Day: July 13, 2017

KHNS News – July 13, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/13newscast.mp3 Skagway voters will weigh in on new tidelands lease proposal; Hold your nets: Chilkat Inlet subsistence fishing delayed another week; Haines police service area, charter amendment ballot questions in the...

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Skagway voters will weigh in on new White Pass lease proposal

Voters will have the final say on a proposal that could dictate the future of Skagway’s waterfront for the next 20 years. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/13SkagLeasewINTRO.mp3 At a meeting Wednesday, the Skagway Assembly worked through a draft waterfront agreement with White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. The two parties on are on track to negotiate an extension of the railroad’s tidelands lease. When White Pass presented its new lease proposal in June, one of the big questions was whether it would go to a public vote. Skagway code says leases worth $5 million or more must be ratified by voters. That requirement...

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Hold your nets! Chilkat Inlet subsistence fishery delayed another week

Subsistence fishermen near Haines will have to wait another week to throw their nets into Chilkat Inlet. A need to conserve king salmon has prompted the second delay this season. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/13Subsistence.mp3 The subsistence fishery in Chilkat Inlet usually opens in June, at the same time as the first commercial gillnet opening. But this year, concerns over historically low king salmon numbers delayed the start of subsistence fishing there until July 15. Now, that date is being pushed off even further. Mark Sogge manages the subsistence fishery for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Haines. He says Chinook...

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