Day: August 18, 2017

KHNS News – Aug. 18, 2017 Information on Skagway tour accident remains limited; Haines candidate filing closes Monday; Financial worries sink another attempt to advance Skagway rec center expansion; Northern Lynn Canal Fisheries...

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Information on Skagway tour accident remains limited

More than a week after nearly 30 people were injured on a tour in Skagway, no new information is available about the incident. On August 10, a Unimog touring vehicle went off the road leading to the Alaska Excursions Dog Camp. That’s according to a press release from the city. Twenty-eight people were transported to the local clinic. Executive Director Shelly O’Boyle said the victims suffered minor injuries like bumps and bruises, but also more serious ailments including broken bones and a few head injuries. Three patients were medevaced. KHNS has not been able to check on the status...

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Haines candidate filing closes Monday

Haines residents have until Monday at 5 p.m. to file as candidates for local office. As of Friday afternoon, incumbent Jan Hill was the only candidate for mayor. Brenda Josephson, Diana Lapham and Sean Maidy are running for three open assembly seats. Incumbent school board members Anne Marie Palmieri, Sara Chapell and Brian Clay put in bids for re-election. There are four open school board seats. The election is Oct....

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Financial worries sink another attempt to advance Skagway rec center expansion

On Thursday, Skagway leaders’ financial worries sank a proposal to gauge voter support of a recreation center expansion and pool. Assembly members said they needed to focus on more pressing issues, like a pending waterfront lease. Assemblyman Jay Burnham has advocated for this rec center expansion and pool from the start of his term two years ago. His efforts were stymied once again at Thursday’s assembly meeting. Burnham wanted to send advisory questions to voters asking whether they support a rec center expansion, and separately, if they support an aquatic wellness center. “I see this as a gauge...

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Northern Lynn Canal Fisheries Update: Aug. 18, 2017

  Wild sockeye harvests continue to disappoint commercial fishermen in the Northern Lynn Canal. Catch numbers were down across the board in District 15 this week. As the summer starts to wind down, Fish and Game Biologist Mark Sogge says enhanced chum from a Juneau-area hatchery saved the season this year. KHNS’s Abbey Collins talked to Sogge about the latest harvest numbers and his thoughts on the season so far. The conversation was recorded Friday afternoon....

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