Mike Swasey, KHNS - Haines
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines has objected to the proposed spacing between cruise ships in a plan to berth vessels carrying summer tourists at Skagway's Ore Dock.
The deal would allow Skagway early access to the docks to begin redevelopment, but could leave the city on the hook for cleaning up the contaminated harbor and uplands.
The Municipality of Skagway has contracted a design firm to reduce the hazard from rockslides that barraged Skagway’s busiest cruise ship dock this year.
National geotechnical engineering firm Shannon and Wilson made its initial pitch to address recent rockslides in Skagway at the Skagway Borough Assembly’s Sept. 1 meeting.
A new report compiled by geotechnical engineers shows that Skagway’s busiest cruise ship dock is at significant risk for rockslides impacting the dock, moored ships, cruise ship passengers and workers.
“What I have seen is mostly kids, some adults. Seems like it affects the kids a little harder this time,” said Skagway’s Dahl Memorial Clinic’s Medical Director Brent Kunzler.
Skagway’s largest tour outfit, the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, says its trains won’t cross the border this season.
The new regulations call for more thorough instruction for anyone seeking a new class B license or higher.
The catamarans will be operated by Goldbelt, Inc., Juneau’s urban Native corporation.
Reuben Cash says blue mussels are best served steamed with melted butter. But this year, he doubts you could find enough for a meal.
This latest delay could mean nearly a monthlong service gap for Skagway.
The Takhini Hot Springs near the capital city of Canada’s Yukon Territory has been closed to the public for more than a year. A new facility with a new name is on track to open this coming February.
The Skagway Assembly recently passed a resolution that establishes an electric ferry pilot program.
Starting Tuesday, Canadians traveling to the U.S. for trips of three days or less will no longer need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test to cross back into their home country.
The U.S. land border opened Monday at 12:01 a.m. to fully vaccinated, nonessential travelers from Canada.
A Skagway resident has found a message in a bottle washed up on a beach with no indication of who sent it — or from where. Now she’s looking for help to find its...
To get through the border, you’ll need your passport, your vaccination card, proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours and a completed ArriveCan application.
Any forged vaccination records will be subject to a $750,000 fine and up to six months imprisonment under Canada’s Quarantine Act.
Reports of groups of up to 10 mule deer in Southeast Alaska near Skagway have been received by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and there is evidence that fawns are being born here. Studies show that nearby populations harbor a variety of diseases that have biologists concerned.
Canada’s Yukon Territory is in the middle of its largest COVID-19 outbreak to date with 54 active cases and one confirmed coronavirus-related death.
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