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Thanks for successful Ripinsky run

A belated thank-you to Jenn Shelton, Sarah Elliott, Alissa Henry and all the other volunteers who made the Fourth of July Mount Ripinsky Race a success. Nine runners competed, ranging from 63-year-old Vince Hansen to Ryan Flegel, age 11. Flegel, grandson of Dick Flegel, ran up the mountain impromptu, following a biscuits and gravy breakfast at the […]

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Ripinsky’s notary stamper found

The Haines Sheldon Museum recently acquired the notary public stamp of pioneer Mayor and postmaster Solomon Ripinsky. The cast-iron and steel embossing device used for notarizing official documents is engraved with the words, “Sol Ripinsky – Notary Public – District of Alaska.” It’s the first personal possession of Ripinsky the museum has acquired, said Niall Hackett, operations and education manager. The embosser […]

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Haines Huts will apply for Ripinsky trail easement

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved a resolution on Sept. 22 supporting Haines Huts’ application for the state’s Recreational Trails Program matching grant to purchase an easement for the Ripinsky trail near 7 mile. The Ripinsky trail crosses lands owned by a mix of public and private entities including the Bureau of Land Management, State of Alaska, Haines Borough, University of Alaska […]

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Weather station is installed on Mount Ripinsky

The Haines Borough’s first avalanche-oriented weather station is a couple weeks from going online. About 10 people climbed up Mount Ripinsky Saturday to assemble the solar-power station equipped with a rain gauge, anemometer and thermometer with an antenna setup to transmit information to the Haines Avalanche Information Center, where it is posted on the organization’s website. At […]