There will be a Haines High School Festival Concert at the Chilkat Center on Wednesday, April...
Submit and View KHNS Postings
Please use the following links to submit or view on-air messages :
Submissions must be approved and may be edited for content before appearing on the website or read on-air. If you would like a confirmation, please email the station at firstname.lastname@example.org. LPs are processed as soon as possible, please allow 3-5 days for process of PSA's . If submitting after 5pm or over the weekend announcements will not be approved until the following weekday.
From Our Listeners
ANCHORAGE — More Alaskans were signing up for the government health care plan as the deadline for coverage on Jan. 1 loomed.
More than 700 people had signed up by Tuesday morning with help from Enroll Alaska, which was created to help individuals enroll and understand their options.
The deadline to secure coverage by New Year’s Day was Monday, but was extended a day.
“I would say yesterday was a pretty busy day,” Enroll Alaska chief operating officer Tyann Boling said Tuesday morning. “We’re doing quite a bit today, also.”
SITKA — Sitka Community Hospital’s CEO plans to retire in June after four years in the position.
“I have a great deal of confidence that the hospital is heading in the right direction,” Hugh Hallgren told the Daily Sitka Sentinel.
Hallgren and his wife, Tanya, plan to move to Yuma, Ariz., where Tanya has accepted a counseling position with the U.S. Marine Corps.
The hospital board announced the planned retirement Monday, and members said the hospital is in better shape since Hallgren took over.
KENAI — The state has denied portions of a $43 million expansion plan for Central Peninsula Hospital.
Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner William Streur followed the recommendations of the review department and did not approve CPH plans to build two additional endoscopy clinics or plans to expand the hospital’s imaging capacity with MRI, PET and CT scans, the Peninsula Clarion reported.
SOLDOTNA — Large windows let in plenty of light to the children’s area where books and toddler-sized tables and chairs adorned with colorful animals wait patiently to be used by Soldotna’s youngest bibliophiles.
“It’s going to be a wonderful place for kids and families to meet and to study and have story time,” Joyce K. Carver Memorial Library Librarian Rachel Nash said. “It’s even better when I start looking at the future and the memories that are going to be made here.”
FAIRBANKS — Most members of Alaska’s Village Public Safety Officer program in the interior support a proposal to allow them to carry firearms while on duty, according to a survey.
The 12 VPSOs who work in the interior wear Alaska State Trooper-style uniforms and are authorized to make arrests. But generally, they are not allowed to carry guns.
FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks will once again have a local drop-in center for people with mental illness, months after the previous provider dissolved amid financial problems.
The daytime center will be located at Fairbanks Community Mental Health Services, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. The center is set to open Jan. 6.
The service will be staffed by volunteers and will provide games, television, a light lunch and a place to socialize. It will be open weekdays between noon and 4 p.m.
Momentum to pass tighter gun laws surged after the shootings in Newtown, Conn., a year ago. But a provision to expand background checks failed in the Senate. In that loss, gun control activists say they learned some important lessons from those who lobbied against them.