Day: January 26, 2017

Consultants look to public in preparation for Skagway port plan

Skagway is at an impasse with the company that controls much of its waterfront. It’s been about a year and a half since voters overwhelmingly rejected a tidelands lease between the borough and White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. Since then, plans to renovate and clean up the port have stalled. The assembly recently hired Moffatt & Nichol as a port consultant to help move things forward. The first step for the consultants is gathering public input. They held meetings in Skagway this week. Tyler Rose is an executive with White Pass. He stands in front of a map, pointing...

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Lynn Canal Voice: Haines Borough Manager Turnover

KHNS public affairs program Lynn Canal Voice delved into borough manager turnover in Haines during the Jan. 26 program. Host Emily Files spoke with Interim Borough Manager Brad Ryan, Haines Borough Assemblymen Tom Morphet and Mike Case, and former Assemblyman Doug Olerud. If you have suggestions for topics or guests to feature on Lynn Canal Voice, please email...

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Haines school faces budget shortfall, could see cuts in coming year

The budget process is underway at the Haines School. As the district develops a spending plan for the next fiscal year, they’re facing an unexpected reduction in state funding that could lead to cuts. The superintendent wants feedback from the staff and the public before deciding what programs and positions might be on the chopping block. “We’re going to have to find half a million dollars somewhere,” says Superintendent Tony Habra. “Combination probably of reductions and savings account.” Enrollment declined at the Haines School this year. Fewer students means less state funding, and the school budgets for that....

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