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Haines’ homegrown square dance caller steps up

Haines’ homegrown square dance caller steps up

Haines can feel cold and quiet in the winter. But for Haines’ homegrown square dance caller, the dark and chill are perfect conditions to heat up the dance floor. It’s the middle of winter and long past sunset, but the doors and windows of the old Fort Seward fire...

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Haines keeps title as oldest borough in Alaska

Haines keeps title as oldest borough in Alaska

If the old adage with “age comes wisdom” is true, then on average, Haines is the wisest of Alaska’s boroughs. The state released 2017 data on population this week. Haines retained its superlative status as the oldest borough. Haines Borough has the highest average age...

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Seven applicants vie for CFEC Commissioner seat

Seven applicants vie for CFEC Commissioner seat

Seven people are being considered to serve as Commissioners for CFEC — Alaska’s Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission. While it may seem like stiff competition, getting the job may be the easy part. Seven people have interviewed for a CFEC Commissioner seat. That’s...

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Seventeen students leave district during winter break

Seventeen students leave district during winter break

Teachers at the Haines School got a surprise when taking attendance for the first time the holidays: an unexpected number of their students were missing. Seventeen students didn’t return to the Haines School district after winter break. In total, that’s a little more...

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KHNS News – Jan. 5, 2018

Skagway Assembly passes new version of White Pass MOU; Harris Air lands in Haines; GCI restores Fox programming in Southeast

KHNS News – Jan. 4, 2018

Driver knocks out door at Haines' American Legion; New mural installed at Haines' American Legion; Juneau's Bergmann Hotel fit for human occupancy.

KHNS News – Jan. 3, 2018

Haines ice skaters glide into 2018; A young composer from Haines practices for a concerto competition with his longtime teacher; First Skagway Assembly meeting of the new year.

KHNS News – Jan. 2, 2018

As kings suffer across Southeast, Chilkat Chinook candidate for “stock of concern”; Sitka Fishermen push back against Chinook conservation plan

KHNS News – Dec. 22, 2017

Skagway Assembly will take up White Pass MOU again after the holidays; Haines Borough appeals the state's decision on a municipal land selection; ‘Holiday Brass’ a resounding win by former high school band-buddies  

KHNS News – Dec. 19, 2017

Haines team will compete in arts-based economic development training; Winter troll fishery stays open as usual despite chinook concerns; Walker budget restores missing ferry funding  

KHNS News – Dec. 18, 2017

Skagway Assembly will discuss White Pass MOU at Thursday meeting; Is cost standing of the way of breaking into the fishing industry?

KHNS News – Dec. 15, 2017

Haines Economic Development Corporation hires executive director; Haines School sends team to lego tournament; Juneau Police Department audits sexual assault kits from the last 17 years

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KHNS NEWS STAFF

Abbey Collins

Abbey Collins

Senior Reporter

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

Berett Wilber

Reporter

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.