September 26, 2014 issue

News Classified Ads cost 40 cents per word, $4 minimum. Ads must be pre-paid unless advertiser has a business account with the newspaper. Skagway residents may drop off ad and payment at the News Depot. Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card. Out-of-town ads must be pre-paid with a credit card and should be phoned in to 907-983-2354. All ads appear in our on-line edition for a minimum of two weeks. Next issue deadline: Oct. 6.


SKAGWAY ARTISIANS! The Skagway Development Corporation wants to showcase your locally made creations on our “Made in Skagway” website. To add your profile, please e-mail We look forward to hearing from you! (17-18b)


HOME FOR SALE on 11th Ave between main and state. 4 bedroom, 3.25 bath house with an attic studio, and separate entrance garden level apartment.Has a beautiful wood stove including 2 years split lumber making this the perfect year round oasis. Great for a single family, but spacious enough to be suitable for employee housing. Home is big, but has a small footprint leaving lots of garden space for a single lot. Many recent improvements. $419,000. 907-612-0202. (16b)

WINTER HOUSING available 10/10 to 3/3, 2nd floor of Sockeye Cycle Building, 3 bed, 1 bath. 2-4 occupants, $700 mo + util for 2, rent higher for more occupants. Call Dustin 907-314-0753. (16-17b)

PRICE REDUCED. Great housing option for sale. 7 bedrooms, 2 bath, all the furnishings. 1200 square feet, 20' x 60'. Only the building and its contents are for sale. You will need to have the building moved. Building is located at 250 4th Ave. (next to Starfire). Call Mike at 973-2337. $50,000 obo. (14cb)

STUDIO APARTMENTS: Avail for winter or year-round rent. Fully equipped kitchens. In town on 7th at Broadway. Call Tony 513-675-3936. (15cb)

HOME FOR SALE: 1350 Main, large single story house on two lots, 4BR, 3BA, LR, Den. Lots of storage. Patio, attic and yard, large heated garage/workshop. Mature trees, raspberries. One block to school, clinic, and Rec Ctr. $379,000. Available to show after Sept 15. Call Reed 209-768-8612 or email (15cb)

APARTMENTS FOR RENT: 1-studio apartment and 1-1bedroom w/kitchen available now. 1-2 bedroom w/full kitchen available 10-1-14. 983-3121 or 983-3136. (14cb)

SEASONAL HOUSING AVAILABLE October 1 - March 31. New Fully-Furnished Studio Apartments (7th/Alaska). No Pets/No Smoking. $500/mo + Electric. First+Last Month Rent & Security Deposit needed to sign lease/reserve studio. Call Mike @ 907-983-2759 or 973-2337. (14cb)

1-BEDROOM APT. Avail. 10-1-14 through 4-30-15. Spacious apt w/fully equipped eat-in kitchen. Washer/dryer. Call Tony 513-675-3936. (9cb)

TWO 2-BEDROOM HOUSES, Tuff shed, on 5,000 sq. ft. lot; 49 and 69 Main – 1st & Main. $197,000. Casey McBride, 563-382-4199. (15cb)


POPCORN WAGON FOR SALE: Skagway's first fast food wagon. Custom build of oak by Jerry McNamera. Sold as complete business or empty wagon. Make offer on either. 612-0360 days, 983 2398 nights. (16cb)

1/2 ACRE industrial/commercial land for lease, mile 2.25 Klondike Hwy. Call 907-983-2408. (14cb)

RETAIL SPACE ON BROADWAY for lease. See info at: . (1cb)

BELL’S ALASKAN SEAFOOD and fresh flowers. 1-907-766-2950. (1cb)

CHILKAT VALLEY NEWS & WHITEHORSE STAR available at Skaguay News Depot & Books. (1cp)

FOR SALE: The Skagway News Co. Successful community newspaper and visitor guide, year-round bookstore, popular websites. Perfect for young, energetic news/retail couple or partnership who want to take over from owner who, after 35 years, wants to do more writing and book publishing, but will remain to assist in transition. Must be pre-approved for NPS sublease. Willing to sell newspaper separately. Owner will finance for qualified buyer with 10% downpayment. Serious inquiries only. For details call Jeff at 907-983-2354. (1c)


FOOD BANK DONATIONS WELCOME. Donations may be sent to the Food Bank, PO Box 200, Skagway, AK 99840. The local Food Bank helps those in need with groceries. If you need assistance, or know anyone who needs assistance, at any time of year, call any pastor or 983-2127. (1cp)

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The current General Obligation (G.O.) Bonded Indebtedness, including Authorized but Unissued Bonds, of the Municipality of Skagway based on Bonds Outstanding, as of June 30, 2014, is as follows:
Issued and Outstanding
Sewer 1979 $104,000
Clinic $3,940,000
Library $430,000
Small Boat Harbor $860,000
Total Outstanding $5,334,000

Authorized but Unissued G.O. Bonds
Main Street Repairs $2,500,000
Port Improvements $5,000,000
Total Authorized but Unissued $7,500,000

Total General Obligation Bonded Indebtedness
Including Authorized but Unissued Bonds $12,834,000

Cost of Debt Service on Current Indebtedness
Principal $6,840,000
Interest $4,419,596
Total Debt Service $11,259,596

The total assessed value of property for the year 2014 within the Skagway Borough boundaries is estimated at $325,798,301. (publish 8/29, 9/12, 9/26/14)


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, there will be held in the Municipality of Skagway, Alaska, a REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION.
• Two (2) Assembly Seats – for three (3) year terms each, to expire October 2017;
• Two (2) School Board Seats – for three (3) year terms, to expire October 2017.
WRITE-IN CANDIDATES: The filing period for this election closed on August 18, 2014. Any qualified person who fails to file a Declaration of Candidacy within the time allotted for filing for office and wishes to be a candidate in the municipal election, may file as a write-in candidate by submitting a Letter of Intent to the Municipality by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3, 2014. Please contact the borough clerk for more information.
ELECTION HOURS: The polls will open at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, and will close at 8:00 p.m. on the same day.
VOTER QUALIFICATIONS: A person may vote in a municipal election only if the person:
1. is qualified to vote in state elections under AS 15.05.010;
2. has been a resident of the municipality for 30 days immediately preceding the election;
3. has registered before the election as required under AS 15.07 and is not registered to vote in another jurisdiction.
ABSENTEE VOTING: Voters who will be out of town for the Regular Municipal Election on October 7, 2014 are able to vote absentee in person at the Borough Offices beginning Monday, September 22, 2014, and ending Monday, October 6, 2014, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. In order to allow sufficient time for mailing, absentee ballots by mail should be requested by Monday, September 29, 2014. (publish 9/12 & 9/26/14)


The Borough Assembly will be sitting as the Board of Appeals to hold a public hearing on the following:
SUBJECT:Appeal of Planning & Zoning Commission's Decision Regarding Conditional Use Permit Application No. 14-50; Charlotte & Jim Jewell; Request for Additional Employee Housing
Lot 2, Klondike Subdivision (Jewell Gardens property)

(publish 9/26/14)