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This Week

• Feb. 27 - Friday Fundraiser Feed, 5:30-7 p.m. at Elks (benefits Booster Club)

• Feb. 28 (tentative) - Ski Club, meet at 11 a.m. at Rec. Center for car pooling to Log Cabin Ski Trails.

Public Meetings - details in calendar

• Feb. 24 - Solid Waste Advisory Committee, School Board.

• Feb. 25 - Museum Board, School Board Education Committee.

• Feb. 26 - Conservation Ad Hoc Committee, Clinic Board.

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



Yuletide 2014

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Buckwheat Ski Classic News

Proud sponsor of the Buckwheat Ski Classic: Online registration now open for 2015 race: Race date is March 28 and the theme is "Winter Is Coming, John Snow". Check the Log Cabin Ski Society on Facebook for trail reports, and more!

Breaking News

See stories in Feb. 27 issue.

Assembly members in Florida again - Assembly members Dan Henry and Steven Burnham Jr. were in Florida this week negotiating with White Pass on the tidelands lease. As a result, a number of issues before the assembly Thursday night, including the revised trapping ordinance and AP&T request for access to Smuggler's Cove for a fiber optic cable line, were tabled. But there was plenty of discussion...

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The Arctic Brotherhood by Ashley Bowman

Signed Copies Available!

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

See other books and order online at our webstore or call the bookstore at 907-983-3354. Mid-Winter hours: 12:30 to 4:30 pm Mon-Fri, 1:30-4:30 pm Sat-Sun.


February 13, 2015 • Vol. XXXVIII, No. 2

Back Aglow in Breck

A man and his dog go after salmon from their "Alaska Fish Camp", in this year's People's and Kids' Choice winner from the Skagway snow sculpting team at Breckenridge, CO. Team Alaska is at the Sourdough Rendezvous in Whitehorse this week. Check out the progress on their"Bear Trap Saloon" on the team's Facebook page.

Photo by Peter Lucchetti

Top Stories (now posted)

• Assembly finds compromise for trapping ordinance; Traps would be prohibited within 110 yards of public roads, highways, many trails.

Team Alaska sculpture wins two awards.

Light attendance for Community Forum; Communication, training, balancing of students' time, calendar discussed.

• Water free of coliforms again after tank treatment.

POETRY OUT LOUD - Al Weber gives an encore presentation of "Life Cycle of the Common Man" by Howard Memerov at the conclusion of the local Poetry Out Loud competition, which she won on Jan. 21. After a week and a half of studying their selected poems and performing them in class, 17 high school students recited poems to an audience of about 100. Weber learned this week that she qualified for the state competition in Juneau next month.
Photo by Jeff Brady


• BOROUGH DIGEST: ­ Rec. Center expansion put on hold; Gateway drill sampling finished; Muni. to reapply for zoning request.

• SCHOOL REPORT: ­ Parent-teacher conferences moved; Kowal returns to maintenance dept.; Farm to school support; Dr. Dickens praised.

• ARTSBEAT: Winter Weekend Filmfest line-up; Adult oil painting class; Culinary arts class interest needed; SAS scholarships available.

• SPORTS & REC.: Panthers still looking to crack win column; Buckwheat Ski Classic registration begins.

• OBITUARY: Lynette Roseberg.

• BLOTTER: Photos-Rockslide on Dyea Road, residential fire.

Next issue is February 27, 2015 (deadline: Feb. 23).



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