Day: June 20, 2017

KHNS News – June 20, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/20newscast.mp3 Haines Assembly split on second assembly appointment; Yukon River Quest takes off from Whitehorse next week; Wrangell prepares for municipal workers...

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Yukon River Quest takes off from Whitehorse next week

Paddlers from around the world will converge in Whitehorse next week, for the 19th annual Yukon River Quest. Two-hundred-and-thirty-four participants are signed up to complete the 444 mile ‘Race to the Midnight Sun’. They’ll travel by canoe, kayak, and stand-up paddle board. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/20QuestwINTRO.mp3 The event, which takes paddlers from Whitehorse to Dawson City in the Yukon, is billed as ‘the world’s longest annual canoe and kayak race.’ But, there’s another boat in the mix this year. Stand-up paddleboards were added as an experimental category in 2016. Now, they’ve earned an official spot in the race. Skagway’s Jeff Brady is...

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Haines Assembly split on appointment to second vacant seat

The Haines Borough Assembly is divided on who to appoint to a recently-vacated seat. Three assembly members favored James Hart for Margaret Friedenauer’s former position. But at their next meeting, they’ll need four votes to appoint someone. Whoever is chosen will join the assembly during a period of instability. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/20AssemblywINTRO.mp3 Since April, two assembly members resigned their seats for political reasons. Mike Case was fed up after the assembly’s borough manager hiring process. Margaret Friedenauer said a toxic political climate caused her to lose energy for the job. On top of these resignations, three assembly members are the targets...

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Job Opportunities at KHNS, Step Right Up…

 KHNS DEVELOPMENT & OPERATIONS DIRECTOR KHNS seeks an energetic, committed, personable Development & Operations Director. The D&O  Director serves under the general supervision of the Station Manager, works with a paid staff, 50 volunteers, and is responsible for implementing and overseeing the activities of the Operations, Underwriting, Membership and Events Departments which comprise 25% of the station’s operating income. General Duties:   Underwriting Develop and sustain relationships with the business communities within Haines, Skagway and Klukwan including regular meetings with business owners for the purpose of selling underwriting and raising funds Develop and sustain relationships with government and nonprofit...

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