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The Skagway News. | Serving the Gateway To The Klondike Since 1897.

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Skagway News Headlines

Fall/winter ferry schedule expected out in mid-July

By Larry Persily The Alaska Marine Highway System expects to have its draft fall/winter 2019/2020 schedule available for public comment in mid-July — about six weeks later than last year due to budget uncertainty. Gov. Mike...

No injuries from small fire after oil leak in train engine

By Leigh Armstrong An oil leak in a train engine caught fire on Monday but had extinguished itself by the time Skagway firefighters arrived. The train was carrying passengers  but the small fire never escaped the engine and...

Five tips for keeping your dogs safe when hiking in the heat

By Lilly Milman With the warm weather and a wide breadth of trails at your disposal, it’s tempting to head down to the Dewey Lake Trail System to enjoy the fresh air with your dog. A few safety precautions will help make it an...

Opinion: Alaska faces a tragic loss of common good

By Larry Persily Alaskans are familiar with managing the state’s resources for the common good. We pride ourselves on it. And, with less pride, we’re also familiar with community tragedies, such as inadequate funding for...

Borough will bring manager finalists to town

By Leigh Armstrong The search for a new borough manager is moving to in-person interviews, with three finalists selected to come to Skagway. Dates and times of the interviews are expected to be set by the July 18 borough...

July in history: The first plane lands in Skagway in 1922

By Lilly Milman It was almost 100 years ago that the first plane landed in Skagway. The first plane to ever touch down was piloted by Clearance Oliver Prest, who landed on a makeshift airfield near Sylvester’s Wharf at about...