March 27, 2014 | Volume 44, Number 12

Air bags should be required for guides

So sorry to read about the death of another Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures guide, the second death of a guide while working for SEABA in two years. How is this acceptable? Haines Borough and the federal and state powers that be, do your job and require that all guides and their guests wear airbags, Ava-lungs and helmets while out skiing and boarding. My condolences to the guides, friends and family as well as to the greater Haines community. So sad.

Thea Schoettgen

Bear Valley, Calif.