Day: September 2, 2016

Bigger cruise ships on Haines’ roster for 2017

As the summer tourism season winds down, and Haines gets ready to button-up for the winter, tourism director Leslie Ross is already looking ahead to next summer. The final numbers aren’t in yet on how Haines did overall, but Ross says all signs point to a larger number of visitors. The plan for 2017 involves visits from bigger cruise ships, bringing in even more guests. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/02HainesCruiseINTRO.mp3 “One of the biggest changes is next year, we have several new, large cruise ships coming in,” Ross says. Haines will hit the ground running next May in a ‘this-is-not-a-drill’ kind of way....

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Skagway seeks input from residents on ferry dock project

Next week, Skagway residents will have an opportunity to share their thoughts on a difficult question: what time of year would be best for a two-and-a-half-month ferry dock closure? The State Department of Transportation plans to refurbish Skagway’s marine highway dock. The refurbishment will put the dock out of commission for about two and half months. Skagway Mayor Mark Schaefer gave an update at an assembly meeting Thursday. “A shutdown of the float is coming,” Schaefer said. “We have to figure out when is best for us and any alternatives.” Schaefer said marine highway chief Mike Neussl  said there...

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Skagway voters to decide on $6 million bond for proposed senior center

Skagway voters will decide this fall whether to bond for a proposed senior center and housing facility. At a meeting Thursday, the borough assembly unanimously voted to add the bond question to the Oct. 4 ballot. The borough’s tentative plan is to pay for the $6 million bond with property tax increases. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/02SkagBAwINTRO.mp3 Some Skagway residents have been working for years to build a permanent gathering space for seniors. Right now, seniors use a daycare building as a temporary center in the winter. They have senior lunches at a local church. But this estimated $5.9 million project would offer...

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Labor Day Programs on KHNS

The KHNS Staff and Volunteers have Monday off in observance of Labor Day.  We’ve lined up some great holiday programs for your listening enjoyment!  Please see the schedule below.  We hope you have a safe and happy Labor Day, and thank you for listening to and supporting your community radio station! 8am – Inupiaq Drum and Dance: A Cultural Renaissance 9am – Work ‘n Music: A Labor Day Special   1pm – The Hayride: an hour of Roots, Country, and Americana Music 2pm – Country Fried Rock: The James Hunter Six 3pm – Global Village:  A Labor Day Special 4pm –...

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