Last month, a seat opened up on the Haines Borough School Board. Now, the group has appointed a retired Haines educator to fill the vacancy. The board voted unanimously to appoint Jeanne Kitayama to the open seat. "Being retired, semi-retired now, you spend so much...read more
Haines Public Facilities Director Brad Ryan is the new interim borough manager. It wasn’t an easy decision for the borough assembly Tuesday night. The assembly was split between Ryan and a retired Juneau city manager. Ultimately, the mayor broke a tie vote in favor of...read more
Haines School Board to choose new member; Organizers hope strong local participation continues in upcoming Alcan 200; ADF&G approves new Thomas Bay chum release.read more
The Haines School Board is set to swear in a new member at tonight’s meeting. Board member Mike Wilson attended his last meeting in December. Wilson is moving, leaving his seat vacant. There are two candidates for the open position. Arthur Woodard is a military...read more
Snowmachiners will fire up their engines next weekend for the 48th Alcan 200 road race on the Haines Highway. Last year, 24 riders turned out for the event, and half were locals. Organizers say that was the highest local participation in about decade. And they hope...read more
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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.