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


Heli-ski firms deplete goodwill


I have been a supporter of the heli-ski industry for the last several years. But, as they say, all things must change. With the two main companies blatantly flying out of bounds, being less-than-forthcoming with their GPS data (an apparent violation of their permit), and now refusing to allow scientific information into their request for a new map, I say let them develop a new map in the Lower 48. If, in the future, they want to act as adults instead of corporate adolescents, then the map issue may be reevaluated. As a show of good faith, give us, the citizens of Haines, five years violation free, before asking us to look at the map. Alan Haines