Day: February 13, 2017

KHNS News – Feb. 13, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/13Newscast.mp3 Weekend winter storm knocks out power, sinks boat; Students, teachers, and extended absences at the Haines School; Haines Assembly to work out details for manager recruitment, lobbyist...

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Students, teachers, and extended absences at the Haines School

It’s pretty common for residents of rural Alaska to head south for some time in the winter. For a few weeks, a month, or more. In some cases, students become part of that tradition. The question of how to deal with extended school absences came up recently in Haines. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/13AbsenceswINTRO-1.mp3 There are a lot of reasons people leave Haines in the winter – for seasonal jobs, different family situations, and vacations to name a few. When a student is involved, leaving for a long period of time becomes a little more complicated. Leslie Ross’ fifth grader is one of...

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Haines Assembly to work out details for manager recruitment, lobbyist priorities

The Haines Borough Assembly will have more discussion on borough manager recruitment and lobbyist priorities at its meeting tomorrow. On Feb. 2, the borough posted an advertisement statewide for the manager position. There are two local residents who have expressed interest: current interim manager Brad Ryan and Debra Schnabel. On Tuesday, the assembly may discuss what timeline to follow in the hiring process. At a recent meeting, the assembly extended lobbyist Bill Thomas’s contract another six months. Tuesday’s agenda indicates the assembly may establish a list of priorities for Thomas. The assembly will hear more details of interim manager...

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Weekend winter storm knocks out power, sinks boat

A winter storm over the weekend caused multiple power outages in the Northern Lynn Canal and even sank a boat in the Haines Portage Cove Harbor. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/13WinterStormwINTRO.mp3 Almost 90 Alaska Power and Telephone customers went 24 hours without power this weekend. AP&T Skagway manager Darren Belisle says several outages happened Saturday and one lasted through Sunday afternoon. “It was all weather-related,” Belisle said. According to the National Weather Service, some areas around Haines saw more than 15 inches of slushy, heavy snow Saturday. Winds gusted up to 60 miles per hour in Skagway and 40 miles per hour in...

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