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Skagway explores new waterfront proposal

A Disney cruise ship tied up at Skagway's ore dock. (Emily Files) The conversation about the future of Skagway's waterfront is taking a new turn. The city is exploring an economic partnership with a cruise company and suspending negotiations with White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. Assemblyman Orio


Local NPS superintendent offered new position in Wyoming, Montana

Seven-year Skagway resident Mike Tranel will be leaving his position as superintendent for the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in late May. Tranel, who has spent 25 years of his 33-year career working for Alaskan parks, is moving to a superintendent role for the Bighorn Canyon National R


University aims to sell timber on 13,000 acres

March 22, 2018 The map shows the parcels the university plans to sell. The image is from a screenshot from a university development and disposal plan. The University of Alaska is entering into a negotiated sale to harvest 13,426 acres of timber from university-owned parcels across the Haines Borough


Borough prepares for Chilkoot corridor squeeze

March 22, 2018 Alaska State Parks ranger Travis Russell said he'll crack down on parking violations along the Chilkoot River corridor this summer in hopes of changing visitor behavior during peak bear and tourist season. The Haines Borough Tourism Advisory Board recommended last week that the boroug


Borough Assembly votes to suspend White Pass MOU

Following receipt of a letter from the Holland America Group proposing an economic collaboration in Skagway's port, the Borough Assembly has voted to suspend the recently-approved memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the municipality and the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad. After the assembly


Big Brothers Big Sisters stops local matches

March 22, 2018 Rosalie Loewen looks at the past files of volunteers and kids who have been a part of the organization. Kyle Clayton photo. Citing reduced federal and state grant funding, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska announced last week that the local office will stop matching local youth with


Police invite public for coffee

March 22, 2018 The Haines Borough Police Department will host "Coffee with a Cop" on Saturday, a program to build relationships between officers and the community. Police officers will be at Mountain Market on Saturday at noon to have coffee and casual conversation with community members. "Coffee wi


Do political whims hamper commercial tour permits?

March 22, 2018 The Haines Borough Assembly voted last week to approve an ATV tour permit for Alaska Excursions after a process pregnant with controversy. One assembly member voted to support the tour, even though he was against it, because he feared the borough would be sued should it deny the permi


Downtown stabbing victim released from hospital

A Juneau man is in custody after an alleged assault with a knife. According to a department news release, Juneau police responded to a call about 5:40 p.m. Tuesday. The caller reported that a woman was assaulted in the 200 block of South Franklin Street. Police later arrested Robert James Paul, 38,

KTOO.ORG - 2018-03-23 15:23:41

ACLU-Alaska sues police officers over immigration detention

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska is suing a city north of Anchorage and members of its police force, alleging officers wrongfully detained a Peruvian man over his immigration status after his attempt to break up a bar fight left him beaten and bloodied. The lawsuit

ELKO DAILY FREE PRESS - 2018-03-22 21:26:45

Juneau business owner promises to catch up on pet cremations

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Clients of Bridge Pet Services in Juneau say they've been having problems contacting the company about their cremated pets. KTOO Public Media of Juneau reports that in response, the company's owner has acknowledged that he's fallen behind on getting ashes back to clients. One c

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-03-23 06:08:18

Fall trial date set in Alaska cruise ship death case

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A federal judge has set a new trial date for a Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise to Alaska last summer. In an order dated Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess set the start of trial for Kenneth Manzanares for Nov. 5. Burgess expects the trial to la

SEATTLE TIMES - 2018-03-22 23:23:10

Alaska Seaplanes announces flight to Whitehorse

A new plane means a new destination for Alaska Seaplanes travelers. Alaska Seaplanes General Manager Carl Ramseth announced Whitehorse in Canada's Yukon territory will be Seaplanes' 13th destination, and first international one, during the Juneau Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at the Wharf Ballroom Th

JUNEAU EMPIRE - 2018-03-22 23:59:59

Downtown Juneau, Douglas under a high wind warning until 4 p.m.

Hazardous high winds are buffeting downtown Juneau and Douglas this morning. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for downtown Juneau and Douglas. Northweast winds will be about 30 mph, with gusts up to 65 mph. Peak gusts are likely this morning. During a high wind warning, lo


Juneau schools leave room for debate in climate change curriculum

The Juneau School Board meeting on March 13, 2018. (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/Alaska's Energy Desk) The Juneau School Board is considering adopting new curriculum for middle and high schools - based on growing national science standards. The model has been adopted entirely in 19 states, and one of

KTOO.ORG - 2018-03-23 02:21:58

Glacier Point ATV Tour Permit approved with conditions

Thousands of visitors visit the Davidson Glacier at Glacier Point in the Chilkat Inlet each summer. (Berett Wilber.) The Haines Assembly advanced a tour permit application that drew a large amount of public comment and controversy at a meeting Tuesday. Alaska Excursions will be able to move forward


One suspect from post office sting pleads guilty

March 15, 2018 Bailey Stuart, 20, pleaded guilty March 6 to misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree, a class A misdemeanor. Stuart was arrested in a sting operation last October at the post office after she and a male, whose case is still ongoing, received a package they th


Three new leaders fill administrative positions in Haines

Carolyn Goolsby, 51, will begin work in May as Haines' new library director. Goolsby, who once lived in a monastery for 10 months, won a round of Jeopardy, and set records in the world of competitive weight lifting, will move to Haines from Indiana. Originally from Georgia, Goolsby has worked at li


Citizen scientists needed for valley bat research

March 15, 2018 Haines residents can be citizen scientists to assist Chilkat Valley bat research this summer. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is looking for people to gather data via acoustic bat monitoring devices from mid-April to October. The high-pitched noises emitted by bats through echo


Students show solidarity with nationwide walkout

March 15, 2018 Keegan Palmieri and Morgan Cloke lead Haines students in the National School Walkout Wednesday morning followed by about 30 community members. Kyle Clayton photo. About 25 high school students and 30 community members joined the National School Walkout Wednesday morning in support of