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 By Natalie Helms    News    March 23, 2017 

Freeride coming down to the wire

The fate of the 2017 Freeride World Tour in Haines will come down to weather and slope conditions Friday and Saturday. The event was delayed through...

 
 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...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 9, 2017

Panel draws up alternative to heliski map group

The Haines Borough Assembly’s Commerce Committee on Monday agreed on a model for decision-making that might replace the heliski map committee. The...

 

Assembly appoints three to public safety commission

The Haines Borough Assembly’s Commerce Committee on Monday agreed on a model for decision-making that might replace the heliski map committee. The...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 9, 2017

Crowd Rallies against recreation map plan

The future of mapping winter recreation sites in the Haines Borough was uncertain after more than 100 residents turned out Tuesday to criticize the...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    January 26, 2017

Committee proposes alternatives to heli-ski map group

The Haines Borough Assembly’s commerce committee weighed options for the future of the Heliski Map Committee – including eliminating it all...

 

Chamber elects 5 to board

An election by the membership of the Haines Chamber of Commerce in December will seat five directors on the group’s nine-member board of directors....

 

Group decides goals for solid waste plan

At its first meeting Monday, the Solid Waste Working Group agreed the Haines Borough has no backup plan for waste management. What happens if Communit...

 

Assembly delays action on heliski map expansion

In the face of two appeals citing conflicts of interest, the Haines Borough assembly Tuesday voted unanimously to delay the controversial process of...

 

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...

 

Assembly to tackle big agenda Tuesday

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday will issue a six-month report card for newly-arrived manager Bill Seward to determine whether any course...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    December 1, 2016

Heliski committee makes deadline, skipping some areas

Monday’s Heliski Map Committee meeting was its last, despite long discussion on wildlife habitat and clerical map errors leaving unfinished...

 

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 10, 2016

Assembly approves first harbor contract

A slightly trimmed Portage Cove Harbor Expansion now enters its first phase. “I believe this is one of the biggest and best projects we’re going...

 
 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 Karen Garcia    News    July 7, 2016

Vote on tourism tax advances

After more than an hour of testimony from residents, the Haines Borough Finance Committee last week recommended to let voters in the fall municipal...

 
 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...

 

Decision erodes support for Freeride

Over the objections of Chilkat Indian Village, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, professional hunting guides, Chilkoot Bear Foundation, Lynn Canal...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 17, 2015

Year marked by citizen involvement

Heightened citizen participation marked 2015, a year in which residents challenged municipal leaders on a range of issues, and seemingly small...

 

Quash attempt to expand heli-ski map

There is another attempt in the works by a few owners and proponents of the heliski industry as Title 5 Ordinance revision 14-08-390 to access...

 
 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...

 

Voices marginalized by heli-ski map

I find it unfortunate that in the last issue of the CVN other key stakeholder groups concerned about the heliski map are referred to as “opponents...

 

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