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This Week

• March 30 - Seward's Day State Holiday observed - most local and state offices closed.

• April 1 - Skagway School Pre-K - 12 Music Concert (Good Old Summertime), 6:15 p.m. in Skagway School Gym.

• April 5 - Easter Sunrise Service at Pullen Park at 7:30 a.m. (weather permitting), followed by breakfast at Presbyterian Church Rec. Hall, Easter Egg Hunt, 1 p.m. at Seven Pastures Park.

Public Meetings - details in calendar

• March 31 - Rapuzzi Committee, 3 p.m. at City Hall; Fisheries Ad Hoc Committee, 11 a.m. at City Hall.

April 1 - April 1 - Port Commission, 1 p.m. at City Hall; Conservation Ad Hoc Committee, 3:30 p.m. at City Hall.

 April 2 - Finance Committee, 4 p.m. at City Hall, Borough Assembly, 7 p.m. at City Hall.

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

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March 27, 2015 • Vol. XXXVIII, No. 5

Lucky Charms

Wynter Radey-Morgan, Reba Radey and daughter Fable Wallace pose with leprechaun Crystal Lahrman before the start of the Leprechaun Loop on March 14. Spencer Morgan won the 5k with a time of 21:06 and Jake Sager won the kid’s 1k with a time of 4:26. Best costume was awarded to Wynter. Elise Giordano

Top Stories (not yet posted)

•Border to continue using winter hours
throughout summer; Stations will be closed for eight hours.

•Skagway Home Brew Fest canceled by ABC Board.

King salmon release to stop in Pullen Creek; Program pulled by Fish & Game due to erratic broodstock and lack of funds.

• Original trapping ordinance not repealed.

• Proposed leash law a no go.

CROSS COUNTRY- Rosetta Pring skis with Ski Club instructor Leslie Martin, left, and mother Jeffrey Hitt, rear, on the Log Cabin Ski trails this winter. See Buckwheat Ski Classic preview on page 5. Jeff Brady

OTHER NEWS

• BOROUGH DIGEST: ­ Port Commission to seek TIGER grant for Gateway Project; Second reading of AIDEA lease pushed to June ; Planning and Zoning approves Public Safety Facility rezone request; Assembly approves Public Safety Facility proposal ; No tax for updated 911 system.

• ARTS BEAT: ­ Upcoming Events for April; Applications now accepted for 2015 MFB Fund scholarships.

Next issue is April 10, 2015 (deadline: April 6).

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• 2015 Skagway News ad ratecard and publication schedule

• Skaguay Alaskan 2015 Visitor Guide advertising rates & info (pdf) Call 907-983-2354 or email us if you want an ad in the 2015 Alaskan. DEADLINE APRIL 10. Alaskans are distributed by our Newsies daily to the cruise ships and at locations all over Skagway and the region. 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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