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 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...

 

Editorial

On the scale of things, planning commissioner Donnie Turner’s “shut up” T-shirt was not particularly newsworthy and I was hoping to not publish...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 16, 2016

Heliport OK'd for year-round use

The Haines Borough Planning Commission last week approved unlimited, year-round use of a 35 Mile Haines Highway heliport, though the owners will not b...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 16, 2016

Official wears 'shut up' T-shirt to public hearing

A planning commissioner’s choice of a T-shirt to wear at last week’s meeting of the group rankled some citizens and at least one fellow commission...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 24, 2016

No unlimited use for heliport

The Haines Borough Planning Commission narrowly decided March 10 to deny a landowner’s request for unlimited use of a heliport near 35 Mile Haines...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 18, 2016

Planners OK heliport at 35 mile

The Haines Borough Planning Commission last week approved a heliport near 35 Mile Old Haines Highway to be used for winter heli-skiing, but the applic...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016

Heliport issue delayed 4 times

Since appearing on the Haines Borough Planning Commission’s agenda in October, the issue of siting a heliport at 35 Mile Old Haines Highway has...

 

More heliport permits is irresponsible

The 35 Mile heliport conditional use permit application has landed back in the planning commission’s lap despite the applicant’s efforts to...

 
 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

Applicant claims right to heliport

A property owner at 35 Mile Old Haines Highway says he doesn’t need a permit to site a heliport there because the property has been used to land...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 17, 2015

Heli-ski firms reject shared heliport idea

Haines Borough Planning Commission chair Rob Goldberg said he is dropping efforts to create a public heliport out Chilkat Lake Road because two out...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 10, 2015

Executive sessions close door on public

In the past month, the Haines Borough Assembly and its committees have met four times in closed-door sessions. According to a public notice, the...

 

Heli-ski firms, cooperate on heliport site

There were a couple significant events that led to my moving to Haines from Fairbanks four-and-a-half years ago. Those events were preceded by my...

 
 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 26, 2015

Heliport appeal request Tuesday

Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures co-owner Scott Sundberg claims the Haines Borough Planning Commission erred in denying his permit application...

 
 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 19, 2015

Planners pan noise study; reject idea of noise ordinance

The Haines Borough Planning Commission last week blasted a $41,300 noise study authorized by the assembly, calling the study “fundamentally...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 1, 2015

Helipad permit sought at 35 Mile

The manager of Coastal Helicopters has filed for a conditional use permit to site a helipad near 35 Mile Old Haines Highway. Michael Wilson, general...

 

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...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 16, 2015

Officials review harbor option history

Concerns about the Small Boat Harbor project this week prompted Haines Borough staff to look into how the current design was chosen. Manager David...

 

Apply Lutak standard at 26 Mile

What do dog kennels and helicopter noise studies have in common? In fact, two features in the June 18 issue of the Chilkat Valley News address the...

 

Noise study shows how to lie with stats

To site something as noisy and disruptive as a heliport in a residential neighborhood is an example of exceptionally poor planning, bound to create...

 
 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 18, 2015

Neighbors' comments sink plan for Lutak dog kennel

The Haines Borough Planning Commission rejected plans for a commercial dog-boarding kennel on Lutak Road last week after receiving more than a dozen...

 

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    February 26, 2015

Noise, cop studies get assembly's OK

The Haines Borough Assembly approved a major spending package Tuesday, including $41,300 to study helicopter noise, $22,000 to study the police...

 
 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...

 

Heliport site is unsafe

Thanks to Drew Degen for his commentary. No one makes compliments regarding Mr. Floreske and his business dealings with those unfortunate residents wh...

 

Planners approve 3 helipads at 10 Mile

The Haines Borough Planning Commission last week approved a conditional use permit for the installation of three helipads at 10 Mile Haines Highway,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Floreske to seek heliport permit Sept.11

A local developer last week submitted a conditional use permit application to build three helipads at 10 Mile Haines Highway. The Haines Borough...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 3, 2014

Borough legal bill $70K last year

The Haines Borough spent about $70,000 on legal services in the past year, including $11,500 on the 2013 election investigation and $7,000 on the appe...

 

Editorial

Dave Ricke’s crew made the raising of the Fort Seward fire hall hose tower look easy Tuesday. The tower is an impressive addition to Fort Seward...

 
 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    May 15, 2014

Planners want consideration

Several members of the Haines Borough Planning Commission asked for more support from the assembly during a joint meeting of the two bodies last...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 24, 2014

Borough to solicit bids for helicopter noise study

At the direction of the Haines Borough Assembly, manager David Sosa will begin soliciting bids for noise studies estimated to cost between $6,000 and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 10, 2014

Assembly postpones helicopter noise plan

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday postponed directing the manager to craft a plan for monitoring the impact of helicopter operations near 26 Mile...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 3, 2014

Corps OKs heliport fill at 10 Mile

The Army Corps of Engineers recently approved a Haines developer’s request to fill more than 1,400 cubic yards of wetlands to build three helipads n...

