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This Week

• Aug. 1 - Ashley Bowman signing The Arctic Brotherhood, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Skaguay News Depot & Books. See AB book event poster! Then presenting as part of the NPS Guide Series at 6 p.m. at NPS auditorium.

Public Meetings - details in calendar

July 28 - Recreation Board.

• July 30 - Port Commission & Assembly work session with AIDEA representatives.

• July 31 - Public Safety/HEW meeting on herbicides; Clinic Board.

• Aug. 1 - Skagway CVB.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Includes above and ongoing meetings and events through August 20, 2014. To get your upcomng events and meetings listed here and in the next print edition, please e-mail us! (Skagway items only, please)



Fourth of July 2014

See our staff photos from Fourth of July 2014 (coming soon) !

BSC 2014

See our staff photos from Buckwheat Ski Classic 2014: "Life is a Circus" ! We are a proud sponsor of the 28th Annual Buckwheat Ski Classic: 239 skiers participated and there were more than 115 volunteers. See Official Results! 2014 race was Saturday, March 22 - Check the Log Cabin Ski Society on Facebook for photos, awards listings, trail reports, and more! See 2014 BSC story from our March 28 issue.


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Breaking News

See stories in August 15 issue.

July 31 - WP&YR says 'isolated single track component failure' at switch caused accident – A broken part at the south switch at the White Pass Summit caused the July 23 derailment of two engines and four passenger cars. The component has been repaired and the track has been in full use since July 26, said White Pass president John Finlayson. No one was injured seriously in the accident to a northbound Fraser train at about 1:35 p.m. on July 23. See July 25 story for a report on the accident soon after it happened.

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



NOW AVAILABLE from Lynn Canal Publishing

The Arctic Brotherhood by Ashley Bowman

BOOK SIGNING Fri. August 1, 2014 10 am to 4 pm

Come meet Ashley and get your book signed. She also will be giving a talk at the NPS auditorium that evening at 6 p.m.

Ashley also will be signing books in WHITEHORSE at Macs Fireweed Books on Main on July 31: 12-1 p.m.

For book orders, call the bookstore at 907-983-3354. Now open daily 9 am-6 pm.

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


Aug. 19 - Michele Genest: The Boreal Feast: A Culinary Journey Through the North


July 25, 2014 • Vol. XXXVII, No. 13

WP&YR Train Derails, Dips into Lake

Passengers on Wednesday afternoon’s Fraser train gather outside the cars that left the tracks following the derailment at the White Pass summit. All passengers on board were taken down by train, and 19 were taken to the clinic with non-serious injuries.

Photo courtesy of Judy Cable

Top Stories (now posted)

• Car slides into lake after train derails on summit; No serious injuries among 23 taken to clinic.

• Assembly delays herbicide ordinance vote till Aug. 21.

• Study confirms Haines-Skagway ferry run has highest per mile fare in system; Juneau Access SEIS delayed further.

• AIDEA Board to discuss Gateway Project in Skagway.

• Engine 52 gets a new home.

The arrival of pink salmon last weekend is bringing out the bears. Two young grizzlies have been spotted evenings on the Dyea flats. Here, one stands watch while his buddy eats. Katie Emmets


• BOROUGH DIGEST: P&Z to review conditional use permits; Assembly considers abandoning easement for White Pass; New fines for alcohol consumption, noise, ATV parking.

• SPORTS & REC FEATURE: Amak Towing takes Skagway Softball crown again.

• FISH THIS!:  A place in time.

• HEARD ON THE WIND: Wind gathering from Skagway to Ketchikan...

• OBITUARIES: Margaret Brown, Phil Bruehler.

Next issue is August 15, 2014 (deadline: Aug. 11).



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