On Oct. 17 of last year, the Saab 2000 plane went off the end of Tom Madsen Airport’s runway. Forty-two people were on board, more than 10 were injured and one passenger died.
Business owners and local officials say they’re worried that keeping guests in a bubble would squeeze out most of Southeast Alaska’s small tour companies, retailers and restaurants.
Skagway is one of the last boroughs to report a case. Local officials are asking residents to shelter in place until contract tracing is complete.
New COVID-19 protocols for cruise passengers would limit their shore experience to cruise line-approved tours, stores and restaurants.
It’s not clear when U.S. and Canadian authorities will allow cruises to resume and visit Alaska ports.
Congressman Don Young said he thinks the state should be the one deciding whether or not the mine goes forward.
News outlet Axios reports that the CDC pushed to extend an order barring large cruise ships from sailing from U.S. ports, but the agency was overruled by Vice President Mike Pence.
Global Ports Holding is asking Ketchikan to give up its port fees but would pay the city between $40 million and $45 million over seven years.
Local photographer Tom Ganner says Speedy was the Chilkoot’s star attraction, and raising her cubs on the Chilkoot allowed many people to see bear families interact.
Husky Homestead had its best season ever last year, with more than 21,000 customers. This season, that number fell to just over a thousand — a drop-off of some 95%.