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Photo by Elise GiordanoA young Mr. Trump (Brixton O’Boyle) shows his patriotism on Broadway. Photo...

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Mayor and manager head to SE Conference

The Southeast Conference was held this week in Petersburg. Mayor Schaefer and Borough Manager Scott Hahn are attending. The regional group of communities and businesses will be hearing presentations on economic development and...

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Ferry Float refurbishment set for fall 2017

Without much discussion the assembly members voted unanimously to allow the ferry float refurbishment to commence in the fall of 2017. This was following a public discussion on the subject and input from the Marine Highway...

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Sales tax holiday approved for winter

During a special meeting on Monday night, members of the assembly passed a motion declaring the period of October 1, 2016, through March 31, 2017, as a “Sales Tax Holiday.” This ordinance is only applicable to retail sales....

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SKAGWAY NEWS HEADLINES

  • Port Commission left out of the loop on Port RFP

    As the Borough moves forward requests for proposals from consulting companies for an assessment of port management, folks spoke out against the Port Commission not being included in the process. Port Consultant RFP proposals...

  • Skagway weighs in on 2017 ferry dock closer

    By Suzanne Ashe, REPORTER Repairs to the ferry dock will take two and a half months, authorities said. A special community meeting was held on Sept. 7 to best determine when that block of time should take place. According to the...

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Arts Beat: August 26, 2016

Congratulations SE Alaska State Fair Winners! Megan Barrett: 1st Place- Micro Macrame Necklace with Fossil Walrus Ivory Pendant. Lisa Mandeville: Photography awards;  2nd Place Wild Plant “Fly Agaric”.  2nd Place- Wild...

Public supportive of Voc Ed building for the school

Several members of the public expressed support for a vocational education building to be added to Skagway School, following a letter written by Skagway School Board President John Hischer to Mayor Mark Schaefer. In the letter,...

  • Skagway Borough News

    Skagway Borough News

    Proposed Senior Center bond ordinance passes Proposed Senior Center bond measure was on the borough agenda for the second time. The project, a 10,000-square-foot building to be designed as a meeting place with seven apartments...

  • Operation Clean Sweep

    Operation Clean Sweep

    A fall round-up Operation Clean Sweep will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers need to meet at the Ferry Terminal at 9 a.m. There will be a free luncheon at the Elks Lodge. For more information call the...

  • White Pass discussions continue

    White Pass discussions continue

    Under unfinished business John Finlayson, President of White Pass & Yukon Route, spoke to the assembly about why they have ben so quiet lately, plus he brought a new proposal to the table. “It seems we’ve been going in...

  • No parking in within 20 feet of any intersection

    No parking in within 20 feet of any intersection

    The assembly introduced a new ordinance that would prohibit parking any motor vehicle within 20 feet of any intersection. The law already requires that a 30-foot buffer zone from a stop sign. Fire hydrants have a buffer zone of...

  • First reading of Senior Center bond ordinance

    First reading of Senior Center bond ordinance

    Senior Center bond ordinance Assembly reads and introduces $7 million bond ordinance to finance costs of developing and constructing a senior center and apartments. This was the first reading and there were no public comments at...

Letter to the Editor: Rosemary Libert

Acquittal just the beginning As many of you know, I have been a part of Skagway for more than 30 years; meeting my husband, Karl, here in 1983, working for the National Park Service until 1985, giving birth to my first child at...

Hi Skagway, it’s me, Suzanne Ashe

BY SUZANNE ASHE REPORTER All children have heroes. Sometimes those heroes live on space stations, other heroes put out fires or play ball. My heroes brought down a United States President. As a child, my heroes were Bob Woodward...

Noreen Caposey

Noreen Caposey is now eternally at peace after struggling many years with Alzheimers...

  • Heard it on the Wind: Sept. 9, 2016

    Heard it on the Wind: Sept. 9, 2016

    Plumbing realities So… do you have running water?” a customer asked in a crowded Broadway gift shop. “You’re kidding, right?” the owner replied. “Well, I watch reality TV shows on Alaska.” All others present were somewhat...

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: August 26, 2016

    LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: August 26, 2016

    Reply to Assemblyman Henry’s letter             I guess I am a daisy from the cheap seats, but I am going to respond directly to Assembly member Henry because I want to make sure Assemblyman Henry gets the message. Your tax...

  • Skagway police blotter from Aug. 7 to 21, 2016

    Skagway police blotter from Aug. 7 to 21, 2016

    August 7 An officer responded to a woman reporting her dog had been taken from her husband’s vehicle and violently thrown to the ground. Charges are pending. A courtesy ride was provided to an intoxicated bar patron. A woman...

  • POLICE BLOTTER: August 12, 2016

    POLICE BLOTTER: August 12, 2016

    July 26 An ambulance was requested for an unconscious woman on Congress Way. Patient had left the area prior to ambulance arrival. A flood watch was issued for the Taiya River from the National Weather Service. A woman reported...

  • HOW: August 12, 2016

    HOW: August 12, 2016

      One Skagwegian over heard a visitor in town inquire as they strolled up and down the Broadway boardwalk: “How many jewelry stores can one town have?” A hungry vistor couldn’t believe their eyes: “Is that a real Safeway...

  • A letter of thanks

    A letter of thanks

    The Skagway Recreation Center would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the many people and businesses that made Skagway Summer Camp 2016 yet another great year of fun, adventure, and learning. We could not have done it...

Box of Rocks run Sept. 25

By Suzanne Ashe REPORTER The annual end of the season Box of Rocks will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25. The quintessential run to Upper Lake cabin will have the usual fast- and slower-paced participants, a few dogs and kids, plenty...

New winter ferry schedule sees changes

JUNEAU – Skagway will see four ferries a week during much of the coming winter with service on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Friday. That’s an improvement over last year when lay-up of more ships reduced service to two or three...