2013 online editions
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TOP STORIES - • Former Skagway School teacher Josh Coughran to take superintendent position • Skagway gets good news, bad news from legislature • Community to celebrate 50th anniversary of AMHS • KGRNHP NEWS: Chilkoot artists selected for summer. • BOROUGH DIGEST: First reading of FY2014 passes; Muni. to buy old City Hall pending inspection. ARTSBEAT: Upcoming event: Wine and Cheese tasting with music by Nicole Edwards on May 4; North Words adds Marcel Jolley. FISH THIS! Nothing to enjoy. SPORTS & REC: Varsity track team of four going to Juneau; KCIBR registrations filling fast. OBITUARY - Delia "Dee" Violet Mulkey; death notice for John Bordersen (obit next issue).
TOP STORIES - • Done Deal: Assembly passes ordinance that raises public vote amount, exempts state agencies • Solid waste, recycling plan approved • Rescued owl still healing • SCHOOL FEATURE: Skagway School hosts SE Art Fest for first time. • BOROUGH DIGEST: First reading of ordinance to buy old City Hall building passes; Selmer asks House not to put funding back in budget for Juneau Access. ARTSBEAT: Spring Show of Winter Artwork April 19-20, International Folk Festival April 20, Boat trip and theatre April 21.
TOP STORIES - • Assembly raises waterfront lease amount vote trigger • Edes takes borough manager job, starts April 1 • Rain shines in rescue of attacked great horned owl • BUCKWHEAT SKI CLASSIC: Record year for BSC; pirate theme seizes participants. • BOROUGH DIGEST: HDC to take appeals to assembly; Old clinic lots designated for senior citizens. • SCHOOL REPORT: School Board talks budget, considers cutting lunch program. ARTSBEAT: Art Fest Show and Workshops information, Spring Show of Winter Artwork coming April 19-20; North Words Writers Symposium schedule set; MFB Fund scholarship period opens. OPINION: All in please: do not exempt state from voter requirement.
TOP STORIES - • Assembly to get access to Ore Dock for Gateway Project engineering; WP&YR gets new president • Assembly to raise waterfront lease amount vote trigger in municipal code • Plans revealed for two smaller ferries, communities concerned about logistics • More than 800,000 cruisers expected this summer • SCHOOL SPORTS FEATURE: SHS girls endure some harassment, but play well with boys • BOROUGH DIGEST: Manager finalist George Edes comes to Skagway; Old City Hall could be saved; BMAA detected in crabs • SCHOOL REPORT: Skagway FTC team places third overall at State. SPORTS & REC: Panthers drop two at SE 1A Tourney; J-high boys win Haines C Division. ARTSBEAT: Seward's Day concert at AB. OBITUARY: Sylvia Baker Alexander.
TOP STORIES - • Carbon monoxide poisoning almost kills Skagway resident; CO on boat stops team from heading to tournament • Airlift Northwest will be new preferred medical transport provider for Skagway • Manager selection committee to decide who makes it to Skagway in-person interview round. • SCHOOL FEATURE: Skagway FTC robotics Team Sprocketoids takes Southeast again. • BOROUGH DIGEST: Assembly passes first reading of ordinance to do away with public vote on large land leases; Report on Florida White Pass negotiations coming. • SCHOOL REPORT: School Board adds details to new goals. SPORTS & REC: Panthers sweep Hoonah, Tok teams; two narrow losses at Tok tourney; Senior Night at home this Sat.; Boyd Worley J-High Tourney photos and results. OPINION: Skagway Assembly: We don’t trust you having the final say on large waterfront leases.
TOP STORIES - • Jeff Thielbar resigns as school superintendent • Twelve applicants considered in second round of borough manager selection process • Municipality unlikely to receive money for West Creek hydro study from AEA this year • Mineral Exploration Roundup shows mines still interested in shipping from Skagway • BOROUGH DIGEST: Recycling plan options narrowed; Tickets for trash not put our on morning of garbage pickup; Public safety building 35 percent design phase proceeds; West Creek survey online. • SCHOOL REPORT: School ups safety procedures; New team travel restrictions for cold weather. • ARTSBEAT: Upcoming events, classes. SPORTS & REC: Skagway notches first league win; Online registration begins for 27th annual Buckwheat Ski Classic. OBITUARIES: Jerry McNamara.
TOP STORIES - • Back to square one, almost, for borough manager selection • Ore Dock repairs unlikely before summer • AIDEA looks ahead to more mines. • SCHOOL FEATURE: Skagway robotics team champs of Alaska. • BOROUGH DIGEST: 250K limit on leases debated; Better alert system needed; West Creek and Rec. Center planning underway. • SCHOOL REPORT: Board sees input on goals at workshop. • ARTSBEAT: Upcoming events, classes. SPORTS & REC: Skagway sweeps Yukon field in DHT, still looking for first conference win. OBITUARIES: Vern Grisham, Bert Bounds.