Claire Stremple, KHNS - Haines
The city's plan was to keep people spending money despite a devastated tourism season. Some residents say it's working.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the move is important to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The city voted to distribute $1.4 million directly to Skagway residents, while another $1.5 million will go to other programs.
The cancellations bring the total passenger loss to nearly a million
Skagway Mayor Andrew Cremata said he was surprised to learn that Carnival Cruise Line is offering a seven-day cruise through his town in early July, but it's not clear whether that trip is even happening.
Tourism is Skagway’s main economy and residents rely on the summer cruise ship season for income. That’s why Skagway’s assembly passed two direct aid resolutions this week.
Canada closes ports to large cruise ships until July, causing ‘enormous problem’ for Alaska industry
Canada has closed its ports to large cruise ships until July 1 in response to the spread of coronavirus. The restriction applies to vessels carrying 500 people or more.
Tour bus driver Gerard James pleaded guilty to two counts of negligent homicide. He’ll serve at least six months.
Alaska Marine Lines’ (AML) barges usually move one to three vehicles per week. But after regional ferry service shut down in January, that number skyrocketed.
On Tuesday the assembly will vote to adopt the state’s Remote Sellers tax code and start collecting sales tax from almost all online sales. The aim is to level the playing field between online retailers and local brick and mortar stores
Police Chief Heath Scott said five officers is not adequate to serve the Haines Borough around the clock.
The Alaska Marine Highway System will remain virtually shut down through February 7th.
One Haines resident is donating her time and art to the wildfire relief effort in Australia.
Diminished ferry schedules prevented Lego League clubs in the Upper Lynn Canal from traveling to a Juneau robotics qualifier, but neither the Haines Robohobos nor the Skagway Krosswalk Kangaroos let that keep them from participating.
In a community with a largely seasonal economy and limited year-round rental options, temporary house-sitting gigs fill a growing gap.
Eldred Rock Lighthouse, the only remaining octagonal lighthouse in the state, has been named among Alaska’s top-10 most endangered historic places.
Sealaska shareholders received $8 million in dividends this year, but gaps in ferry service mean many are cut off from traditionally anticipated shopping trips to larger communities in Southeast Alaska.
Citing a locally commissioned report, Haines doctors said that an influx of mine workers could burden the health system.