Broadway Bulletin Board

This Week

• Dec. 15 - Fused Glass Class, 5:30 p.m. at Rec Center.

• Dec. 17 - Christmas caroling, 6:30 p.m. at Presbyterian Church.

•Dec. 18 - Popcorn and Berry Garlands for kids 5-12, 3:30 p.m. at Rec Center, Wild and Scenic Film Festival.

• Dec. 19 - Skagway Village aka Skagway Traditional Council Open House, Door Prizes Available, 2-4 p.m., School Activities Fundraiser Feed (wrestling), Move Night, Guardians of the Galaxy, 7 p.m. at NPS.

• Dec. 20 - Solstice Potluck and Holiday Skate, noon to 4 p.m. at Rec Center, Cookie Exchange, 2 to 4 p.m. at Bites on Broadway.

• Dec. 21 - Emblem Christmas Carnival, 1-4 p.m. at the Elks, Story time with Reba at Skaguay News Depot at 4 p.m.

Public Meetings - details in calendar

• Dec. 16 - Continuance of Board of Appeals hearing.

• Dec. 17 - Senior Ad Hoc Committee, Port Commission

• Dec. 18 - Finance Committee, Borough Assembly.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Includes above and ongoing meetings and upcoming events in Skagway. To get your upcomng events and meetings listed here and in the next print edition, please e-mail us! (Skagway items only, please)



Fourth of July 2014

See our staff photos from Fourth of July 2014: Let It Rain!

BSC 2014

See our staff photos from Buckwheat Ski Classic 2014: "Life is a Circus" ! We are a proud sponsor of the 28th Annual Buckwheat Ski Classic: 239 skiers participated and there were more than 115 volunteers. See Official Results! 2014 race was Saturday, March 22 - Check the Log Cabin Ski Society on Facebook for photos, awards listings, trail reports, and more! See 2014 BSC story from our March 28 issue.


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Breaking News

See stories in Dec. 12 issue.

Dec. 10 - Water to be chlorinated after testing positive for coliforms - As a precautionary measure, chlorine will be added to Skagway's water supply, after it is flushed multiple times. The chlorine is not a permanent addition to Skagway's water. The coliforms, found in the water are not themselves harmful, but are an indicator that conditions exist that could support harmful bacteria.

Dec. 8- Engineering consultants request additional $221,000 for Gateway Project- During a special Borough Assembly meeting, KPFF Consulting Engineers told assembly members that their former drilling company had not been able to comply with schedule requirements, and as such, a new drilling company had been acquired. The new drilling company required the municipality to pay an additional $221,000 for special accomodations, bringing the contract's total cost to$2,883,000. Assembly members plan to speak with borough attorney Bob Blasco before making any decisions. Read the full story in Friday's paper.

Dec. 8- Poultry from British Columbia recalled due to Avian Flu- In a press release from Governor Bill Walker, the U.S Dept. of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Inspection Service placed a temporary prohibition on the importation of poultry, commercial birds, other types of birds and any avian products or fresh poultry from British Columbia. Due to a diagnosis of highly pathogenic avian influenza in commercial poultry, all poultry commodities are prohibited from entering the United States.

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The Arctic Brotherhood by Ashley Bowman

Signed Copies Available!

Also from Lynn Canal Publishing and signed by the authors:

Fish This! by Andrew Cremata

Skagway: City of the New Century by Jeff Brady and others!

See other books and order online at our webstore or call the bookstore at 907-983-3354. Winter hours: 12:30 to 5:30 pm Mon-Fri, 12:30-4:30 pm Sat-Sun.


December 12, 2014 • Vol. XXXVII, No. 22

Santa Baby

Jay McClendon holds newborn son Finn, while Crystal McLendon gets close to Santa with son Cody at Bites on Broadway on Dec.7. Elise Giordano

Top Stories (not yet posted)

• Gateway project to require extra $221,000 for new drilling team after plans fall through.

•Board of Appeals grants National Historical Park’s variance request

• Public Safety Facility committee discusses design with contractors.

SHOW BUSINESS - Harrison Zalit plays the piano during a Christmas concert in the NPS auditorium. Elise Giordano


• BOROUGH DIGEST: ­Assembly postpones discussing AIDEA lease;Gateway RFP Issued ;Finance Committee puts Rec Center expansion on hold, discusses pool ; Requested funding for Harbor Facility; Clinic approved to hire benefits specialist .

• SPORTS & REC.: Panthers lose to Metlakatla and Wrangell at regionals; Wrestling team competes with only two in Haines; Robotics team prepares for Juneau Jamboree.

Next issue is December 24, 2014 (deadline: Dec. 17).



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