Day: May 18, 2017

Haines trash collection delayed to Monday due to potential contamination

UPDATE: CWS has set up an off-site trash collection station over the weekend.  Haines residents with full trash cans will have to wait until next week to get rid of their garbage. The town’s only trash collection business is temporarily closed because of a potential contamination incident. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/18HainesTrashwINTRO.mp3 On Wednesday, employees at Haines’ privately-run landfill were processing household trash when something unexpected happened. “When it happened, it happened so fast,” said Community Waste Solutions Manager Sally Garton. She says during processing, a heavy machine ran over what appeared to be a potentially hazardous chemical that someone disposed of in...

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Haines Police boost patrols for driving safety awareness event

Haines Police will be spending extra time patrolling for driving violations over the next couple days. It’s part of the national ‘Click it or Ticket’ driving safety awareness campaign. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides funding to states, which then pay local law enforcement to grant overtime hours for extra patrols. Tammy Kramer with the Alaska Highway Safety Office says this is the first time in several years the Haines Police Department has elected to participate in the event. “It’s called a high-visibility enforcement event and it happens throughout the year for different holidays,” Kramer said. Kramer says...

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Lynn Canal Voice: Haines Economic Development Corporation

Part 1: https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/LCVc1-2.mp3 Part 2: https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/LCV2.mp3 KHNS public affairs program Lynn Canal Voice delved into the newly-formed Haines Economic Development Corporation, which has requested $95,000 in initial funding from the borough. Host Emily Files spoke with HEDC board members Kyle Gray, Sean Gaffney, Jessica Edwards and Doug...

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KHNS News – May 18, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/18newscast.mp3 Haines trash collection delayed to Monday due to potential contamination; A walk along the proposed Haines waterfront trail; Haines Police boost patrols for driving safety awareness...

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A walk along the proposed waterfront trail in Haines

A waterfront trail and park in Haines is one step closer to becoming a reality. The final draft of a conceptual plan for the Portage Cove Interpretive Trail and Park was presented this week. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/18TrailswINTRO.mp3 I walked about half the proposed trail with interim borough manager Brad Ryan, and Chris Mertl, a landscape architect with Juneau-based Corvus Design. He’s leading the design part of the project. We start at the harbor, where phase one of a major expansion project is underway. The trail project doesn’t include many changes in this area. Mertl says a waterfront sidewalk will probably stay...

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