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In case you missed our story earlier this week on Constantine Metal Resources se...

Fri, 2014-04-18 12:09
In case you missed our story earlier this week on Constantine Metal Resources securing the lease for more exploration near its Palmer Site north of Haines, here's a press release on the topic. Or check our our newscast from April 16 on our website.


Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. - News
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Hey followers - migrate to our main KHNS-FM Facebook page. We're consolidating t...

Wed, 2014-04-16 16:53
Hey followers - migrate to our main KHNS-FM Facebook page. We're consolidating to make everything easier (and so we don't clog up your Facebook feed!) We'll be nixing our KHNS News Facebook page on May 1st.


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Doesn't look very clear out right now, but maybe the eclipse will peek through i...

Mon, 2014-04-14 12:47
Doesn't look very clear out right now, but maybe the eclipse will peek through in the Upper Lynn Canal tonight.


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There will be a lunar eclipse tonight around 11 PM AKDT. The majority of the state will be able to at least see a portion of it, weather permitting. Will you be out to capture it? Find your latest forecast information at www.weather.gov/Alaska

Eclipse specifics:

Penumbral Eclipse Begins: 04:53:37 UTZ (8:53 PM AKDT)
Partial Eclipse Begins: 05:58:19 UTZ (9:58 PM AKDT)
Total Eclipse Begins: 07:06:47 UTZ (11:06 PM AKDT)

Greatest Eclipse: 07:45:40 UTZ (11:45 PM AKDT)

Total Eclipse Ends: 08:24:35 UTZ (12:24 AM AKDT April 15))
Partial Eclipse Ends: 09:33:04 UTZ (1:33 AM AKDT)
Penumbral Eclipse Ends: 10:37:37 UTZ (2:37 AM AKDT)

http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OH2014.html

And in our neck of the woods...

Mon, 2014-04-07 22:00
And in our neck of the woods...


Timeline Photos
Active weather pattern in store for Southeast Alaska on Monday. Wind gusts to 40 mph will develop over the southern Panhandle this morning and spread north throughout the day. Up to 3 inches of rainfall is expected through tonight, with the highest rainfall amounts over the southern Panhandle. Heavy wet snow will develop this morning and continue through tonight along the Klondike Highway with several inches of snow expected. For the latest weather forecasts, please go to weather.gov/juneau

Interesting story in light of the one we ran last week about NOAA's finding that...

Mon, 2014-04-07 09:17
Interesting story in light of the one we ran last week about NOAA's finding that herring will not be placed on the Endangered Species List.


Archaeologist: Herring once far more abundant, widespread | KCAW
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Archaeologist Madonna Moss has studied sites in and around Southeast Alaska for decades.

A befuddling site at Picture Point near Haines this evening, especially if you k...

Wed, 2014-04-02 18:17
A befuddling site at Picture Point near Haines this evening, especially if you know that it's borough property slated for a National Scenic Byways wayside eventually. But read "Sloof Lirpa" backwards and you'll understand how the sign came to be. No word on if the the borough has yet gotten the "joke" or who the pranksters are.

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 8.0 magnitude earthquake off Chile. No...

Tue, 2014-04-01 16:23
The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 8.0 magnitude earthquake off Chile. No reports of tsunami warnings yet, but we'll keep you updated.


Summary - M8.0 - 79km WNW of Iquique, Chile 2014-04-01 23:46:48 UTC
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USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards

KHNS is hiring a part-time news reporter. Find a complete job description at htt...

Wed, 2014-03-26 14:41
KHNS is hiring a part-time news reporter. Find a complete job description at http://www.khns.org/khns-job-opportunities

Haines Fire Department responded to a brush fire near Carrs Cove this afternoon...

Tue, 2014-03-25 14:30
Haines Fire Department responded to a brush fire near Carrs Cove this afternoon - and while we're working on a report for tonight's news, nearby resident Heather Lende beat us to the punch with this on-the-scene account and photos.


A Close Call. (Where There's Smoke There's Fire.) | Heather Lende
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The volunteer fire department doused a boiling brush fire down at the south end of the Chilkat River Beaches Recreation Area this afternoon-- and luckily a north wind was blowing which pushed it toward the Carr's Cove rocks and away from the homes down here-- like mine.

Local News for March 20, 2014

Thu, 2014-03-20 21:04
Local News for March 20, 2014


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Here's our newscast for today, March 20th. Follow the link and find additional l...

Thu, 2014-03-20 16:39
Here's our newscast for today, March 20th. Follow the link and find additional links to the Talk Around Town episode about heliski safety, regulations and land use and to take the "Constituency Perceptions and Satisfaction Survey" for Southeast voters.



Local News for March 20, 2014
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A nice article about Aaron Karitis who died last weekend in an avalanche near Ha...

Thu, 2014-03-20 12:52
A nice article about Aaron Karitis who died last weekend in an avalanche near Haines.


