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This Week

• Sept. 3 - Daycare Licensing open house meeting/chat with state reps. at library (details in community calendar).

• Sept. 5 - SHS Cross Country meet in afternoon: kids race at 1, high school girls race 2:30 p.m. and boys race at 3:15 p.m. Course details in calendar.

• Sept. 5-6 - Klondike Road Relay begins at 6 p.m. Friday in Skagway with starts every half hour at 2nd & Broadway. Race finishes Saturday at Rotary Peace Park in Whitehorse.

Public Meetings - details in calendar

Sept. 3 - Port Commission, Alaska Child Care Program open house and meeting/chat.

• Sept. 4 - 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 August 29 issue.

August 19 - Skagway voters support SB 21 repeal by 2:1 margin – Skagway voters on Tuesday by a large margin voted in favor of the proposition to repeal SB21 by a vote of 217 to 115. In other primary races, Skagway sided with incumbent Democrat Mark Begich and Repulican Dan Sullivan in the US Senate race, Rep. Don Young in his race, and gave a slight nod in the governor's race to Democrat Byron Mallott over incumbent Republican Sean Parnell. See Skagway Results.

August 18 - Races ahead for assembly, school board seats – When the filing deadline passed Monday night, there were three candidates for two assembly seats (incumbent Dan Henry, Roger Griffin, and Angela Grierser) and three for two school board seats (incumbent Cara Cosgrove, Mark Smith, and Mary Tidlow). The election is Oct. 7. The assembly this week also will decide whether to place a $12.834 million bond issue on the ballot with a 1 percent summer sales tax increase. Developing story.

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.


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August 29, 2014 • Vol. XXXVII, No. 15

Nightwatch on the Main Drag

The annual “Drag Show” at the Red Onion was simulcast on the wall of the historic saloon for an overflow crowd outside on the street last Saturday night. The season’s arts beat has been in full swing. See more arts photos and news on page 6 of our print edition.

Photo by Doug Olynyk

Top Stories (coming later this week)

• Five-star school rating for Skagway; Better attendance moves local district into top tier of Alaska schools.

• Compromise reached on herbicide limits.

• Races ahead for assembly, school board candidates.

• AIDEA meeting sets parameters for Gateway Project

• Recent deer sightings in area surprise locals, ADF&G

Logan Ward swings from a pole while other kids run and play at the annual Welcome Back to School BBQ. See more photos from the start of the school year on the back page. - Katie Emmets


• BOROUGH DIGEST: Voters could see bonding prop. on October ballot; Rapuzzi Committee begins work; Tribal wildlife grant support; Photo: Assembly gets iced for ALS.

• STATE ELECTION NEWS: Primary results from Skagway; Tom Williams challenges State Sen. Dennis Egan.

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

• ARTS BEAT: African Children's Choir performs; SE State Fair winners; MFB fall grant period opens.

• SPORTS & REC.: Klondike Road Relay, SHS Cross Country previews.

• FISH THIS!:  A gathering of friends who also fish.

• HEARD ON THE WIND: Many tour ramblings...

Next issue is September 12, 2014 (deadline: Sept. 8).



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