Personality won out over experience in the Haines Borough Assembly’s decision of who to hire as the next borough manager. In a 4-2 vote, the assembly backed William ‘Bill’ Seward for the job. Seward is a soon-to-be retired Coast Guard veteran who grew up in Alaska. He...read more
0820: The resident of a Young Rd. apartment complex advised the lawnmower previously reported stolen was returned sometime during the night of Thursday, May 12, 2016. 1125: The report of a person in a vehicle leading a horse on Cemetery Hill was received. A HBPD...read more
After a widely-questioned dismissal a few months ago, Jenn Walsh has been hired back to the Haines Volunteer Fire Department. Interim Borough Manager Brad Ryan said Wednesday that Walsh was hired as an EMT/firefighter. Historically, the largely volunteer department...read more
0100: Skagway PD reported receiving a 911 call from a Haines location. Dispatch contacted the caller who was camping at Portage Cove campground and requested assistance because he was having a panic attack. HBPD transported the camper to a local hotel. 0107: A Juneau...read more
1059: Dispatch received a call from a woman stating that she had received a text from her boyfriend advising of an avalanche between Haines Pass Summit and Jarvis Glacier. Dispatch advised Haines Junction RCMP and Whitehorse RCMP. Dispatch advised HVFD. 1119: Dispatch...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.