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This Week

• Sept. 19 - Early Literacy Event, 11 a.m. at WP&YR Depot.

• Sept. 19-20 - Skagway Aerial Co. performs "Elements," 8 p.m. at Rec. Center.

• Sept. 21 - Barry/Corrine Russia Trip presentation during Presbyterian Church service.

• Sept. 21 - Skagway Arts Council Annual Meeting, 6 p.m. at Skagway Inn.

Public Meetings - details in calendar

Sept. 15 - Marine Highway Ad Hoc Committee, Clinic Finance.

• Sept. 16 - School Board Policy Committee, Solid Waste Advisory Committee, Recreation Board.

• Sept. 17 - Library Board.

• Sept. 18 - Finance Committee, Borough Assembly.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Includes above and ongoing meetings and events through September 29, 2014. To get your upcomng events and meetings listed here and in the next print edition, please e-mail us! (Skagway items only, please)



Fourth of July 2014

See our staff photos from Fourth of July 2014: Let It Rain!

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.

Breaking News

See stories in Sept. 26 issue.

Sept. 18 - Juneau Access SEIS Released – After months of anticipation from the region's residents, the state DOT&PF has released the final version of its Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on the Juneau Access project. This version includes an exisiting day boat ferry alternative that was required by a court order after envionmental and pro-ferry groups challenged the first EIS, but the new EIS still lists an east Lynn Canal road to a new shuttle ferry terminal at Katzehin as the state's preferred alternative. Public hearings will be held next month in Juneau, Haines and Skagway, and comments on the SEIS will be accepted until November 10.

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



The Arctic Brotherhood by Ashley Bowman


If you missed Ashley's recent signing and talk, fear not! She signed many books and you can get one here or order one!

Also from Lynn Canal Publishing and signed by the authors:

Fish This! by Andrew Cremata

Skagway: City of the New Century by Jeff Brady and others!

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


Skagway Weather


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September 12, 2014 • Vol. XXXVII, No. 16

Jumping For Joy

The African Children’s Choir made a return visit to Skagway at the end of August, entertaining and inspiring residents and visitors during three local shows.

Photo by Elise Giordano

Top Stories (now posted)

• SATP slammed; residents decry road plans by DOT.

• Big bond issue, sales tax increase on ballot.

• Photo report: Ship scrapes Broadway Dock catwalk

• Senator Murkowski hears about PO, border issues, checks out the school.

Senator Lisa Murkowski asks elementary students how their town can be improved while visiting the Skagway School on Sept. 8. Elise Giordano


• BOROUGH DIGEST: Tidelands lease goes back to negotiating table; Herbicide ordinance passes, limits set on uses.

• KLONDIKE ROAD RELAY: KRR fund for most, grueling for the inaugural ultras.

• SCHOOL REPORT: Sen. Murkowski to visit; Aide sought for pre-school; Coach hired, more needed.

• ARTS BEAT: Aerial 'Elements' presentation; SAC annual meeting Sept. 21; October arts events; Piano Sundays at library; From Skagway with love: Smedleys raising funds for trip to Russia next summer.

• SPORTS & REC.: Foote, Cox, Jensen run strong in early X-C races; PHOTO REPORT: Kids Run for Paws & Claws.

• NATURE'S NUGGETS:  What to do about winter.

• HEARD ON THE WIND: Store front and tour beat wind...

Next issue is September 26, 2014 (deadline: Sept. 22).



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