A Skagway man who pled guilty to September armed confrontation with local police was sentenced in Juneau Superior Court this week. Judge Phillip Pallenberg accepted a plea agreement, sentencing Eric Craig Estep on two counts related to the September incident....read more
A Haines developer’s request for a resource extraction conditional use permit was granted by the planning commission Thursday. A few neighbors said they were concerned about the noise from rock blasting and the hazards of large trucks transporting heavy materials....read more
Trump’s federal hiring freeze leaves Alaska national parks in limbo; Haines School Board, Assembly consider different areas of collaborationread more
The Trump administration’s federal hiring freeze is creating uncertainty for Alaska’s national parks. A Jan. 31 announcement that seasonal employees may be exempt from the order eased some of the stress on national parks. But there are still questions about the...read more
How can the Haines school board and borough assembly ramp up collaboration on education-related issues? The two groups brainstormed different opportunities to work together at their annual joint meeting. Mostly, the routine meeting focused on money. The school...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.