Claire Stremple, KHNS - Haines
The Haines Borough declared a weather emergency as heavy rains washed out roads throughout town, and landslides took out at least two homes.
The CDC issued its strongest recommendation against cruise ship travel, but it hasn't issued a ban as it did at the beginning of the pandemic.
Shoppers who spend $300 locally are eligible for an extra $100.
Kane opened in March, a week before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down retailers for months.
Some biologists think the trend is related to the reduced hunting pressure from Outside hunters this year.
A Skagway newspaper owner was turned back at the Canadian border. Agents deemed her return home “non-essential”
Copies of the Skagway News. When Canadian border agents deemed one Skagway News publisher’s trip back to Skagway non-essential, it left her operating a local paper… remotely.
For many women, the traveling unit is the only time in a year they get breast exams.
The state just reported the largest number of syphilus cases ever in the state with 250 people infected.
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