The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska has a new target date for opening its cultural immersion park at the old Thane Ore House. Last year, Central Council officials had hoped it would open this summer. Now, they’re shooting for 2018, after the Juneau Assembly approved a 1.2-acre land lease making it possible Monday evening.
The last primary care physician with a private practice in Haines is closing her doors. Dr. Linda Keirstead has been in business at the Chilkat Valley Medical Center in Haines for nine years. But in a letter sent to her patients earlier this month, she says the office will soon close.