The captain of the ship reported the incident after a cruise ship camera showed the woman going overboard at approximately 3 a.m. Tuesday as the ship sailed from Juneau to Skagway.
With little public data about COVID-19 cases on ships, some community members in Haines worry that the ships could also bring a surge in coronavirus cases.
A long-term research study is tracking the eulachon populations across Southeast Alaska to better understand and protect the species.
The town is experiencing one of its largest outbreaks of the pandemic, with upwards of 30 residents testing positive since the first week of April.
The future of the Klukwan school has been uncertain since last fall, when enrollment dropped below the threshold for state funding.
The cruise industry says Alaska can expect about 1.5 million ship passengers to visit this season.
Authorities have paused construction in an area where human remains were found by crews working on the Haines Highway project Monday.
Skagway’s largest tour outfit, the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, says its trains won’t cross the border this season.
Alaska Housing Corporation spokesperson Stacey Barnes says one-third of all renters in the state applied for rental assistance, and over 66,000 Alaskans benefited.
Skagway filed suit last year, challenging the redistricting board’s legislative map pairing it with the Mendenhall Valley by arguing that it was more socio-economically aligned with downtown Juneau.