The Haines Borough Police Department has officers on patrol or on call 24 hours a day. But at a public safety meeting last week, the department raised this question: Is that what Haines wants?
As the shutdown in regional ferry service continues, private business owners in Southeast Alaska are trying to keep up with the demand as customers look for options.
Five new vans are in the City and Borough of Juneau’s paratransit service, now called CAPITAL AKcess.
In January, one village in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta removed its stray dogs with the help of two Alaska nonprofits. In total, they shipped 28 dogs to Anchorage or Bethel for adoption.
If a proposed schedule goes into effect, regular ferry service to Cordova won’t resume until May 20, after the town’s tourism and fishing seasons begin.
BP announced it will donate the BP Energy Center property and building to The Alaska Community Foundation. The foundation has agreed to maintain the center as a free meeting space for at least the next 20 years.
Kaktovik’s mayor says the first priority is restoring a sense of normalcy for the students as they resume classes. The community plans to rebuild the school, but the timeline is still unknown.
A pipe burst in the school during winter break, flooding the building, wreaking havoc, and delaying the spring semester.
The Alaska Marine Highway System’s shutdown of regional service till March is having ripple effects for Southeast Alaska’s miners. Some of the 30 or so miners living in Haines are struggling to get to work — and keep their jobs.
“People in Kodiak, we want to have this wild, natural life, but then we also kind of miss those bits of civilization, such as chain restaurants.”