Author: Daniel Fox

Classifieds April 14

News Classified Ads cost 40 cents per word, $4 minimum. Ads must be pre-paid unless advertiser has a business account with the newspaper. Skagway residents may drop off ad and payment at the News Depot. Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card. Out-of-town ads must be pre-paid with a credit card and should be phoned in to 907-983-2354. All ads appear in our on-line edition for a minimum of two weeks. Next deadline: April 23rd, 2017 Jobs-Opportunities Alaska Excursions is now hiring for summer 2017!  Our season will run from about April 25th to September 28th.  We have open positions including Maintenance, CDL Driver, Unimog Operator, Office/Dock Rep and Retail Sales Staff.  For more information visit our website, or give our office a call at 907-983-4444. (3cb) Jobs-Opportunities Alaska Excursions is looking to add an EXECUTIVE COORDINATOR to our team!  We are seeking an energetic, self-driven individual for this fulltime year-round position.  This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic company and to explore the possibilities of a career only available in the tourism industry.  Application available online at or call our office at 907-983-4444 for more information. (3cb) Jobs-Opportunities Alaska Excursions is looking to add a DIRECTOR OF SALES, MARKETING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT to our team!  We are seeking an energetic, self-driven individual for this fulltime year-round position.  This is a...

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Letters to the Editor

It’s good to be home I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for your support, concern, prayers, get-well cards, phone calls and visits during my stay in Seattle for heart surgery a few weeks ago. I have always been proud of this community, but the generosity and support that was shown to my wife, Lorene, and my daughters while I was away makes me realize how special Skagway really is. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. It is good to be home! Alvin F. Gordon • Skagway If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it In regards to House Bill 159, prescription pain medications are regulated by the federal government and medical professionals. HB 159 is a state government overreach, which will consequently cause harm to seniors, the chronically ill and those who are recovering from surgery. HB 159 is treating monitored prescribed painkillers as if they were illegal drugs. Taxing prescribed opioid drugs is attacking the weak: those who are undergoing treatment for pain. Limiting prescribed opioid drugs will make it more difficult for those people who are ill because they will have to rely on others to take them to the pharmacy on a weekly basis vs a monthly basis. Right now under federal law people who need prescribed pain medicine must see their doctor on a monthly basis. If HB 159 passes, then those...

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