Archived Top Stories: 2004

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• January 9, 2004: Skagway accepts Fulda Challenge, DOT to present road routes, Dyea eagle nest endangered, Christmas Eve at the Eagles, SHS basketball previews.

• January 23, 2004: Few changes in City of Skagway resolution on Juneau Access; Fulda Challenge set for Feb. 4; Ice house demolition fails to win enough HDC votes; Student testimony sways council to mock resolution; Don Hather Tourney wrap-up.

• February 13, 2004: DOT introduces revised Skagway approach for road alternative; Resolution would require mitigation for recreation; Dawson City couple wins Fulda Challenge; No. 2 Lady Panthers unbeaten.

• February 27, 2004: Conditional use refused for A.B. heli-hike tours; Road mitigation letter sent to DOT, park resolution tabled; Ice house demolition back on six month clock; Sweet Tooth to go smokeless; Editorial: Dear Gov., Back off!; Ski Club kids place high at Marsh Lake; SHS girls lose first game.

• March 12, 2004: Music program eliminated by School Board; Dewey Lakes 'Special Management Area' resolution sets up advisory committee to establish new park; Happy trails for all at Log Cabin; Mayo outlasts Hahn to win Spelling Bee; Panther teams win big before regionals.

March 26, 2004: "The Big White" movie coming to Skagway, Lady Panthers win region, History Channel comes to town, Obituaries: Jenny Sinka and Ole Slettevold.

April 9, 2004: School passes on budget to city, Another classic Buckwheat ski Classic, Music teacher protests RIF, Ice house demolition upheld by City Council, Lady Panthers take fifth at State, 'Flying boat' looking for dock space.

April 23, 2004: On the set of "The Big White", School receives welcome pupil count waiver, Pizza Station gets city approval of liquor license, Kensington mine awaits permit and seeks workers, Yukon River Quest and Kluane-Chilkat Bike Relay entry time, Poet releases two books.

May 14, 2004: DOT 'blackmail' backlash, Kookesh gets back money for harbor; All safe after helicopter piot makes emergency landing; NPS' Noble moving on to Colo.; Move afoot to save Ice House; Kirko selected new fire chief; Beckett withdraws arbitration request; Heard on the Wind movie beat; Fish This is back!; Bike relay, River Quest entries due; Toads threatened; Lucchetti library painting unveiled and more arts news.

May 28, 2004: Jury awards Lee half of damages; State rejects City, Alaska Mountain Guides land use requests; High gas prices affect entire community; Climbing the Chilkoot for graduation, grads photo page; Feds investigate engine failure, downed chopper recovered; Bourcy plans to veto more sales tax for general fund recovered; School district notified of huge foreign language grant; STC promotes tribal unity; Heard on the Wind; Little league, softball underway; Editorial on police chief selection process.

June 11, 2004: Season's first case of norovirus; Dewey Lakes committee organizes; Fast ferry Fairweather begins service; Ice House moved; Mayor's budget veto overturned; Police chief finalists selected; Border protection feature; Fish This goes for grayling; Bike relay and River Quest previews; Heard on the Wind in the mountains.

June 25, 2004: Changing of the guard - Police Chief Spurrier retires; Search down to two; Barge fire smokes out Skagway; Amended city budget passes with more cuts, lower mill rate; Railroad sets daily ridership record; River Questers have reason to smile; Bike relay coverage and results; Cancer awareness walk photos; RCCL's Jack Williams interview; Fourth of July schedule; Heard on the Wind gets into the rhubarb.

July 9, 2004: Police shooting of dog concerns citizens; City wants public comment on increasing helicopter tours; Police chief interviews conclude; Sewall costs rising; Fourth of July photos and parade winners; 'Skagway Siblings' finish Yukon River Quest and other sports; Kris Ide pens Skagway storybook; Obituary - Gerald Pennington; Heard on the Wind gets baked.

