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  1. Internet improvements bode well for location-neutral workers in HainesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 24 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    In January, when Alaska Power and Telephone rolled out new internet packages following its Lynn Canal fiber-optic project, internet-reliant workers were paying attention. Gene Cornelius is a stock footage videographer, who films everything from sunsets to trucks driving by, and hopes someone creating an advertisement or documentary will pay a few hundred bucks to use his clips.


  2. Biologists close to completing Haines/Skagway mountain goat habitat studyRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 18 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    State biologists are tracking Haines-area mountain goats to understand their habitat and range better. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is getting close to finalizing its study on mountain goat habitat in the Haines and Skagway area.


  3. Senate passes Petersburg land grant billRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 11 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Legislation to increase the Petersburg borough's land grant from the state passed the Alaska Senate on Monday, April 10. The bill would transfer more than 14,000 acres to the new borough, which hopes to develop or sell off some of the property. It and a companion bill in the House would grant 14,666 acres of state land to the borough government.


  4. Top athletes compete in Haines for Freeride World TourRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Big mountain skiers and snowboarders from around the world braved deep snow and steep slopes in the Haines mountains for the Freeride World Tour. Friday's event took place after a week of waiting for unsafe snow conditions to settle.


  5. Star power: Gold Medal tournament gives fans a lot to cheer aboutRead the original story

    Mar 21, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Yakutat's Martin Sensmeier has been posing with fans all week. Not only is he a Gold Medal baller but he is also a Hollywood star on the rise, recently starring in The Magnificent Seven remake.


  6. Upper Lynn Canal left with one commuter airline after Wings shuts downRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    SeaPort Airlines sold Wings of Alaska to Gustavus-based Fjord Flying Service in 2015. In recent years, Wings of Alaska, which was founded in the 1980s, has changed hands and reduced its flight schedule.


  7. Ask the Energy Desk: What happens when our hydropower sources are frozen?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Snow falls on the Governor's mansion in Juneau. The capital city is under a winter storm warming, as of Monday, March 13. Parts of interior Alaska, like Fairbanks, have been seeing record cold temperatures this winter.


  8. Shortlist for Haines manager job includes two familiar candidatesRead the original story

    Mar 10, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The shortlist includes the current interim manager, the Haines Chamber of Commerce director, and two Lower 48 applicants who have Alaska municipal experience. The Assembly did not choose to interview former manager Bill Seward, who was terminated three months ago but re-applied for the job.


  9. Haines manager applicants include man fired from position three months agoRead the original story

    Mar 6, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Borough Manager Bill Seward and Mayor Jan Hill. In December, Haines Borough Assembly fired Seward in a 4-2 vote during his six-month evaluation by the Assembly.


  10. It's final: Haines is losing its state trooperRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The division chief said amid a shrinking budget, Haines' level of crime isn't great enough to maintain the local trooper post. He said his budget has been cut by millions of dollars in the past two years and more reductions may be coming.


  11. State to hold meetings on evaluation process for controversial water protectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The Outstanding National Resource Water, also known as Tier 3, nominations have been in limbo for a few years. That's because the state is still figuring out what evaluation process to use.


  12. Alaska State Troopers plan to move Haines position to BethelRead the original story

    Feb 23, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The decision isn't final yet, but the community conversation about how to handle the loss continued at a Public Safety Commission meeting this week. The level of crime in Western Alaska is the main reason to move funding for a Haines trooper to Bethel, Cockrell said.


  13. With fireweed cosmos and spruce tip gin, Skagway distillery set to open in MayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    This fireweed-infused Cosmo is one of the drinks Janilyn Heger plans to include on Skagway Spirits' cocktail menu. "So I'm gonna put an ice cube in there and a little bit of lime," said Janilyn Heger, as she mixes cocktails in her "test kitchen."


  14. Juneau Assembly votes 6-3 to support the roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The Juneau Assembly reopened the debate over the stalled Juneau Access Project that envisions 50 more miles of road up Lynn Canal to a ferry terminal closer to the road system. The road debate has divided the community for decades and faces significant opposition from other Southeast cities, including Haines and Skagway.


  15. Juneau Assembly to weigh in on 'the road'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The view of Berners Bay from Cascade Point. The Juneau Access Lynn Canal Highway would be built through this area.


  16. Culturally valuable yellow cedar on the declineRead the original story

    Jan 18, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Yellow cedar trees grow from the top of California, all the way to Alaska, and according to a recent study, the Southeast part of the state could be the hardest hit with yellow cedar's decline, due to the planet heating up. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been petitioned to put yellow cedar on the endangered species list.


  17. Coastal lawmakers consider ferry system's futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    The fast ferry Fairweather docks in Petersburg Aug. 20, 2013, after a trip from Juneau. Budget cuts eliminated that route and reduced Fairweather sailings.


  18. Ferry sailings canceled after high wind forecastRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Alaska Department of Transportation spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said scheduled sailings for the ferry Aurora on Friday and Sunday were canceled after forecasts for high winds. "Those high winds bring with freezing spray and that provides danger to the life rafts on that vessel," Woodrow said.


  19. Juneau mayor meets with pro-road boosters ahead of 2017 legislative sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2017 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    A sign at the end of Glacier Highway in October 2016. The Juneau Access Improvements Project extension would begin near here.


  20. Haines and Skagway participate in annual Christmas bird countRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 25, 2016 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    Despite snowy weather, Skagway and Haines participated in the National Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count this month. Organizers say that, among the usual suspects, there were some surprises.


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