Heather's Blog

Mar 12, 2010
 My Jeopardy partner  (and certified local Jeopardy bragging rights holder) Alex the Shovel has lost his thumb in an accident with a saw. He's on his way home from the Juneau hospital, but I'm sure... Read More...
Mar 12, 2010
 We ate spaghetti and salad and the bid on all kinds of things-- from Inez's pecan pie (31.00) to 25lbs. of fresh filleted halibut donated by fisherman Stuart DeWitt (215.00)-- and raised 8600.00 in... Read More...
Mar 11, 2010
 Morning Muscles was crowded today-- and it was already light on the way there at 5:50am, which is heartening. Although that will change with the Spring Ahead time change Sunday. I have no idea why... Read More...
Mar 10, 2010
 This is the last update from me-- read the local papers for the whole scoop. (The Chilkat Valley News and Skagway News.) After refusing medical treatment here, pilot Drake flew the rescued man to... Read More...
Mar 10, 2010
 They found the hiker-- and the Coast Guard picked him up off the Meade Glacier and took him to Juneau for medical treatment! Here is the story from the Daily News. Oh, good news is so nice isn't it?
Mar 10, 2010
The Anchorage Daily has this update on the hiker stuck on the Meade Glacier-- it looks like the Coast Guard turned back again today, and the Juneau Mountain Rescue crew wasn't able to land close... Read More...
Mar 10, 2010
This just in from Booklist- a starred review! I'm going to have a heart attack. Or dye the gray out of my hair. Actually, I'm cleaning for a library board potluck supper tonight at my house then... Read More...
Mar 10, 2010
 It is so interesting that on Monday the news was all over the papers-- Extreme Hiker Missing in Tongass was one headline--and that here in Haines we had no idea the hiker was in our backyard. Then,... Read More...
Mar 09, 2010
 My husband Chip said he could solve the healthcare debate in a second. "It's easy, just cut the health insurance for congress. Let them try to buy the same level of care. Guarantee we'd have a new... Read More...
Mar 09, 2010
 I figure since I told you someone was  stuck in the mountains between Haines and Skagway and needing help, I better let you know what is up-- Skagway News is a good source for the complete story, as... Read More...
Mar 09, 2010
 They told us Haines is the best place they have ever played, and asked if they could take the full-house audience in the Chilkat Center (all 300 of us) with them on tour. They would have a lot of... Read More...
Mar 09, 2010
 Marnie looked out the big windows of the Chilkat Center and said " let's hope the Coast Guard is on its way" as we finished Morning Muscles today at 7 am.  Only half a dozen of us were there,... Read More...
Mar 08, 2010
 The visiting Ahn Trio, twins Lucia and Maria, and their sister  Angella watched the Academy Awards last night at our house with the same interest we had watched the weekend high school basketball... Read More...
Mar 07, 2010
 We watched the movie Limbo last night, the one filmed in Juneau and directed by John Sayles. I had never seen it. But I did see some folks I recognized. Like the Haines Harbormaster and a Haines... Read More...
Mar 06, 2010
 A winter storm warning with up to 15 inches of snow and high winds that poses a potential threat to life and property (to quote the weather service bulletin) is not news. But after making it halfway... Read More...
Mar 04, 2010
 I have been enjoying walking my daughter's dog on the Portage Cove beach these last few weeks. (It is a challenge for her to do it with the baby and especially the recent stormy weather.) Which is... Read More...
Mar 03, 2010
 Mark you calendars and buy a ticket early so you won't miss it- the world renowned (really!) Ahn Trio will perform at the Chilkat Center Monday night. This is a big deal for anyplace, and especially... Read More...
Mar 02, 2010
 Poet Mary Oliver called the morning sun "the best preacher there ever was."  So is a sleeping six week old baby. I thought of the poem this morning since the sun was coming up as we left Morning... Read More...
Mar 01, 2010
Chip and I were walking the other day, and he said I shouldn't wear mittens. His  Tlingit hunting friend John says that you can stay outside in the cold longer if you learn not to need them. I have... Read More...
Feb 27, 2010
 Here is a good article from the Anchorage Daily News. They say Haines will probably be fine, but that weird currents from the tsunamis can be dangerous, and it is not a good afternoon to be in a... Read More...
Feb 27, 2010
My neighbor Betty didn't call early this morning when her weather radio tsunami warning alarm went off, since it didn't sound like we would get one,  at least not right away, and she knows I like to... Read More...
Feb 25, 2010
The first pre-publication review for Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs is in, from Kirkus Reviews.  And... drum roll please...   "Wife, mother of five and a winsome reporter on people old and... Read More...
Feb 25, 2010
Yesterday at lunchtime coyotes ran through the neighborhood. My husband saw one standing in a driveway on Cemetery Hill and the pack run down by River Road. Be careful with pets. I didn't see the... Read More...
Feb 22, 2010
 Paul and Annie said it must have been 50 degrees on top of Mt. Ripinsky Saturday, and Dr. Feldman said he walked all the way to Pyramid Island without getting water in his boots Sunday.  (We walked... Read More...
Feb 19, 2010
 The other day someone called the fire department because there was smoke coming from the woods out by 7 Mile on the Haines Highway. When the fire department got there they looked at the deep snow... Read More...

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