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This Week

• March 24 - Last day to register online for the Buckwheat Ski Classic. Late registration and bib pick-up will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 27 at AB Hall.

• March 26 - Choose Respect March, meet at 12 noon at NPS Visitor Center and march to school.

• March 27 - Friday Fundraiser Feed, 5:30-7 p.m. at Elks (benefits Spirit Squad)

• March 28 -29th annual Buckwheat Ski Classic. See BSC event flyer.

Public Meetings - details in calendar

• March 26 - Civic Affairs Committee.

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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Buckwheat Ski Classic News

Proud sponsor of the Buckwheat Ski Classic: Online registration now open for 2015 race: Race date is March 28 and the theme is "Winter Is Coming, John Snow". Check the Log Cabin Ski Society on Facebook for trail reports, and more!

Breaking News

See stories in March 27 issue.

Border stations won't be open 24 hours a day this summer: The Canadian Border Services Agency has confirmed that the operating hours of the Fraser border station will be adjusted beginning April 1. Instead of switching to a 24-hour opening as in past summers, the border station will close from midnight to 8 a.m. (11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Alaska time). CBSA Communications Advisor Robin Barcham said after an in-depth review of port volumes and passage statistics, it was determined that the border station was being underutilized outside of primary operating hours. Though US Customs and Border Protection has yet to make a decision for Skagway’s border, it is likely that they will mirror Fraser’s closure. Developing story.

Home Brew Festival cancelled by ABC Board: The ABC Board has cancelled the Skagway Home Brew Festival scheduled for the end of April, saying home brew cannot be sold to the public at these types of events. Local organizers are looking to restructure the event to make it legal next year.

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




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. Mid-Winter hours: 12:30 to 4:30 pm Mon-Fri, 1:30-4:30 pm Sat-Sun.


March 13, 2015 • Vol. XXXVIII, No. 4

Pedal to the Metal

Isaac Zalit watches his car race down the track during the first Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby at the Elks on March 11. Zalit took first place, with Timothy Leggett placing second and Camden Lawson third. Elise Giordano

Top Stories (now posted)

•Assembly fails both trapping ordinance ; current codes remains as is, leg traps prohibited within a quarter mile of any trails.

•Gateway Project reaches 15 percent design phase; Estimate for remediation and demolition to cost between $12 and $16 million.

After ACS takeover, GCI has no immediate plans for improving Skagway’s service.

• Proposed leash law headed for Public Safety committee.

• Alaska’s ferry funding still remains uncertain.

Skagway’s Hailey Jensen (21) makes a pass to fellow guard Madison Cox (24) in the team’s down-the-wire game against Hoonah at region tourney in Sitka. See report on pages 6-7. Jeff Brady


• BOROUGH DIGEST: ­ Assembly agrees to learn more about fiber optic cable; White Pass and AIDEA leases still in the works; Skagway Rec. Center to expand to the east.

• SCHOOL REPORT: ­ State Poetry Out Loud; Skagway competes in MATHCOUNTS, Junior high students to travel to Fairbanks for state finals.

• ARTS BEAT: ­ PArtists selected for Chilkoot Trail Residency.

• SPORTS & REC.: Panthers finish off memorable hoop season, Both teams end season winless, girls get close in finale.

Next issue is March 27, 2015 (deadline: March 23).



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