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One musher’s journey

J Dot and Romulus, a.k.a. Rummy, are training for the 2018 Iditarod. J Shelley, or J Dot to his...


Borough Briefs: March 10

This issue, the Borough Assembly heard from the Traditional Council about the renaming of Nahku Bay, discussed a solution to the Dahl clinic’s federal funding issue and selected a firm to design a senior center concept.

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Students vocalize support for pool expansion

Skagway’s next generation of residents took to the microphone at the Feb. 16 Borough Assembly meeting. A bevy of students read letters in support of proposed Recreations Center renovations, including the addition of a pool facility.

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Margaret Frans Brady Fund Scholarships 2017 applications open

he Juneau Community Foundation and the Brady family of Skagway have announced that the Margaret Frans Brady Fund will make available up to $7,000 in scholarship funding in 2017 for qualifying area students who are pursuing artistic excellence.

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Borough Briefs: Feb. 24

This edition we take a look at the visitor's bureau's relocation guide, the Borough Assembly's animal control and Matthews Creek discussions and more.

  • Borough Briefs

    Borough Briefs

    Capital projects request topped by State Street utilities, new ferry float CPV list includes more projects River fill comments postponed till Feb. 2 Voc. Ed building design moves forward More money for...

  • More money for ambulance approved

    More money for ambulance approved

    By DUSTIN STONE The assembly has approved a request from the Skagway Volunteer Fire Department for an extra $2,663 in the FY18 budget to be put toward the purchase of a new ambulance. The FY17 budget included $94,013 for this...

  • Voc. Ed building design moves forward

    Voc. Ed building design moves forward

    By DUSTIN STONE The Municipality of Skagway has awarded Architects of Alaska with a contract for the completion of  “a schematic design with preliminary plans, specification and cost estimate for a Vocational Education Building”...

  • River fill comments postponed till Feb. 2

    River fill comments postponed till Feb. 2

    The assembly has opted to wait until its next regular meeting before approving comments on a Pacific and Arctic Railway and Navigation Co. application, to the Army Corps of Engineers, requesting a permit to “discharge 15,000 cubic yards of gravel and 3,000 cubic yards of riprap fill material into 0.75 acres below the ordinary high water mark of the Skagway River.”

Police & Fire Blotter Feb. 21-March 5

February 21st A loose dog was reported. A report was received of a potential domestic dispute. February 25th A request for the On Duty Provider was received. February 26th A dog was reported missing. The owner later reported the...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Letters to the Editor

    Expressing appreciation I would like to express my appreciation to everyone who attended the recent public meeting regarding the proposed solid waste transfer, recycling and composting facility, as well as to all of you who have...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Letters to the Editor

    Hello! My name is Max M. I am a fifth-grade student at Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan, Iowa. My class is studying the geography and history of the United States. I am very excited to learn more about your beautiful state of Alaska.

  • Letter to the editor: Dear Wonderful Skagway

    Letter to the editor: Dear Wonderful Skagway

    Blessed by Skagway Style! As we reflect on this past year and losses that still bring a tear— We also think of you and smile For sharing comfort – Skagway style!   “Blessed are mourners,” Jesus said, “For they shall be...

  • Police and Fire Blotter: Dec. 7 – 19, 2016

    Police and Fire Blotter: Dec. 7 – 19, 2016

    December 7 Fire personnel responded to a downtown Fire Alarm, it was determined the alarm was caused by construction. Officer reported a winter watchman light was on at a Municipal building, responsible party was notified....