September 12, 2014 • Vol. XXXVII, No. 16
Jumping For Joy
The African Children’s Choir made a return visit to Skagway at the end of August, entertaining and inspiring residents and visitors during three local shows.
Photo by Elise Giordano
Top Stories (coming later this week)
• SATP slammed; residents decry road plans by DOT.
• Big bond issue, sales tax increase on ballot.
• Senator Murkowski hears about PO, border issues, checks out the school.
Senator Lisa Murkowski asks elementary students how their town can be improved while visiting the Skagway School on Sept. 8. Elise Giordano
• BOROUGH DIGEST: Tidelands lease goes back to negotiating table; Herbicide ordinance passes, limits set on uses.
• KLONDIKE ROAD RELAY: KRR fund for most, grueling for the inaugural ultras.
• SCHOOL REPORT: Sen. Murkowski to visit; Aide sought for pre-school; Coach hired, more needed.
• ARTS BEAT: Aerial 'Elements' presentation; SAC annual meeting Sept. 21; October arts events; Piano Sundays at library; From Skagway with love: Smedleys raising funds for trip to Russia next summer.
• SPORTS & REC.: Foote, Cox, Jensen run strong in early X-C races; PHOTO REPORT: Kids Run for Paws & Claws.
• NATURE'S NUGGETS: What to do about winter.
• HEARD ON THE WIND: Store front and tour beat wind...
Next issue is September 26, 2014 (deadline: Sept. 22).
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