March 29, 2012 | Vol. 42, No. 13

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.

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