Day: April 14, 2017

KHNS News – April 14, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/14Newscast.mp3 Klukwan School superintendent resigns amid contention in Angoon; Proposed trail/ferry shuttle raises questions from Haines Assembly; Funding concerns shadow Haines Assembly’s backing of $37 million Lutak Dock...

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Funding concerns shadow Haines Assembly’s backing of $37 million Lutak Dock design

How will Haines afford a $37 million renovation to shore up the failing Lutak Dock? It’s a question that came up at this week’s assembly meeting. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/14LutakwINTRO.mp3 The assembly was asked to give its support to the Lutak Dock repair option preferred by the planning commission and the port and harbor advisory committee. Those two groups chose a design called option 1A, from a list of choices drawn up by R&M Engineers earlier this year. The $37 million would pay for encapsulation of the existing cells and reclamation of several cells that have been partially excavated. Interim Borough Manager...

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Proposed trail/ferry shuttle raises questions from Haines Assembly

At a meeting this week, the Haines Borough Assembly delayed a decision on a proposed trail and ferry shuttle that raised a number of questions. Jonathan Richardson applied for a commercial tour permit that would allow him to run a 15-seat shuttle to hiking areas and the ferry terminal. In his permit application, he laid out a schedule driving between Battery Point, Mount Ripinsky, Chilkat River Beaches and the marine highway terminal on ferry days. Richardson also proposed using a second van for guided hikes in Chilkat State Park. “This idea began with my seeing cruise ship passengers in...

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Klukwan School superintendent resigns amid contention in Angoon

The superintendent of the Chatham School District, which includes Klukwan, Angoon, and Gustavus, has resigned. Bernie Grieve announced his decision to leave during a contentious school board meeting this week, where his dismissal of two administrators was sharply criticized by both parents and teachers. Read more on that story here. Klukwan School’s lead teacher, Kathy Carl, says as part of Chatham, Klukwan has always had an off-site superintendent and principal, either based in Angoon or Gustavus. With Grieve’s departure, Carl says the main impact to Klukwan School will be adjusting to the change in leadership. She says Klukwan School...

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Lynn Canal Voice: King Salmon Decline

Part 1: https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/LCV1.mp3 Part 2: https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/LCV2.mp3 KHNS public affairs program Lynn Canal Voice focused on king salmon decline in the Chilkat River. We looked at the science behind the trend and upcoming restrictions for local fishermen. Host Abbey Collins spoke with Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Brian Elliot and Mark Sogge. We also heard from Ken Gross of Skagway’s Never Monday Charters, Chilkat Indian Village Tribal Council President Kimberly Strong, and commercial gillnetter Cynthia...

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