Day: September 18, 2017

Haines area moose hunt off to a quick start

The Haines area moose hunt is moving quickly. Fourteen moose have been harvested since the hunt opened Friday. Two animals were sub-legal. Fish and Game biologist Carl Koch says this is the same number of moose that were harvested this time last year. Koch asks hunters to take their time and continue to look for legal animals. Hunters have harvested 12 legal moose. That includes one spike fork, one over 50 inches, and 10 three brow tine. Fish and Game is limiting the harvest to 20-25 moose. The official cutoff for the hunt is Oct....

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KHNS News – Sept. 18, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/18Newscast.mp3 Haines area moose hunt off to a quick start; Skagway’s originally uncontested mayor and assembly races now have five write-in challengers; Haines Assembly approves mayor pay cut; Haines Assembly to consider halting police response to outer borough; Rep. Sam Kito III to hold town hall in...

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Haines Assembly approves mayor pay cut

The Haines Assembly unanimously approved a budget change that drew last-minute opposition from some residents. The assembly agreed to cut to the borough mayor’s salary by about half – from $15,000 to $7,000 per year. Amending code to reflect that change was the final step after the assembly endorsed the idea in the current fiscal year’s budget a few months ago. But residents like Carol Tuynman asked the assembly to reconsider. “Please consider carefully the implications and unintended consequences of reducing the compensation of the mayor at this time,” Tuynman said. “The people of Haines deserve and I think...

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Haines Assembly to consider halting police response to outer borough

Should the Haines Police Department stop responding to 911 calls outside of its service area? Haines Assembly member Tom Morphet thinks so. “This is gonna bring this whole issue to a head faster than anything,” Morphet said. “If we stop providing that service and there’s a hue and cry from people outside ‘we need service, we need service,’ they’ll be in here and they’ll tell us exactly what service they want and how they want to pay for it.” So far, many outer borough residents have said they do not want an expansion of police service. The dilemma was...

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Skagway’s originally uncontested mayor and assembly races now have five write-in challengers

Skagway’s slate of candidates for the upcoming election is mostly made up of people whose names will not appear on the ballot. About two weeks before the October vote, there are five write-in candidates. It’s the most write-in contenders Skagway has seen in recent memory. Many of the candidates are motivated by a controversial waterfront lease. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/18SkagWriteInswINTRO.mp3 When Skagway’s candidate filing deadline closed in August, it looked like it would be a quiet run-up to the Oct. 3 election. Incumbent Mark Schaefer was the only candidate for mayor. And former Assemblyman Dan Henry was the sole option for two...

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