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Young Haines composer gets a hand (or two) over the holidays

Young Haines composer gets a hand (or two) over the holidays

After debuting a piece with the Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra this year, one of Alaska’s youngest composers came home to Haines with a grand-piano-sized problem — a looming concerto competition and no symphony to practice with. There was one person he could count on to...

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Car caves American Legion entry

Car caves American Legion entry

The American Legion lost its door after a driver plowed in front of the building last night (Wednesday). The entryway was smashed in, but no one was hurt, according to Ralph Strong, an army veteran who served in Korea and the adjutant for Haines' Legion Post 12.  “The...

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Haines ice skaters glide into 2018

Haines ice skaters glide into 2018

A New Year’s storm brought a blanket of snow to the Chilkat Valley. But that wasn’t the case for most of December. While skiing near Haines was limited, record low snowfall and a late 2017 cold snap provided ideal conditions for another winter activity: ice skating....

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KHNS News – Jan. 3, 2018

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.

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KHNS News – Nov. 30, 2017

The Lion in Winter plays out on stage in Haines; Sitka author travels far, goes deep in ‘Canyon Dance’

KHNS News – Nov. 29, 2017

Skagway Assembly will hold special meeting on issues related to White Pass lease and MOU; Haines Assembly advances conceptual design for second phase of harbor expansion project; Ferry Malaspina repairs will affect ferry schedule; Halibut numbers could drop

KHNS News – Nov. 28, 2017

University of Alaska receives no bids on Chilkat Peninsula timber sale; Haines Assembly reviews 2016 heliski map amendment proposals; Sitka Tribe of Alaska receives over $2 million to aid domestic violence victims

KHNS News – Nov. 27, 2017

A look ahead at a busy week in Haines Assembly Chambers; Haines Manager Report on Nov. 28 Assembly Meeting

KHNS News – Nov. 22, 2017

Skagway mayor vetoes assembly action on White Pass MOU; Southeast Alaska pink salmon forecast

KHNS News – Nov. 21, 2017

Haines Assembly to University: timber sale would go against local code; Sitka hikers wrap up an epic, six-year Baranof Island trek

KHNS News – Nov. 20, 2017

In Melenka and the City of Monsters, the quest to find a stolen heart; New rules will hit Alaska recyclers, landfills  

KHNS News – Nov. 17, 2017

Eagle numbers soar near Haines, while visitors to annual festival fall; Skagway assembly set to discuss White Pass MOU at Tuesday meeting; Remembering former Juneau DA James Scott

KHNS News – Nov. 16, 2017

The state Alcohol Control Board moves forward with regulations that could prohibit cocktails at distilleries; Haines Assembly will meet to make public comment on Chilkat Peninsula timber sale; Alaska leaders push the feds on transboundary mining

KHNS News – Nov. 15, 2017

A new musical explores the White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad, and an Alaska program to monitor opioid prescriptions has some concerned.

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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.