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Duly noted: Leap Day birthdays, firefighting award, Ripinsky Rippers

By Rashah McChesney and Lex Treinen Libby Kurz, Edith Fuzzy von Stauffenberg and Janine Allen celebrated their Leap Day birthdays on Feb. 29. Allen had a silent reading party, followed by dinner and then dancing and hula hooping at Harriett Hall. Former Haines residents Renee Staska and Eric Kocher are also Leap Day babies. Rodney […]

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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 […]