Day: March 30, 2017

KHNS News – March 30, 2017 Haines police blotter to return amidst budget talks; Environmental education tours approved by Haines Assembly; Haines working group reviews waste disposal strategies around the...

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Haines police blotter to return amidst budget talks

This week, Haines Interim Borough Manager Brad Ryan announced that the police blotter is coming back. The police chief hopes it will help build community support as he lobbies for an increased law enforcement budget. About five months ago, Police Chief Heath Scott stopped providing the department’s usual blotter to the local newspaper. Scott had been on the job about four months. He said the blotter reflected poorly on the department because of the amount of trivial calls it included. “There was a lot of people in the department that thought it was just comical and it made...

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Environmental education tours approved by Haines Assembly

A new outdoor education program gained approval from the Haines Assembly this week. Scott Ramsey applied for a commercial tour permit for his new business, the Alaska Outdoor Science School. He hopes to teach environmental education classes that include hiking and rafting trips. “Recently after teaching an environmental education course as an adjunct professor in an online platform, I recognized the limitations of explaining concepts from the textbook and realized the incredible opportunity to show students a living classroom,” Ramsey told the assembly. “Particularly the living textbook here in Haines.” Ramsey plans to work with schools like the University of...

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Chilkat Challenge Triathlon set for July in Haines

Haines athletes have plenty of 5Ks and half-marathons to choose from during the summer. But this year, a new race will debut in the valley. The first annual Chilkat Challenge Triathlon is set for July 15. Organizers of the 40-mile race aim to draw awareness to the importance of the Chilkat River. Alaska Clean Water Advocacy is hosting the race. Gershon Cohen is the director. “We just wanted to do something that celebrated the river and that brought attention to how important it is that the Chilkat River stays healthy and productive,” says Cohen. The triathlon will consist...

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