Heather's Blog

Oct 01, 2012
It is now October, and it feels like it-- with frost on the windshield and fresh snow on the mountains. Ralph and Vince have brought in a huge moose (60 something inches),  and tomorrow is local... Read More...
Sep 28, 2012
A friend called and said there had been a shooting early yesterday morning on Small Tracts Road,  my regular dog trot loop around the neighborhood. Was there an angry gunman on the loose? A robber? A... Read More...
Sep 27, 2012
  Best to keep it short this morning, as my little friend is running around the house in her underpants, breakfast is bubbling over, there's a wet dog on my bed, and the phone is ringing. We had a... Read More...
Sep 26, 2012
Here's breaking news: There is a 10 dollar a plate gourmet cooking class prepared salmon and Caesar salad dinner tonight at 7:00 at the school, because the cross-country team  is heading to Anchorage... Read More...
Sep 25, 2012
  The good news is that we had a great time at a different tent camp on the mid-Chilkat River, where we spent three days (two sunny, one rainy) and saw lots of moose sign, a bull that was not legal,... Read More...
Sep 21, 2012
Now that three seasoned outdoors folks  have had to spend the night on a log in the middle of the Chilkat River after their skiff  motor quit, then they were swept into a dead tree and it oveturned... Read More...
Sep 20, 2012
  Yesterday was one of those September days that used to me make me feel kind of homesick-- or at least that's the right feeling if not the proper word. The light and stillness, the yellow leaves and... Read More...
Sep 19, 2012
A high school student sent me some questions, which I answered yesterday and thought you may be interested in. It is also kind of funny, because last night at dinner, friends who watch Fox News said... Read More...
Sep 17, 2012
 We spent the weekend camping on a bench next to the woods and swamps so far up the river we were practically speaking Canadian. Perhaps the moose up there do, as we didn't see a legal bull, or at... Read More...
Sep 14, 2012
When a Haines facebook friend wrote - no more dying, okay? I knew exactly what she meant. Recently we have lost a lot of people for such a small place. Two well-loved elders died (basically) of old... Read More...
Sep 13, 2012
There's a lot going on, with play rehearsal's in full swing for Oklahoma! ( Luckily everyone is moving around a lot, as there is no heat in the Chilkat Center and it may be a while until the new... Read More...
Sep 12, 2012
   I arrived in Anchorage just in time for a hurricane-like wind storm which knocked out the power for two days (plus) in some parts of the city, and then spent a long weekend at the Dixon family's... Read More...
Sep 06, 2012
The wind was churning  muddy green breakers onto the beach when I left Haines for Anchorage (with an overnight stop in Juneau to see the engaged couple and JJ) so I took the last two Dramamine in the... Read More...
Sep 03, 2012
The big news around here is that our oldest daughter Eliza and her longtime beau, Dr. Justin Dorn are engaged to be married. They attended his Juneau-Douglas High School prom together, oh, about ten... Read More...
Sep 03, 2012
I know. I usually post Sunday's Thought, but these change of season days have me off my schedule completely. I am watching the pressure gages on three canners for the next hour-- so I figured I'd... Read More...
Aug 30, 2012
The few who voted in Tuesday's primary voted for the oil company suits, not the coastal residents, which is too bad. The issue is not over, as the legislature will try to re-institute Alaska's... Read More...
Aug 29, 2012
 It is hard to complain about the first snow on the mountains when you wake up to this view. Honestly. It makes your heart kind of beat funny, especially when you are down  on the beach in the scene... Read More...
Aug 28, 2012
 Today is primary election day and I will vote to bring back the state coastal zone management program. It worked for 30 years until our lawmakers let it run out. It seems to me that if the oil... Read More...
Aug 27, 2012
After popular fisherman and father of three daughters, Richard Boyce, slipped off his gillnetter and drowned on the 4th of July, his friends decided to do something positive and honor his memory by... Read More...
Aug 26, 2012
From poet Mary Oliver- "Oh Lord, how shining and festive is your gift to us, if we only look, and see."
Aug 24, 2012
 When a friend asked for volunteers to make dinners for Michael and the two little girls while his wife Melissa is in an Anchorage hospital, 800 miles away from Haines, on complete bed rest, until... Read More...
Aug 23, 2012
Let's just say there has been a lot of family time this week. We needed to get a tree stand up for moose hunting season, golf, berry pick, enjoy a few more sunny summer days at the beach, can some... Read More...
Aug 21, 2012
It is more than  a little nice to spend a few days with a little bit of the family (actually the very littlest right now) at a cabin on a pond out of internet and phone reach, without electricity or... Read More...
Aug 17, 2012
Tonight at 7:30 in the Chilkat Center the  Haines Arts Council presents the Alaska String Band and Triple L Band-- it's a family friendly show of bluegrass, old time, gospel, and swing tunes.... Read More...
Aug 16, 2012
Yesterday morning we cycled right into a fog bank at about 9-mile so thick I had to stop and take off my glasses. This is right along the stretch of road adjacent to the Chilkat River where we always... Read More...

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