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New ski trails will be topic Friday; Park ranger to address Ski Club; ski swap set for Dec. 4

Add new ski trails on state lands to the list of winter recreation opportunities in Haines. State park ranger Preston Kroes said he’ll be buying two snowmachines, a track-setter and groomer for use on lands around Haines with a $33,600 grant he received through the state Recreational Trails grant program. The two-year grant has a […]

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Duly Noted

Lexie DeWitt enjoyed a visit from her friend, Jill Heikel, who lives in Chelan, Wash. She timed her visit to arrive just as the sunny weather ended, but still enjoyed hiking, shopping around town, and fishing in the Chilkat River. They met up with Brian, Sarah and baby Caroline Eliott for dinner out on the […]

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Runners in training for cross-country

The Haines High School cross-country team started practicing this week. New head coach Liam Cassidy Tuesday led the squad through workouts that started with a regimen of stretches and barefoot loping before taking the team out for light runs toward Battery Point or Dalton City. Cassidy, who served as assistant coach the past five years, […]

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Great traditions make a great town

The rain held off as 15 contestants turned out Saturday morning, July 3, for the 2010 Mount Ripinsky Race. Congratulations to winner 15-year-old Corey Piper as well as to the 14 other finishers, who ranged in age from 11 to 58. Once again, appreciation goes to the small “village” within our greater July 4th volunteer village responsible […]

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Fireworks brighten cloudy 4th

Cheers and car horns echoed across the Fort Seward waterfront following the finale of the biggest fireworks display in memory Sunday. “They were amazing. The best I’ve ever seen in Haines,” said Jessy Shaw, who watched from the beach. Launched from the Port Chilkoot Dock, the fireworks brightened a cool, gray Independence Day celebration that […]

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Way to go, Haines, on Fourth celebration

The Haines Chamber of Commerce greatly appreciates all the folks who helped make the Fourth of July events a spectacular success. We would like to thank the following individuals and organizations who contributed time and/or event prizes: the American Legion for the flag raising and lowering; the American Legion Auxiliary for the delicious breakfast; Paul […]