Day: September 7, 2017

KHNS News – Sept. 7, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/07Newscast.mp3 Skagway Assembly candidate under campaign finance watchdog scrutiny after citizen complaint; Chilkoot Trail closed due to flood warnings on Taiya River; Haines School Board vetoes Fifth Avenue...

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Skagway Assembly candidate under campaign finance watchdog scrutiny after citizen complaint

For the second time in less than two years, a Skagway Assembly candidate is under scrutiny by Alaska’s campaign finance watchdog. Former Assemblyman Dan Henry recently returned home after serving a prison sentence on federal tax charges. He is running for an open assembly seat. But his bid may be complicated by a citizen complaint now in the hands of the Alaska Public Offices Commission. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/07HenryAPOCwINTRO.mp3 The complaint comes from Skagway resident Lynne Cameron. She says Henry appears to have violated the law on his campaign disclosure form for this election. There’s a section on the disclosure paperwork that...

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Chilkoot Trail closed due to flood warnings on Taiya River

Skagway’s Chilkoot Trail is closed because of a flood warning on the Taiya River. The trail is part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. It starts in Dyea  and a significant portion of the trail runs along the Taiya River. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the area extending into early Saturday morning. Ben Hayes is chief of interpretation for the park. He says the trail will be closed until at least Friday morning when the river’s water levels are reassessed. According to the weather service, 1 to 1.5 inches of rain fell overnight...

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Haines School Board vetoes Fifth Avenue extension

The Haines School Board is not interested in extending Fifth Avenue to provide another access point from Main Street to the school parking lot. It comes down to safety. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/07FifthAve.mp3 The idea came up at a major maintenance meeting earlier this summer. Public facilities director Brad Ryan explained the reasoning at a school board meeting in August. “We think opening up Fifth Avenue would help traffic flow and maybe even help some of the safety issues with people not obeying the one-way sign behind the school,” said Ryan. At a recent assembly meeting, borough manager Debra Schnabel said the...

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