August 15, 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: August 25.


WANT TO LIVE IN HAINES? The Chilkat Valley News, recently named Alaska’s best weekly newspaper, is seeking a full-time, year-round advertising manager. This job includes soliciting and designing advertising for the newspaper’s print edition and website. Candidates should be friendly, energetic, and organized, and able to work under pressure. Familiarity with computer-based design is a plus, but willingness to learn is more important than experience. Pay: $16 to $22. Bonuses offered as commission on sales. Flexible hours. E-mail resume and cover letter to (14-15p)


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)

FOR SALE – 335 20th Avenue, 1,200 SF modular house circa 1999, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, on one lot. Price reduced for a quick sale, $169,000. Contact: Alyeska Realty Advisors: (907) 983-3145. (2cb)

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)

RENTED!!!! PRIME RETAIL SPACE available in Skagway (977 sq ft). On Third Avenue, one building away from Broadway. Three bedroom upstairs apartment available with building. Lease begins April 1, 2015. Contact David: 206-325-5961 RENTED!!!!

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 Municipality of Skagway, Alaska will receive sealed bids for the construction of the Skagway Small Boat Harbor Boat Launch Improvements project.
Sealed bids will be received at the Municipality of Skagway, P.O. Box 415, Skagway, Alaska 99840, physically located at 700 Spring Street, Skagway, Alaska until 2:00 p.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.
The Contract Documents may be obtained at the Borough office, 700 Spring Street, Skagway, Alaska 99840 (phone: 907-983-2297) or (publish 8/15/14)


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.
CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS: Any person qualified to vote in borough elections may have his/her name placed on the ballot for election as a candidate for any borough elective office. No person may serve simultaneously as mayor and assembly member.
FILING DATES: Interested persons wishing to file for an elected office may file a DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY with the Borough Clerk between August 4, 2014, and August 18, 2014. A PUBLIC OFFICIAL FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE must be on file in the Borough Clerk’s Office or attached to the Declaration of Candidacy to be considered complete.
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:
• is qualified to vote in state elections under AS 15.05.010;
• has been a resident of the municipality for 30 days immediately preceding the election;
• 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 8/15/14)