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Motel closure stings tour effort

Loss of rooms may hurt eagle festival, conventions


Haines Borough Tourism Director Tanya Carlson said recent closure of the downtown’s Thunderbird Motel will create a pinch in available housing, particularly for winter events like November’s Alaska Bald Eagle Festival.

“I’m sad. Those 20 r...

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