Henry Leasia, KHNS - Haines
The Centers for Disease Control implemented a no-sail order for cruise ships that carry more than 250 passengers, but smaller lines are hoping they can get local permission to sail as early as June.
Detractors said Schnabel improperly directed municipal workers to sand and plow a private road leading to a trailer park she owns. She admitted that was wrong. She was also criticized for confronting a business owner over not wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
McNamara, who lived in Haines since 2005, also had a role in the Star Wars movie "Return of the Jedi" where he stood in for the character of Chewbacca.
The award for an artist's lifetime of work comes with a $40,000 payout.
In Southeast Alaska, some schools have used the Alaska Marine Highway System to transport the food from Juneau. But that's not happening now.
When seniors need to get to Juneau for those specialized appointments they have to travel by boat or plane. If they have mobility issues that limits their transportation options.
A team of snow carvers from Skagway represented Alaska at the World Snow Festival in Grindelwald, Switzerland over the weekend. Teams from nine different countries competed to see who could construct the best snow...
Engine trouble on the Matanuska has stranded travelers in the Upper Lynn Canal. Communities, local businesses, a state senator, and the Department of Transportation put together a scheme to get almost everyone home.
According to Haines Borough Police Chief Heath Scott, the department received 182 bear-related calls in 2019. That is more than double the number of bear-related calls they received the previous year.
This Southeast Alaska town has convened a task force to deal with its marauding, dumpster-flipping bears
Alaska Department of Fish and Game Wildlife Management Biologist Carl Koch estimates there were 12 to 15 bears roaming Haines this fall. “You couldn’t imagine how many dumpsters were flipped," he said. "Ten to 15 dumpsters."
Owner Larry Persily chose Gretchen Wehmhoff and Melinda Munson of Chugiak from 200 people who wanted to run Skagway's newspaper. They learned about the opportunity through an article in the Anchorage Daily News.
Only four of the 11 state-owned ferries are currently in service, and the limited sailing schedule not only affects passengers but ferry employees as well.
People donate artifacts and documents to the Haines Sheldon Museum regularly, and it can be hard to find enough space for the collections.
The City of Angoon is looking into hiring private marine transportation to shuttle residents to and from Juneau.
Brewers and distillers can now continue to host parties, classes and events such as First Friday in their tasting rooms.
Several communities in Southeast Alaska lost ferry service this winter when the Alaska Marine Highway System docked the M/V Leconte for expensive repairs. Now some in the region are pushing the state to deploy the M/V Tazlina to make up for the reduced sailings.
While the study focuses on governance and management of a local ferry authority, there are numerous other questions about how to create a ferry service. For example, where would they get the ships?
“The blob” is the ominous nickname used by fishermen and marine biologists to describe warm ocean conditions that appeared in the North Pacific in 2014. It lingered for about two years and the negative...