August 29, 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: Sept. 8.


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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)

GREAT HOUSING OPTION for Sale. This is a WWII Army Barracks that received a major over-hall in 2007. 7 bedrooms, 2 bath, all the furnishings. Dimensions of the building are 20’ x 60’, or 1200 square feet. 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 if interested. $60,000 obo. (14cb)

SKAGWAY INCOME PROPERTY: Live the dream! Beautiful 1.77 acres, 2 miles from town center with house, guest cabins, and storage/workshop buildings. Used as a seasonal B&B (Cindy’s Place) for the past 18 years but could be used for employee housing, monthly summer rentals, or your own private getaway with friends and family. Sold as-is, including most furnishings, for $341,000. Truly turnkey! Showings available by appointment only. Call 907-983-2674 or email for an information packet or to schedule a showing. (9-10p, 11cb)

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)


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

LEE RENTALS STORAGE UNITS: 5th & Alaska St. 10x12 units available. Contact 916-934-9946. (1cb)

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

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

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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A petition has been filed in the Superior Court (Case # 1JU-14-00691CI) requesting a name change from (current name) Thomas James Ihle to Thomas James Etue. A hearing on his request will be held on September 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Courtroom 204, Skagway Courthouse, 7th and Spring McCabe Bldg, Skagway, AK. (publish 8/15 & 8/29/14)


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 8/29/14)