July 23, 2004: FBI investigates cruise ship ID offer; Judge rules canvassing ordinance overbroad; Proposed AMG helihike tours spark concerns; Pat Moore Bridge proclaimed by mayor; Ray Leggett hired as police chief; Dog shooting debated; Skagway team wins at Dustball; Fish This!; Heard on Wind; and Grey does the Chilkoot!

August 13, 2004: Juneau Access question on Oct. 5 ballot; Contaminants found in Pullen Creek; Christian bus vandals arrested; New park superintendent named; CITY: mayor breaks tie for SMART extension negotiations, school roof issues resolved, trial delayed; Taylors wind Lee award at flower show; Primary election preview; ARTS: Corsets, mad hatters and Ben Moore speech reenactment; SPORTS: RBI breaks Hambone softball streak, trail marathon results, Pullen Creek fishing; Heard on the Wind needs directions.

August 27, 2004: Races galore for city election, Lt. Gov. addreses voters; FBI closes ship ID theft investigation, no arrests; Tour selling trial now set for Feb., council records subpoenaed; June, Thomas, Kookesh win primary races; Skagway men save life of Whitehorse biker; CITY: AMG permits denied; government referendum in works; Skagway Victory sailor visits home port; Weather stats play out record het wave; SPORTS: Soccer kids play tough; Fish This tackles Pullen Pond predicament; Heightened wind alert!

September 10, 2004: Can I vote here? Lt. Governor says 'it comes down to intent'; DOT moves to secure right-of-way on Skagway land; Jewell Garden land swap approved by Council; 134 teams in Klondike Road Relay; Keef leaves clinic, replacement hired; Espresso machine proposed for school; Willie G. visits Skagway's hog heaven; Sports and Wind.

September 24, 2004: Dewey Lakes SMA passes first hurdle; Wind pushes Faairweather into Broadway Dock dolphin; Seawall bids come in high; 2004 Municipal Candidate Forum; Klondike Road Relay coverage; Riding the rails with a train agent; Final Fish and Wind of season.

October 15, 2004: Election '04: Voters speak volumes - Ferries beat out road, Dewey Lakes Recreation Area preserved, Incumbents beat call for change, protest; Referendum filed for government change; $70,000 settlement reached with tour company; Railroad sets record, yard accident damages parlor cars; McCluskey 5th at regionals, competes at State with Candi Ketterman; Volleyball and wrestling previews.

October 29, 2004: Juneau Access EIS awaits ruling on 4(f) language by FHWA; Special election set for Dec. 14 on manager form of government; Henricksen still contesting election, Ward: council had all information; Season of change at Clinic; School enrollment better than budgeted, state award for Ellis; General election candidate forum; Intramural hoops, volleyball and wrestling.

November 12, 2004: Photo: AB Hall restoration begins; Record visitor year for Skagway, cruisers way up, ferries down a bit; Skagway bucks election tide, support Kerry, Knowles, pot; New Police Chief Ray Leggett strives for community approach; Volleyball tournament and wrestling.

November 24, 2004: Skagway School posts top scores in unofficial survey; Not much input at annual school forum; Thomas posts gains over June for District 5 House seat; AML award for Skagway Rec. Center, Bourcy elected v.p., issue PERS/TRS warning; Skagway Tribal Council ready for open house; Yuletide invitation; Boyd Worley J-Hi Tourney, wrestlers, volleyball team off to regionals.

December 10, 2004: Community celebration - Skagway Tribal Community Center opens; Long distance down nearly a week; Omnibus bill passes with $2 million for seawalk; Juneau Access EIS delayed again; Update on Skagwayans in uniform; New Klondike Park Superintendent Jim Corless; Wrestler Crystal Ketterman, volleyball team off to State; "A Christmas Carol" performed; Yuletide invitation and schedule.

December 22, 2004: Skagway overwhelingly supports manager plan; Ferry walkway falls to rocks in story, Fairweather damaged; Swimming in support, condeptual designs to follow pool survey; One long walk: Buckwheat Donahue completes stroll to Dawson City; Barb Brodersen presented Helen B. Clard Award; Yuletide and School Christmas concert photos; Ketterman picks up win at State, volleyball team drops 2, Hoop season preview.

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