Day: October 18, 2017

KHNS News – Oct. 18, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/18Newscast.mp3 How will Skagway’s newly-elected leaders influence waterfront lease talks?; Haines forum looks at possible benefits, environmental impacts of a potential Chilkat Valley mine; Troopers: Haines teen illegally shot black bear from boat, boat owner...

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Haines forum looks at possible benefits, environmental impacts of a potential Chilkat Valley mine

A potential hard rock mine has raised a lot of questions for residents of the Chilkat Valley. As mineral exploration continues in the Haines area, the community is learning more about the potential benefits and environmental consequences. A two-day mining forum in Haines addressed some of these issues. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/18MiningwINTRO.mp3 Mineral exploration in Haines’ Upper Valley is known as the Palmer Project. The Canadian company Constantine Metal Resources is trying to determine whether a mine is feasible. The company says they’ve found promising deposits of minerals containing zinc and copper, as well as some gold and silver. If a mine...

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How will Skagway’s newly-elected leaders influence waterfront lease talks?

This Thursday is the first assembly meeting for newly-elected Skagway officials. One major question is how the new members will influence ongoing waterfront lease talks. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/18SBAprewINTRO.mp3 Earlier this month, Skagway elected two tidelands lease opponents. Write-in candidate Monica Carlson ousted incumbent mayor Mark Schaefer. She is moving from an appointed assembly seat to the mayor’s chair. As an assembly member, Carlson has been the most outspoken against a new 15-year tidelands lease with White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. “We own the waterfront and we need to act like it,” Carlson said at a September meeting. But Carlson says...

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Troopers: Haines teen illegally shot black bear from boat, boat owner charged

A Haines teenager allegedly shot a black bear from a boat in late September. The adult who owns the boat is being charged for his alleged involvement in the illegal kill. Alaska Wildlife Troopers claim that on Sept. 22, a 15-year-old shot a black bear from a boat on a lake in the Haines area. Thirty-five-year-old Christopher Panagiotou-Scigliano, the boat owner, is being cited for aiding and facilitating the teenager’s illegal harvest. His arraignment is set for Oct. 30 in Haines court. The trooper dispatch does not name the teenager or say whether he is being...

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