Archived Top Stories: 2003

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• December 24, 2003: Group wants change in city's stand against road; Fire Chief resigns to take Juneau job; Hunter okay after wet night on island; Yuletide and Santa Train photos; Top volunteers Connie Conard and Lynn Herbig; Stan Bush makes Syracuse football team; Kevin Wang gets win at State.

• December 12, 2003: ABC suit settled for $200,000; Gov. Murkowski promotes rail links to Yukon; School community forum; Wang off to State wrestling tourney; School play and concert; Selmer and Bigham obituaries.

• November 26, 2003: • City moratorium pushes Segway tours out of main business district; Group organizes for better ferries, Haines-Skagway fast ferry stops; Dyea Road spot fixes win support, work preferred on "Hackett Hill"; Sports & Yuletide preview, Hermens and Polley obituaries.

• November 14, 2003: Monica Carlson appointed to vacant council seat; Fast ferry will base in Juneau, separate runs north raise objections; Skagway Segway: Somehow? Some way? No way?; Wrestling, volleyball, intramurals.

• October 24, 2003: Cline declared unqualified candidate, City send feds $80,088 to clear clinic's name, Skagway still prefers ferries over road in new poll, Pullen Creek will be sampled in spring, Students get political in debate, Wrestling and volleyball roundup.

• October 10, 2003: Mayor Bourcy, incumbents win; Voter list reduced to 879, number changes constantly; WPYR sets new benchmark; Scientist sizes Dyea dangers, global warming to blame? Volleyball and wrestling previews.

• September 26, 2003: Moe's Mall is history, City vehicle resolution goes to Legislature, Mulvihill rules again from SE mountaintop, SE to get another transportation plan, Black wolf killed, 2003 election forum, Skagway soccer rocks worlds, Fish This catch and release, Heard on the Wind goes postal.

• September 12, 2003: DOT&PF meeting makes intention clear on road to Juneau, Tri-Cities push for Juneau to be home port for fast ferry, Resident questions city's voter rolls, State Div. of Public Health addresses Norovirus concerns, WP&YR sets new season record, Klondike Road Relay coverage, Mulvihill second in X-C meet, Obituary: Marvin Knorr, and Heard on the Wind.

• August 29, 2003: Taiya River wreaks havoc again; AP&T out of the woods; Ship passengers with Norwalk-like symptons removed to hotel; Connie Conard wins top AARP Alaska award; School passes NCLB test, receives big check from PIMCO; Skagway women win fair softball tourney; Fish This gets trashy; Locals join 'Heard on the Wind' ranks.

• August 15, 2003: Three die as plane takes off into hillside; Incumbents file for city, school seats; Securing the port behind metal gates; Sen. Lincoln introduces herself; New tours and attractions; Hambones win fifth title; Heard on the Wind goes for the weird.

• July 25, 2003: Good news, sad news for Clinic; Officer disciplined over incident with mischievous kids; Segway in Skagway?; Skagway a favorite with crew members; Climbing wall, skateboard park take shape; Fish This and Dustball results; Heard on the Wind gives directions.

• July 11, 2003: HDC decision on Golden North upheld, Dyea fire station still a burning issue, Fatal crash incongruous with pilot's experience, Fourth of July 2003 coverage, RBI wins tourney, Canoe team scratches, Runaround results, Heard on the Wind.

• June 27, 2003: Two lose lives in small plane crash, Upper Lynn Canal might get fast ferry, Potential SARS case released from hospital, City takes on clinic assets and liabilities, Kluane to Chilkat Bike relay results and pictures, Heard on the Wind geography, Alumi team takes on canoe race, Little Leaguers take on Haines, Softball takes on all-comers.

• June 13, 2003: FY04 budget passes, AP&t may see recovery this fall, SARS scare just that, Board of Equalization supports some appeals, Heard on the Wind, Fran Delisle Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, Softball, Bike relay and Yukon River Quest previews.

• May 30, 2003:Graduation 2003, OSHA visits clinic, Ag. Dept. bans imported beef from Canada, Students excel on state exam, Broken down van and banged-up dogs, Sandy Grunow obituary, Heard on the Wind returns, Softball and Fish This!

• May 16, 2003: Solicitation ordinance on books with challenges, Students reflect on the war, Dr. Dickens the $100G man, White Pass courts Yukon, New magistrate Susan Reed, Spring events, Hobbs obituary, Opinion & commentary on Patriot Act & Juneau Access, Awards night at school.

• April 25, 2003: People revolted by rise in assessments, Skagway City Council supports improved ferry service, Folk, film & spring festivals, Soldiers from Skagway, Senior trip with Lucie Straub, Bob Rapuzzi obituary, Editorials: Speaking up, West White Pass, Juneau Access, Fish This is back!, and Yukon River Quest.

• April 11, 2003: Skagway Medical Corp. leased not renewed by city, Juneau Access on table again, Land lottery draws 14, 'Smart Team' at State, 'Taste of Broadway' in Skagway.

• March 28, 2003: Magistrate leaves town for Haines, Haines throws out tour tax, Panther boys take second at Regionals, Buckwheat Ski Classic kids and results, Poetic mistress wows school crowd

• March 14, 2003: Dancing lights may set off border radiation detectors; Council agrees flood control should go forward, appeals to Gov.; Public Works ponders industrial waste disposal, grant for curtain incinerator; Birth of a newspaper 25 years ago; Land lottery date moved; Group aims to complete work on Denali grant; Panthers get wake-up call before tourney; Senior night and college hoop reports; Death notices: Bob Rapuzzi and Sasha Selmer-Hughes.

• February 28, 2003: Flood control project nixed, Hope for Skagway borough, H&H burn pile violated state regs., Rapuzzi funds in Interior appropriation, Panthers prevail in final homestand, School district unimpressed with No Child Left Behind Act.

• February 14, 2003: Bartlett to manage clinic, Air monitoring begins this spring, White Pass picks Gary Danielson to head company, Windfest blows out, Dickens asked to stay on, Former medical assistant comments on clinic, Panthers roll up big wins.

• January 17, 2003: AIDEA to scrap oer terminal, Bartlett makes pitch for clinic, PA to start private practice, large group meets to establish possible watershed council, tourist season will be "good," not "great," Spelling bee - fourth grader wows crowd, Guest commentary - changes at the clinic, sports and recreation - Hather Tourney and hoop startup.

• January 31, 2003: Air quality challenged by residents' burns, YTG minister unfazed by ore terminal's demise, Holland America brings back 8 ships, Klondike Park announces new fees, Mielke appointed to city council seat, Cheerleaders bring back Panther spirit.

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