Day: July 14, 2017

KHNS News – July 14, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/14newscast.mp3 Haines Assembly censures Morphet for release of police complaints; Haines Borough set to take ownership of Excursion Inlet bridge; Northern Lynn Canal Fisheries Update for July...

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Northern Lynn Canal Fisheries Update: July 14, 2017

KHNS is featuring regular fisheries updates with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Mark Sogge through the summer season. Sogge manages the commercial and subsistence fisheries in District 15. The commercial gillnet fleet in the Northern Lynn Canal had a successful start to the season, hauling in near historic numbers of chum salmon. But those fish are tapering off now, and sockeye are still slow to arrive. This conversation with reporter Abbey Collins was recorded on Friday, July 14, after the most recent commercial gillnet opening. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/07_14_Fisheries-Update-FULL.mp3 Some highlights from the discussion:  (0:17) Chum salmon — the chum...

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Haines Borough set to take ownership of Excursion Inlet bridge

The Haines Borough may soon take over ownership of an Excursion Inlet bridge from the U.S. Forest Service. The bridge provides access to Neva Lake, which is the water source for an Ocean Beauty seafood processing plant. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/14ExcursionInletwINTRO.mp3 The Neva Lake Bridge is not in good condition and needs to be replaced. Last year, the Forest Service closed it to vehicle traffic due to safety concerns. The borough wasn’t sure how long that closure would last. The Forest Service didn’t seem keen to get to work on a $700,000 replacement project. The borough asked U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski for...

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