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This Week

June 23 - Fu-Go: The Curious History of Japan's Balloon Bomb Attack on America, 12-1 p.m. at the Skagway Public Library.

• June 24-28 - Yukon River Quest, Whitehorse to Dawson City, Yukon.

• June 25-28 - Pat Moore Memorial Game Fish Derby, registration starts at 5:30 a.m. each morning at the Small Boat Harbor.

Public Meetings - details in calendar

• June 22 - Fisheries Ad Hoc Committee, 10 a.m. at City Hall.

• June 24 - Dyea Community Advisory Board On-Site Work Session, 1:30 p.m. at Dyea Campground Kiosk.

• June 25 - Clinic Board of Directors, 7 p.m. at Dahl Memorial Clinic.

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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Breaking News

See stories in May 29 issue.

New Tidelands Lease ordinance on Assembly Agenda - After many months of closed-door negotiations, an ordinance for a new 35-year tidelands lease between the Municipality of Skagway and White Pass is now ready to be introduced at the June 4 Borough Assembly meeting. It calls for approval by voters in a special election. Details in next issue.

Modified Burn Ban In Effect: The Skagway Fire Department on June 3 issued a modified burn ban due to still existing extreme fire conditions, despite the cooler temperatures and some precipitation this week. Open burning remains prohibited anywhere outside of the hydrant-protected areas until further notice. Within the hydrant area, open burning is restricted to burn barrels and campfire rings. See SFD Notice.

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Nowhere Else to Go, but Dyea , the new novel by Nita Nettleton - SIGNED COPIES NOW AVAILABLE!

Atlin Blue and Miss Scarlet, a children's book by Emily Grace Willis and illustrated by Courtenay Birdsall Clifford – Coming about June 19. Watch for Book Launch & Signing Party on July 3rd!


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The Arctic Brotherhood by Ashley Bowman, Fish This! by Andrew Cremata and Skagway: City of the New Century by Jeff Brady

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June 12, 2015 • Vol. XXXVIII, No. 10

Participants of the 20th annual Fran DeLisle Cancer Walk-A-Thon walk along the Dyea Road on June 6. Read the full story complete with photos on Page 16. Elise Giordano

Top Stories (now posted)

• Assembly passes first reading of new White Pass tidelands lease.

Trapping ban request denied by Board of Game.

• Potential government shutdown could mean possible ferry layups.

• Historic William Henry Moore Bridge to be replaced.

• ADOT&PF agrees to install signs on State Street for pedestrian safety.

• Former ACS customers urged to switch to GCI.

• GED prep and testing available in Skagway.

Submitted by Juliene Miles,@julsantana

DINNER PARTY - Sea lions feast on eulachon in Nahku Bay. Submit a timely photo, complete with details, taken in or around Skagway for your chance to be featured on the front page! Email submissions to


• BOROUGH DIGEST: ­ Assembly passes $7.4 million FY16 budget; Lot added to municipal land disposal list; Resolution passed for $10 million in CVP funds for Gateway Project; TIGER grant submitted for Gateway Project; Mobile food unit ordinance postponed once again.

• WHAT'S NEW & DIFFERENT: ­Restaurants, art, tours and more.

• ARTS BEAT: ­Mary Roach makes North Words Writers Symposium a bit taboo.

• SPORTS & REC: - Walk-a-thon raises $12,000 for local cancer fund; Two Skagway teams to compete in international bike relay ; Annual Skagway marathon set for Saturday, June 13.

• OBITUARIES : - Dorothy Pike Lawson


Next issue is June 24, 2015 (deadline: June 19).



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