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J Dot and Romulus, a.k.a. Rummy, are training for the 2018 Iditarod. J Shelley, or J Dot to his...

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Capital projects request topped by State Street utilities, new ferry float CPV list includes more projects River fill comments postponed till Feb. 2 Voc. Ed building design moves forward More money for...

  • More money for ambulance approved

    More money for ambulance approved

    By DUSTIN STONE The assembly has approved a request from the Skagway Volunteer Fire Department for an extra $2,663 in the FY18 budget to be put toward the purchase of a new ambulance. The FY17 budget included $94,013 for this...

  • Voc. Ed building design moves forward

    Voc. Ed building design moves forward

    By DUSTIN STONE The Municipality of Skagway has awarded Architects of Alaska with a contract for the completion of  “a schematic design with preliminary plans, specification and cost estimate for a Vocational Education Building”...

  • River fill comments postponed till Feb. 2

    River fill comments postponed till Feb. 2

    The assembly has opted to wait until its next regular meeting before approving comments on a Pacific and Arctic Railway and Navigation Co. application, to the Army Corps of Engineers, requesting a permit to “discharge 15,000 cubic yards of gravel and 3,000 cubic yards of riprap fill material into 0.75 acres below the ordinary high water mark of the Skagway River.”

  • CPV list includes more projects

    CPV list includes more projects

    The assembly voted unanimously to approve a resolution requesting additional Commercial Passenger Vessel excise tax funding totaling nearly $11 million for port infrastructure improvement projects.

  • Borough Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016

    Borough Briefs: Dec. 15, 2016

    Dock Improvements Grant gets an extension A State Dock Improvements Grant that was to expire in June 2017 has been extended by one year. The grant originally was for $10 million as part of the Gateway Project. There is $6.5...

Under the Boardwalk: Photo review stirs memories

By Jeff Brady During this semi-retirement phase of my life, I’m drawn to one of those coffee groups that get together in Skagway most mornings. The one I hit has a bit of an extended family element to it, with a mix of local...

  • Sportsmanship award for SHS volleyball

    Sportsmanship award for SHS volleyball

    The SHS volleyball team ended its season at regionals in Klawock Dec. 2-3 by dropping two matches. They lost to top seed Petersburg (runner-up at both the regional and state tournament) in the opening round, and then fell to...

  • Whitehead, Cook top speakers again at DDF meet

    Whitehead, Cook top speakers again at DDF meet

    Skagway High School’s DDF team again placed all five of its students in finals at a meet. In Ketchikan Dec. 9-10, juniors Kara Whitehead and Micah Cook finished first and second respectively in Expository Speaking for the second...

  • Box of Rocks run Sept. 25

    Box of Rocks run Sept. 25

    By Suzanne Ashe REPORTER The annual end of the season Box of Rocks will be held on Sunday, Sept. 25. The quintessential run to Upper Lake cabin will have the usual fast- and slower-paced participants, a few dogs and kids, plenty...

  • SRC expansion plans move forward

    SRC expansion plans move forward

    SRC Director Katherine Nelson and Architect David Moore  discuss expansion plan for the Rec Center. Photo by Suzanne Ashe/The Skagway News   By Suzanne Ashe Reporter The proposed expansion of the Skagway Recreation Center...