Day: September 25, 2017

Updated: Where do Haines Assembly candidates stand on police, Lutak Dock, and the HEDC?

Five of the six candidates running for Haines Assembly shared their views on some of the borough’s most pressing and polarizing local issues at a forum last week. (Stephanie Scott was unable to attend. A separate interview with her is below.) Let’s start with police service expansion. Haines lost its state trooper this year due to budget cuts and a relatively low crime rate. It’s unclear if and when that position might return. So, local leaders are considering expanding the police department’s service area beyond the townsite. Andrew Gray and Michael Fullerton were the most direct in their...

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Haines Manager Report on Sept. 26 Assembly Meeting

KHNS News is broadcasting a new segment, where we check in with Haines Borough Manager Debra Schnabel the day prior to an assembly meeting. The conversation airs after the local newscast Monday evening at about 6:10 p.m. Emily Files spoke with Schnabel about what’s on the agenda for the Tuesday, Sept. 26 meeting.  After the conversation, Alaska State Trooper Colonel Hans Brinke postponed his visit to Haines. Topics covered include: Trooper Colonel Hans Brinke presentation to assembly (now postponed) Assemblyman Tom Morphet’s proposal to restrict Haines Police response outside townsite. Separate excise tax ordinances for tobacco products and marijuana cultivation...

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Sport fishing for king salmon to reopen in Southeast, except near Haines and Skagway

Restrictions on king salmon sport fishing will be lifted soon for most of Southeast, except Haines and Skagway. Sport fishing for king salmon in the region has been nearly non-existent for the last few months. Concerns over alarmingly low numbers prompted the shutdown of king salmon retention for sport and commercial fishermen in August. Conservation worries are still affecting Northern Southeast Alaska. Starting Oct. 1, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is reopening sport fishing for king salmon in most of Southeast Alaska. That means fishermen will soon be able to keep the fish they catch. For...

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