Day: September 28, 2016

Skagway Assembly candidates agree on port as #1 priority, but bring varied experience

Moving forward with harbor contamination clean-up and improvements on Skagway’s waterfront is the most important priority for the town. That’s the consensus from the three candidates for two open Skagway Borough Assembly seats. At a KHNS forum Monday, candidates David Brena, Tim Cochran, and Orion Hanson expressed similar views on many issues. But each candidate brings different experience that shapes his outlook. Of the three candidates, there is one incumbent, Tim Cochran, who is campaigning for his third three-year term on the assembly. “I feel a little bit of an obligation to give back to the town I grew...

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Two charged with violations during Haines moose hunt

Three of the 26 moose harvested during Haines’ recent subsistence hunt were sublegal. One of those sublegal kills has led to hunting violation charges against two people. According to an Alaska State Troopers dispatch, Trueman Philbrick of Wasilla and Mary Stickler of Haines were issued misdemeanor citations for violations troopers say took place Sept. 19. Philbrick is charged with taking a bull moose without the required permit. Stickler is charged with unlawful possession and transportation of big game. Troopers also seized a rifle that was used in the harvest and say additional charges are pending. The hunters’ arraignment is scheduled for Oct....

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KHNS 2016 Skagway Borough Assembly Candidate Forum

KHNS News hosted a Skagway Borough Assembly Candidate Forum Monday, Sept. 26 in the AB Hall. Candidates David Brena, Tim Cochran and Orion Hanson attended and answered questions on local issues. Full forum part 1: Full forum part 2:   Listen by question Question 1: Please introduce yourself and explain why you chose to run for assembly. Question 2: A year ago, voters rejected a tidelands lease extension between the municipality and White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. Since then, progress on port improvements has stalled. Where should the assembly go from here? Question 3: White...

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KHNS News – Sept. 28, 2016 Two hunters charged with violations during Haines moose hunt; Skagway Assembly candidates agree on port as #1 priority; Candidate for Southeast office share views on state budget...

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