Day: January 18, 2017

KHNS News – Jan. 18, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/18newscast.mp3 Haines Senior Village seeks deal with borough to ease financial strain; Public gets chance to weigh in on Haines waterfront trail project; Code Review Commission seeks direction on where to...

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Public gets chance to weigh in on Haines waterfront trail designs

A Juneau-based design company is moving ahead with the plans for a waterfront trail in Haines. And, they’re asking for the public’s help. The first of several community meetings about the project will be held next week. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/18TrailswINTRO.mp3 Community involvement has been a key part of the Portage Cove interpretive trail project from the start. Next week, residents will have several opportunities to work with the design team as drawings begin to take shape. “What are the great stories about Haines?” asks Chris Mertl, a landscape architect at the Juneau-based company Corvus Design. He’s taking the lead on the...

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Code Review Commission seeks direction on where to begin

The Haines Code Review Commission wants direction on where to start work. There are hundreds of pages of borough code, and they’re wondering where to begin. The commission met for the first time Tuesday evening. They appointed Mike Denker as chair, Jerry Lapp as vice-chair and Carolann Wooton as secretary. The other committee members are Don Turner Jr., Deborah Vogt, CJ Jones and Daniel Humphrey. The assembly formed the code commission because of concerns over the minor offenses ordinance. The ordinance spotlighted the large number of small violations that are part of local code. Bill McCord was in the...

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Haines Senior Village seeks deal with borough to ease financial strain

The Haines Senior Village is worried about its future. The non-profit housing complex is straining under the weight of two mortgages – one of which fell under the radar until this year. The village proposed a solution to its financial problems this month. They’re asking the Haines Borough for a $350,000 low-interest loan. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/18SeniorVillagewINTRO.mp3 This is a story about two oversights. One has to do with the senior village’s second mortgage. “It’s kind of like when you’re a kid playing the game of telephone and it doesn’t necessarily 100 percent of the information make its way through a 20-year...

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Live Inauguration Day coverage on KHNS

On Friday, January 20th, KHNS broadcasts NPR’s Special Coverage of President Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration from 6am to 10am live from Washington D.C. Lynn Canal Morning and Soundwaves won’t air due to the special coverage.  The KHNS local news will still air at 6pm.     Previous Programming: On Wednesday, January 18th at 7 p.m., KHNS broadcasts Governor Bill Walker’s State of the State address from the Alaska State Capitol. With the state’s multi-billion dollar budget deficit unresolved and new faces in the Legislature at the table, the governor will lay out where Alaska is now and his vision...

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