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Murder suspects found dead in Manitoba

By Larry Persily A three-week search for two murder suspects that started in British Columbia, then moved through Alberta and Saskatchewan ended Aug. 7 in northern Manitoba when police found the teenagers dead in an area of...

Skagway man sentenced for illegal ivory trade

By Leigh Armstong A Skagway resident was sentenced Aug. 15 to two years probation and a $5,000 fine for illegally exporting raw walrus ivory tusks and importing the carved tusks back into the U.S.  James Terrance Williams,...

Local to begin summer camp for senior citizens

By Lilly Milman Building on this year’s start-up, the borough assembly parks and recreation committee is reviewing a proposal for next year’s Skagway Senior Summer Camp Experience (SSSCE) — a series of donated excursions for...

Borough discusses moving RV park behind Dedman Stage

By Lilly Milman The borough assembly discussed using the patch of land behind Dedman Stage at Seven Pastures park as a site for a new RV park and vacant land near the Gold Rush Cemetery for a dry campground at its Aug. 15...

Theft reported from beached, derelict boat

By Leigh Armstong  The owner of the derelict boat on the Dyea tidelands has yet to remove his property and people have begun to scavenge parts off the hull.   Skagway Police released a statement on Aug. 19, reporting...

Governor vetoes budget patch for ferries

By Leigh Armstrong Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed additional funding for the Alaska Marine Highway System that was added in by the Legislature.  The Legislature last month approved an additional $5 million for the ferry budget...

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