Day: February 3, 2017

Fire burns through Haines home

A fire burned through a home in Haines Thursday night. The volunteer fire department worked for hours to put it out. It’s unclear what caused the blaze. The smell of smoke filled the neighborhood as firefighters hosed the house on the west side of Oslund Dr. for around four hours. They were called to the scene around 5:45 p.m. Thursday night. “Where the bulk of where the fire was is totally gone,” says Fire Chief Brian Clay. He says in terms of size, this was a big fire. “It was a two-story house with the top floor fully...

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In Skagway recreation center discussion, echoes of concerns from a year ago

A group of Skagway residents has been working on plans for a recreation center expansion for years. When they brought a proposal that included a pool to the assembly in late 2015, the price tag caused concern. The assembly recommended they get a second opinion. Armed with more information, the recreation center and pool proponents brought their case back to the assembly. A year ago, the push to pursue a recreation center expansion and pool sank under anxiety about spending money on another major project. In the time since then, the rec center board worked with Architects Alaska...

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