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Skagway comp plan stresses need for more housing

By Larry Persily Skagway will need at least 150 new housing units by 2030 if the community wants to attract young adults and families as year-round residents while also accommodating its growing population of school-age children...

Borough works to make clear tax applies to online sales

By Larry Persily While the borough assembly considers an ordinance to clarify the taxable status of online sales delivered to Skagway shoppers, it remains “on a wait-and-see approach,” the mayor said, whether to join a statewide...

Borough seeks legal review of WP&YR lease

By Larry Persily The municipality wants to be “extra cautious” in responding to a letter from White Pass & Yukon Route attorneys that asserts the borough must negotiate to renew the company’s long-term waterfront lease when...

Sign-up starts Jan. 15 for Buckwheat ski race

Registration will open Wednesday, Jan. 15, for the 34th annual Buckwheat International Ski Classic. This year’s race is dedicated to the memory of race founder Buckwheat Donahue, who died Oct. 14 at age 68. The race will be held...