Category: Stories

Potential government shutdown could mean possible ferry layups

By ELISE GIORDANO As the days turn into weeks, and the weeks into months, the Alaska State Legislature has yet to come to a budget agreement. If one isn’t reached by June 30, the government will face a partial shutdown, and the...

School resignations

  By ELISE GIORDANO Skagway School Superintendent Josh Coughran announced three Skagway School resignations on May 26. Courtney Mason has resigned as preschool teacher, career and college counselor and district test...

State Street won’t see crosswalks for some time

By ELISE GIORDANO Though the need has been expressed and a petition has been submitted, crosswalks on State Street are not in Skagway’s immediate future. During a May 21 Borough Assembly meeting, Assemblyman Gary Hanson said...

Fire department issues fire ban during dry spell

By ELISE GIORDANO “Mom, isn’t it funny how it never rains in Skagway?” I overheard a child say to her mother while walking down Second Avenue. It was a sentiment that made me laugh. And then it didn’t rain for two weeks. This...

FY2016 budget reaches final stages in work session

By ELISE GIORDANO Borough Assembly members attended a work session on May 14 to review the proposed Fiscal Year 2016 budget and found little wrong with it. The proposed general revenue fund is $3,123,328, and the proposed...

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