Day: July 5, 2017

KHNS News – July 5, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/05newscast.mp3 Victim suffers significant injuries in fireworks-related incident in Haines; Skagway Assembly to consider sales tax increase ballot question; Haines harbor expansion sport ramp, uplands planning begins; Nearly 70 teams paddle to Yukon River in ‘Race to the Midnight...

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Victim suffers significant injuries in fireworks-related accident in Haines

A fireworks-related accident in Haines the night before the Fourth of July left one person with significant injuries. Local EMS responded to the scene near Jones Point. According to firefighter Tim Holm, witnesses said fireworks had been used to create a homemade “sparkler bomb.” The device was apparently lit and then fell over. Holm says one victim sustained facial and leg trauma in the explosion that followed. He says the man suffered the most injury to his jaw. The U.S. Coast Guard responded and medevaced the victim to a Seattle hospital early Tuesday morning. Holm says firework-related incidents as...

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Haines harbor expansion sport ramp, uplands planning begins

The Haines Portage Cove Harbor is undergoing a major expansion. The project is currently in its first phase, which involves deepening the harbor, expanding the uplands and installing a new breakwater. Now design work is starting on phase two: a drive-down sport fishing ramp. But it isn’t the ramp itself causing the most discussion. It’s the 4.5-acre parking lot and waterfront park that go with it. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/05HarborwINTRO.mp3 Fishermen trying to launch their boats from Portage Cove don’t have a great option right now. They use a cramped ramp right next to a restaurant. The Alaska Department of Fish and...

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Nearly 70 teams paddle the Yukon River in “Race to the Midnight Sun”

Sixty–nine teams completed the 444-mile “Race to the Midnight Sun” last week. The Yukon River Quest starts in Whitehorse, in the Yukon. Teams and individuals race by canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard, up the Yukon River to Dawson City. The event has roots in Skagway. Jeff Brady and Buckwheat Donahue are a couple of the race’s founders. Two teams with Skagway members participated in the race, but they were not among the top finishers. A canoe team made up of athletes from Whitehorse, British Columbia, Alberta and Montana came in first overall this year. Yukon Wide Adventures completed the...

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