Day: November 2, 2017

KHNS News – Nov. 2, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/02Newscast.mp3 Engineer presents conceptual designs for Portage Cove Harbor boat launch project; Snow forecast predicts avalanche dangers; Southeast Alaska’s regional Native corporation will distribute close to $11 million to its...

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Snow forecast predicts avalanche dangers

As winter descends near Haines, adventurers face weak snowpack and avalanche danger. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2Snowcast.mp3 This year, the first avalanche reported near Haines was a close call.  “A snowboarder coming down near Nahadini triggered a significant avalanche that probably could have buried the person had he been caught,” said Haines Avalanche Center Director Erik Stevens. Luckily, no one was hurt. Stevens is driving the Al-Can: he’s headed to an avalanche conference in Anchorage. He’s worried about the unusually poor snow conditions he’s seeing in Haines Pass. “Normally, we have a much stronger, thicker snowpack by this time of year. I’ve been forecasting...

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Engineer presents conceptual designs for Portage Cove Harbor boat launch project

The conceptual designs for the second phase of the Haines Portage Cove Harbor Expansion are nearing completion. The Haines community got a look the drawings for a drive-down sport fishing ramp and parking lot, and what the improvements are expected to cost. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/02LaunchwINTRO.mp3 There’s a notable design change, prompted by safety concerns raised by a resident and supported by the assembly. What may have been a scenic trail between the parking lot and the boat launch is now slated to be just a sidewalk. The concern is that it’s not safe to have lots of people walking where vehicles...

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