Day: August 2, 2016

Haze and smoke over Upper Lynn Canal no cause for alarm, experts say

The haze that’s been lingering over the Upper Lynn Canal for a day or so is likely from fires far away, meteorologists say. While it’s not known for sure which fires are the cause of smoky fog, officials agree that there is no immediate danger. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/02WildfireSmokeINTRO.mp3 Tuesday morning, residents in Haines and Skagway started noticing a haze hanging around both communities. But it’s not from fires close by. Sharon Alden , a meteorologist with the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center, says after examining satellite imagery and webcams, she can see the haze, but can’t quite figure out where it’s coming...

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Skagway assemblyman sentenced to a year in prison, one year supervised release

By Matt Miller, KTOO JUNEAU – A Skagway Borough Assembly member and businessman convicted of failing to file his income tax returns was ordered to spend just over a year in prison. Dan Henry, 61,operator of the Skagway Fish Company, will spend a year on supervised release after he gets out of prison. He must also pay over $600,000 in restitution to the federal government for unpaid back income taxes. In a written statement to the court, Henry said alcoholism led to his dismissal from early jobs and a DUI conviction. He also blamed heavy drinking for gambling away all...

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