Author: Emily Files

AP&T unveils faster internet packages following fiber-optic project

Alaska Power and Telephone broadband internet customers will start to see impacts from a newly-installed fiber-optic cable this month. The power company took on the multi-million dollar fiber project to expand its internet capacity in the Northern Lynn Canal. AP&T says it’s about 1,500 customers will get their first taste of significantly faster internet connections this month. But there is still work to be done. “The road ahead in Southeast Alaska is growing,” a promotional video from AP&T touts the $11 million investment the company made to lay an 86-mile fiber-optic cable in the Lynn Canal. Until now, AP&T...

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Interim manager decision on Haines Assembly agenda

A new interim Haines borough manager may be in place by next week. The assembly is scheduled to appoint someone to the interim manager position at a meeting Tuesday. Two candidates have put their names in the running: Borough Public Facilities Director Brad Ryan and former Juneau manager Dave Palmer. Ryan has also offered to take on the permanent manager position. Haines resident Debra Schnabel is another candidate for the long-term job. The assembly fired former manager Bill Seward in a 4-2 vote less than a month ago. At its last meeting, the assembly approved additional dredging and wave...

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KHNS News – Jan. 6, 2017 Ferry cancellations disrupt weekend basketball games in Haines and Skagway; Skagway leaders want a back-up plan for the port; Interim manager appointment on Haines Assembly agenda; New member elected to Haines Chamber of...

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Skagway leaders want a back-up plan for the port

As Skagway enters the new year, leaders want to do what they can to prepare for the port’s future. At a meeting Thursday, the borough assembly agreed to start brainstorming a sort of plan B for the port if they are unable agree on a lease with White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad beyond 2023. The assembly also moved to explore implementing local environmental regulations to protect the waterfront. Mayor Mark Schaefer added the two discussion items to the agenda at the beginning of the meeting. He said the future of the port is something he “wakes up at...

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KHNS News – Jan 5, 2017 First Haines home basketball games postponed; Business leaders rank Haines economy ‘fair,’ quality of life ‘excellent’ in new report; Yukon’s Slims River dramatically changes...

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