Day: October 13, 2016

KHNS News – Oct. 13, 2016

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/13newscast.mp3 Local advisory committee considers Upper Lynn Canal bear population study; Haines waterfront trail project to make public input priority; Alaskans testify on transboundary mining concerns to House...

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Haines waterfront trail project to make community input top priority

Public process is a point of contention for the Haines small boat harbor expansion. Residents have repeatedly said they feel the project moved forward without taking into account what many people in the community want. Borough staff are drawing from that experience as they begin a new and related project: a Portage Cove waterfront trail. They hope robust public input will be a key part of the trail’s development. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/13AestheticswINTRO.mp3 On Wednesday, the waterfront aesthetics committee met for the first time in months. The meeting was a conglomeration of different things. It included an update on the waterfront trail...

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Fish and Game Advisory Committee considers area bear study

The Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee is considering whether to ask the Department of Fish and Game to conduct a bear population study in the nearby hunting area. At a meeting this week, the group discussed a request from the Alaska Chilkoot Bear Foundation. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/13BearstudywINTRO.mp3 “It is sort of like a bank account. If you don’t know how much you have you can’t decide the best way to spend or save,” said committee chair Tim McDonough, reading aloud from a letter sent by Pam Randles, President of the Alaska Chilkoot Bear Foundation. The group is seeking...

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