Day: December 14, 2017

KHNS News – Dec. 14, 2017

https://khns.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/14Newscast.mp3 Haines Assembly gives new winter tour the go-ahead; Battery point trail closes briefly for hazard mitigation; Sitka adopts incentive program to attract electric...

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Haines Assembly gives new winter tour the go-ahead

A new winter tour in the Chilkat Valley received overwhelming support from the Haines Assembly this week. Alaska Mountain Guides applied for a permit to operate winter snow machine and UTV tours, and backcountry skiing day trips. AMG plans to operate in the 26-mile area, including Flower Mountain. The company originally included the Jarvis Glacier and the area upstream from Devil’s Elbow on the Tsirku River. But, those areas were removed after hearing concerns from residents. Assembly member Heather Lende recognized AMG owner Sean Gaffney’s willingness to work with residents. “I would like to commend Sean Gaffney for listening...

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