Drug use in Haines is provoking tough interactions and conversations with both residents and police. The police chief posted a letter on Facebook last week about what people can do to safely intervene in uncomfortable situations. Police Chief Heath Scott issued a...read more
Haines got more than a new year last week: a new mural by a local artist is now hanging outside American Legion Post 12, to help honor and guide veterans. A handful of men and women in different uniforms stand in the grass, Lynn Canal stretching out behind them. An...read more
The Haines Assembly is set to discuss heliskiing, commercial marijuana and more at a regular meeting Tuesday. KHNS’s Abbey Collins spoke with Borough Manager Debra Schnabel about what’s coming up. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in assembly chambers.read more
The Skagway Assembly has passed what they hope is a final draft of a memorandum of understanding with White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad over the future of Skagway’s waterfront. But after last-minute amendments, White Pass will still need to give it a final review. ...read more
Almost a year after Haines was left with only one option for flying in and out, there’s a new airline in town. Since the end of 2017, there’s a new option for making reservations with Harris Air. You can now fly between Juneau and Haines. "We got a lot of requests for...read more
Haines Assembly gives new winter tour the go-ahead; Battery point trail closes briefly for hazard mitigation; Sitka adopts incentive program to attract electric customers
Haines Assembly slightly increases heliski map; Haines Assembly wants to keep cocktails on the menu; Bigger cruise ships headed to Alaska
Hazardous conditions lead to extended closures on the Haines Highway; Skagway Senior housing and community center designs presented to assembly; Alaska Marine Highway System begins taking summer season reservations; Juneau residents provide meals to homeless
Haines Manager Report on Dec. 12 Assembly Meeting; Tribal members would like to see more authentic Native art in the Chilkat Valley
Skagway leadership discusses agreement with White Pass Railroad; Chinook predictions are dismal for 2018.
Alaska conservation group SEACC loses an appeal on a Canadian trans-boundary mine; Santa Train returns to Skagway; Warm weather beats back winter in Lynn Canal; Global market for sockeye has shifted.
A look at the Skagway Assembly’s packed agenda; Haines School Board hires support for superintendent search; Business leaders call for medical billing transparency
BLM faces lawsuit over permitting for mineral exploration near Haines; A look at Southeast's first commercial red king crab fishery in six years.
The Bureau of Land Management is sued over mine exploration permitting near Haines; The Haines Public Safety Commission isn't getting a change to its makeup; Juneau warming shelter opens; Dungeness crab fall season in Southeast Alaska better than expected
Skagway Assembly overturns mayor’s veto of action on White Pass MOU; Researcher listens to learn about ocean’s health
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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.