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This Week

• July 25 - NPS Guide Series: Rachel Ford, TIWC projects, 6 p.m. at NPS auditorium.

• July 26 - Community Weed Pull, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• July 26 - Garden City Market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eagles social room and deck.

• July 26-27 - Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Public Works Shop.

Public Meetings - details in calendar

July 21 - Fisheries Ad Hoc Committee, Historic District Commission, Clinic Finance Committee.

• July 25 - Public Safety Facility Committee.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Includes above and ongoing meetings and events through August 1, 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 !



Breaking News

See stories in July 25 issue.

July 14 - Northern Lynn Canal ferry study released – An updated study of ferry service in upper Lynn Canal has been released by the Municipality of Skagway and the McDowell Group of Juneau. It includes 2013 figures that show more riders, vehcles and greater income for the systen in the Juneau-Haines-Skagway marine corridor. The study comes out as the state gets set to release its revised supplemental EIS on Juneau Access, which while still promoting an east Lynn Canal road, will have its own updated ferry option required by a court order. Developing story.

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


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July 11, 2014 • Vol. XXXVII, No. 12

Running in the Rain

Lennon Jennings and Lucy Kollasch dash for the finish line during the popular kid races on Broadway following the 4th of July parade. Despite the steady rain, Skagway residents and visitors enjoyed the holiday. See our annual photo spread starting on page 5 of our print edition, along with parade results.

Photo by Katie Emmets

Top Stories (now posted)

• Flooding threat, rockslide on 4th disrupt travel, parade marches on

• Anti-herbicide ordinance on move, railroad suspends spraying

•Medevac merger consolidates insurer, carrier

• Student produced app helps visitors identify cultural, natural resources in Dyea.

• Skagnificent Six finish 7th overall in Yukon River Quest

The Skagnificent Six blast through the standing waves of Five Finger Rapids en route to a 7th place finish in the Yukon River Quest. See story and more photos on the back page of our print edition. Harry Kern, YRQ


• BOROUGH DIGEST: Gateway project designer picked; Safe water, proper signage.

• SPORTS & REC FEATURE: Pat Moore Memorial Game Fish Derby winners all bring in king salmon over 20 pounds.

• ARTSBEAT - SE State Fair now accepting entries; new mixing board unveiled at Solstice (photo).

• NATURE NUGGETS by Drew Foulis: Wild native plants of Skagway; SIMMERIN' FOOD by Scott Home:  Bright-eye omelet and diverse Dyea delights.

• HEARD ON THE WIND: Far-sighted from afar....

• OBITUARY: Timothy "Sonny" Twitchell.

Next issue is July 25, 2014 (deadline: July 21, an extra week follows this issue).



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

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