Day: July 30, 2015

DNR Deputy Commissioner visits Haines for updates on forestry, parks and mining

Alaska Department of Natural Resources Deputy Commissioner Ed Fogels visited Haines this week to learn more about forestry, parks, and mining issues in the area. Fogels’ trip comes about a month after one of two Haines state foresters lost his job due to state budget cuts.   “The reduction in staff will undoubtedly impact the operations here, exactly how we’re not really sure yet,” Fogels said. DNR lost state funding for 60 positions in the last round of state budget cuts. Funding for both Haines forester jobs – the entire local office – was zeroed out. But after...

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Formline classes a hit in Skagway

By Greta Mart/KHNS A series of classes introducing students to the Northwest Native art style known as formline is wrapping up this week in Skagway. But interest in the class was such that organizers are planning to host more in the future. Buster Shepard says when he heard the Skagway Traditional Council was hosting a free formline class, he signed right up. “I like to make drums but I don’t know how to draw. So the formline was a way of learning how to draw and then put in on the drum,” said Shepard. Shepard broke out his current...

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KHNS News – July 30, 2015 A key official with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources visits Haines to learn about forest issues that impact the community; Area residents learn the Pacific Coast native art style known as...

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