Broadway Bulletin Board

This Week

• Oct. 27 - United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra concert, 6:30 p.m. at Skagway School

• Oct. 28 - Have-A-Heart Charity Zombie Walk, 4:45 p.m. at Gold Rush Cemetery,

• Oct. 29 - John Hischer assisting seniors with Medicare Part D, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Big Dippers (Senior Center)

• Oct. 31 - Happy Halloween!

• Nov. 1 - Border stations switch to winter hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Alaska time) daily, Yuletide Ball pre-sale at Rec Center

• Nov. 2 - Daylight Savings Time ends, set clocks to fall back an hour at 2 a.m.

Public Meetings - details in calendar

• Oct. 28 - School Board

• Oct. 29 - Clinic Board of Directors

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)



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




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.


October 24, 2014 • Vol. XXXVII, No. 19

All That Jazz

Steve Giordano and Bob Meashey perform a jazz concert at the Elks on Friday, Oct. 17. The two musicians have been performing progressive jazz together for the past 20 years. Elise Giordano

Top Stories (now posted)

•2014 General Election Forum; Candidates for governor, House District 33, U.S. Senate & Rep., and ballots

• Philadelphia jazz musicians bring their tunes to Skagway

• Juneau Access - the ferry option

• Municipal election is a close call, but certified results still the same; Henry and Grieser elected to assembly, Cosgrove and Tidlow to School Board

• O’Daniel wins Helen B. Clark service award at Elks;
Kim Burnham receives special recognition

FALLING FOR FALL- Snow covered mountains peek through orange and red leaves on a beautiful Tuesday morning. EG


• BOROUGH DIGEST: Port Commission asserts ownership of ferry float; Proposal for Gateway geotech project award; NPS Easement request; Senior lunch in need of funding

ARTS BEAT: Ukelele Orchestra; Steve Giordano and Bob Meashey in Concert; Winter Workshops; Canvas and Cocktails; Arts Coucil Raffle

• SPORTS & REC.: Panthers keep spirit up after Wrangell loss

Next issue is November 14, 2014 (deadline: Oct. 10).



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