Day: December 19, 2016

Happy Holidays from KHNS!

KHNS staff and volunteers have Monday, December 26th and Friday, December 30th off.  Tune in for special programming throughout the holiday season!   In addition to your weekend favorites, you’ll hear festive specials new and old. From all of us at KHNS: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year!  We are grateful to be your community radio station.   Listen for special programming in addition to your weekend favorites:   Friday, December 30th: 8am: Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin:  Interview with Debbie Reynolds 9am:  Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio* 10am: The Pulse: Best Science/Health Stories of 2016* 1pm:  The Hayride...

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KHNS News – Dec. 19, 2016 Bidder chosen for 855-acre Haines timber sale; Haines Assembly approves piece of harbor project it previously rejected, with a catch; Trooper town hall meetings...

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Trooper town hall meetings postponed

Two meetings scheduled this week to discuss a State Trooper vacancy in Haines have been postponed. One town hall meeting was scheduled for Tuesday at the Haines Public Library. The other, the Mosquito Lake Community Center. Police Chief Heath Scott was planning to hold the meeting to give the public a chance to ask questions and raise concerns about the recent loss of trooper service in the Haines area. December 15 was the last day for Haines’ only non-wildlife, or ‘blue-shirt’ trooper. That position served communities outside of the townsite. That includes residents in Klukwan and those who live...

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Haines Assembly approves piece of harbor project it previously rejected, with a catch

At its most recent meeting, the Haines Borough Assembly reversed its decision on a piece of the small boat harbor expansion it initially voted out. The assembly agreed to pay more than $400,000 for an extra 33 feet of wave barrier protection and additional deepening of the harbor floor. But the assembly is also set to commit the same amount of money to uplands development. It was an effort to assuage both harbor advocates and skeptics. In early November, the assembly approved a $13  million contract for construction of the harbor expansion’s first phase. But to save a bit...

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Bidder chosen for 855-acre Haines timber sale

The largest Haines State Forest timber sale in decades is moving forward. The State Division of Forestry selected a bidder for the 855-acre Baby Brown sale on Thursday. Astoria Forest Products of Oregon bid $274,000 for the 20 million board feet of Sitka spruce and western hemlock. It was the only bid. The minimum price was $250,000. The timber sale is located about 35 miles up the Haines Highway, between Porcupine and Jarvis Creeks. Astoria Forest Products is a subsidiary of Murphy Overseas USA Holdings. The timber company now has 30 days to turn in a contract with its...

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