Day: July 17, 2017

KHNS News – July 17, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/17Newscast.mp3 Haines School Board hires Carlson as interim superintendent; Haines residents take top prizes in inaugural Chilkat Challenge Triathlon; Haines youth theater stages ‘The Mad Adventures of Mr....

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Haines youth theater stages ‘The Mad Adventures of Mr. Toad’

Twenty-three Haines children will display their acting and singing talents in a musical production this weekend.  The Lynn Canal Community Players youth theater camp is staging ‘The Mad Adventures of Mr. Toad.’ https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/17MrToadwINTRO.mp3 It marks the fourth Haines production of Oregon-based director Stanley Coleman. Like the past few Coleman-led productions, the play is full of goofy songs and life lessons. “Toad is a crazed person that takes up crazes,” explained Maddox Rogers. “And now his newest craze is a motor car,” said Selby Long, who plays Toad. “And it’s just a mad adventure about his newest craze.” The play...

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Haines residents take top prizes in inaugural Chilkat Challenge Triathlon

About 40 people competed in the first ever 35-mile Chilkat Challenge Triathlon Saturday. The race consisted of an eight-mile paddle, a 20-mile bike ride and a six-mile run. It started at Mosquito Lake and followed the Chilkat River down to Letnikof Cove. Haines was well-represented among the top finishers. Ross Ellingwood of Haines was the fastest solo man, with a time of about 3 hours and 3 minutes Haines resident Alisa Beske won the solo women’s category in around 3 hours and 21 minutes. The quickest team was ‘A’s Ablaze’ out of Juneau with a time of about 3...

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Haines School Board hires Carlson as interim superintendent

When the Haines School District’s superintendent resigned unexpectedly in 2015, a retired educator stepped in. Now, Rich Carlson is coming back. On Friday, the school board voted to hire Carlson as interim superintendent for the second time. He’ll fill in following the departure of the most recent top administrator, who was on the job one year. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/17CarlsonwINTRO.mp3 The decision came down to time and money. The board considered three candidates for interim superintendent. Carlson, Kevin Shipley, and Susan McCauley. Former superintendent Tony Habra recently left his position after just a year. McCauley was interim commissioner of the Alaska Department...

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