February 13, 2015 • Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2
Back Aglow in Breck
A man and his dog go after salmon from their "Alaska Fish Camp", in this year's People's and Kids' Choice winner from the Skagway snow sculpting team at Breckenridge, CO. Team Alaska is at the Sourdough Rendezvous in Whitehorse this week. Check out the progress on their"Bear Trap Saloon" on the team's Facebook page.
Photo by Peter Lucchetti
Top Stories (now posted)
• Assembly finds compromise for trapping ordinance; Traps would be prohibited within 110 yards of public roads, highways, many trails.
• Team Alaska sculpture wins two awards.
• Light attendance for Community Forum; Communication, training, balancing of students' time, calendar discussed.
• Water free of coliforms again after tank treatment.
POETRY OUT LOUD - Al Weber gives an encore presentation of "Life Cycle of the Common Man" by Howard Memerov at the conclusion of the local Poetry Out Loud competition, which she won on Jan. 21. After a week and a half of studying their selected poems and performing them in class, 17 high school students recited poems to an audience of about 100. Weber learned this week that she qualified for the state competition in Juneau next month.
Photo by Jeff Brady
• BOROUGH DIGEST: Rec. Center expansion put on hold; Gateway drill sampling finished; Muni. to reapply for zoning request.
• SCHOOL REPORT: Parent-teacher conferences moved; Kowal returns to maintenance dept.; Farm to school support; Dr. Dickens praised.
• ARTSBEAT: Winter Weekend Filmfest line-up; Adult oil painting class; Culinary arts class interest needed; SAS scholarships available.
• SPORTS & REC.: Panthers still looking to crack win column; Buckwheat Ski Classic registration begins.
• OBITUARY: Lynette Roseberg.
• BLOTTER: Photos-Rockslide on Dyea Road, residential fire.
Next issue is February 27, 2015 (deadline: Feb. 23).
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