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 By Karen Garcia    News    June 18, 2015

Helicopter noise study out for public comment until June 26

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa released the results of a draft helicopter noise study late last week, but he said he doesn’t want to share his...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 11, 2015

BLM: Heli-ski permits trump borough map rules

The Bureau of Land Management’s recent decision to permit commercial helicopter landings on a block of the agency’s land south of town has raised...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015

Coors visits, seeking ice for TV commercial

Haines recently played host to a 16-member production crew shooting a Coors Light commercial for a national television debut in mid-June. Members of...

 
 Letters    April 30, 2015

SEABA rigged results of noise study

The Haines Borough has received multiple complaints regarding commercial helicopters using the temporary heliport at 26 Mile. Complaints and borough r...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 16, 2015

Study: Heli-skiing best bet for winter tourism expansion

The Haines Borough released its Haines Winter Visitor Industry study this week, which identifies heli-skiing as the sector with the most potential...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 12, 2015

Avalanche buries skier on event eve

Despite a Wednesday morning avalanche that partially buried the event’s co-coordinator and an insurance snafu delaying the Haines Borough’s...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 22, 2015

Cost of helicopter noise study soars

The cost of a noise study to monitor the impacts of a heliport near 26 Mile Haines Highway has ballooned from a Haines Borough staff estimate of...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 18, 2014

Crime, weather left mark on 2014

The Haines Borough, its school and police department, came under new management in 2014, a year marked by lopsided weather patterns, infrastructure...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014

Ski event gets room to roam

The Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to allow an international ski and snowboard competition to use area outside the...

 
 News    October 30, 2014

Sosa OKs SEABA skier-day request

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa has set the skier day allocations for the 2015 heli-ski season and has decided not to penalize a company that had a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 23, 2014

Heli-ski event seeking extra area

A worldwide ski and snowboard competition affiliated with Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures has applied to hold an event in Haines, and is...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 5, 2014

State plans to check on heli-skiing operations

Enforcement officers from the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Section will conduct surprise compliance visits at random heli-ski operations...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 22, 2014

Resident files court appeal of 26 Mile heliport decision

A resident of a neighboring subdivision filed an appeal in Juneau Superior Court last week challenging the Haines Borough’s decision to issue a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 24, 2014

SEABA fined $21K, put on 4 years of probation

Local heli-ski company Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures on April 17 agreed to pay more than $20,000 in fines and be placed on four years of...

 
 Letters    April 17, 2014

Thanks SEABA, for Big Air's big grins

I think everyone who attended the Big Air competition on Sunday would agree that Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures deserves a hearty thank...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 3, 2014

Heli-ski safety under scrutiny

Following the deaths of three Haines heli-ski guides in as many years, the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Section is investigating measures...

 
 Letters    April 3, 2014

Thanks to SEABA for offering class

During the winter months, eighth grade students at the middle school, led by Jon Gellings of Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures, dug their way...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 27, 2014

SEABA: No more heli-skiing for '14

Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures co-owner Scott Sundberg said the company has shut down its heli-ski operations for the remainder of the...

 
 Letters    March 27, 2014

Donate air bags for heli-ski industry?

Tread lightly when you call for the borough to impose more regulatory requirements. Every industry has regulating organizations. Typically in the ski...

 
 Letters    March 27, 2014

Air bags should be required for guides

So sorry to read about the death of another Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures guide, the second death of a guide while working for SEABA in two...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 20, 2014

Avalanche buries, kills SEABA guide

Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures heli-skiing guide Aaron Karitis of Bend, Ore., died Monday night at Anchorage’s Providence Medical Center...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 13, 2014

Assembly OKs 26 Mile heliport

A Haines Borough Assembly meeting that lasted nearly nine hours this week after it was continued to a second night resulted in a split decision for...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 6, 2014

Heli-ski firms: Open more area for 'event'

Two local heli-ski companies are asking the Haines Borough to temporarily open nearly 10,000 acres of terrain closed to the sport for a month-long...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 6, 2014

Assembly to revisit heliport issue

The Haines Borough Assembly agreed last week to hear an appeal of a Feb. 13 planning commission decision denying a conditional use permit for a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 20, 2014

Heliport try denied; SEABA to appeal

Scott Sundberg, co-owner of Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures, is appealing a Feb. 13 Haines Borough Planning Commission decision denying his...

 

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