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Skagway public safety requests another dispatch position

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Skagway police say 911 system upgrades require another dispatcher (Wiley). An explanation of Southeast weather this month (Kelly). Indigo Trio brings live music to end the year. Skagway Panthers have seen everything a season can offer, and it's just beginning.

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Joanie Wagner, mail carrier in the Chilkat Valley (photo courtesy of J. Wagner)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Haines Port stakeholders meet in a new group this week. Giving up the mail route in rural Alaska: The story behind 14 years of postal delivery. Earthquake sensors in the Pacific Northwest (Northwest News Network).

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Broadcaster: Adam Richard
The Haines Comprehensive Plan planning commission work session was this Tuesday. Plus a rundown of this holiday weekends special programming.

Have a Happy Holiday from KHNS!

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Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Two Post Office jobs finally fill, in a town with the highest unemployment in Alaska. Does the spirit of giving know the spirit of receiving? (with help from Leslie Ross and Misty Wiley). Caribou are just Alaskan reindeer (Banse). Why you don't want to be in Hawaii on the darkest day of the year.

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Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Tourists say Haines is quaint, but the shopping stinks; results from the survey (click on pdf file to view full report). A barge and tug are safe in Skagway after being adrift at sea. Remember KPly? An end to a former Klukwan, Inc. investment.

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Horses get a break on ferry fare

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Local fire crews face a Chilkat Valley house fire. Yuletide celebration honors a Skagway humanitarian (Wiley). Ferry news on engines and horses (Schoenfeld)

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Barbara Sheinberg is meeting with planners Tuesday

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
A regional look at the Governor's proposed budget and news from an economic development meeting (Schoenfeld). What are kids doing for winter break? (Turner). Upcoming planning meeting looks at land use. Governor's budget links: http://omb.alaska.gov/html/budget-report/fy-2013-budget/proposed.html

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Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Clinic equipment saves money and time for locals' medical care (Wiley). What's in the Governor's budget for the northern Lynn Canal? Introducing the new CEO of the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (Ronco).

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Skagway City Hall (photo by T. Bicknell)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
Next Skagway meeting will take up Port discussions, explore rule changes for Dyea campground. Lecture series discusses ANCSA (Schoenfeld). The Heli-ski work group sunsets in Haines (A correction to the story: The issue will NOT appear on the next meeting agenda. The decision is final, although issue resolution at the borough level will continue.) Sports update and holly jolly ways to celebrate.

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John Norton making tools in Heaton's class  (photo by T. Bicknell)
Tools hand-made in the Haines class (photo by T. Bicknell)

Broadcaster: Tara Bicknell
News from the Economic Development Summit (Schoenfeld). What's long, hard and made in Haines, Alaska? (Accompanying video at this link. http://youtu.be/ULpP3T5t4tI) Skagway's last shot at state 2A volleyball title, and what you need to know about 'Mixed 6'.

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