Author: Abbey Collins

Northern Lynn Canal Fisheries Update: Aug. 25, 2017

There was some good news for sockeye near Haines this week. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game met its minimum escapement goal on the Chilkoot River. But the catch for the commercial fleet remains low. KHNS’s Abbey Collins spoke with Fish and Game Biologist Mark Sogge about the latest harvest numbers, the low number of commercial boats on the water, and the arrival of fall chum in the Northern Lynn Canal. The conversation was recorded Friday afternoon....

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New Klehini River Bridge open for traffic

A new bridge connecting the Haines Highway to Chilkat Lake Road and Porcupine Road is now open for traffic. The structure replaces an old bridge with a long history in Southeast. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/24KlehiniwINTRO.mp3 The Klehini River Bridge opened to traffic on Wednesday. Construction on the Department of Transportation project took about a year.  Aurah Landau is a spokesperson for DOT. “Construction on the project started last summer,” says Landau. “And bridge pilings and foundations were put in by last fall. This summer, the girders and the decking were installed and the earthworks were done. There’s also part of the road...

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KHNS News – Aug. 23, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/23Newscast.mp3 Haines recall results certified; Haines Assembly hears opposition to mayor pay cut; Haines School welcomes two new teachers; Haines Assembly considers scaled-back Lutak Dock...

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Haines School welcomes two new teachers

The Haines School has two new teachers this year. But neither of them is new to teaching, and both have roots in Alaska. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/22HNSTeacherswINTRO.mp3 Jordan Baumgartner is teaching middle school science and a couple math classes in Haines this year. This will be his eleventh year working in education. Baumgartner is originally from Dillingham. Before coming to Haines, he spent three years teaching in Colorado and seven in Anchorage. But Baumgartner also has ties to Haines. “My wife is from Haines,” says Baumgartner. “And we’ve been coming to Haines for like 10 years. And every summer we say we...

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KHNS News – Aug. 21, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/21Newscast.mp3 Haines Mud Bay spring water tests positive for E. coli; Competitive races for Haines mayor and assembly; Carlson returns as interim superintendent at the Haines School; Deadline to bid on ferry Taku extended...

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