Day: September 1, 2017

KHNS News – Sept. 1, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/01newscast.mp3 Skagway teacher in running for statewide award; School kicks off in Skagway with two new teachers; Northern Lynn Canal Fisheries Report; Haines and Skagway candidate forums...

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School kicks off at the Skagway School with two new teachers

School has been in session in Skagway for a couple weeks. The district has two new teachers and they say things are off to a good start. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/01SkagTeacherswINTRO.mp3 For Jessica Ward, moving to Skagway was kind of a homecoming. Ward grew up in Haines. She moved east for college and taught math in Virginia for nine years. In 2014, she came back to Skagway. “I was just going to work for the summer, spend some time with my family that’s here. And just see how it went. I intended to go back east at the end of the season...

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Haines and Skagway candidate forums set

Haines and Skagway residents have the opportunity to learn about their mayoral and assembly candidates at forums this month. There are three candidate forums scheduled in Haines. The first is on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. It is hosted by Upper Valley residents and takes place at Mosquito Lake School and Community Center. Organizer Dana Hallett says the audience will be able to ask questions directly of the mayor and assembly contenders. KHNS and Chilkat Valley News are moderating a forum the following week, on Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the Chilkat Center. Questions for candidates can be...

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Northern Lynn Canal Fisheries Update: September 1, 2017

Harvest numbers were up across the board for commercial gillnetters in the Upper Lynn Canal this week. But Fish and Game biologist Mark Sogge says historically, the catch is still pretty low. Sogge has his eye on fall chum and coho runs as the fish start to arrive. And sport fishermen in the area will soon have the opportunity to compete in a coho derby. KHNS’s Abbey Collins spoke with Sogge on Friday morning....

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