The federal government commissioned aerial surveys in the 1950s to find uranium deposits throughout Alaska to fuel the nation’s atomic reactors and build nuclear weapons.
Haines Borough School Board addressed allegations of sexual abuse briefly at a regular meeting Tuesday. Interim Superintendent Rich Carlson said the district is focusing on providing support for students.
Testing connected to the former Army tank farm in Haines found what investigators say is a “surprising” amount of underground contamination at Tanani Point Beach. Recent testing appears to solve the mystery of where exactly those pollutants come from.
One of just two commuter airlines connecting small towns in Northern Southeast Alaska to Juneau has shut down. In recent years, Wings of Alaska, which was founded in the 1980s, has changed hands and reduced its flight schedule. Now, it is ending operations. That leaves just one commuter airline serving Haines, Skagway, Gustavus and Hoonah.