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This Week

• Aug. 1 - Ashley Bowman signing The Arctic Brotherhood, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Skaguay News Depot & Books. Then presenting as part of the NPS Guide Series at 6 p.m. at NPS auditorium.

Public Meetings - details in calendar

July 28 - Recreation Board.

• July 30 - Port Commission & Assembly work session with AIDEA representatives.

• July 31 - Public Safety/HEW meeting on herbicides; Clinic Board.

• Aug. 1 - Skagway CVB.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Includes above and ongoing meetings and events through August 19, 2014. To get your upcomng events and meetings listed here and in the next print edition, please e-mail us! (Skagway items only, please)



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.

Yuletide 2013

See our staff photos from Yuletide 2013 !


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Breaking News

See stories in July 25 issue.

July 23 - WP&YR train derails at summit; some passengers taken to clinic. – A Fraser,BC bound train derailed near the south switch at the summit of the White Pass Wednesday afternoon. WP&YR released a statement this evening that said two engines and four passenger cars were involved, including one that landed partially in a small lake just inside the US-Canada border in Alaska. Some passengers interviewed said they ended up in the water but were able to get out, along with others in the cars. There were no serious injuries, and all returned by train to Skagway. The local Dahl Memorial Clinic reported treating 19 passengers with minor injuries and also saw the 4 crew members. The WP&YR train crew was praised for how it handled the situation. Developing story.

UPDATE: The damaged cars were removed and the track was repaired on July 24-25, allowing for a train of Chilkoot hikers to return to Skagway Friday. Full service resumed Saturday; the railroad has not released information yet on the cause of the accident.

If you have breaking local news, please call the newsroom line: 907-983-2354 or e-mail



NOW AVAILABLE from Lynn Canal Publishing

The Arctic Brotherhood by Ashley Bowman

BOOK SIGNING Fri. August 1, 2014 10 am to 4 pm

Come meet Ashley and get your book signed. She also will be giving a talk at the NPS auditorium that evening at 6 p.m.

Ashley also will be signing books in WHITEHORSE at Macs Fireweed Books on Main on July 31: 12-1 p.m.

For book orders, call the bookstore at 907-983-3354. Now open daily 9 am-6 pm.

Signed copies available of Fish This! and Skagway: City of the New Century


Aug. 19 - Michele Genest: The Boreal Feast: A Culinary Journey Through the North


July 25, 2014 • Vol. XXXVII, No. 13

WP&YR Train Derails, Dips into Lake

Passengers on Wednesday afternoon’s Fraser train gather outside the cars that left the tracks following the derailment at the White Pass summit. All passengers on board were taken down by train, and 19 were taken to the clinic with non-serious injuries.

Photo courtesy of Judy Cable

Top Stories (coming soon)

• Car slides into lake after train derails on summit; No serious injuries among 23 taken to clinic.

• Assembly delays herbicide ordinance vote till Aug. 21.

• Study confirms Haines-Skagway ferry run has highest per mile fare in system; Juneau Access SEIS delayed further.

• AIDEA Board to discuss Gateway Project in Skagway.

• Engine 52 gets a new home.

The arrival of pink salmon last weekend is bringing out the bears. Two young grizzlies have been spotted evenings on the Dyea flats. Here, one stands watch while his buddy eats. Katie Emmets


• BOROUGH DIGEST: P&Z to review conditional use permits; Assembly considers abandoning easement for White Pass; New fines for alcohol consumption, noise, ATV parking.

• SPORTS & REC FEATURE: Amak Towing takes Skagway Softball crown again.

• FISH THIS!:  A place in time.

• HEARD ON THE WIND: Wind gathering from Skagway to Ketchikan...

• OBITUARIES: Margaret Brown, Phil Bruehler.

Next issue is August 15, 2014 (deadline: Aug. 11).



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