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This Week

• Oct. 20 - Absentee in-person voting begins for Nov. 4 general election, 8 a.m. at City Hall, Deadline for Skagway News

• Oct. 23 - Juneau Access: Open house 3-8 p.m., Public hearing 6-8 p.m. at school

• Oct. 24- Next Skagway News, Cross Country Burger Feed, SHS wrestlers at Juneau, volleyball team at Sitka

• Oct. 25 - Deadline to submit absentee ballot requests for Nov. 4 election, Halloween Carnival

Public Meetings - details in calendar

• Oct. 21 - Local Emergency Planning Committee Meeting, Museum Board, Special School Board

•Oct. 22 - Recreation Board Work Session

• Oct. 23 - Clinic Board of Appeals

• Oct. 24 - Skagway Bird Club

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)

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PHOTO PAGES

Fourth of July 2014

See our staff photos from Fourth of July 2014: Let It Rain!

BSC 2014

See our staff photos from Buckwheat Ski Classic 2014: "Life is a Circus" ! We are a proud sponsor of the 28th Annual Buckwheat Ski Classic: 239 skiers participated and there were more than 115 volunteers. See Official Results! 2014 race was Saturday, March 22 - Check the Log Cabin Ski Society on Facebook for photos, awards listings, trail reports, and more! See 2014 BSC story from our March 28 issue.

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Breaking News

See stories in Oct. 24 issue.

Oct. 10 - Kathy O'Daniel awarded Helen B. Clark award, Kim Burnham receives special recognition Kathy O'Daniel received the Helen B. Clark community service award at the Elks Friday night. O'Daniel organized the Skagway Good Neighbors group, participates with the Skagway Seniors, Big Dippers and WAGS. Kim Burnham received a special recognition award. Burnham is the creator of Skagway Swap, secretary on the Solid Waste Advisory Committee and works with organic gardeners throughout the community. The Helen B. Clark award was first awarded 28 years ago to Helen B. Clark. Nominations are accepted every fall and selected by a committee of past winners.

Oct. 10 - Bond propositions split, Henry and Grieser win tight assembly race - The Oct. 7 municipal election results were unchanged after counting of absentee ballots on Thursday, Oct. 9. The $12 million Public Safety Facility bond issue won 203-189, but the 1% sales tax increase to help pay back the bonds failed 216-172. Incumbent Dan Henry and Angela Grieser kept their leads for assembly seats, though Roger Griffin was just 11 votes behind in the final tally. In the race for two school board seats, incumbent Cara Cosgrove and Mary Tidlow won over Mark Smith. About 80 absentee ballots were counted at the Election Canvass Board meeting and final results will be certified by the borough assembly on Oct. 16.

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

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NEW ONLINE BOOKSTORE!

featuring

The Arctic Brotherhood by Ashley Bowman

Signed Copies Available!

Also from Lynn Canal Publishing and signed by the authors:

Fish This! by Andrew Cremata

Skagway: City of the New Century by Jeff Brady and others!

See other books and order online at our webstore or call the bookstore at 907-983-3354. Winter hours: 12:30 to 5:30 pm Mon-Fri, 12:30-4:30 pm Sat-Sun.

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October 10, 2014 • Vol. XXXVII, No. 18

Music of the Night

The Hot Toddies perform at The Pizza Station’s end-of-the-year party on Thursday, Sept. 25. Although a ship was rescheduled to Friday, people still came out to celebrate the end of the season.

Photo by Elise Giordano

Top Stories (now posted)

•Split vote on how to pay for Public Safety Facility, election results too close to call wit absentee ballots still being counted; Henry, Grieser lead assembly.

• Local businesses discuss needs for Gateway Project.

• The road to Juneau and what it could mean for Skagway and SE Alaska.

• Representative Sam Kito visits Skagway, talks with citizens about concerns and issues, with entertainment from Skin and Bones and Fogatron.



MAKING WAVES- A brown bear wades through the Taiya River toward the Dyea Road on Sept. 28. Elise Giordano

OTHER NEWS

• BOROUGH DIGEST: Carson Dorn awarded Water Well #4; Sod laying party for Outdoor Arts Facility; Consideration to rezone along the Dyea Road.

ARTS BEAT: Sod Party Saturday; Fall fest concert, workshops; Zombie Walk coming soon.

• SPORTS & REC.: Foote takes third at regionals, girls run twice to avoid bear; Panthers prepare to face Haines in scrimmage; Wrestling team loses state qualifier, still up for challenge.

Next issue is October 24, 2014 (deadline: Oct. 20).

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