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Looser regs for Chilkat vex Haines

Duck and Karen Hess warred with state biologists and environmentalists over permits for...under the microscope when you are trying to run a business," said Karen Hess, who also is president of the Haines Chamber of Commerce. The Alaska...
Operator appeals ban on eagle baiting

...the appeal filed by River Adventures owners Duck and Karen Hess. The tour operators assert the operation is protected...feeding eagles before banning the activity, Duck and Karen Hess wrote. State Parks Director Jim Stratton said the company's...
Tour operators sue state over ship initiative "The disclosure provision creates unintended consequences for Alaska businesses and irreparably harms us," said Karen Hess, owner of Chilkat River Adventures in Haines in a prepared statement. She is one of the plaintiffs in the class action...
Ex-governor, others want jet-boat permit for Chilkat changed to include seasonal restrictions

...summer, the state Division of Parks granted a permit to Chilkat River Adventures, owned by Haines residents Duck and Karen Hess, removing seasonal limits on their tour operation. In doing so, the Parks Division overturned a prior decision by...
More suits filed against jet boats in Chilkat River

...Chilkat River Adventures, run by Haines residents Duck and Karen Hess. In recent years, the tour company and Haines environmentalists...We'll let the court do its job," Saddler said. Karen Hess declined to comment about the lawsuits on Friday...
Haines tempers flare as state ponders reins on Chilkat River tours

...River Adventures co-owners Duck and Karen Hess recently were barred by the the level that it is at now," Karen Hess said in an e-mail message to the...that our boats have that effect," Karen Hess said, adding that there have been...
Conservationists challenge Haines jet boats in court

...protecting eagle and salmon habitat. Commercial activities must be compatible with that purpose to get a permit, she said. Karen Hess, an owner of River Adventures in Haines, said she had not heard of the lawsuit as of Tuesday afternoon, but wasn't...


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