Broadway Bulletin Board

This Week

• May 25 - Borough Offices are closed in Observance of Memorial Day.

• May 27-30 - North Words Writers Symposium in Skagway featuring keynote author Mary Roach. Space still available - register now!

• May 28 - North Words Faculty Reading (Open to the public), 7 p.m. at NPS Auditorium.

• May 30 - ATIA Be a Tourist for a Day

• May 31 - Real Life Travel Adventures:South Africa with Rin, 6 p.m. at Skagway Library.

Public Meetings - details in calendar

• May 26 - School Board, 7 p.m. at Skagway School.

• May 27 - Solid Waste Advisory Committee, 6 p.m. at City Hall.

• May 28 - Fisheries Ad Hoc Committee, 11 a.m. at City Hall., Board of Equalization Hearing: Property Assessment Appeals, 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. ; Clinic Board of Directors, 7 p.m. at Dahl Memorial Clinic.

• May 21 - Finance Committee, 4 p.m. at City Hall; Borough Assembly, 7 p.m. at City Hall.


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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Breaking News

See stories in May 29 issue.

Fire Department issues burn ban: The Skagway Fire Department has issued a modified burn ban due to extreme fire conditions. Open burning is prohibited anywhere outside of the hydrant-protected areas until further notice.

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



featuring these new titles from Lynn Canal Publishing:

Nowhere Else to Go, but Dyea , the new novel by Nita Nettleton - NOW AVAILABLE! - Get your book signed by Nita at our BOOK LAUNCH PARTY on FRIDAY, MAY 15 from 12:30-5:30 p.m.

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. Open Daily!

May 15, 2015 • Vol. XXXVIII, No. 8

Kennedy Cox, left, Kelsie Cox, center, and Olivia Tranel, along with a full crowd, put their hands together during a performance by Irish rock band Scythia at the Dedman Stage on May 8. Elise Giordano

Top Stories (now posted)

• No changes made to Skagway’s summer ferry schedule

Local rivers see largest eulachon run in 40 years

Port Commission seeks floating dock for phase one of Gateway Project

• Mineral Services and AIDEA fixing issues at Ore Terminal

• Cody Jennings named new tourism director

• SDC broadens initiative for local artists

ON BROADWAY- SUBMITTED BY Joshua DeFisher; @transientshenanigans.

Sled dogs catch a breath of fresh spring air in early May. Submit a timely photo, complete with details, taken in or around Skagway for your chance to be featured on the front page! Email submissions to


• BOROUGH DIGEST: ­ Senior Ad Hoc Committee receives draft of needs assessment; Fiber optic cable at Smuggler’s Cove approved ; Outdoor Arts Facility named Dedman Stage; Skagway Small Boat Harbor fees and rental agreement ;Shuttle service to Dyea approved.

• ARTS BEAT: ­Arts Council in need of volunteers; North Words slots still open.

SPORTS & REC: - SHS Capital City track invitational.

• SCHOOL BOARD: - Thought Bots travel to California; Superintendent receives doctorate.


Next issue is May 29, 2015 (deadline: May 25).



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