Memories of Alaska Heli Guide Aaron Karitis
www.outsideonline.com
Aaron Karitis was incapable of doing anything halfway. When the 31-year-old Bend, Oregon-native decided to do something, whether it was a golf game with friends, landscaping his backyard or starting his own business, he prepared, made a plan, and then tried for perfection. He took his guiding seriou...

Talk Around Town coming up in 15 minutes. Host Debra Schnabel will be talking wi...

Thu, 2014-03-20 09:46
Talk Around Town coming up in 15 minutes. Host Debra Schnabel will be talking with folks from the heliski industry about policy and public lands. Tune in at 10 a.m. Alaska time to listen or listen to our live streaming through our website.


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Local News for March 19, 2014

Wed, 2014-03-19 17:28
Local News for March 19, 2014


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Local News for March 18, 2014

Tue, 2014-03-18 20:47
Local News for March 18, 2014


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This was just posted on Freeskier, a statement approved by Aaron Karitis' family...

Tue, 2014-03-18 11:21
This was just posted on Freeskier, a statement approved by Aaron Karitis' family. Thoughts go out to Aaron's family and friends.



Heli guide Aaron Karitis dies following Haines avalanche - Freeskier
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Photos by Brian Becker. Click to view full screen. This statement has been approved by the medical team at Providence Alaska Medical Center, SEABA staff, a

UPDATE: According to Providence Medical Center on Tuesday morning, Aaron Karitis...

Tue, 2014-03-18 09:36
UPDATE: According to Providence Medical Center on Tuesday morning, Aaron Karitis, the SEABA guide injured in an avalanche near Haines on Saturday remains in critical condition. He and his family and friends are in our thoughts and the thoughts of many people in Haines. You can hear our latest update in our newscast below.


Local News for March 17, 2014
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Local News for March 17, 2014

Mon, 2014-03-17 17:13
Local News for March 17, 2014


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UPDATE: To help combat some rampant rumors, Aaron (the guide injured in the aval...

Mon, 2014-03-17 16:06
UPDATE: To help combat some rampant rumors, Aaron (the guide injured in the avalanche Saturday) is still listed in critical condition at Providence Medical Center. The hospital is allowed to provide one-word updates on patient's status, and we are constantly checking with the hospital. Alaska State Troopers do not update the public on medical conditions of individuals. We will not report information we receive about Aaron's condition from any source other than an immediate family member or the hospital. We'll have a complete update on this story on tonight's newscast at 5:30 p.m.

UPDATE: Here is our complete report as we know on Sunday afternoon. Please also...

Sun, 2014-03-16 18:10
UPDATE: Here is our complete report as we know on Sunday afternoon. Please also see SEABA's complete statement in the first comment below.


A heliskiing guide was critically injured in an avalanche near Haines over the weekend, the third avalanche in as many years to injure or kill extreme mountain skiers in the area.
Alaska State Troopers say thirty-one year old Aaron Karitis was evaluating snow conditions on a popular ski run west of Haines when the avalanche occurred about 11 a.m. Saturday. Karitis was carried about 800 feet and buried at least seven feet deep, according to trooper spokesperson Beth Ipsen.
Karitis was acting as a guide on a heliski tour with Haines company Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures, known as SEABA. Four clients were waiting on the top of slope and not caught in the avalanche. Other SEABA staff immediately began searching for Karitis and called in another helicopter and more guides to assist. Ipsen says Karitis was located within 20 minutes. He was wearing a locator beacon that helped rescuers locate him quickly, Ipsen said.
Ipsen said Karitis was unresponsive when located and CPR was started. He was flown by a SEABA helicopter to the Haines Airport and transported by ambulance to the local clinic where CPR continued. He was stabilized and medevaced to Providence Medical Center in Anchorage where he was listed in critical condition on Sunday. There was no other information about his injuries.
SEABA owners did not want to speak about the incident but issued a statement Sunday saying normal response procedures were followed. The statement also says while avalanches are inherent risks of heliskiing, the company has offered its assistance and encouragement to the guide’s family.
Ipsen said a trooper visited the scene of the avalanche Saturday and interview SEABA staff and responders about the incident. Troopers also revised a previous press release that said Karitis had determined the area unsafe to ski. Ipsen said Sunday the guide wasn’t planning on moving his clients from the area. Instead, based on the conditions, he was showing them how to ski that slope. The clients hadn’t yet descended the slope when the avalanche broke loose and took Karitis down the mountain known to skiers as Tele 2.5 near the Kicking Horse Valley west of Haines.
Ipsen said the trooper investigation is complete because they found no sign of criminal intent or negligence.
According to the SEABA website, Karitis grew up in Bend, Oregon. He graduated from the University of Utah and has been working in the heliski industry for about a decade. He joined SEABA in 2013. Karitis has international guide and avalanche certifications, according to the website, and an excellent safety record.
Just over a year ago, another SEABA guide was killed in a cornice collapsed on a mountain near Haines. That incident also injured two skiers. And in 2012 a guide and client with another heliski company were killed in an avalanche, also outside Haines.