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A trip up the pass

The Alaska Youth Choir performed at the White Pass & Yukon Route depot on June 2, then took a ride on the train.

2017 Fran DeLisle Cancer Awareness Walkathon

Walkers gather at the Chilkoot Trail Outpost before the 22nd Annual Fran DeLisle Cancer Awareness Walkathon on June 3. At press time, a total of $12,000 had been raised, with more money expected to come in.

Car Wash for a Cause

The Skagway Fire Department held a car wash on Saturday, May 20, at the Old Fire Hall. The weather was drizzly, but the turnout was good by all accounts.


Borough Briefs June 23

This week the Borough Assembly approved Fourth Street closure for block parties, approved a membership increase for the rec center and passed a resolution approving the sales tax holiday for an abridged period of time.

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Arts Beat June 23

Skagway Arts Council (SAC) is excited to announce a new event coming to Dedman stage. July 15 marks the inaugural Blues, Brews & BBQ. Eagles F.O.E. Aerie #25 will be running the grill, with SAC tending the beer garden.

  • The Windy One puts out the call for stories

    The Windy One puts out the call for stories

    A little leftover wind from last season to start us off: this was found in the deep dark corners of the bookstore this winter, down among the candy wrappers, dust bunnies and Christmas tree needles….

  • Fish This: Spirits of the Past

    Fish This: Spirits of the Past

    Just before you reach the Yukon border sign while traveling north along the Klondike Highway, a small creek empties into Tagish Lake’s Windy Arm.

  • Under the Boardwalk: Photo review stirs memories

    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...

  • Hi Skagway, it’s me, Suzanne Ashe

    Hi Skagway, it’s me, Suzanne Ashe

    BY SUZANNE ASHE REPORTER All children have heroes. Sometimes those heroes live on space stations, other heroes put out fires or play ball. My heroes brought down a United States President. As a child, my heroes were Bob Woodward...

  • Fish This! The joys of fly-fishing

    Fish This! The joys of fly-fishing

    BY ANDREW CREMATA FOR THE SKAGWAY NEWS After scoping out a promising area on Google Earth where a freshwater stream emptied into a shallow saltwater inlet, I drove to the nearest public parking area and began assembling my gear....

Letters to the Editor

Thank you to all of the racers, volunteers, timers and sponsors who participated in the Duff’s Skagway Marathon and Half Marathon on Saturday, June 10.  

  • Heard on the Wind

    Heard on the Wind

    Royal rhubarb A woman pointed at the large rhubarb plant at Fifth and Broadway and exclaimed, “Look at that giant Alaskan squash bush!” More bookstore block briefs A little boy who was walking on Broadway stopped suddenly and...

  • Police & Fire Blotter May 31-June 18

    Police & Fire Blotter May 31-June 18

    May 31st Dispatch received a report from a local business regarding a possible issue with a former employee. An officer was informed of the potential issue and performed a security check of the business’s grounds. Dispatch...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Letters to the Editor

    I felt compelled to write a quick note about how much our family enjoyed our recent stop in Skagway via cruise ship port destination.

  • Heard on the Wind

    Heard on the Wind

    Wind is fairly light to start the season, so let’s hope it picks up. Remember, drop your lofty wind scribblings off at the bookstore or email it directly to the windy one at

  • A special thank-you

    A special thank-you

    Skagway School hosted its first annual afternoon of Summer Safety Workshops for the K-sixth grade students.

State Track Meet

Ethan Goebel finished second in the 800-meter race at the Alaska School Activities Association State Track Championships; a run that boiled down to a neck-and-neck competition between him and Blake Bennett of Anchorage Christian.

Columbia repairs ongoing

The M/V Columbia, one of Alaska’s mainline ferries, will require additional time spent at Vigor Shipyard in Portland, Oregon, due to ongoing repairs.