Day: November 17, 2017

KHNS News – Nov. 17, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/17Newscast.mp3 Eagle numbers soar near Haines, while visitors to annual festival fall; Skagway assembly set to discuss White Pass MOU at Tuesday meeting; Remembering former Juneau DA James...

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Skagway assembly set to discuss White Pass MOU at Tuesday meeting

The Skagway Assembly will gather for a regular meeting Tuesday, with one major item on the agenda: a memorandum of understanding with White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. This is the third time this month the assembly will meet as a whole to discuss the draft document. It would make way for important port improvements and a new, 15-year, tidelands lease with the railroad. A retreat and special assembly meeting were held earlier this month to review the MOU, changes suggested by the borough attorney, and assembly recommendations. A couple weeks ago, the assembly made some significant changes to...

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Eagle numbers soar near Haines, while visitors to annual festival fall

Eagles flocked to the Chilkat River near Haines and Klukwan in great numbers this year. But the number of human visitors coming to see them was way down. According to American Bald Eagle Foundation Executive Director Cheryl McRoberts, 99 people registered for the weeklong event this year.  She says typically the festival sees over 300 guests. McRoberts attributes some of the decline in visitors to the limited restaurant options in Haines this time of year. The early November gathering happens just after the summer tourism season winds down, and several restaurants have closed for the winter. The festival centers...

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