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March 12, 2020



Alaria Lilly Havana Lockart was born to Erica Totland and Justin Lockart 9:16 a.m. March 3 at Bartlett Regional Hospital. Alaria weighed 6 lbs., 7 oz. and measured 17.5 inches. Alaria’s siblings include Aiden Ray Bathurst, Tristan Scott Howard, Kendra Eden Howard and Aurora Luna Arabella Lockart.

Tom Morphet received the distinguished honor of placing dead last in the 25K event at the annual Buckwheat Ski Classic in Skagway last weekend. He and wife Jane Pascoe, who finished in a time of three hours and 26 minutes, were the only Haines racers this year. Morphet skied with his trumpet strapped to his back, and serenaded racers at rest stations. “I had the worst skis there,” Morphet said. “I obviously haven’t gotten any faster, and my skis have gotten to be a bigger and bigger liability.”

Resident Marie Rose travelled to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the 5th Annual Jelly Bean Jump Up at Zingerman’s Roadhouse. The event raised funds to help the Ann Arbor SafeHouse Center, which provides services and a safe place for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Alaska’s Shoreline Wild Salmon, a business Rose co-owns which distributes Alaskan salmon to the Midwest, partnered with Zingerman’s to sell t-shirts printed with an artistic rendition of Rose holding a king salmon and to serve an Alaska salmon dinner prepared by chef Bob Bennet. Rose was also recently featured in the documentary series “Wonder Women,” produced by Mirrorwater Entertainment, which highlighted women around the globe who are working in underrepresented industries.

Guides Charlie Stewart and Brady McGuire braved strong winds and frigid temperatures on a commercial ski trip last week. They camped at Chuck Creek for a five-day ski tour near Nadahini mountain with two clients on skis and a third on a snowboard. “Winds up to 60mph and negative 30-degree temperatures were forecasted for the trip,” Stewart said. They combatted the elements with “some really big snow walls and hot drinks.” The group had good spirits and also enjoyed two sunny days.

Leah Wagner and Nick Schlosstein, owners of farm and seed company Foundroot, hosted their event “Sowing Change” with their wholesale partners at Amalga Distillery’s tasting room. Their presentation focused on the work they are doing to bring a more resilient food system to Southeast Alaska. They followed with a pop-up shop and seed-to-table snacks. The event had a full house with standing room only and they said they were grateful to connect with so many new and old customers in Juneau.

Royal Henderson was selected to the Alaska High School Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020 for his accomplishments in student government. A 2013 Haines High School graduate, Henderson was elected student body president his sophomore, junior, and senior years. He was elected to the Haines Borough school board as a senior, and as a junior and senior he represented Southeast on the Alaska Association of Student Governments. Henderson graduated from law school at Gonzaga University School of Law in 2019.  Six other students were also honored for their athletic achievements, along with an administrator, an official, a broadcaster, and a business.

 

 
 

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