Author: Daniel Fox

2017 Calendar of Events

Skagway loves a party, and there are many events planned for 2017 and beyond. May 13 – Garden City Market –  Watch for these monthly markets of local art and food at the Skagway Traditional Council at 11th and Broadway. More dates: June 17 (at Elks Solstice Picnic), July 15, Aug. 19, Sept. 16. May 19 – Spring Stroll – An afternoon of  open houses at businesses downtown, Skagway Chamber of Commerce, 907-983-1898. May 31-June 3 – North Words Writers Symposium –  Now in its eighth year, Skagway will host some of Alaska’s most notable writers, as well as 2017 visiting guest keynote author Paul Theroux, the acclaimed travel writer and novelist. The conference theme is, “Exploring the Frontiers of Language.” Visit: June 3 – Fran Delisle Breast Cancer Awareness Walk-A-Thon –  Now in its 22nd year, this popular walk from Dyea to Skagway raises money for research, mammograms and other detection tests. Registration begins at Elks at 8:30 a.m. Bus ride out to Dyea leaves at 9:30 a.m. from Elks Lodge, and the walk begins at about 10:30 a.m. from Chilkoot Trail Outpost. A lunch runs from 2-4 p.m. at the Elks. Pledge forms available at several stores in town. Information, 907-983-3299. June 10 – Duff’s Skagway Marathon –  Runners will start at the ferry terminal and run to the end of West Creek Road in Dyea...

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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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Frozen Moments: April sunrise

The sunrise over the mountains on the morning of April 7. The Skagway News is always on the lookout for interesting photos from the community. Send pictures to PHOTO BY PAM...

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