Claire Stremple, KHNS - Haines
Citing a locally commissioned report, Haines doctors said that an influx of mine workers could burden the health system.
The Kohklux Map is the oldest map of the Southern Yukon region from Klukwan, Alaska to Fort Selkirk in the Yukon Territory.
Sen. Dan Sullivan has not condemned President Trump for his phone call with the Ukrainian president — but he's not among the Republican Congress members who are offering full-throated defenses, either.
Researchers now hope to move the project to the Kennicott.
After Haines mine site visit, Dunleavy says he’ll keep pushing to make Alaska ‘open for business’ — and conservationists are concerned
Governor Dunleavy posted photos of his visit to the Palmer Project on his official Facebook page — and it didn't take long for the comments on his post erupted in controversy, a reflection of the growing local unrest over the proposal.
A female cruise ship passenger suffered a minor injury after falling while being charged by a bear on Mount Ripinsky Wednesday.
The unannounced visit came as state regulators reconsider a wastewater permit for the metals mine north of Haines.
Some communities will feel the effects more than others: After September, there will be no sailings at all for the Prince William Sound communities of Valdez and Cordova for six months.
An independent report commissioned by the the Friends of the Chilkat and Klehini Rivers cautions that mining activity in small towns can have serious costs attached to the benefits.
Skagway Mayor Monica Carlson and her mother Cora Louise Adams were in a crosswalk on Pennsylvania Avenue last December when driver Gerard James made an illegal left turn while talking on a cellphone.
Over the last few months levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning in Southeast Alaskan shellfish have been very high. A coalition of tribal organizations is tracking PSP levels to make sure subsistence users can safely harvest shellfish.
The tour company moved 240 dogs and 60,000 pounds of equipment from the Denver Glacier above Skagway to camp on the Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau, where they had to scout new, even higher altitude terrain.
The Palmer Project near Haines received some key permits from the state last month. The project is not a mine yet, but the Constantine Metal Resources company hopes it will be one in the future. Conservation groups say the state hasn’t collected enough information to issue the permits.
New species of deer are moving into parts of Alaska, including the Upper Lynn Canal. Alaska Department of Fish and Game is gathering information on these ungulates.
One of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s vetoes has canceled state funding for broadband internet in Alaska libraries. The roughly $670,000 in savings could have far-reaching consequences for Alaska’s smallest towns.
Some Haines residents celebrated the summer solstice this year by playing… golf. The community took advantage of the late night sun to play a 9-hole tournament at The Valley of the Eagles golf course. It is not your typical manicured resort links, and for these locals, that’s more than okay.
There are various factors slowing the 10-year timber sale the University of Alaska announced last March.
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