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This Week

• Jan. 29-30 - SHS Girl's Basketball vs. Yakutat. Games at 6 p.m. Thursday and 11:30 a.m. Friday.

•Jan. 30- Spelling Bee, 2 p.m. at school.

• Jan. 30- Friday Fundraiser Feed, 5:30-7 p.m. at Elks (benefits Scouts).

Skagway snow carvers TEAM ALASKA in Breckenridge, Colo all week - follow their progress on their Team Alaska Facebook page

Public Meetings - details in calendar

• Jan. 26 - Civic Affairs Committee.

• Jan. 27 - School Board.

• Jan. 28 - Senior Ad Hoc Committee.

• Jan. 29 - Public Safety Committee, Historic District Commission work session, Clinic Board.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Includes above and ongoing meetings and upcoming events in Skagway. To get your upcomng events and meetings listed here and in the next print edition, please e-mail us! (Skagway items only, please)



Yuletide 2014

See our staff photos from Yuletide Festivities: 2014


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Buckwheat Ski Classic News

Proud sponsor of the Buckwheat Ski Classic: Watch for registration information soon for the 2015 race: Race date is March 28. See See our staff photos from BSC 2014: "Life is a Circus". Check the Log Cabin Ski Society on Facebook for trail reports, and more!


Breaking News

See stories in Feb. 13 issue.

Trapping debate cranks up again - A new ordinance introduced to try and amend portions of the trapping ordinance passed last summer was killed after three hours of testimony and debate Jan. 22, however the issue was kicked to the Civic Affairs Committee for an attempt at a compromise proposal. Emerging from that meeting was a proposal to reduce the setback from public roads and designated trails from a quarter mile to a sixteenth of a mile and adding the Dyea Flats to the prohibited areas. Developing story.

Coliforms back in city water - The munciplaity is flushing lines and adding chlorine again to the water supply after new evidence of coliform bacteria showed up in recent samples. Developing story.

If you have breaking local news, please call the newsroom line: 907-983-2354 or e-mail




The Arctic Brotherhood by Ashley Bowman

Signed Copies Available!

Also from Lynn Canal Publishing and signed by the authors:

Fish This! by Andrew Cremata and Skagway: City of the New Century by Jeff Brady

See other books and order online at our webstore or call the bookstore at 907-983-3354. Mid-Winter hours: 12:30 to 4:30 pm Mon-Fri, 1:30-4:30 pm Sat-Sun.

January 23, 2015 • Vol. XXXVIII, No. 1

January Drink from the Taiya

A local dog drinks from the Taiya River in Dyea last weekend. Area rivers have been mostly free-flowing so far this winter, and there’s not much snow on the hillsides and very little down in the valleys.

Photo by Jeff Brady

Top Stories (now posted)

• Juneau road project halted by Gov. Walker; DOT&PF commissioner fired after questioning decision

AIDEA lease beyond 2023 gets first nod from Assembly

Skagway robotics team snags second at state tournament

THOUGHT BOTS CELEBRATE - Skagway’s FLL Robotics team celebrates with its second place trophy in Anchorage. Bottom row, from left: Dawson Clem, Harrison Zalit, Jessica Whitehead, Issac Zalit, Tatum Sager, and Lily Zalit. Top row: assistant coach Greg Clem, Silas Myers, Peyton Rodig, Iraida Hisman, Zoe Whitehead, and coach Heather Rodig.
Photo courtesy of Abby Myers


• BOROUGH DIGEST: ­ Municipality denied zoning request; SRC looking at separate building for pool; Garden tour with pot sampling approved.

• SPORTS & REC.: SHS girls open with thin ranks in Hather tourney; Ellis having great senior season in Missouri.

• OBITUARIES: Bud Matthews, Dr. Michael Dickens.

Next issue is February 13, 2015 (deadline: Feb. 9).



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