Broadway Bulletin Board

This Week

REMEMBER TO VOTE! Aug. 19 - State Primary Election Day - polls open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at City Hall. Watch for first results links here Tuesday night around 9 p.m.


• Aug. 20 - NPS Guide Series Special: "Plants, Bats and Toads - Oh My!" with natural resources intern Jade Cook, 3 p.m. at NPS auditorium.

• Aug. 22 - NPS Guide Series: "A Cultural Cartography of the Tr'ondek/Klondike" with the Yukon's Dave Neufeld, 6 p.m. at NPS auditorium.

• Aug. 23 - Garden City Market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eagles social room/deck.

Public Meetings - details in calendar

Aug. 18 - Fisheries Ad Hoc Committee.

• Aug. 19 - School Board.

• Aug. 20 - Port Commission, Civic Affairs.

• Aug. 21 - Finance, Borough Assembly.

• Aug. 22 - Public Safety/HEW.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Includes above and ongoing meetings and events through August 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)



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


Aug. 19 - 1 to 4 pmMichele Genest: The Boreal Feast: A Culinary Journey Through the North

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


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August 15, 2014 • Vol. XXXVII, No. 14

Tlingit Canoe Connects kwáans

Members of the Haines/Klukwan North Tide Canoe kwáan paddle their red cedar dugout canoe into the Skagway harbor on Wednesday afternoon after a five-hour journey from Haines, connecting the two communities by Tlingit canoe for the first time in more than 100 years. See feature story and more photos on back page of our print edition.

Photo by Jeff Brady

Top Stories (coming later this week)

• Broken rod at switch caused train derailment; WP&YR down 3 days

• Second big summer earthquake causes ACS service outage; cable fully repaired within four days

• West Creek Hydro MOU approved with more borough control, public vote requirement

• AIDEA meeting sets parameters for Gateway Project

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

This deer was photographed at the junction to the Dyea Flats road.
Courtesy of Eric Hosford


• BOROUGH DIGEST: Municipality sends letter to ACS about poor service; New fines for alcohol, noise, ATV parking; Assembly approves additional Skagway School funding.

• SPORTS & REC FEATURE: Yukon River Trail Marathon sees sun, grizzlies and 15 Skagwegians.

• NATURE NUGGETS:  Mosquitoes: the necessary nuisance.

• HEARD ON THE WIND: Wind on the water...

Next issue is August 29, 2014 (deadline: Aug. 25).



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