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This Week

• ALL WEEK April 14 to 18 – Dyea Road Mile 5-7 CLOSED from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon-Fri for road improvement project in "Hacket Hill' section.

• Wednesday, April 16 - "Sharing the Trails" presentation on trapping by Dept. of Fish and Game, 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Friday-Saturday, April 18-19 – Spring Show of Winter Artwork at the AB Hall.

• Friday, April 18 – International Folk Festival, 7 p.m. at Eagles Hall

• NEW! Saturday, April 19 – JANPALOOZA fundraiser at the Station, 4 p.m. - ? for Jan Tronrud featuring celebrity bartenders!

• Sunday, April 20 - Happy Easter Sunday - Sunrise service at Pullen Park at 7:30 a.m.; Easter Egg Hunt at Seven Pastures Park at 1 p.m.

Public Meetings - details in calendar

April 14 - Library Board.

• April 15 - Solid Waste Advisory Board.

• April 16 - Port Commission, ADF&G "Sharing the Trails", Recreation Board.

• April 17 - Finance Committee, Borough Assembly.

• April 18 - Civic Affairs Committee, Clinic Finance.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Includes above and ongoing meetings and events through April 30, 2014. 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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BSC 2014

See our staff photos from Buckwheat Ski Classic 2014: "Life is a Circus" !

Yuletide 2013

See our staff photos from Yuletide 2013 !

Breaking News

See stories in April 25 issue.

April 14 - Hahn given 2-year contract with annual salary of $125,000 –  Details have been released about the contract with new Borough Manager Scott Hahn.

April 16 - Legislature passes medevac bill – A bill that will allow membership-driven medevac insurance in Alaska passed the Alaska Legislature by huge margins and is now headed to the governor for his signature.

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


New from Lynn Canal Publishing

Signed copies available of Fish This! andSkagway: City of the New Century

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April 11, 2014 • Vol. XXXVII, No. 6

Peter Pan to the Rescue

Peter Pan (Shane Sims) left, battles Captain Hook (Micah Cook) to free Wendy (Tatum Sager) and her brothers from captivity during the Skagway School musical staged last weekend. See more photos from Neverland in living color on the back page of our print edition.

Photo by Katie Emmets

Top Stories (now posted)

•Scott Hahn accepts borough manager job; contract details to be released upon signing, Hahn due to start work on April 21.

• Yukon firm looking at port for shipping oil from Eagle Plains

• Medevac membership legislation on move

SAVING SURVIVORS  - Skagway grade school students hunker under their desks during the “Great Alaskan Shakeout” on March 27, the 50th anniversary of the great Alaska earthquake. Katie Emmets


• BOROUGH DIGEST: Gateway Project RFP to go out this month; Muni. supports new winter ferry schedule; Assembly eyes 15-acrew parcel for recycling, solid waste facility.

• SCHOOL REPORT: Coughran signs new 3-year superintendent contract; School submits $2.478 million operating budget; Calendar approved for 2014-15.

• ARTS FEATURE: Kendall Nordin shows art in Anchorage.

• ARTSBEAT: Artists in Residence coming in April; Spring Art Show, Folk Festival next weekend; Artists selected for Chilkoot Trail residency.

• SPORTS & REC: Twenty-two students on track team.

Next issue is April 25, 2014 (deadline April 21).



• 2014 Skagway News publication schedule & ad rates now available.

• Skaguay Alaskan 2014 Visitor Guide advertising rates & info (pdf) CLOSED: APRIL 15, 2014. Watch for the Alaskan on the streets of Skagway on May 1 and inserted in the May 9 News. Call 907-983-2354 or email us if you want an ad in the 2014 second edition (deadline June 20).

You can link to the Alaskan's list of local attractions and more at the bottom of this page. Look for our new book of Alaskan historical features and photos, Skagway: City of the New Century.



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