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 By Max Graham    News    October 20, 2022

Tour operator proposes heliport at 24 Mile

The borough’s largest tour operator has proposed building a helicopter port at 24 Mile Haines Highway to expand heliskiing operations and improve...

 
 By Max Graham    News    August 25, 2022

Six candidates file for three assembly seats

It's that time of year again: the bears are out at Chilkoot, and your neighbors are vying for your...

 

Duly Noted

Esmé Anne Marie Reed was born May 19 at Bartlett Regional Hospital, arriving three and a half weeks earlier than expected. She was 6 lbs. 3 oz. and...

 

Assembly Briefs

The Haines Borough Assembly changed its heliski code and administrative policy Tuesday in part to align with language similar to the Bureau of Land...

 
 By Max Graham    News    February 24, 2022

Developer tax exemption pushed to third hearing with amendment

A proposed tax exemption for subdivision developers will go to a third public hearing on March 8. The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-3 on Tuesday to...

 
 By Max Graham    News    February 24, 2022

Valley mountain goat researcher departs Fish and Game

The upper Lynn Canal’s leading mountain goat researcher, who has spent the last 12 years collecting data and providing analysis to Haines officials...

 
 By Max Graham    News    February 10, 2022

Assembly approves Lutak cell tower lease

The Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously to approve a land lease agreement for a telecommunications tower near Lutak Dock. The agreement enables...

 
 By Max Graham    News    January 20, 2022

Assembly grants heliski tour permit to fourth operator

After months of debate, the Haines Borough Assembly granted a heliski tour permit to a fourth operator in the Chilkat Valley. The Jan. 11 decision...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 22, 2021

2021 sees rebuilding, recovery from disaster, pandemic

Recovery and rebuilding were the watchwords of 2021 as residents navigated life in Haines among the...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 9, 2021

Hot-mic remark causes concern

Assuming he was muted on Zoom at a Nov. 29 heliski Committee of the Whole meeting, Eric Holle said, “I’d like to kill Liz Cornejo.” Cornejo had...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 2, 2021

Heliski focus shifts to limiting helicopters

As the Haines Borough Assembly weighs a draft ordinance that would eliminate a cap on heliski tour permits in the borough, a new idea has piqued the i...

 

Don't make emotion-based decisions

I realize the heliski conversation is an emotional topic but I’m encouraged to see folks moving past their opinions and starting to realize some...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 11, 2021

Heliski code hearing reflects sharp divide

Twenty seven people, including a Scottish expedition guide with National Geographic, commented at a Tuesday hearing on a draft ordinance that would...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 4, 2021

TAB backs draft heliski ordinance

The Haines Borough Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) voted 4-1 on Oct. 28 to support the borough assembly’s proposed ordinance removing a limit on...

 

Free enterprise has consequences

After the Mayor at the last Borough Assembly Meeting on Oct. 26 introduced Ordinance 21-10-598 to remove the limit on the number of heliski permits,...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 28, 2021

Assembly introduces law to axe heliski permit cap for a year

The Haines Borough Assembly introduced an ordinance on Tuesday that would remove the cap on heliski operators in the borough for only one year. The...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 30, 2021

Assembly inches toward removing heliski limit

Haines Borough mayor Douglas Olerud cast a tie-breaking vote Tuesday to draft an ordinance to change borough code and eliminate the current limit on...

 

Candidates discuss the economy at Chamber of Commerce forum

The Haines Chamber of Commerce organized a forum Sept. 21 at the Aspen Hotel where candidates had one minute to answer 10 questions such as whether...

 

Four Candidates Running for ASSEMBLY

The following is a condensed version of CVN interviews with borough assembly candidates Richard Clem...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 16, 2021

Committee sends question of fourth heliski permit to assembly

The Government Affairs and Services (GAS) Committee on Friday deferred action on whether to expand Haines’ limit on heliski operator permits from th...

 

Please consider impact of heliski permit

Dear community of Haines. My name is Bruce Bauer, owner of the Funny Farm since 1997. As I have been involved in the heliski industry since its...

 
 By Max Graham    News    August 26, 2021

Data scarcity muddles heliski policy

As Haines Borough Government Affairs and Services (GAS) Committee members decide whether to change code to allow a fourth heliski operator in the...

 
 By Max Graham    News    August 19, 2021

Officials hear pitches on heliski code

At a Tuesday meeting, heliski industry representatives and public commenters made their cases for or against changing borough code to allow a fourth...

 

Thanks for high quality reporting

Max Graham’s story “Why does Haines limit heliski permits?” is the best piece I’ve read on the subject, and I bet I’ve read hundreds over...

 
 By Max Graham    News    August 12, 2021

Why does Haines limit heliski permits?

In June the Haines Borough denied a permit application for a fourth heliski operator because borough code sets a limit at three operators per season....

 

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