Borough officials are not insensitive to the grief experienced by the Dodov and Liberman families and friends in the loss of Nicolay Dodov and Rob Liberman. Neither are we ignoring the requests for an official response to take action or consider changing how we regulate the heli-ski industry in the borough. The borough is in receipt of the Alaska State Trooper’s final report and conclusion of the matter as non-criminal; prior to any action the borough may take, we want to gain comfort in understanding what that means. Also prior to making any decisions we are reviewing recommendations offered by our attorney, Brooks Chandler. Knowing the best course of action requires a commitment to truth, fairness, and compassion. It will also require time. Thank you for your patience.
Mayor, Haines Borough