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This Week

• Jan. 29-30 - SHS Girl's Basketball vs. Yakutat. Games at 6 p.m. Thursday and 11:30 a.m. Friday.

•Jan. 30- Spelling Bee, 2 p.m. at school.

• Jan. 30- Friday Fundraiser Feed, 5:30-7 p.m. at Elks (benefits Scouts).

Skagway snow carvers TEAM ALASKA in Breckenridge, Colo all week - follow their progress on their Team Alaska Facebook page

Public Meetings - details in calendar

• Jan. 26 - Civic Affairs Committee.

• Jan. 27 - School Board.

• Jan. 28 - Senior Ad Hoc Committee.

• Jan. 29 - Public Safety Committee, Historic District Commission work session, Clinic Board.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Includes above and ongoing meetings and upcoming events in Skagway. To get your upcomng events and meetings listed here and in the next print edition, please e-mail us! (Skagway items only, please)

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Yuletide 2014

See our staff photos from Yuletide Festivities: 2014

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Buckwheat Ski Classic News

Proud sponsor of the Buckwheat Ski Classic: Watch for registration information soon for the 2015 race: Race date is March 28. See See our staff photos from BSC 2014: "Life is a Circus". Check the Log Cabin Ski Society on Facebook for trail reports, and more!

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Breaking News

See stories in Jan. 23 issue.

Skagway robotics team takes second at state tourney - The Thought Bots from Skagway finished in second place at the Alaska Invitational Championship in Anchorage on Jan. 17, continuing the school's string of strong FLL Robotics showings in regional and state competitions. The team now awaits an invitation to a national or international competition.

New governor pulls pin on Juneau Access project, fires DOT commissioner for disagreeing with decision - With a large budget deficit in the billions looming for the state, new Gov. Bill Walker announced that he put a halt to large projects in the planning process, including the Juneau Access road. The DOT will complete work on the most recent EIS but there will be no further funding of the project in the coming year, at least. A day after a memo by the DOT Commissioner Pat Kemp disagreeing with the decision was made public in a Juneau Empire article, the governor asked for Kemp's resignation.

Assembly passes first reading of AIDEA lease: Even though the mayor acknowledges that negotiations with AIDEA on some points in a post-2023 lease are ongoing, the assembly passed first reading of a 30-year lease with the state agency to get the process moving.

If you have breaking local news, please call the newsroom line: 907-983-2354 or e-mail skagnews@aptalaska.net

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NEW ONLINE BOOKSTORE!

featuring

The Arctic Brotherhood by Ashley Bowman

Signed Copies Available!

Also from Lynn Canal Publishing and signed by the authors:

Fish This! by Andrew Cremata and Skagway: City of the New Century by Jeff Brady

See other books and order online at our webstore or call the bookstore at 907-983-3354. Winter hours: 12:30 to 5:30 pm Mon-Fri, 12:30-4:30 pm Sat-Sun.

December 24, 2014 • Vol. XXXVII, No. 23

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

Santa Claus waves to excited children and adults as the White Pass & Yukon Route train approaches on Dec. 13. The Santa Train filled 14 train cars with a record breaking 590 people, more than 100 from last year.. Elise Giordano

Top Stories (posted)

• Thought Bots win Juneau Jamboree.

Water now free of coliforms, safe to drink.

Man indicted with tampering with witness after arrest in October on assault charges.

Board of Appeals denies Raptor tour in Liarsville subdivision.



CAROL OF THE BELLS- Christmas carolers line the street while singing carols to select homes throughout town on Dec. 17. Elise Giordano

OTHER NEWS

• BOROUGH DIGEST: ­ Assembly says no to paying extra $221,000 for new core drilling team ;Assembly sends back AIDEA lease with changes ; Port Commission recommends the adoption of AIDEA lease; Senior Ad Hoc committee gives the go for feasibility study; Trapping resolution removed from agenda.

• SPORTS & REC.: Basketball teams prepare for a season of rebuilding skills

Next issue is January 23, 2015 (deadline: Jan. 19).

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