Tara Bicknell, KHNS - Haines
A snowboarder who survived the massive avalanche that killed two people near Haines this week is speaking out about the incident. Brandon Corbett was in a group of heli-skiers and snowboarders on a mountain about 20 miles from Haines Tuesday morning when the accident happened. The avalanche killed 26 year old Nickolay Dodov, and a guide, 35-year-old Rob Liberman.
A heli-skiing guide is dead after an avalanche struck a party of six skiers outside of Haines today. The avalanche was reported shortly after 11 a.m., as rescuers were in the process of locating two missing skiers caught in the snow. The other skier who was caught, a guided client is clinging to life.
The State of Alaska agreed to release more than $50,000 to Central Council Tlingit and Haida Tribe’s Child Support Unit. The court agreement allows the Council to disperse the money to some families who have been waiting for years to see it.
Bird enthusiasts in Southeast Alaska want to make Haines a center for bird research, by establishing a station that will band birds and scientifically monitor bird migration patterns.
A Southeast town continues to watch five acres of residential land slowly migrate downhill toward the ocean. As Tara Bicknell reports from Haines, the emergency situation is growing to involve state and federal assistance.
Some school workers in Haines are getting retirement investments returned to them early, in checks as large as $22,000, after the district alerted them that Social Security took too much out of their paychecks.
The Alcan 200 snowmachine race is this weekend in Southeast Alaska. The 43rd annual event takes over the Haines Highway from the Canada – U.S. Border to Yukon’s Desadesh Lake on Saturday, as riders and their support teams from around Alaska and Canada race for a prize pot of thousands of dollars.
A new study on Cook Inlet vessel traffic is giving planners a clear idea of what the waterway’s future will look like.