Day: April 14, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

0916: A caller reported a DVPO violation.  Caller was advised that no violation occurred. 0942 Alaska Heliskiing advised of a avalanche and a skier buried. 1151: A subpoena was received from the Sitka police to be served on a Haines resident.   Medical Calls: 2 Canine Calls: 1 Traffic Stops: 1 on Front St. resulting in a citation for no proof of insurance in...

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Haines’ police chief, manager search yields dozens of applicants

The search firm hired to find Haines’ next police chief and borough manager received 27 applications for chief and 34 for manager after an aggressive, weeks-long campaign. The firm whittled down the applicants to about 10 for each position. The wealth of knowledge and experience in the applicants for both borough positions is impressive. There are past police chiefs from large cities, a federal air marshal, and the executive director from a large State of Alaska agency, just to name a few. But along with their work histories and schooling, all the candidates’ ambitions and skeletons were unveiled in...

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KHNS News – April 14, 2016

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/14newscast.mp3 Snowboarder injured in Haines avalanche; Haines police chief, manager search draws dozens of applicants; 800,000 cruise visitors expected for Skagway 2016...

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Utah snowboarder injured in Haines avalanche

UPDATED story:  A 29-year-old man was injured in an avalanche while snowboarding with Alaska Heliskiing in Haines on Thursday morning. Alaska State Troopers say his injuries appear to be non-life-threatening. Alaska Heliskiing owner Ryan Johnson says Utah resident Bode Merrill was being dropped off by helicopter around 9:15 a.m. Thursday on the Tahkin ridge when the avalanche occurred. “We were landing on top of a ridge line and Bode was getting out of the helicopter and ridge line had a crack and failure and it sent him sliding about six or 800 feet down the mountain.” Johnson says Merrill was...

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800,000 cruise visitors expected for Skagway 2016 season

Skagway residents have about two more weeks of quiet before the cruise ship season begins. The overall number of ships and potential passengers is slightly down compared to last year. But the town of less than 1,000 year-round residents still expects about 800,000 cruise ship tourists. If you add independent travelers to that, the Gateway to the Klondike expects nearly one million visitors this summer. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/14SkagCruisewINTRO.mp3 The tourism rush begins about a week earlier this year. In 2015, the first ship arrived on May 5. But this year, the 1,000-passenger Crystal Serenity will tie up to the railroad dock...

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