Author: Abbey Collins

Haines residents, representatives push back on local government drone use

The use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or drones, by the Haines Borough has raised concerns about privacy and local government overreach. At an assembly meeting Tuesday, residents and representatives pushed back on the use of the technology as a routine tool for government. “Some of us moved up here to get away from government encroachment in our lives,” said Haines resident Judy Rogers. “We just want to live our lives in peace and be left alone. We don’t want to have to worry about a government with a drone looking over our shoulders, listening to what we have to...

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KHNS News – Nov. 7, 2017 Proposed 400-acre timber sale on Chilkat Peninsula raises concerns and questions for Haines Assembly; Haines police recover drugs, loaded guns from vehicle; Getting to the root of good heath...

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Proposed 400-acre timber sale on Chilkat Peninsula raises concerns and questions for Haines Assembly

In September, the University of Alaska began advertising a 400-acre timber sale near Haines. The location of the proposed sale has drawn concerns from the community. This week, a representative from the University met with the Haines Assembly to address the sale. “I can’t make you all believers, but I’m here to make you all believers,” said University of Alaska Regional Resource Manager Patrick Kelly. He and representatives from the Alaska Mental Health Trust came to Haines in response to feedback from the borough. The Mental Health Trust also owns land in the area. Assemblyman Tom Morphet brought up...

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Haines Manager Report on Nov. 7 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. Abbey Collins spoke with Schnabel about what’s on the agenda for the Tuesday, Nov. 7 meeting.  Listen below:...

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