Pastor Jami Campbel says she hopes residents will use the radio transmitter to share their music and stories with one another.
There’s no mine yet at the Palmer Project site. But a small cadre of scientists live there for half the year, looking for minerals.
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has approved a waste management permit for a controversial mineral exploration project near the communities of Klukwan and Haines.
A federal judge ruled in March that the Bureau of Land Management doesn’t have to consider future mine impacts when permitting for exploration.
American Rivers, a national advocacy group opposed to mining and energy development in wilderness areas, says the two Southeast Alaska rivers are “at a crossroads.”
The Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan, Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, Lynn Canal Conservation and Rivers Without Borders filed suit against BLM over A mining exploration project near Haines.
Tribal leaders around the region are trying to get a handle on one factor that may contribute to declining returns in the Chilkat River and its nearby waters, which are a major source of food for subsistence fishermen in Haines and Klukwan.
Whether nonprofit and for-profit businesses should have an equal voice in the Haines Chamber of Commerce has been debated for a while. This week, members will vote on amended bylaws that would clarify the role of nonprofits — allowing them to be members and vote, but not to serve on the board.
Three Alaska museums have received more than $142,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.