Alain d'Epremesnil, KHNS - Haines

Alain d'Epremesnil, KHNS - Haines
a dock

Unauthorized $10M steel purchase for Haines dock provokes borough political crisis

Borough officials were surprised and angered by the purchase, which comes as newly elected leaders had expressed interest in changing the dock's design.
a landslide

Therapists talk about their role during Haines’ deadly 2020 landslide

All Haines residents were affected in one way or another by the slide that killed two people three years ago.
a mountain ridge

Wastewater plan ruling for hard-rock mine near Haines appealed from both sides

Environmental groups and the Chilkat Indian Village are facing off in court against Constantine Metals over the planned mine at the Palmer Project.
a totem pole

A Chilkoot totem pole is coming home after 50 years as airline property

Staff at Delta Air Lines' museum offered last summer to repatriate the totem pole, which was carved for Delta predecessor Western Airlines in 1969.
a ceremony

At water blessing ceremony, Klukwan residents speak out against planned mine

Thursday's gathering of about 150 people at the Klehini River near Haines also included protests against the proposed Palmer Project mine.
a food tray

Haines’ sole daycare loses its food assistance program

The inspections necessary to qualify for the program will not be offered virtually anymore.
a lake on an overcast day

Details emerge about Haines canoe accident that left guiding clients critically hypothermic

The canoe’s seven passengers spent a substantial amount of time in the lake’s cold water as they swam to shore.
a bumblebee

Haines may host potentially endangered bee species

Western bumblebees were once common in the western U.S., but as global warming progresses they're disappearing from their southern range.
a train heads through trees, with mountains in the background

Skagway rail workers sign agreement with White Pass, averting possible strike

Rail workers for the White Pass and Yukon Route sought a wage increase to keep up with the cost of living in Skagway.
a truck with a giant potato on it

Skagway’s music festival has a special guest this year: a giant fiberglass potato.

The Southeast town is embracing the weirdness. The mayor has declared Saturday "Idaho Potato Day." And two locals will be crowned Queen and King of Potatoes for the day.
a plane

Passenger plane escapes damage from bird strike at Skagway airport

A passenger plane collided with birds at the Skagway airport on Friday. The plane landed safely and nobody aboard was hurt.
the state ferry Hubbard

After long wait, state ferry Hubbard begins Southeast Alaska service

On Tuesday morning the Hubbard, which can carry up to 300 passengers, sailed up Lynn Canal with about 70 aboard.
a moose cow and calf

Give birthing moose a wide berth, biologist says

Carl Koch, with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, says moose typically give birth in May — and, like all other wild animals, should be left alone.
A pile of sawdust in a muddy parking lot

New lumber-grading bill could open markets for Alaska sawmills

The state’s Department of Natural Resources would oversee the new certification program and provide free training for sawmill operators.
a rock above Skagway's cruise ship docks

Large rock throws wrench into Skagway’s cruise ship schedule

Some cruise lines have misgivings about tying onto part of a Skagway dock because of the danger posed by a large rock high above it.
A person in drag stands on stage raising their hands

Haines residents split over planned Juneau Drag performance at the Southeast Alaska State Fair

What started as an online ripple became a wave of public comments at the last borough assembly meeting in Haines.

Record number of cruise passengers expected in Skagway this year

Skagway's tourism industry expects 1.2 million cruise passengers this year, almost double last year’s numbers.
A dark-eyed junco

Birds are returning to Lynn Canal

With the spring equinox past and Southeast Alaska snow melting fast, the land is waking up — and bird activity is increasing noticeably.
surplus milk in Haines

Haines store has milk run after ordering error

The owner of Olerud's Market Center in Haines is offering surplus milk from the accidental eight-pallet order at a discount.
a man and a gyrfalcon

Haines falconer trains bird of his dreams

Mario Benassi has had a lifelong passion for birds of prey, including his latest hunting partner — a female gyrfalcon named Mirum.