Day: August 26, 2016

Haines harbor opponents question timeline

It was standing room only at Thursday’s town hall meeting about the Portage Cove Harbor Expansion Project. About 40 people, both for and against the multi-million-dollar venture, crowded into the Haines Public Library to hear an update from Public Facilities Director Brad Ryan. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/26HarborMtgINTRO.mp3 The harbor project is officially out to bid, as of Wednesday. The timeline is about a month for prospective contractors to submit proposals, the assembly to approve a contract, and the notice to proceed is given. If that schedule seems quick, it’s not. At least according to Ryan. That issue was raised a couple of...

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Klukwan School opens year with 13 students, two new teachers

Klukwan School opened its doors this month to 13 Kindergarten through 12th grade students. Two of the school’s three teachers are new, but both have connections to Southeast. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/26KlukwanSchoolwINTRO.mp3 “What might be good to have with our veggie tray tomorrow for snack?” Jessica Tipkemper asks her students. “Salad dressing?” one asks.  “Kale smoothies!” another chimes in.  The students of Klukwan School are getting ready for a hands-on activity. Earlier in the week, they took a field trip to Chilkat Valley Farms and picked bunches of vegetables. Now, they’re going to chop them up and get them ready for snacks, baking and...

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