Day: September 8, 2017

KHNS News – Sept. 8, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/08Newscast.mp3 Skagway cruise docking limited for rest of season due to rockslide risk; Haines Public Safety Commission may expand its scope; Haines waste group narrows goals, aims for...

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Skagway cruise docking limited for rest of season due to rockslide risk

The rest of Skagway’s cruise ship season will be limited by the closure of the town’s biggest dock. Following two rockslides near the railroad dock, the company that owns the facility is restricting its use. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/08SkagDockswINTRO.mp3 Skagway normally has room for four big cruise ships. But for the rest of this season, it will only be able to accommodate three. White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad announced the decision to continue restricting the use of the railroad dock on Friday. It comes down to potential hazards made clear by two recent rockslides near the dock. Tyler Rose is with...

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At police chief’s request, public safety commission looks to broaden its scope

The Haines Public Safety Commission may broaden its scope and membership, following a recommendation from the police chief. Chief Heath Scott says the expansion would give the group more of a ‘holistic’ approach to public safety, with a stronger emphasis on health and wellness. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/07PubSafetywINTRO.mp3 Early this summer, the public safety commission had a meeting about drug abuse. Representatives from the Haines clinic, Lynn Canal Counseling, and school were there. After that meeting, Police Chief Scott had an idea. “I would like to take a more holistic approach to the public safety commission,” Scott said. He recommended adding three...

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Haines waste group narrows goals, aims for simplicity

The Haines Solid Waste Working Group is narrowing down its goals for a new system of trash disposal. They have one major objective right now: keep it simple. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/08TrashwINTRO.mp3 Group members Burl Sheldon and Melissa Aronson drafted a list of goals based on ongoing conversations about what they want to see in a new waste plan. The group has been meeting since late last year. The objectives center on a couple big things. For one, they want to set up transfer stations in different areas of the borough. That would mean residents would have more options for where and...

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