Day: June 10, 2016

KHNS News – June 10, 2016

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/10newscast.mp3 Haines police department reshuffles as new chief gets ready to join; Haines planners approve year-round use at 35-Mile heliport; Public’s help wanted in search for entangled...

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Long stays, Welch goes: Haines PD reshuffles as new chief gets set to join

This month the Haines Borough Police Department is taking on a new chief, the return of a recently resigned officer, and will see the departure of another. But, interim chief Josh Dryden says despite big changes, all is running smoothly. Dryden says he’s ready to go back to the role of police sergeant. He’s been filling in as chief since November and over the past seven or so months, has tackled staffing changes, an officer accidently shooting himself in the wrist, and, most recently, the prospect of hiring a new chief. Let’s start with the officers. Last month, Brayton...

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Planners approve year-round use for 35-Mile heliport

The saga of the 35-Mile heliport has come to an end, for now. After seven planning commission meetings, the property owners finally got what they were hoping for: permission for unlimited, year-round operations. At a meeting Thursday, the commission approved the conditional use permit, with a requirement that it come back for review in three years. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/10HeliportwINTRO.mp3 In February, planners voted to allow heliskiing at the 35-Mile location. But that permit only applies to about three months out of the year. Property owners Sean Brownell and Mike Wilson say they want to use the helipad for charters and refueling outside of...

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Friday, June 10, 2016

  0950: A caller reported a neighbor of his sister had thrown several bags of trash into her yard. HBPD responded and advised the neighbor to clean up the trash. 0130: A caller reported a very large burning brush pile was smoking up the whole area. The Fire Dept. was notified. 1349: A grocery store customer reported he was short changed. The store manager was advised of the complaint. 1511: A tenant reported his landlord was trespassing by entering his resident while he was not home. Officer spoke with both parties. 1626: A juvenile requested that an intoxicated adult...

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