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Finished with Mud Bay 'spring' Regarding the test results for the Mud Bay “spring.” I applaud the assembly for ordering further testing of the...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 20, 2017

Freeride cancelled

The Freeride World Tour will not return to Haines this winter, officials said this week. “For the moment, we do not have the finances to come back...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 13, 2017

'Wild and free': Tourism video is a hit

The new promotional video for the Haines Borough’s Tourism Department is drawing raves – and more importantly, views. Released Thursday, July 6, t...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 16, 2017

Snow, athletes converge for 'Freeride'

Eight inches of snow fell Sunday and Monday. Next come the skiers. Twenty-eight professional skiers and snowboarders will shred powder during the...

 

Hut group appreciated racers, volunteers

Haines Huts would like to thank everyone who helped make the first annual Koot to Kat alpine adventure race a great success. Leslie Ross at the...

 

Parks and Rec panel discusses heliskiing

The other recreationists who populate the backcountry of Haines weighed in Monday on the controversial remapping of heliski site maps where helicopter...

 

Heliski debate centers on goat, bear impacts

The Haines heliskiing map committee convened Monday for another round of reviewing the backcountry site maps where ski-adventure companies drop off...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 17, 2016

Groups seek delay in heli-skiing decisions

Hold off until mountain goat and bear preliminary studies are finished next spring. Tighter conflict-of-interest rules. That’s what two local adviso...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 10, 2016

Heliski committee hits halfway point

A review committee recommended opening seven areas to heliskiing Monday following a protest of the make-up of that group. A five-person committee has...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 3, 2016

Questions remain for Heliski committee

Scott Sundberg should not vote on his own seven proposals to expand his company’s heliskiing area, according to a Haines Borough attorney’s...

 
 By John Stang    News    October 27, 2016

Borough to tackle glitch in heliskiing ordinance

Proposed legislation to cut back on conflicts of interest on the Haines Borough’s heliski review committee was sent to the Tourism Advisory Board. T...

 
 By John Stang    News    October 6, 2016

Conflict of interest on heliski committee?

By John Stang Five people are on a Haines Borough committee to recommend whether to approve two companies’ requests to expand their heliskiing...

 
 By John Stang    News    September 15, 2016

Assembly nails down heliskiing timetable

The Haines Borough Assembly changed the law to delay the next heliskiing mapping efforts until 2019. However, it also grandfathered in two existing...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 4, 2016

Legal fees mount in heliport lawsuit

The Haines Borough has spent more than $13,000 to date defending itself in a lawsuit filed by a sister company of Southeast Alaska Backcountry...

 

Blackwell logged, owned restaurant

Dan Blackwell, a trucker, logger, and restaurateur died June 7 at Wildflower Court in Juneau of hear...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 31, 2016

State rejected 2 sites for Freeride ski event

In December, the Freeride World Tour’s request to access two sites outside of the borough-approved heli-ski map generated controversy, including...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 24, 2016

Freeride event seeks funding, closer heli=pad

The manager of the Freeride World Tour told the Haines Chamber of Commerce last week that securing sponsorships to increase contributions to the event...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 3, 2016

Freeriders here March 12

Organizations and businesses around town are scrambling to prepare for the Freeride World Tour, with event staff scheduled to begin arriving in...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

Company sues borough over heliport denial

A local company denied a conditional use permit to operate a heliport near 26 Mile is appealing the decision in state Superior Court. In a notice of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 17, 2015

Closed areas opened for freeride

Despite letters of opposition from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Chilkat Indian Village and numerous residents, the Haines Borough...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 3, 2015

Assembly supports denial of heliport

It appears there will be more heli-skiing litigation on the Haines Borough’s horizon. Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures co-owner Scott...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 19, 2015

Deja vu for heliport proposal at 26 mile

Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures co-owner Scott Sundberg last week said he would appeal the Haines Borough Planning Commission’s rejection...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 5, 2015

Proposal would more than double heli-skier days

Following last week’s dispute about the distribution of heli-ski user days, Haines Borough Assembly member George Campbell is seeking to more than...

 

Helicopter noise study out, but what next?

The final draft of the Haines Borough’s $41,300 noise study is in, but it’s still unclear if or how the results will translate into law or...

 

Sundberg renews push for heliport

Helicopter ski tour operator Scott Sundberg has resumed his eight-year campaign to establish a heli-port near a residential subdivision at 26 Mile...

 

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