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Legislature agrees on 2016 budget; AMHS schedule restored

The most recent threat to the Alaska Marine Highway System has been eliminated, thanks to the legislature finally reaching a budget agreement after almost 120 days of drawn-out session.

Six from Skagway to compeat in Yukon River Quest

This year Skagway assembled a team of six paddlers to represent Skagway in the Yukon River Quest. Only two members have raced canoes before, and the team namesake is a dead cannibal.

Assembly passes first reading of new White Pass tidelands lease

The long-awaited new tidelands lease between the municipality and the White Pass and Yukon Route railroad passed its first reading on June 4, with only Assemblyman Gary Hanson voting against it.

Municipality out of compliance for clinic grant

Clinic Board Director Cory Thole spoke to Assembly members June 18 regarding a $1.2 million Health Resources and Services Administration grant for the Dahl Memorial Clinic.

Preliminary aquatic center and Rec Center expansion designs underway

A six-lane lap pool, whirlpool and combined kiddie and therapy pool were among the features discussed during a Skagway Recreation Center expansion meeting June 18.

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