Day: August 10, 2017

KHNS News – Aug. 10, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/10newscast.mp3 Nearly 30 people hurt in Skagway tour accident; New Skagway port lease may go to special election instead of October vote; First phase of Haines harbor expansion behind schedule; Southeast summer Dungeness harvest the worst in...

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New Skagway port lease may go to special election instead of October vote

Skagway leaders continue to work on a 15-year tidelands lease that would prolong a private company’s control of the waterfront. Residents will get a chance to weigh in through a public vote. But the assembly is now talking about scheduling a special election later in the year, instead of rushing to meet deadlines for the Oct. 3 general election. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/10LeasewINTRO.mp3 Over the last couple months, the Skagway Assembly met many times to discuss the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad lease proposal. And the tone during public comment has generally become more positive. “I think you’re making progress,” said...

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First phase of Haines harbor expansion project is behind schedule

Construction on the $13 million first phase of the Haines small boat harbor expansion has been underway since February. But, work is taking a little bit longer than originally planned. Dredging is causing the holdup. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/10HarborwINTRO.mp3   Contractors are dredging the harbor on a warm, sunny day on the Haines waterfront. After months of work, it’s a familiar sight and sound. But, this part of the first phase of the harbor project should have been over last month. “There is certainly a delay with the dredging, of what they were hoping for,” says Haines Public Facilities Director Brad Ryan....

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Update: Nearly 30 people hurt in Skagway tour accident

Nearly 30 people were injured on a tour in Skagway Wednesday. According to a press release from the city, a Unimog touring vehicle went off the road at the Alaska Excursions Dog Camp around 11 a.m. The Skagway company offers tours of a musher’s camp in Dyea. The fire department and EMS volunteers responded to the scene of the accident at 10 mile Dyea Rd. Twenty-eight people were transported to the local Dahl Memorial Clinic. Twenty -five were treated and released. Three were medevaced to receive further treatment. According to the clinic’s executive director Shelly O’Boyle, injuries ranged from...

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KHNS and CVN Special Recall Election Forum

On Aug. 9, KHNS and the Chilkat Valley News hosted a forum about the special recall election scheduled for Aug. 15. Assembly members Tresham Gregg, Heather Lende and Tom Morphet are the targets of the recall. They attended the forum. KHNS and the CVN reached out to more than 30 recall supporters, and none, including the 11 original sponsors, agreed to participate. Listen below. Part 1: https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Forum1.mp3 Part 2:...

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