Day: March 10, 2017

KHNS News – March 10, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/10newscast.mp3 Haines manager shortlist includes two local candidates; Ferry budget boosted in House Finance; Haines School librarian receives statewide award; Waterfront trail planning continues next week in...

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Haines School librarian wins statewide award

Students gathered in the Haines School cafeteria this week to celebrate their librarian. She recently won a statewide award. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/09HornerwINTRO.mp3 Students from Kindergarten through high school cheered as Leigh Horner entered the room. “Thank you, thank you so much. It is my pleasure to work with every one of you,” said Horner. Principal Rene Martin presented the award. “Mrs. Horner won the school library staff of the year award for the entire state of Alaska,” said Martin. Horner received a $250 prize from the Alaska Association of School Librarians, along with a piece of framed artwork. Martin said she...

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Waterfront trail planning continues next week in Haines

The team heading up the Portage Cove Interpretive Trail and Park project in Haines will be back in town for a second round of community meetings next week. Chris Mertl, a landscape architect at Juneau-based Corvus Design is leading the project. He and Dick Somerville from PND Engineers are holding two meetings. On Monday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chilkat Center, they will present a draft waterfront trail plan. That was put together after gathering input from the community in January. That meeting will also involve a discussion about construction costs and possible park layouts. A second...

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Shortlist for Haines manager job includes two locals

The Haines Borough Assembly narrowed down a list of manager applicants from ten to four at a meeting Thursday. The shortlist includes the current interim manager, the Haines Chamber of Commerce director, and two Lower 48 applicants who have Alaska municipal experience. The assembly did not choose to interview former manager Bill Seward, who was terminated three months ago but re-applied for the job. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/10CandidateswINTRO.mp3 The shortlist is Brad Ryan, Debra Schnabel, Gene Green and Patrick Jordan. Ryan was hired as borough public facilities director in 2015. But for about half of his approximately 18 months with the borough, he’s...

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