Category: State

Borough works to make clear tax applies to online sales

By Larry Persily While the borough assembly considers an ordinance to clarify the taxable status of online sales delivered to Skagway shoppers, it remains “on a wait-and-see approach,” the mayor said, whether to join a statewide...

State switches to new road conditions app as winter hits

By Larry Persily The Alaska Department of Transportation started up its new road conditions website and app the last week of 2019, coinciding with the busiest days so far this winter for the state highway crew in Skagway. “We’ve...

Legislators have not given up on Ocean Rangers

By Larry Persily Skagway’s legislators are waiting for the Gov. Mike Dunleavy administration to unveil its alternative to the Ocean Rangers onboard cruise ship pollution monitor program, which the governor vetoed out this year’s...

Skagway joins new advocacy group for more ferry funding

By Lilly Milman Friends of the Alaska Marine Highway System, a new non profit that will advocate for more state funding for the ferries, is looking for additional members as it tries to reach more Alaskans before the start of...

Funding to restore ferry service a priority for Skagway

By Larry Persily State lawmakers go back to work in Juneau on Jan. 21 and more funding for the state ferries is a priority for Skagway’s two legislators. “I’m still not good at predicting how others feel,” Rep. Sara Hannan, a...

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