Day: September 12, 2016

Autumn Change at KHNS

With the change of season this year, we have some staff changes to report, both exciting and bittersweet: Our talented and fun News Director, Jillian Rogers, is moving back to the homeland (Canada) for a year or so making way for Emily Files to step smoothly into the role of News Director at KHNS. Filling Emily’s capable shoes is our newest member, Abbey Collins. Abbey comes to us from Massachusetts by way of an internship in Petersburg this summer  (with glowing recommendations). In Boston, she worked for the national program On Point with Tom Ashbrook before responding to the siren call of...

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KHNS News – Sept. 12, 2016

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/12newscast2.mp3 Record number of runners compete in Klondike Road Relay; Skagway residents weigh in on ferry dock closure; La Nina expected to bring wet fall, snowy winter, Haines Borough Assembly to consider ski map process...

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Record number of competitors in Klondike Road Relay

By Cheryl Kawaja, CBC Yukon and Emily Files, KHNS Hundreds of runners braved the rain and cold over the weekend for the annual Klondike Road Relay. The CBC reports that the race saw a record number of participants: nearly 2,000 people registered. Tracey Bilsky is director of Sport Yukon, which organizes the race. She spoke to the CBC before the relay. “It’s the biggest one ever in history,” she said. “We have 170 official teams.” The race begins in Skagway and ends in Whitehorse. The hundred-plus miles are divided into 10 legs, which range from about six to 16 miles. Bilsky...

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Skagway residents weigh in on ferry dock closure

Skagway residents are facing a two-and-a-half month disruption in Alaska Marine Highway ferry service sometime in the next year and a half. The municipality held a meeting last week to hear from residents about what they think the best timing would be for the looming closure of the ferry dock. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/12FerrMtgwINTRO.mp3 The Alaska Department of Transportation is planning to refurbish the dock. The question now is when? DOT gave Skagway residents three timing options to consider: Summer of 2017, Fall of 2017, or Spring of 2018. “Summer would be completely undoable, just not even worth considering,” said Nola Lamken....

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