Crews are working to remove an underwater rock pinnacle that makes it difficult for massive cruise ships to get in and out of port.
The extent of next summer’s road closures will be unclear until crews begin work at Pretty Rocks.
As an executive from Norwegian Cruise Line made the rounds this week to talk about plans for a new private dock downtown, neighborhood associations came together for the first time to share their own thoughts on the industry.
Over the past decade, federal officials have logged 77 incidents of vessels hitting whales in Alaska waters.
As a cultural interpreter, John Lawrence tries to answer any questions people might have. Some questions are about paint. Other questions are harder.
Between passenger taxes and city sales taxes, Juneau collects enough revenue during cruise ship season to pay each permanent resident over $700. But it doesn’t. So where does it all go?
The Army Corps of Engineers says it has sufficient information to rule on a permit for a floating megaship dock in Ward Cove. That’s despite requests from the city of Ketchikan to hold hearings.
Tourism operators in Southeast say they plan to continue pushing back against further development in the Tongass National Forest following this week’s news that the U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to fully exempt the region from the Roadless Rule.
Cruise ship passenger counts in Sitka were up 40% in Sitka. Some welcome the extra business, but the large crowds created challenges for some local attractions.
The state Department of Transportation is looking for private companies who want to partner to essentially take things over at international terminal.