HOME "Places do not belong to us. We belong to them."...

 

Former resident, fisher, farmer dies at 56

A celebration of life for former Haines resident Fred Weiler will be held July 30 at the Grange...

 

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