Southeast musician Andrew Miller recently released an album covering the people, place, and politics of Southeast Alaska. It wouldn't be complete without a shout-out to Haines. Few parts of Southeast Alaskan life are memorialized in popular culture. Oppressive rain....read more
Chilkat Valley Community Foundation awards $24,000 in grants to local non-profits; Haines gets a shoutout in a Juneau artist's album about Southeast Alaskaread more
From cross-generational yoga to new kitchens, there are many projects on the horizon for non-profit organizations in the Chilkat Valley. A local community foundation is helping them reach those goals. Recipients of grants from the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation...read more
Borough officials in Haines met with Alaska State Troopers over the phone this week, to address an ongoing disagreement about police response. One thing was clear: Haines needs a new plan to make sure law enforcement can operate sustainably. Haines’ trooper position...read more
Skagway Assembly continues work on MOU with White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad; Haines Assembly, Alaska State Troopers, discuss police serviceread more
Math teacher will take over Haines School music program; House committee rejects proposal to reduce school bond reimbursements; Skagway solid waste facility cost estimates reviewed.
Historically low Chilkat Chinook forecast prompts new fishing restrictions; Haines conservation group files procedural challenge to Baby Brown timber sale
Haines manager applicants include Seward, who was fired from job three months ago; Haines Packing, Juneau Monstarz win Dick Hotch tourney.
Skagway Assembly moves forward with senior center designer; Mayor breaks tie vote on garbage rate regulation, but conversation may not be over.
Haines School Board accepts music teacher resignation, despite community opposition; Lawmaker's proposal to reduce school bond payments would cause $450,000 loss for Haines; Consultants move forward with Skagway port planning.
Haines will lose its state trooper post; Haines Assembly to rehear resource extraction permit application; Senior center design proposals on Skagway Assembly agenda; Skagway Panthers advance in 1A basketball tournament.
Dick Hotch Basketball Tournament expands with women's division; Coffee and kelp companies win Southeast small business competition; Alaska Department of Fish and Game deals with state budget cuts.
Computer glitch disappoints hunters across Alaska; Southeast Farmers Summit aims to grow local agriculture in import-reliant Alaska; Another chance to sign up for health insurance under ACA
Work begins on divisive Haines harbor expansion; Haines waste group won't take stance on shipping borough trash; Former manager's request for severance pay on Haines Assembly agenda.
Alaska State Troopers plan to move Haines position to Bethel; Haines School incentivizes retirement for long-time teachers; Senate OK's Stedman's small ship waste exemption.
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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.