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One musher’s journey

J Dot and Romulus, a.k.a. Rummy, are training for the 2018 Iditarod. J Shelley, or J Dot to his...


Borough Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016

Dock Improvements Grant gets an extension A State Dock Improvements Grant that was to expire in June 2017 has been extended by one year. The grant originally was for $10 million as part of the Gateway Project. There is $6.5...

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  • Port planning moves forward with kick-off meeting

    Larger cruise ships are coming to Alaska in 2018, the waterfront lease held by White Pass & Yukon Route Railway is up in 2023, the sublease with Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) is also up then, and...

  • Letter to the editor: Dear Wonderful Skagway

    Blessed by Skagway Style! As we reflect on this past year and losses that still bring a tear— We also think of you and smile For sharing comfort – Skagway style!   “Blessed are mourners,” Jesus said, “For they shall be...

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Borough Briefs: Dec. 9, 2016

New flags fly over Klondike Park The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, welcoming guests from the waterfront into Skagway, has three new flagpoles with a United States flag, an Alaska flag and a Canadian. “You might...

Hi Skagway, it’s me, Suzanne Ashe

BY SUZANNE ASHE REPORTER All children have heroes. Sometimes those heroes live on space stations, other heroes put out fires or play ball. My heroes brought down a United States President. As a child, my heroes were Bob Woodward...

Police and Fire Blotter: Dec. 7 – 19, 2016

December 7 Fire personnel responded to a downtown Fire Alarm, it was determined the alarm was caused by construction. Officer reported a winter watchman light was on at a Municipal building, responsible party was notified....

Sportsmanship award for SHS volleyball

The SHS volleyball team ended its season at regionals in Klawock Dec. 2-3 by dropping two matches. They lost to top seed Petersburg (runner-up at both the regional and state tournament) in the opening round, and then fell to...