Day: December 7, 2017

KHNS News – Dec. 7, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/07Newscast.mp3 Alaska conservation group SEACC loses an appeal on a Canadian trans-boundary mine; Santa Train returns to Skagway; Warm weather beats back winter in Lynn Canal; Global market for sockeye has...

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Warm temperatures beat back winter in Haines

Northern Lynn Canal has a reputation for being colder and snowier than the rest of Southeast. But after a snowy November, residents are trading in ski boots for Xtratufs. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/7HAINESRAIN.mp3 November offered enough snow for winter activities to take off in Northern Southeast. Snowshoes were tested, ski boots were tied, and ice skates were sharpened. But this week, melting snow and warm winds gave Upper Lynn Canal an unexpected taste of Spring. “It’s definitely a lot warmer than what we usually see this time of year. We had a lot of record highs set across the northern panhandle yesterday,”...

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Skagway’s annual Santa Train comes down the track this weekend

The Santa Train is coming to town in Skagway this weekend. The annual event draws hundreds of visitors each year. With mild temperatures, organizers are anticipating a good turnout this time around. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/07SantaPrewINTRO.mp3 This time last year, it was particularly cold in Skagway. “I think that last year the really truly frigid temperatures detracted people from coming out and participating in the event,” says Jacqueline Taylor-Rose, manager of marketing and product development at White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad. “But this year it’s looking like we’re going to be in the 40s,” says Taylor-Rose. “It’s amazing to think of all...

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