Day: August 20, 2015

Meet new Haines interim superintendent Rich Carlson

For the Haines School District, the new school year comes with a new superintendent. After the unexpected resignation of last year’s superintendent, Ginger Jewell, retired educator and Juneau resident Rich Carlson agreed to take on the job. After working in education for about 40 years, Carlson decided to retire from his job as superintendent of Klawock School District. That was about a year and a half ago. “And that didn’t last very long,” Carlson said. “I was very unsuccessful at retiring.” Carlson says soon after he retired, he realized he missed working in education. So he looked around for...

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Celebration of Bears brings bear education to Haines

By Greta Mart/KHNS This weekend Haines will host the second annual Celebration of Bears festival. Organized by the Alaska Chilkoot Bear Foundation, the free two-day festival offers bear-centric movies, lectures, children’s activities and safety demonstrations. Foundation President Pam Randles says the celebration’s purpose is to make bear education fun. “Part of our mission is to try and help people to understand how they can live with bears in harmony, and there are a lot of things we can learn that will help that process,” Randles said. From 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, there will be bear stories for...

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KHNS Canine Special with Jennifer Loup

Dog trainer Jennifer Loup and HARK Director Tracy Mikowski joined us in the studio for a special dog behavior show on Thursday, August 20th. Listeners called in with some fantastic questions for Jennifer! You can listen to the show below. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/KHNS-Canine-Hour-with-Jen-Loup.mp3 Thanks very much to Jennifer, HARK and Tracy Mikowski, and the KHNS staff for pulling this all...

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Three candidates to vie for two Haines assembly seats

Haines has a three-way race for two seats on the borough assembly this election season. By filing deadline Thursday, Margaret Friedenauer, Tresham Gregg and Jerry Lapp had put their names into the running. The two seats opening this October are currently occupied by Joanne Waterman and Dave Berry Jr. Each seat has a three-year term. If elected, it would be the first time serving in elected office in Haines for both Friedenauer and Gregg. Gregg is an artist and business owner. Friedenauer is a former KHNS News Director who now works for Southeast Alaska Conservation Council. Jerry Lapp is...

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