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2017 Leprechaun Loop

DSC_0052 Fable Wallace charges around the kids’ 1k course. DSC_0051 DSC_0068 Racers in the annual...

Frozen Moments: Feeding Frenzy

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Perfectly polar bears at the Skagway Library

In honor of International Polar Bear Day, the Skagway Library held an event for local children. The library held a Skype call with the Alaska Zoo so the children could see polar bears live on camera and ask questions of zoo staff.


Borough Briefs April 14

This week the Borough heard from AP&T on the West Creek hydroelectric project, adopted an ordinance guiding management of the Nahku Bay area and more.

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Annual Folk Festival enters 31st year

To help the town wipe the last bit of winter sleep from its eyes, the local Arts Council is bringing back Skagway’s annual International Folk Festival during a weekend so full of events it’s threatening to overflow.

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MAP results encouraging

Results for Skagway students’ wintertime Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test are in, and Superintendent Dr. Josh Coughran said he is encouraged by the results.

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Arts Beat

The Skagway Arts Council is proud to present in concert the Rhythm Future Quartet, a world-class Gypsy jazz group dedicated to keeping the genre alive in the new millennium.

Borough Briefs: March 24

This issue, the Borough Assembly set fines for animal abuse in the municipality, worked with the Clinic Board of Directors on changes to city code and heard from two separate tour services about their concerns with the city code.

Letters to the Editor

It’s good to be home I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for your support, concern, prayers, get-well cards, phone calls and visits during my stay in Seattle for heart surgery a few weeks ago. I have...

  • Police & Fire Blotter: March 6-20

    Police & Fire Blotter: March 6-20

    March 6th A winter watchman light was reported at a local residence. The responsible party was contacted. An officer assisted with a vehicle lockout. March 7th An officer responded to an auto-dialer 911 call. March 8th A loose...

  • Marjorie Newell

    Marjorie Newell

    Marjorie (Marj) Newell started her journey on June 20, 1930. Her parents, Frank and Flo Geller, were former teachers who homesteaded a ranch near Dalton, Nebraska. Marj was the youngest of five siblings: Lucille, Roger, Robert, Charles and herself. Only Robert Geller of Fort Collins, Colorado survives.

  • Police & Fire Blotter Feb. 21-March 5

    Police & Fire Blotter Feb. 21-March 5

    February 21st A loose dog was reported. A report was received of a potential domestic dispute. February 25th A request for the On Duty Provider was received. February 26th A dog was reported missing. The owner later reported the...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Letters to the Editor

    Expressing appreciation I would like to express my appreciation to everyone who attended the recent public meeting regarding the proposed solid waste transfer, recycling and composting facility, as well as to all of you who have...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Letters to the Editor

    Hello! My name is Max M. I am a fifth-grade student at Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan, Iowa. My class is studying the geography and history of the United States. I am very excited to learn more about your beautiful state of Alaska.