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Emily Files, KHNS - Haines

Emily Files is a reporter at KHNS in Haines.

Proposed bill would protect Chilkat River, among others

Proposed bill would protect Chilkat River, among others

The Chilkat Indian Village in Klukwan is trying to preserve its main salmon resource – the Chilkat River — with the highest environmental protection available.If the river is named an Outstanding National Resource Water, it would be protected from activities that degrade water quality. But there is no system in place in Alaska to evaluate this kind of water protection request. That could change with a bill in the State Legislature that would place these types of decisions in the hands of lawmakers.
February 4, 2016
Skagway student increase could fund 3 new teachers

Skagway student increase could fund 3 new teachers

Skagway School grew this year and could continue to grow in future years, according to administrators. The school board held a forum Tuesday night to talk about what that means for the school.
January 21, 2016
StoryCorps: Recovery from addiction led Haines carver to healing art

StoryCorps: Recovery from addiction led Haines carver to healing art

In this StoryCorps segment, Tlingit master carver Wayne Price of Haines and his wife Cherri talk about his work, including a healing totem he carved in Whitehorse.Download Audio
January 4, 2016
Army initiates cleanup at former Haines fuel terminal

Army initiates cleanup at former Haines fuel terminal

The Haines-Fairbanks Pipeline that was built by the Army in the 1950s polluted Alaska land through fuel spills and leaks. The Army is now working to assess the contamination so that it can be cleaned up for good.
December 23, 2015
Should the Upper Lynn Canal run its own ferry authority?

Should the Upper Lynn Canal run its own ferry authority?

Could Haines, Skagway and Juneau run their own Lynn Canal Ferry Authority? With budget cuts and reduced service to the Alaska Marine Highway, leaders from Skagway and Haines are considering that idea. Download Audio
December 8, 2015
DNR announces three-month closure of Haines forestry office

DNR announces three-month closure of Haines forestry office

The State Department of Natural Resources has announced the dates for the short-term closure of the Haines State Forestry office.
November 17, 2015
NTSB says fuel gauges read empty before Lynn Canal plane crash

NTSB says fuel gauges read empty before Lynn Canal plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board released the preliminary report on last Wednesday’s plane crash in the Lynn Canal, which injured four Haines residents.
November 11, 2015
Haines ski manufacturer lands its own storefront

Haines ski manufacturer lands its own storefront

A small business in Haines has taken a big step forward by opening a shop and storefront in Dalton City. Fairweather Ski Works moved into the Haines Brewing Company’s old location in late October. The move happened about a year after the company won the Southeast entrepreneurial competition Path to Prosperity. Download Audio
November 10, 2015
Action of 2 teens essential to family's survival in plane crash

Action of 2 teens essential to family’s survival in plane crash

The pilot of the private plane that crashed in the Lynn Canal Wednesday shared more information about his wife’s condition and the ordeal they went through.
November 9, 2015
Release of new state test scores hits unexpected delay

Release of new state test scores hits unexpected delay

School districts across the state are waiting on standardized test scores that were scheduled for release in early October. Third through 10th graders took the Alaska Measures of Progress tests for the first time last spring. State education officials say the test is more rigorous than the previous assessment. But finding out how students did on the new exams is taking longer than expected. Download Audio
October 27, 2015
Student increase could mean large funding boost for Skagway School

Student increase could mean large funding boost for Skagway School

Administrators in the Skagway School District say there are more than 100 students in the K-12 school this year. That is a significant increase from recent years, in which enrollment hovered between 60 and 80. If the district does have a student count in the hundreds this year, that could mean a large increase in state funds.
October 19, 2015
AT&T says Skagway network upgrades are planned before next summer

AT&T says Skagway network upgrades are planned before next summer

After a slew of service problems this summer, AT&T is planning upgrades to Skagway’s phone service in time for the next cruise ship season.
October 5, 2015

Haines Brewing moves to new, bigger location

The Haines Brewing Company has started pouring its Dalton Trail Pale Ale and Lookout Stout at a new, much bigger location. The brewery opened the doors last week at its new Main Street facility.
September 23, 2015
Troopers Look For A Bear Impersonator Caught Approaching Cubs Near Haines

Troopers Look For A Bear Impersonator Caught Approaching Cubs Near Haines

A man dressed in a bear costume was reported to state troopers this week for harassing a sow and bear cubs on the Chilkoot River.
August 13, 2015
Southeast Tourism Economy Hinged on Cruise Ship Travel

Southeast Tourism Economy Hinged on Cruise Ship Travel

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development released a report this week that puts tourism’s impact on Southeast Alaska into numbers. The report calls Southeast the ‘epicenter’ of cruise ship traffic in the state – and that’s the main driver of the visitor industry. Download Audio
August 11, 2015
Freeride Tour To Come Back to Haines in 2016

Freeride Tour To Come Back to Haines in 2016

An international free skiing and snowboarding competition that took on Haines slopes this year in its first-ever Alaska stop is coming back next year. The Freeride World Tour officially announced the 2016 schedule in late July.
August 7, 2015
Gov. Walker visits Haines to discuss lands into trust issues with Chilkoot Tribe

Gov. Walker visits Haines to discuss lands into trust issues with Chilkoot Tribe

Alaska Governor Bill Walker visited Haines Thursday to talk with the Chilkoot Indian Association about lands into trust issues.
August 7, 2015
Southeast Tourism Economy Hinged on Cruise Ship Travel

Southeast Tourism Economy Hinged on Cruise Ship Travel

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development released a report this week that puts tourism’s impact on Southeast Alaska into numbers. The report calls Southeast the ‘epicenter’ of cruise ship traffic in the state – and that’s the main driver of the visitor industry. Download Audio
August 6, 2015
Haines climbers likely first women to summit Cathedral Peaks

Haines climbers likely first women to summit Cathedral Peaks

Haines residents Jenn Walsh and Jessica Kayser Forster are likely the first women to summit the 6,400-foot Mount Emmerich in the Chilkat Valley, also known as Cathedral Peaks. Download Audio
July 23, 2015
Haines Sees A Spike in Birds Needing Rescue

Haines Sees A Spike in Birds Needing Rescue

The American Bald Eagle Foundation in Haines has seen such a dramatic increase in bird rescues that they’re asking for the public’s help. The foundation plans to form a volunteer Avian Rescue Team to help respond to the unusually high number of injured birds. Download Audio:
July 13, 2015