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Haines remembers 2 who died in December 2020 landslide


December 9, 2021

HAINES (AP) — Residents gathered in Haines to remember the two people killed by a landslide last year.

The ceremony, held Saturday, honored kindergarten teacher Jenae Larson and David Simmons, who worked for the community’s economic development organization.

Larson’s family is raising funds to build a school playground that will be named in her honor. Haines students are building benches in memory of both victims, whose bodies have not been recovered.

Torrential rains last December prompted landslides in the community. The largest was estimated at about 600 feet wide.

Mayor Douglas Ol...

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