 
 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

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...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 6, 2014

SEABA resumes push for heliport

Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures co-owner Scott Sundberg once again is applying for a permit to establish a heliport near Chilkat Lake Road....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 21, 2013

Floreske plans heliport at 10 Mile

A Haines developer is moving forward with plans to build a heliport at 10 Mile Haines Highway. John Floreske applied Oct. 25 to the Army Corps of...

 

Sorry for helicopter intrusion at lodge

I want to apologize to Mosquito Lake residents who were surprised and upset about a helicopter landing at the Funny Farm on Monday. First, we... Full story

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 21, 2013

Planners drop 26 Mile rezone

Due to survey results and testimony at its March 14 meeting, the Haines Borough Planning Commission is dropping discussion of a potential rezone in th...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 24, 2013

More input sought on 25 Mile rezone

The Haines Borough Planning Commission is struggling to craft some sort of compromise regarding the potential rezone of the Chilkat Lake Road area....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 20, 2012

2012: The Year in Review

The earth moved in 2012 and the shift wasn’t only the “slump” on the side of Mount Ripinsky that cleaved a house and split Lutak Road....

 

Rather heliport than rules

We are property owners in the Eagle Vista subdivision. We just returned from a wonderful trip north for a family Thanksgiving. While we were gone...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 15, 2012

Neighbors critical of rezone plan

A potential rezone on the east side of Chilkat Lake Road wouldn’t address concerns about industrial development in the neighborhood, some residents...

 

SEABA’s heliport permit appeal nixed

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 5-1 on Tuesday to uphold a planning commission decision denying Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures a permit to...

 

Assembly agrees to hear SEABA permit appeal

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday, Feb. 28, will rehear a planning commission decision that denied a company’s request for a permit to use a...

 

Permit for 26 Mile heliport struck down

The Haines Borough Planning Commission last week in a 3-3 vote denied a company’s request for a permit to use a 26 Mile heliport for commercial...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    January 12, 2012

Public meeting on heliport scheduled

Please come to the Jan. 19 public hearing on SEABA’s application to create an additional heliport for their commerical (heli-)ski tours. The...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 5, 2012

Borough: Heliport would violate permit

The Haines Borough will send a letter to Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures informing them that use of a heliport at 26 Mile for commercial helic...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 22, 2011

Chilkat Valley year in review

An assembly recall campaign and a new effort targeting underage drinking punctuated the year 2011 in the Chilkat Valley News. Extreme weather and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 15, 2011

SEABA plans use of 26 Mile heliport

Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures is going ahead with plans to use a 26 Mile Haines Highway site as a heliport, relying on a section of Haines...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    June 23, 2011

Rezoning for heliports not solution

Many of us are disgusted with what went on at the recent Borough Assembly meeting. There’s a certain group in this town who feel they know...

 

Neighbors: Heliports not welcome at 26 Mile

Some residents at 26 Mile Haines Highway want their area rezoned like the Mud Bay planning and zoning district, which now specifically prohibits...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    May 19, 2011

Battle brewing over heliport; Residents seek zoning change; operator silent

Residents at 26 Mile say they’ll push for rezoning to keep a heliport out of their neighborhood, despite a suggestion voiced at last week’...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    April 14, 2011

Don't exploit our homes for your gain

Regarding the heliport proposal off Chilkat Lake Road: Not in my backyard! Keep the helicopters at the airport, where they belong. We were not...

 

SEABA seeks planners' OK of heliport at 26 Mile

Members of the Haines Borough Planning Commission on Thursday were slated to consider a conditional use permit for a 26 Mile Haines Highway heliport...

 

Ordinance would require hearing for new heli-ports

The Haines Borough Assembly on March 8 advanced an ordinance that would make heliports a conditional use in the general use planning and zoning...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    March 3, 2011

Give second heli-ski permit to AMG

This place we live in has a valuable commodity to offer tourists coming to Haines. It is an opportunity to heli-ski in a setting like none other. Peop...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    March 3, 2011

Now writing down SEABA's promises

I am one of about a hundred residents of the 26 Mile neighborhood where SEABA recently admitted they are intending to base their heliport operations....

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    February 23, 2011

SEABA, the heliport answer is still 'no'

Two years ago, many residents at 26 Mile signed a petition stating that we don’t want a heliport in our neighborhood. SEABA, you followed...

 

Major heli-ski issues up in air

With less than a week until possible adoption of a revised helicopter skiing ordinance, a mayor-appointed work group has yet to reach consensus on...