Day: August 1, 2017

KHNS News – Aug. 1, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/01newscast.mp3 Gov. Walker expresses hope that Haines trooper loss isn’t permanent; Alaska cruise passengers set to increase in 2018; Chilkoot culture camp comes back to...

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Gov. Walker expresses hope that Haines trooper loss isn’t permanent

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says he hopes the shutdown of Haines’ trooper post is not a long-term solution. But the head of troopers says right now, he has no plans to reinstate the position. The lack of a clear answer may further confuse Haines’ exploration of an expanded police service area. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/01TrooperwINTRO2.mp3 ­­Walker was in Haines on July 29. It was his first visit since the borough lost its only Alaska State Trooper several months ago. In a brief interview, Walker said the main challenge the troopers are facing is in recruitment. “The funding’s there, we just can’t find...

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‘It makes my heart beat:’ Chilkoot culture camp comes back to life

Along the banks of the Chilkoot River near Haines, there’s an old Tlingit culture camp that stood empty for years. But recently, a group of young people decided to revitalize the traditional site. The Chilkoot Indian Association and the Haines Public Library worked together this year and last to put on the event. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/01CultureCampwINTRO.mp3 A few minutes before feasting on fish and berries, the 15 or so culture camp kids line up in front of a crowd of family and friends. Leader Heather Powell asks them what they want to teach their future grandkids. “How to live off the...

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