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This Week

• April 20-24 - Historic Windows and Doors Workshop, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. See event flyer for more info on this free course.

• April 21 - School Talent Show, 12 noon at school.

• April 22 - Earth Day

• April 23 - Free Wills & Estates Clinic, 6-8 p.m. at library.

• April 24 - Blessing of the WP&YR Fleet and introduction of 2016 calendar art by Peter Lucchetti, 5:30 p.m. at rail depot.

• April 24 - Friday Fundraiser Feed, 5-7:30 p.m. at Elks (benefits SHS Track).

• April 25 - CLEAN SWEEP! See event flyer.

• April 25 - Skagway School robotics team Thought Bots presents its World Class Project, 4 p.m. at McMillen room. See robotics event flyer!

Public Meetings - details in calendar

• April 23- Fisheries Ad Hoc Committee, 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)



2015 Buckwheat Ski ClassicSee our staff photos from Buckwheat Ski Classic


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Buckwheat Ski Classic News

Proud sponsor of the Buckwheat Ski Classic: Race date was March 28 with the theme is "Winter Is Coming, John Snow". Results now posted on the site. Check the Log Cabin Ski Society on Facebook for trail reports, and more!


Breaking News

See stories in April 24 issue.

New trapping ordinance passes final reading: A revised trapping ordinance won approval of the Skagway Borough Assembly on a 4-2 vote, after second reading and public hearing on April 16. See story about the debate, final compromise language and amendments in our April 24 issue.

• Notice of violation issued to ore terminal: The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is working with AIDEA and terminal operator Minieral Services to correct problems with water discharges. Developing story.

• Skagway News sold: After operating the town's newspaper for 37 years, editor and publisher Jeff Brady will be turning it over to new owners in May. Details in April 24 issue.

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



featuring these new titles coming soon from Lynn Canal Publishing:

Nowhere Else to Go, but Dyea , the new novel by Nita Nettleton - Coming about May 15

Atlin Blue and Miss Scarlet, a children's book by Emily Grace Willis and illustrated by Courtenay Birdsall Clifford – Coming about June 1


Also check out these recent titles from Lynn Canal Publishing and signed by the authors:

The Arctic Brotherhood by Ashley Bowman, 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 907-983-3354. Early Spring hours: 12:30 to 5:30 pm

April 10, 2015 • Vol. XXXVIII, No. 6

A Race of Ice and Fire

Hannah Deuling, 131, readies herself for the start of the 25K during the 2015 Buckwheat Ski Classic on March 28. Deuling, 16, won first place int eh women's division with a time of 1:34:14. Elise Giordano

Top Stories (now posted)

•Legislative cuts trickle down to Southeast ; Cruise ship passenger tax, the marine highway, and education all taking large hits.

•State Street traffic causing distress for pedestrian.

Fisheries committee proposes hatchery in Skagway.

• Daylight Savings Time slash would affect tourism industry.

ALASKA HAUNTING - Meredith Schmidt films a scene on the set of “Alaska Haunting” inside the cooler at The Red Onion. Elise Giordano


• BOROUGH DIGEST: ­ New trapping ordinance passes first reading; Port Commission to seek FY15 Tiger Grant for Gateway; Outdoor Arts Facility fees and guidelines;Disposal of municipal lands ; Shuttle service to Dyea.

• ARTS BEAT: ­ Upcoming Events and classes for April; Outdoor Arts Facility news.

• SPORTS & REC: - 2015 Buckwheat Ski Classic a Success


Next issue is April 24, 2015 (deadline: April 20).



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