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Dyea Flats Road Project continues

Work to improve the Dyea Flats road that began in May is still continuing. According to National Park Service spokesman Mike Trenel, it has taken quite a bit of time to get the surface level high enough on the road so there...

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Mackey support appreciated

Thank you to everyone who helped and attended the Lance Mackey Medical Fundraiser. Thank you! I’m so grateful and honored that Lance Mackey was able to attend this event. Lance Mackey had stage-four cancer and later won...

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School Report: Nov. 10 2016

Superintendent shares academic progress report Josh Coughran shared the Measures of Academic Progress Assessment (MAP) test results at the Nov. 1 school board meeting. The MAP tests focus on the areas of reading, mathematics and...

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Arts Beat: August 26, 2016

Congratulations SE Alaska State Fair Winners! Megan Barrett: 1st Place- Micro Macrame Necklace with Fossil Walrus Ivory Pendant. Lisa Mandeville: Photography awards;  2nd Place Wild Plant “Fly Agaric”.  2nd Place- Wild...

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...

Evangeline Taylor March 5, 1926 – Nov. 4, 2016

Evangeline Taylor, 90, our beloved mother passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 4, 2016, at the home of her daughter Dalyce McFarland, in Auburn, Washington.  Van was preceded in death by her husband Marvin Taylor who...

  • Police blotter: Oct. 11 -18

    Police blotter: Oct. 11 -18

    October 11 A burglary alarm was reported for a local business. The alarm was checked on by an officer. An automatic fire alarm was received for a local business. The alarm was found to be false. October 12 A minor accident was...

  • Police and Fire Blotter for Sept. 21 to Oct. 10

    Police and Fire Blotter for Sept. 21 to Oct. 10

    September 21 A citation was issued for camping where prohibited. A citation was issued for being parked facing traffic. A hit and run was reported in the Fairway Market parking lot. A visitor to town reported a lost cell phone....

  • Jeff. Smiths Parlor hosts open house

    Jeff. Smiths Parlor hosts open house

    Before and after restoration of Jeff. Smith’s Parlor Museum. Photo courtesy of National Park Service This week the National Park Service celebrates the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Earlier...

  • Box of Rocks honors Maggio

    Box of Rocks honors Maggio

    Photo by Andrew Cremata This year’s Box of Rocks jaunt to Upper Dewey Lake was dedicated to the late TEMSCO Helicopters pilot Chris Maggio who for years took participants down from the lake after the grind up the mountain trail....

Box of Rocks run Sept. 25

By Suzanne Ashe REPORTER The annual end of the season Box of Rocks will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25. The quintessential run to Upper Lake cabin will have the usual fast- and slower-paced participants, a few dogs and kids, plenty...

New winter ferry schedule sees changes

JUNEAU – Skagway will see four ferries a week during much of the coming winter with service on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Friday. That’s an improvement over last year when lay-up of more ships reduced service to two or three...