Marine highway changes worry communities

    Skagway, Alaska (KINY) -The Skagway Assembly heard concerns about the possible stoppage of ferry service in October.

    Resident Jan Wrentmore said she is scared about the possible impacts of budget cuts for the Marine Highway System on Skagway, "It's terrible.  It seems like a very angry and uninformed agenda that the Governor has."

    She said the marine highway is a key part of the economy of communities in southeast Alaska.

    The Skagway Assembly approved a resolution of support for Juneau as they consider whether to file an appeal in the litigation with Cruise Lines International.

    The Assembly also agreed to contact former Borough Manager Tom Healy to hire him as interim Town Manager.

    Jason Taylor was named the new Superintendent for the Klondike Gold Rush National Park

    The Assembly also approved a resolution of support for Juneau in their court case with Cruise Lines International

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