With five different states’ ivory bans currently in effect, the latest passed by Hawaii at the beginning of this year, confusion remains among potential walrus ivory buyers in Alaska about what ivory is legal and what isn’t.
Skagway’s most profitable economic sector, cruise ship tourism, is at risk. That was the message port consultants delivered to borough leaders last week. The consultants were hired to make a recommendation about what Skagway can do to ready its port for larger cruise ships by 2019.
for the first time ever, the nearly 150-mile Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay was canceled when snow and slush compromised the safety of the course. Four of the about 1,300 people registered braved the highly unusual summer snowstorm to complete the entire race. And, they did it on one wheel.
Haines’ local newspaper has a new owner. Kyle Clayton, who is an Army veteran who has been in journalism about five years, takes over for longtime Chilkat Valley News reporter Tom Morphet, whose recent foray into local politics is now challenged by a recall campaign.
Two boaters, Peter Nanouk, 55, and Justin Nanouk, 35, from Unalakleet, were reported overdue Sunday evening, according Alaska State Troopers. Both Nanouks later were found deceased on the beach near Golsovia River.
The largest vessel in the Alaska Marine Highway fleet will be late to return to service this summer. The 418-foot ferry Columbia was due to return to service June 28 with service from Bellingham, Washington, to communities in Southeast Alaska.