Day: November 13, 2017

KHNS News – Nov. 13, 2017 Haines Planning Commission reaffirms stance on empty downtown lot; A look back at the commercial season for sockeye salmon; Alaska weather forecasting getting an upgrade with launch of next-gen...

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Haines Planning Commission reaffirms stance on empty downtown lot

The question of what to do with an empty lot in downtown Haines went back to the planning commission last week. But the group didn’t change its opinion on the property. The lot at the corner of Third and Main Street used to be the site of the Haines Middle School. Now, the grassy space in between the Haines Brewing Company and the borough administration building is mostly empty. Last year, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee proposed turning the spot into a park. The planning commission did not designate it as such, but also didn’t classify the...

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Haines Planning Commission recommends new members

Five Haines residents applied to join the Haines Planning Commission. At a meeting last week, the group recommended three of them. Commissioners endorsed Donnie Turner, Sylvia Heinz and Kristin Hathhorn. Those recommendations need to be confirmed by the assembly. Turner, who received the most support from the group, is currently serving on the commission and is seeking re-appointment. Heinz and Hathhorn are newcomers. Heinz is part owner of Chilkat Valley Sawmill. In her application, Heinz says her experience in the local timber industry has made her aware of both the benefits and impacts of resource extraction. That activity has...

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Miller releases album of Southeast songs

  Southeast musician Andrew Miller recently released an album covering the people, place, and politics of Southeast Alaska. It wouldn’t be complete without a shout-out to Haines. Few parts of Southeast Alaskan life are memorialized in popular culture. Oppressive rain. Struggling with the ubiquitous but unlikely desire to become an Alaska Airlines Gold 75k MVP. Stepping in dog poop. But this Halloween, musician Andrew Miller dropped an album that speaks to all those things — and the people of the Panhandle. “A Coastie took my girl /All my life is rain/ Bought some Xtratufs/ but they don’t keep...

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