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This Week

• May 5 - First Cruise Ship Day, Award Night, 5 p.m. at School.

• May 8 - Preschool Graduation, 1 p.m. at Skagway School; Scythain in concert at Outdoor Arts Stage, 7 p.m. at Seventh Pasture.

• May 10 - Happy Mother's Day!, Real Life Travel Adventures: Nepal/India, 6 p.m. at Skagway Library.

Public Meetings - details in calendar

• May 4- Recreation Board, 7 p.m. at Skagway Rec Center.

• May 5 - Public Works/Parks and Rec, 4 p.m. at City Hall.

• May 6 - Port Commission, 1 p.m. at City Hall ; Public Safety Committee, 3 p.m. at City Hall; Finance Committee, 4 p.m. at City Hall.

• May 7 - Special Assembly Meeting: Executive Session: Draft White Pass Lease, 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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Breaking News

See stories in May 15 issue.

Cody Jennings named new Skagway tourism director: WP&YR director of retail operations Cody Jennings, who also worked in the railroad's marketing/public relations office for a few years, has been named the municipality's new tourism director. She replaces long-time tourism director Buckwheat Donahue who retires May 1. Details in May 15 issue.

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

Atlin Blue and Miss Scarlet, a children's book by Emily Grace Willis and illustrated by Courtenay Birdsall Clifford – Coming about June 1


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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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April 24, 2015 • Vol. XXXVIII, No. 7

Talented Twins

Delaney and McKenna Rau perform at the International Folk Festival at the Eagles Hall on April 17.Elise Giordano

Top Stories (now posted)

• New trapping ordinance passes 4-2; Ground traps prohibited within 1/8 mile of roads and established trails

Skagway News sold to PR Services of Whitehorse; New ownership formed under Alaska Travel Publications LLP

AIDEA, Mineral Services given notice of violation from state for drainage issues at ore terminal.

• Charges against Police Chief Leggett dropped.

• Buckwheat to retire after 16 years as tourism director.

AWOOOO - Buckwheat Donahue howls during the Buckwheat Ski Classic on March 28. Donahue is retiring from his job as tourism director on May 1. Photo by Andrew Cremata


• BOROUGH DIGEST: ­ First reading of 2016 Municipal budget; Gateway to have mitigation plan in three weeks; Naming of Outdoor Arts Facility put on hold; Outdoor Arts Facility access questions; Hearing for General Obligations Bond.

• ARTS BEAT: ­ Outdoor Arts Facility news & Events; Author Mary Roach coming to Skagway for North Words Writers Symposium.

• SCHOOL BOARD: - Approval of 2016 goals; Rosalie Westfall and Vivian Meyer win at AASG.

FISH THIS!: - Bait & Tackle.

Next issue is May 15, 2015 (deadline: May 11).



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