The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is calling on Southeast residents to help gather information on local bat populations. Each year, the department asks citizen scientists to conduct driving surveys and gather bat calls. "As you’re driving along the transect,...read more
The Haines Assembly is offering its support for a bill in the Alaska Legislature that would allow distilleries to continue serving cocktails. The state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board spent the end of 2017 and early this year weighing whether to allow the practice....read more
Last weekend, the Haines Avalanche Center issued warnings of unusually dangerous backcountry snow conditions. Avalanche danger ranged from high to extreme, and users were warned not to venture into dangerous terrain. But, the snowpack is starting to stabilize....read more
The Haines Assembly advanced a tour permit application that drew a large amount of public comment and controversy at a meeting Tuesday. Alaska Excursions will be able to move forward with its plans for a new ATV tour in a remote area of the Haines Borough. But, the...read more
Students at the Haines School joined peers across the country on Wednesday, walking out of class to speak out against gun violence. They left class one month after 17 people were killed in a shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Students gathered on the...read more
Alaska Department of Fish and Game seeks citizen scientists to study bats; New poll shows Juneau leaning pro-road
Haines Assembly offers support for distillery legislation; After a weekend of 'extreme' avalanche conditions the snow starts to settle; Goodbye to the ferry Taku.
Haines students walk out to speak up against gun violence; A new ATV tour at Glacier Point will move forward with conditions; Southeast tribes broaden transboundary alliance
Seasonal campground, utility rates, on Skagway Assembly agenda; "Jake's Women" on stage at the Chilkat Center; Sitka School District faces $2.3 million spending gap.
Tough weather conditions make slow start for heliski season; and Borough Manager Debra Schnabel previews tomorrow's Assembly meeting.
Dangerous avalanche conditions predicted this weekend; the 32nd Buckwheat Ski Classic goes Bond; and the Haines Assembly passes commercial marijuana zoning.
2018 Dick Hotch basketball tournament postponed amid travel woes; Change of plans for University of Alaska’s 400-acres on the Chilkat Peninsula; Community participation needed for Haines economic survey
Safety concerns from former employees pile up against a Skagway tour company; Skagway student is a finalist at Alaska's Poetry Out Loud competition; and the M/V LeConte is canceled again.
Assessing avalanche danger after snowfall in Haines; Legislators consider what to do about derelict boats.
Haines Assembly plans to consider controversial Glacier Point ATV tour application; and the Alaska Public Offices Commission says Dan Henry didn't violate campaign finance laws.
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Abbey came to Haines from Massachusetts, by way of Petersburg. In Boston, she worked at WBUR for the nationally-syndicated program On Point with Tom Ashbrook before over-stuffing her backpack and moving across the country. In Petersburg, Abbey worked as KFSK’s news intern, hosting their local Morning Edition and reporting on everything from fish to ferries to puppet makers. At the end of the summer, she hopped on the ferry and made her way up the Lynn Canal to Haines. When she’s not in the newsroom, Abbey can be found hiking, biking, or valiantly trying to learn how to backcountry ski.
Berett Wilber joins KHNS’s newsroom following an internship at KUCB in Unalaska. She is originally from Sitka and worked in the state legislature before deciding to pursue journalism.