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Cadet and trumpeter Haley Boron has earned a spot in the U.S. Air Force Academy Drum and Bugle Corps. Known as the “Flight of Sound,” the band...

 

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Cara Jane Murray, husband Rob and their four children are moving from Sitka to Anaconda, Mont., where they’ve bought a two-story, Victorian brick...

 

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About 75 residents, including Haines Borough School Board members, turned out Tuesday for the unveiling and dedication of the Skate Park art project,...

 

Whittington, former Haines senior center manager, dies at 65

Leslie Ann Whittington died Sept. 10 at her daughter's home in Olathe, Kansas, surrounded by nine of...

 

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Army Sgt. Kelsey Hannon Brewer used CPR to save a soldier in a parking lot at Fort Riley, Kansas on Aug. 31. A certified nursing assistant, Kelsey...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 23, 2021

First Friday features fundraiser, new Sheldon Museum exhibit

The First Friday arts scene continues on Main Street on Friday, Oct. 1, 5-7 p.m. At the Haines Brewing Company, Lizzie Jurgeleit will display about...

 

Hopper, banker, town leader, dies at 95

Nicki Hopper combined a career in banking with decades of quiet service to others. "She gave me a pr...

 

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Greg Schlachter and Chris Hill married Sept. 18 at Calleva Farm in Dickerson, Md. Chris’ sisters Robin and Angie officiated Saturday’s nuptials....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 16, 2021

Haines fair talent show winner competes in Palmer

The day before he was to compete in the Alaska's Got Talent competition at the Alaska State Fair,...

 

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Dr. Kirk Mosley is the new dentist at SEARHC dental clinic. Kirk retired from a private practice in Tucson, Ariz. after 25 years there. Since 2012,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 9, 2021

Klukwan shareholders get cash for COVID-19 vaccines

Klukwan, Inc. shareholders are eligible to receive $225 each for showing proof of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Village corporation president...

 

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Haines High grad Kirby Faverty, 19, has won the Mark Robb Award at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo. The award recognizes a student...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 2, 2021

Local lifeguard saves surfer

An experienced California surfer riding the bore tide wave on Turnagain Arm near Anchorage credits...

 

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Credit Blake Ward with finding Asher Jimenez’s lost mountain bike. Blake was throwing a Frisbee with his girlfriend on the lot in front of the Presb...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 26, 2021

Roadside tower: Is it art, mailbox or lamppost?

By Tom Morphet "Pythagoras came to me in a dream" is how Jeff Bochart explains the nearly...

 

Musician, woodworker Herndon dies at age 21

A funeral service was held June 12 in Sandpoint, Idaho for Benjamin Michael Herndon. Herndon died...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 19, 2021

Heading to Canada? Take a cell phone

If you’re fully vaccinated and have proof of a negative COVID-19 test, getting into Canada is easy, but you’ll at least need a cell phone or...

 

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Former resident and Mud Bay landowner Dave Walker recently spent 10 days at his beachfront cabin. Besides visiting across-the-bay neighbors Randy and...

 

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Outside Magazine this week published an in-depth article about brown bear encounters in Haines, including last winter’s attack on backcountry skier...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 5, 2021

Can Haines attract niche wedding market?

Weddings in Haines are going pro, and people familiar with local nuptials say it’s about time. Summertime outdoor weddings are a long local...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 29, 2021

Fair opens with COVID precautions

With reported COVID-19 cases again rising in Alaska, officials with the Southeast Alaska State Fair...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 29, 2021

Fair offerings: winning ribbons, training chickens

Taylen Reed couldn't get off from her job bartending at Kito's Kave in Petersburg to attend the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 29, 2021

Highway project costs increase at 19 Mile

A major design change to work at the 19 Mile slide will add up to $2 million to the cost of the Haines Highway reconstruction project and may delay a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 29, 2021

Arts Outlook

Display of antiquarian books Haines reporter and writer Tom Morphet will display a collection of...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 22, 2021

Canada border opens, with restrictions

News that Canada would open its borders to U.S. citizens making non-essential trips starting Aug. 9 this week energized residents and business owners,...

 

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