Day: July 27, 2015

Rep. Kito updated on Skagway concerns

Representative Sam Kito III visited Skagway earlier this month and he says he learned about some local issues which he hopes to help with. Kito is a Democrat in the Alaska House representing Juneau, Haines, Skagway, Klukwan, Gustavus and Excursion Inlet. Kito says pedestrian safety in general, and specifically on State St., was one concern he heard about from Skagway residents. “There is a very active local discussion about crosswalks on State St. and the location of those crosswalks,” Kito said. The State Department of Transportation is planning a repaving of State St. in 2017. Some Skagway residents have...

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DNR proposes changes to ‘confusing’ Chilkat State Park regulations

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources is proposing changes to what they say are confusing firearms restrictions in Chilkat State Park. The suggested change would open all of the park to legal discharge of weapons – except within half a mile of a road or developed facility. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/27ChilkatParkwINTRO.mp3   The current DNR regulations allow for discharge of a weapon for lawful hunting or trapping in the “northern portion” of Chilkat State Park, “from Battery Point Trail south and west to Letnikof Cove.” “To use those two things as a demarcation line wasn’t very clear,” said DNR’s Southeast Area Parks...

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KHNS News – July 27, 2015

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/27Newscast.mp3 DNR proposes changes to ‘confusing’ Chilkat State Park regulations; Rep. Kito updated on Skagway concerns; Climbing wall going up at Haines...

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