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This Week

• ALL WEEK April 14 to 18 – Dyea Road Mile 5-7 CLOSED from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon-Fri for road improvement project in "Hacket Hill' section.

• Wednesday, April 16 - "Sharing the Trails" presentation on trapping by Dept. of Fish and Game, 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Friday-Saturday, April 18-19 – Spring Show of Winter Artwork at the AB Hall.

• Friday, April 18 – International Folk Festival, 7 p.m. at Eagles Hall

• Sunday, April 20 - Happy Easter Sunday - Sunrise service at Pullen Park at 7:30 a.m.; Easter Egg Hunt at Seven Pastures Park at 1 p.m.

Public Meetings - details in calendar

April 14 - Library Board.

• April 15 - Solid Waste Advisory Board.

• April 16 - Port Commission, ADF&G "Sharing the Trails", Recreation Board.

• April 17 - Finance Committee, Borough Assembly.

• April 18 - Civic Affairs Committee, Clinic Finance.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Includes above and ongoing meetings and events through April 30, 2014. To get your upcomng events and meetings listed here and in the next print edition, please e-mail us! (Skagway items only, please)

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Yuletide 2013

See our staff photos from Yuletide 2013 !

Eggstreme Fourth

See our staff photos from Fourth of July 2013 with a link to summer intern Elise Giordano's video!

Chilkoot Trail Photo Blog & Video

See Katie and Elise's memorable trek over the Chilkoot Trail this summer in story, photos and video!

Breaking News

See stories in April 11 issue.

April 9 - Scott Hahn accepts Skagway manager position –  After a discussion in executive session on April 3, the Skagway Borough Assembly unanimously voted to offer the borough manager job to finalist Scott Hahn. He was interviewed by assembly members and the mayor in an open session earlier that day. Hahn discussed the offer with his wife in Colorado over the weekend and agreed to accept the offer on Wednesday morning. See April 11 issue for more details.

April 2 - Yukon oil & gas venture interested in Skagway port – In a meeting of the Skagway Port Commission this week details emerged about interest from Northern Cross Limited in using the port to ship crude oil from its properties in Eagle Plains to Seattle. Northern Cross representatives toured Skagway's port structures, Petro Marine and Alaska Marine Lines facilities, and met with municipal officials in March to discuss the logistics of shipping the oil. The company was asked to have a preliminary plan drafted to further discussions with the municipality for the shipping of 2,000 barrels a day starting early 2015. The Northern Cross board will be convening to discuss the plan at the end of April.

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


HOOP SEASON ENDS - See SE 1A Tourney results on SHS Basketball Page


New from Lynn Canal Publishing

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

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April 11, 2014 • Vol. XXXVII, No.

Peter Pan to the Rescue

Peter Pan (Shane Sims) left, battles Captain Hook (Micah Cook) to free Wendy (Tatum Sager) and her brothers from captivity during the Skagway School musical staged last weekend. See more photos from Neverland in living color on the back page of our print edition.

Photo by Katie Emmets

Headlines (stories coming later this week)

•Scott Hahn accepts borough manager job; contract details to be released upon signing, Hahn due to start work on April 21.

• Yukon firm looking at port for shipping oil from Eagle Plains

• Medevac membership legislation on move

SAVING SURVIVORS  - Skagway grade school students hunker under their desks during the “Great Alaskan Shakeout” on March 27, the 50th anniversary of the great Alaska earthquake. Katie Emmets


• BOROUGH DIGEST: Gateway Project RFP to go out this month; Muni. supports new winter ferry schedule; Assembly eyes 15-acrew parcel for recycling, solid waste facility.

• SCHOOL REPORT: Coughran signs new 3-year superintendent contract; School submits $2.478 million operating budget; Calendar approved for 2014-15.

• ARTS FEATURE: Kendall Nordin shows art in Anchorage.

• ARTSBEAT: Artists in Residence coming in April; Spring Art Show, Folk Festival next weekend; Artists selected for Chilkoot Trail residency.

• SPORTS & REC: Twenty-two students on track team.

Next issue is April 25, 2014 (deadline April 21).



• 2014 Skagway News publication schedule & ad rates now available.

• Skaguay Alaskan 2014 Visitor Guide advertising rates & info (pdf) DEADLINE EXTENDED: APRIL 14, 2014. Call 907-983-2354 or email us if you want an ad in the 2014 first edition. HURRY!

You can link to the Alaskan's list of local attractions and more at the bottom of this page. Look for our new book of Alaskan historical features and photos, Skagway: City of the New Century.



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