Henry Leasia, KHNS - Haines
Two crew members aboard the Matanuska tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend after the state ferry left Bellingham for ports in Southeast Alaska, according to state officials.
An individual traveling with Haines High School basketball teams got tested for COVID-19 before departing for a series of away games earlier this week. The positive result of the test came after the girls and boys teams competed in Craig on Tuesday and Wednesday.
U.S. Rep. Don Young introduced legislation on Wednesday that aims to allow large cruise ships to return to Alaska this summer.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Feb. 17 that it would provide assistance for the December storm disaster in Southeast Alaska.
A bear found its way inside an outhouse, where it ended up biting the bottom of a woman using the toilet.
The man’s current condition is not known, however, Coast Guard personnel say he was responsive and talking during the rescue.
A 21-year-old University of Alaska student tested positive for COVID-19 in Anchorage just before he drove to Haines with his mother during the first week of January.
The announcement comes after Holland American and Princess Cruise Lines canceled all cruises to Alaska through mid-May.
Some Haines residents displaced by the recent landslide say they’re still cut off from their properties and in the dark about what comes next.
Geologists studying the landslide that swept Beach Road are concerned that more material could break loose. During helicopter flights, they identified a deep crack in the hillside extending south from the crown of the existing slide area.
The work of clearing off roads hit by last week's mudslides has been particularly dangerous along Lutak Inlet, where slides swept through homes and left residents stranded without electricity for multiple days.
More than 50 families have evacuated from their homes, and with no sign of the weather improving, the Borough is warning even more residents to be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice.
Joe Aultman-Moore was eating lunch at home on Wednesday, when a large landslide ripped through his neighborhood in Haines, trapping him and his neighbors in an evacuation zone.
Heavy precipitation, mudslides and flooding have damaged infrastructure across the Haines Borough over the past week. City and state workers are busy protecting and restoring roads, the water supply and the electrical grid.
The artwork of a Tlingit artist from Juneau will be featured on a new postage stamp set for distribution next year.
American travelers on their way to Alaska were found to have been at a restaurant without proper masking and in close contact with others inside the restaurant.
The man donned a Donald Trump mask and drove a car that had been cut in half. A week later, local police cited the man, who has a history of seizures, for driving without a license.
Starting July 31, people driving to Alaska from the Lower 48 will only be able to enter Canada through one of five border crossings
Fruit trees are an easy target for black bears, who can become accustomed to easy food in residential areas.
Only one cruise line has expressed interest in visiting Haines this summer, but the Assembly voted to request that no ships visit until further notice.