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Music for Maggio to remember Skagway pilot

In tribute to beloved Skagwegian Chris Maggio, the Skagway Arts Council is going all-out with live music and entertainment from 5-8 p.m. on Aug. 19 at Dedman Stage, with proceeds going to a scholarship named in Maggio’s honor.


Klukwan man survives two days lost in the woods after getting lost berry picking

On Friday, a Klukwan resident set out to pick blueberries in the Upper Chilkat Valley. When he didn’t return, an extensive search began. After two days alone in the woods, he was found alive and well.


Skagway assembly seeks public input on resurrected short-term rental ordinance

In May, the assembly rejected a previous version of the short-term rental ordinance in a 5 to 1 vote. Since then, the Civic Affairs Committee and the Planning and Zoning Commission have been reviewing the proposal.


Coast Guard crew locates missing man near Haines - KCAW

On Sunday (8/12/2018), a Sitka-based Coast Guard crew located a missing 74-year-old man near Haines, Alaska.


Dateline Carcross, Yukon Territory

Up until now, we have been without wifi or cell service for the most of a week, while traveling up Highway 37, also known as the Stewart-Cassiar Highway. We camped at a couple of lakes on the way and got our canoe in the water. I was able to get several paintings done as well.


Candidate filing period ends for Skagway elections with fewer candidates than available seats

School Board President John Hirsher will seek re-election this October. Jay Burnham, Steve Burnham Jr., and Roger Griffin have put their names in for Assembly.


White Pass sold, assembly orders staff to seek appraisal of tidelands area

A casual glance may not reveal it, but something big has changed at Skagway’s waterfront. The White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad has officially been sold to a joint venture including Ketchikan-based Survey Point Holdings and the Carnival Corporation & plc for proceeds of $290,000,000 as of July 31.


Host of rescuers saved our dad

Thank you to everyone who helped with the search for my dad, Valentino Burattin: Phil Wilde with Wildefire Pyrotechnics, many people from


One dead following accident on Davidson Glacier River

One of the guides, who is also an EMT, immediately called authorities and worked to get to a base phone to ensure reliable communication for help. Another guide worked to help guests by providing blankets and hypothermic gear.


Vile, Vain, Misunderstood

In one fell swoop, the man in black stomps his feet together, his eyes scan the crowd and his gaze fixes squarely on an audience member. That ironclad stare could only be described asshrapnel piercing through human flesh, merciless as a deadman’s shot from a 45-70 lever action rifle.


Where do toxic bulbs fit into waste plans?

I talked to Haines Friends of Recycling. Though they will take intact CFL’s, they can’t take broken bulbs because of the mercury and I was left with the impression that the best I could do was to wrap up the bulbs really well, put them in an outside shed and keep them more or less for forever. When


Represent people, not government

It is difficult to find the words that can fully express the disappointment I experienced when a member of theHaines Borough Assemblymade the following statement, on the record, and I quote: “We represent the government, that’s our job.”


Residents learn to craft devil's club salve

Devil's club, also known as devil's walking stick, is a plant related to American ginseng often found among shrubs on the floor of arboreal rainforests from Southcentral Alaska to western Montana, Yukon Territory, British Columbia and Alberta in Canada, according to the United States Department of A


Gratitude for returning lost ring

I offer my sincere gratitude to the individuals who helped deliver my lost wedding ring back to me. While in Haines earlier this spring, I lost my ring. I backtracked many of my steps around town with no luck. Staff of the Aspen Hotel knew it was missing and I had reported it to the police station.


Sale of White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad finalized

TWC Enterprisessoldthe rail and port operations to a joint venture. It includes Ketchikan-based Survey Point Holdings, its affiliates Rail Management Services, shareholders of the transportation company Carrix and the cruise company Carnival Corporation.


Coast Guard Assists Alaska State Troopers to Search for Missing 74-year-Old Man near Haines

KODIAK, Alaska – Two Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrews, Alaska State Troopers personnel, a canine search team, and two ground teams are searching for a 74-year-old man in a heavily wooded area approximately 28 miles northwest of Haines, Alaska, Sunday.


Attentive reader troubled by canoeing police

This raises some troubling questions. First, who will take care of Haines while the police are paddling downLynn Canal? Just as importantly, how does one lone citizen have the power to command all the cops out of town? Will this work for the borough assembly? It could become quite popular. Also, do


Thanks for making pool free for young swimmers

So many times we criticize and complain about government, especially our local one, theHaines Borough Assembly. I would like to acknowledge and thank all of theHaines Borough Assemblypeople for making our pool free for youth 17 and under. It was a generous and progressive action that deserves acknow


Communication a theme in assembly's manager evaluation

Schnabel’s greatest strength is her passion, said assembly member Brenda Josephson. That passion, she continued, is also her greatest weakness. Both Josephson and Morphet said that her passion and roots in the community caused a lack of objectivity in issues.


New business offers shuttle service between Whitehorse and Haines

If you don’t own a car, finding a way to get to Whitehorse from Haines can be challenging. For years, there hasn’t been any regular transportation service between the two cities. David Simmons is hoping to change that with his new business Hinterland Express.