July 11, 2014 • Vol. XXXVII, No. 12
Running in the Rain
Lennon Jennings and Lucy Kollasch dash for the finish line during the popular kid races on Broadway following the 4th of July parade. Despite the steady rain, Skagway residents and visitors enjoyed the holiday. See our annual photo spread starting on page 5 of our print edition, along with parade results.
Photo by Katie Emmets
Top Stories (now posted)
• Flooding threat, rockslide on 4th disrupt travel, parade marches on
• Anti-herbicide ordinance on move, railroad suspends spraying
•Medevac merger consolidates insurer, carrier
• Student produced app helps visitors identify cultural, natural resources in Dyea.
• Skagnificent Six finish 7th overall in Yukon River Quest
The Skagnificent Six blast through the standing waves of Five Finger Rapids en route to a 7th place finish in the Yukon River Quest. See story and more photos on the back page of our print edition. Harry Kern, YRQ
• BOROUGH DIGEST: Gateway project designer picked; Safe water, proper signage.
• SPORTS & REC FEATURE: Pat Moore Memorial Game Fish Derby winners all bring in king salmon over 20 pounds.
• ARTSBEAT - SE State Fair now accepting entries; new mixing board unveiled at Solstice (photo).
• NATURE NUGGETS by Drew Foulis: Wild native plants of Skagway; SIMMERIN' FOOD by Scott Home: Bright-eye omelet and diverse Dyea delights.
• HEARD ON THE WIND: Far-sighted from afar....
• OBITUARY: Timothy "Sonny" Twitchell.
Next issue is July 25, 2014 (deadline: July 21, an extra week follows this issue).
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