Day: September 22, 2016

KHNS 2016 Haines Borough Assembly Candidate Forum

KHNS held a Haines Borough Assembly candidate forum Wednesday, Sept. 21. Candidates Tom Morphet, Diana Lapham, Ryan Cook, Heather Lende, Leonard Dubber and Judy Erekson answered questions from the KHNS news team and the public. Full forum part 1: https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/FullForumpt1.mp3 Full forum part 2:  https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/FullForumpt2.mp3   Listen by question Question 1:  Please introduce yourself and tell us what you hope to accomplish in your three-year term if elected to the assembly. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Q1.mp3 Question 2: There is an unusually large number of candidates running for assembly this year. Please talk about a specific decision by the assembly or issue that has...

Read More

KHNS News – Sept. 22, 2016

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/22newscast.mp3 Rapid harvest leads to ‘surprising’ early closure of Haines moose hunt; Sheldon Museum upgrades outdoor space with help from local donation; Mallott addresses climate change, mining concerns at Southeast...

Read More

Garden Conversation 9-22-16

9-22-2016 Garden Conversation “If you read in the books, they say: ‘Leave them in the garden in the sunshine for a few days’… that doesn’t happen here!” https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Garden-Conversation-9-22-16-Melissa-Mardell.mp3 Mardell and Melissa join Joanie to answer listener questions about Harvesting and storing onions: tips for harvesting, places you can store your onions (including the freezer!), and strategies for storing them. How to handle a fruit fly infestation in a non-toxic way: and how to prevent fruit fly infestations in the first place! Leeks!  And what to do with them.   Listen to previous Garden Conversations and find more information here: https://khns.org/the-garden-conversation. E-mail your questions,...

Read More

Rapid harvest leads to ‘surprising’ early closure of Haines moose hunt

This year’s Haines subsistence moose hunt was the fastest harvest in recent memory. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued an emergency order Wednesday, declaring that the season would close Thursday (Sept.22) at midnight. That means the hunt that usually extends about three weeks is wrapping up after just eight days. Fish and Game biologist Carl Koch was not expecting this. “It is pretty amazing, pretty surprising how fast this year went,” he said. Koch took over management of the Unit 1D moose hunt last year. And that was an unusual hunt itself. The harvest went quickly, and Koch closed...

Read More

Sheldon Museum upgrades outdoor space with help from donation

The Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center in Haines is getting a big addition to its collection. While most of the exhibits are concentrated inside now, the museum will soon have a more artistic outdoor space, thanks to a donation from a longtime Haines resident. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/22SheldonINTRO.mp3 Outside the museum, heavy machinery lifts large stone sculptures off of a flatbed truck, placing them on the lawn. A bear made by Haines artist Judd Mullady is lifted into the air. An otter has already made its way to the ground. Several other sculptures will be placed around the museums grounds, each of...

Read More