Corinne Smith, KHNS - Haines
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued three Haines paddlers on Sunday along the Tsirku River, east of Klukwan. One says that dry suits and a satellite phone may have made the difference between life and death.
Recently Haines’ planning committee recommended prohibiting yurts as permanent structures. Existing ones would be grandfathered in. But going forward, any new yurt or similar tent-like structures would have to be relocated after 18 months.
The borough project is funded by a $350,000 grant from the National Park Service. It will include the longhouse pavilion and new trails connecting Tlingit Park to Front Street and the waterfront.
Workers, many of whom come from out of the country, say they weren't informed of the extreme restrictions before they arrived.
Over 100 people have been joining in the free online Tlingit classes
HIPAA requires that officials protect the identity of people diagnosed with a disease, but public health officials also need to make sure people know where they might have been exposed.
Alaska residents have taken a renewed interest in the civil rights leader after her likeness was used on a $1 U.S. Treasury coin last year.