Heather's Blog

Mar 24, 2010
My husband's hunting partner John just called. He calls every morning at about seven. When I picked up the phone he said, "Nice stinking day. There's a hell of a lot of snow out there." He didn't... Read More...
Mar 22, 2010
The good news keeps on coming. The Haines cheerleaders, in the person of Shelly Turner wearing the bear suit, won the state championship in the mascot division. I hope Shelly does her routine for us... Read More...
Mar 20, 2010
If they ever make another movie in Haines (aside from a ski or snowboard film, that is.) It should have a scene like the one yesterday at the ferry terminal welcoming the team home. One where you can... Read More...
Mar 18, 2010
In case you haven't heard, there is a parade in from the ferry tomorrow morning (Friday) for the victorious team. (Check to be sure it's on time, but the plan is to gather about 11:15 out there.)  ... Read More...
Mar 18, 2010
 Kyle Fossman is the Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year. (!) (I'm trying to control the exclamation points, but the Glacier Bears  make that really hard.) His mother told me it is a big deal. I... Read More...
Mar 18, 2010
 I am procrastinating on a column, (okay, actually I'm waiting until 9:00am to call Ann Marie Fossman and ask her about the game. I figure the assistant coach -and wife of head coach Steve Fossman... Read More...
Mar 17, 2010
 The Haines Glacier Bear boys are the new 3A state champions! They beat the Nome Nanooks 46-45. It is too much. Amazing and wonderful! (And I never use exclamation points. Well, never except in... Read More...
Mar 17, 2010
 Here is a preview from the Anchorage Daily News columnist Beth Bragg on tonight's state championship game between Haines and Nome. Read this and you'll know a lot more about Nome. She doesn't write... Read More...
Mar 16, 2010
 The Haines Glacier Bears won again tonight. The boys beat the Barrow Whalers 57-45. Kyle Fossman was the player of the game with 31 points. Kyle Rush had 13  and Tyler Swinton 9. (I also have a soft... Read More...
Mar 16, 2010
Spring is the time of year I start thinking more about weird accidents. No doubt since I was run over by a truck on an otherwise lovely April morning on a quiet street in town. When my sister told me... Read More...
Mar 16, 2010
 The other night I made moose stew. The rule at our house is that the cook doesn't do the dishes. This means my husband is the dishwasher, mostly. After the meal we all were full and sleepy, and I... Read More...
Mar 15, 2010
The Haines Glacier Bear boys beat the Galena Hawks in overtime 71-66. Kyle Fossman had 30 points, and his dad, coach Steve Fossman kept the team's heads and hearts in a really close game where I don'... Read More...
Mar 14, 2010
The new column is up at the Alaska Dispatch, and I kind of like this one. Sometimes I don't, but I have to come up with something each week, and while I know I should plan ahead, I don't always.  ... Read More...
Mar 13, 2010
It's a good thing the neighbors aren't too close or they would have heard us hollering last night. Then again the snowstorm probably would have muffled anything. Two weeks ago it was spring, today... Read More...
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...

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