Chilkat Valley News - Serving Haines and Klukwan, Alaska since 1966


By CVN Staff 

Vick values valley's peace and quiet


September 23, 2010

I am concerned about the regulation of the helicopter industry here in Haines. My sense is that many of the candidates who call themselves "pro-business" would support a deregulation of the helicopter industry. I want to maintain our quiet lifestyle and believe that an unregulated helicopter industry threatens our peace and quiet. I am not saying that we have to close down helicopter skiing, but I do believe we have to keep careful control by keeping the helicopter industry regulated. Our first priority should be to minimize the noise impacts to the residents of this valley. I am voting for Steve Vick because I believe his values coincide with mine on this and many other issues facing Haines today.

Joe Ordonez