Day: July 3, 2017

KHNS News – July 3, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/03Newscast.mp3 A look at the details of White Pass’ proposed Skagway tidelands lease extension; Skagway’s first distillery opens with gin, vodka and locally sourced...

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Railroad wants 20 more years on lease to make way for urgent port improvements

Read the full White Pass proposal here. The private company that controls more than half of Skagway’s port wants a 20-year lease extension in order to make way for pressing waterfront improvements. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/03SkagLeasewINTRO.mp3 White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad is a major tourist attraction in Skagway. Since 1968, it has controlled a significant portion of Skagway’s tidelands and uplands through a lease with the city. This June, White Pass gave the municipality a new lease extension proposal. The offer is preliminary. White Pass and municipal officials are at the beginning of negotiations. White Pass President John Finlayson says the...

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Skagway’s first distillery opens with gin, vodka and locally sourced cocktails

Skagway’s first distillery is up and running. Skagway Spirits opened its doors a couple weeks ago, serving up locally-sourced drinks to residents and tourists. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/03DistillerywINTRO.mp3 Macy Zavala and his wife Christina are visiting Skagway on a cruise. They found their way off of the town’s main drag, and to the distillery at Alaska Street and Ninth Avenue. “I love micro-distilleries and small batch production,” says Zavala. “It’s really nice, the handcrafted stuff.” The two have each tried a couple of cocktails. “So this is my second lemon drop,” says Christina Zavala. “I had the spruce tip and tonic, which...

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The Garden Conversation

Listen for the Garden Conversation every Thursday this spring and summer at 8:45am during Soundwaves with Joanie.  Be a part of the Garden Conversation!  E-mail your gardening questions, comments, ideas, and feedback to garden@khns.org. In the wintertime, the Garden Conversation rotates Thursdays with the Snow Report. Find more Garden Conversation episodes in our 2016 Garden Conversation archives. 12-14-17 https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Garden-Conversation-12-14-17-Melissa-Kate.mp3 Melissa and Kate answer listener’s questions and discuss houseplants.   12-07-17 https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Garden-Conversation-12.07.17-Mardell-Scotty.mp3 Mardell, Scotty and Heidi discuss growing mushrooms.   11-30-17 https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Garden-Conversation-11.30.17-Mardell-Kate.mp3 Mardell and Kate talk about ordering seeds for next season.   11-9-17 https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Graden-Conversation-11-9-17-Mardell-Sally.mp3 Mardell and Sally discuss greenhouses.  ...

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