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Fourth of July

Photo by Elise GiordanoA young Mr. Trump (Brixton O’Boyle) shows his patriotism on Broadway. Photo...

May Day Celebration

Photo by Elise GiordanoRosco Wuestewald performs during the Skagway Arts Council’s May Day...

2016 Health Fair Photos

Photo by Elise GiordanoCallia Fielding, Millie Myers, Amara Fielding and Chloe Miller prepare...



In the last issue of the newspaper, published on July 29, The Skagway News incorrectly reported the cost of Juneau’s bronze whale statue that is soon to be installed in the bay and its relation to a lawsuit against the city for...

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POLICE BLOTTER: August 12, 2016

July 26 An ambulance was requested for an unconscious woman on Congress Way. Patient had left the area prior to ambulance arrival. A flood watch was issued for the Taiya River from the National Weather Service. A woman reported...

  • HOW: August 12, 2016

    HOW: August 12, 2016

      One Skagwegian over heard a visitor in town inquire as they strolled up and down the Broadway boardwalk: “How many jewelry stores can one town have?” A hungry vistor couldn’t believe their eyes: “Is that a real Safeway...

  • A letter of thanks

    A letter of thanks

    The Skagway Recreation Center would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the many people and businesses that made Skagway Summer Camp 2016 yet another great year of fun, adventure, and learning. We could not have done it...

  • On a personal note

    On a personal note

    My involvement in Skagway began with co-managing the Little League with Mitch Snyder. I became the Chairman of Community and Social Welfare for the Elks (resurrecting the Solstice Picnic), Inner Guard, Leading Knight, Exalted...

  • Police & Fire Blotter: July 29, 2016

    Police & Fire Blotter: July 29, 2016

    July 12 Police sealed the hide of a black bear shot by a local hunter for AK Fish & Game. EMS transported a man who fell and cut his head near the airport terminal to the clinic. July 13 Police mediated a conflict between...

  • HOW: July 29, 2016

    HOW: July 29, 2016

    Night at the post office The windy one was the last one in line at the post office before the lunchtime hour. A few minutes before 11:30, the postmaster came out to the lobby to close the accordian door into the lobbly, leaving...

  • Buisness license fee increases

    Buisness license fee increases

    Are you a small business owner or a worker bee? Hooray, let’s sock it to the local businesses… again. Are they really the only rich people in town? Business property taxes are higher than residential. Businesses are required to...