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Haines museum gets huge donation, more storage

The Sheldon Museum in Haines received an early Christmas present last week that will allow the museum to expand its collection. Download Audio:

Lynn Canal plane crash victim credits faith, family with ‘miraculous’ survival

Martha Mackowiak returned to Haines on Sunday after spending two weeks in a Seattle hospital. She, her husband Mike, son Nik, and family friend, Victoria Hansen were on board the private plane that crashed into Lynn Canal on Nov. 4. Martha suffered severe hypothermia and cardiac arrest after swimming to shore. She had to be resuscitated twice. She credits a series of fortunate events, and overwhelming support, with her survival and speedy recovery.

PSP levels in Haines area at all-time high, report says

A new study says the levels of toxins responsible for Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning taken from samples around Haines this summer are all well above the Food and Drug Administration’s limit.

Haines distillery finds its niche with tasting room, bang-up cocktails

The Port Chilkoot Distillery was brewing hooch before it opened a tasting room -- and one of its owners was influential in convincing the state to let distilleries do so. A year after their tasting room opened, it's become a community hub... where cocktails pack a uniquely Alaska punch.

4 plane crash survivors swam to shore through 5-foot seas

Four Haines residents survived a plane crash yesterday afternoon and swam through 5-foot seas to get to the rocky shore. Three were released from a Juneau hospital while the fourth is still in critical condition in Seattle. Download Audio

AK: Tlingit carver featured in small-town, large-scale Smithsonian project

Tlingit master carver Wayne Price has a relationship with the ocean and the tides that runs deeper than most. He carves dugout canoes in Haines and his work and words are set to hit the road in the spring as part of the Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibit. It’s a traveling show from the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street designed for rural museums. Download Audio

Mudslide blocks Haines Highway

The Haines Highway is blocked by mudslides this evening after a few days of heavy rainfall. According to Highway residents, there are four slides between mile markers 18 and 21 that have made the road impassable. Download Audio

Ancient human remains found in dirt pile in Haines

Employees at the American Bald Eagle Foundation were working on improving accommodations for raptors residing there, when they unearthed part of a skull. Download Audio

Contentious minor offenses ordinance to start in 2016

The contentious minor offenses ordinance, an order that assigns fines to more than 200 violations, will take effect Jan. 1 with an amendment to clarify who exactly can write the tickets. The ordinance passed Tuesday evening during a four-hour emotional rollercoaster of a meeting.

Too close for comfort? Chilkoot bears lure tourists

The brown bears that frequent the Chilkoot River in Haines have continued to garner attention, good and bad, from tourists and locals alike. Authorities and local bear experts agree that human-bear interactions are getting too close for comfort. Download Audio

Two Alaska Lodges Make National Geographic’s ‘Most Unique in the World’ List

Two remote Alaska lodges have been given an international nod with a listing from National Geographic as some of the most unique in the world.