Corinne Smith, KHNS - Haines

Three peopole hold their paddles and pose in front of a small cabin in front of some mountains

Haines paddlers say dry suits, satellite phone may have been difference between life and death

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.

Haines debates banning yurts as permanent structures

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.

Groundbreaking ceremony held for new Tlingit longhouse in Haines

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 gather outside a square, weathered one-story warehouse building

At closed campus seafood processors, workers swap freedom for paychecks

Workers, many of whom come from out of the country, say they weren't informed of the extreme restrictions before they arrived.
About 25 different people listen in on a screenshot of Zoom

Free online Tlingit language class sees widespread interest during pandemic

Over 100 people have been joining in the free online Tlingit classes

During pandemic, a ‘delicate balance’ between patient privacy and public health

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.

Petersburg to unveil new mural to honor Native civil rights leader Elizabeth Peratrovich

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.