Day: May 20, 2016

Downtown park idea sparks debate over recreational vs. commercial interests

The idea to create a park out of an vacant lot on 3rd Ave. and Main St. fell flat at the Haines planning commission’s most recent meeting. But it brought up a bigger issue: Parks are not defined in borough code. The conversation about whether the lot in downtown Haines should be designated as a park turned into a debate over commercial vs. recreational interests. The request came from the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee. Burl Sheldon is part of that group. “The way I look at it right now is it’s an awfully nice space and parks and...

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A New Weekend on KHNS

KHNS is excited to introduce a new KHNS Weekend Program Lineup starting Sunday, May 29th! Listen for great new shows, like Reveal (airing 10pm Sundays) and Freakonomics (airing 10am Mondays).                     You can check out (and print!) a new Program Guide here: KHNS Program Guide Summer 2016 Some updates to the KHNS weekend include: Follow local host Carol Mitchell (and her spirit animals!) to a groovy, new nighttime spot for Terra Incognita:   8-10pm on Sundays, right after Good Vibes The perfect upbeat soundtrack for your afternoon errands and chores, Putumayo World Music Hour airs at 2pm Sundays Enjoy Radiolab with your Sunday...

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Reveal on KHNS

Tune in Sundays at 10pm on KHNS for Reveal, starting May 29.  From the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX: Reveal is for anyone who is interested in stories that break news and change our understanding of how the world works. Reveal examines what governments, businesses and communities are doing behind the scenes, hidden from public view. Reveal is an investigative journalism program available on public radio stations and online. Reveal. There’s more to the story.   Find a printable version of the KHNS Program Guide here: KHNS Program Guide Summer...

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Haines gets a boost for biomass

  Haines is one of just two Alaska communities to be awarded large wood-innovation grants from the U.S. Forest Service. The other is the Hydaburg School District. The Haines Borough will get $250,000 to use toward expanding a wood energy, or biomass, heating system. According to a Forest Service release, 77 applications were received nationwide with 42 grants awarded after a competitive process. The quarter-million-dollar boost will go toward the design of a wood-fueled district system that could eventually heat the school, pool and other public facilities. The project would potentially help the borough go from burning of 80,000...

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