Monthly Archives: January 2012

“Der Sturm Kommit Blitzarig”

I’ve read that the word “blizzard” first appeared in 1870, in an Iowa newspaper. German settlers there were quoted as saying “Der sturm kommit blitzarig,” or “the storm comes lightning-like.” The term soon corrupted into our term, blizzard.

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You’ll Find It at Your Library!

I haven’t sung the praises of our wonderful, award-winning Haines Public Library in a while. Recently, a quick glance at the books on one of the display counters reminded me of why our library means so much to me. They’ve … Continue reading

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