Author: Abbey Collins

Klukwan’s Hotch will attend National Medal awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

The Alaska State Museums are set to receive the National Medal for Museum and Library Service in Washington, D.C. next week. It’s the highest recognition of its kind. The director of a new cultural heritage center in Klukwan is part of the group receiving the award in the nation’s capital. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/11StateMuseumwINTRO.mp3 The Jilkaat Kwaan Cultural Heritage Center opened in the Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan last spring. Executive Director Lani Hotch says they got a lot of help from the Alaska State Museums as the cultural center was being developed. “We couldn’t have done it without them,” says Hotch....

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Curious about something in the Upper Lynn Canal?

What have you always wondered about Haines, Skagway or Klukwan? Is there a place name, landmark or local tradition that’s made you think, what’s the story behind that? KHNS News is launching its own version of the ‘Curious City’ series you may have heard on stations across the country. But first we need your help. Send us your question and we’ll try to find the answer. Email news@khns.org or call the station at 766-2020 or...

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Haines School Board starts discussion on interim superintendent

The Haines Borough School Board is starting its search for an interim superintendent. Last week, the board accepted the resignation of former head administrator Tony Habra. Few details have been revealed about his departure. It came after four closed-door meetings regarding his first yearly evaluation and contract. Habra had been on the job about a year. He’s receiving a $66,000 settlement from the district because his three-year contract is ending early. Principal Rene Martin is standing in as chief school administrator until the board hires an interim superintendent. The group will meet to discuss selecting someone for that position...

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Chum salmon dominate the start of commercial gillnet season in the Northern Lynn Canal

The gillnet fleet in the Northern Lynn Canal is off to a strong start this season. Though wild sockeye runs are slow to arrive, fishermen are nearing a historically high catch of hatchery-produced chum salmon. https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/10ChumwINTRO.mp3 Gillnetters in District 15, the waters between Juneau and Skagway, hauled in an estimated 470,000 chum over four days last week. That’s more than 3,000 fish per boat. The fishery has been open for about three weeks. Much of the fleet is fishing closer to Juneau, to capitalize on hatchery-produced chum. Mark Sogge is a biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and...

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KHNS News – July 7, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/07Newscast-2.mp3 White Pass proposal draws emotional response from Skagway residents, assembly members; Haines School District will pay Habra $66,000, few details revealed about departure; Beginning in August: Deep-release puts the pressure on rockfish...

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