Well, it wasn’t always pretty or exciting, but we made it through another fish derby with fish caught and prizes won. Here are the results:
Largest King, Local’s Prize, Highest Total Combined Pounds of King, Women’s Largest King, and Women’s Highest Total Combined Pounds of King: Lisa Mandeville with her 22.00 lb King
2nd place, First King on Sunday: Ryan Mandeville with his 18.80 lb King
3rd place, Yukoner’s Prize: David Larkin, 16.60 lb King
4th place, First King on Thursday: Dustin Stone, 16.20 lb King
5th place, Youth Largest King: Victoria Edwards, 15.25 lb King
6th place, Summer Worker’s Prize: Drew Cowman, 14.6 lb King
7th place, Largest Feeder King: Josh Hirsch, 12.8 lb King
8th place, Senior’s Award: Don Cebuliak, 11.55 lb King
9th place: Hailey Jensen, 10.10 lb King
10th place, First King in on Saturday, Smallest Legal King: Joe Warchuck, 9.90 lb King
Team Prize (Highest Total Combined Pounds for all persons on a team): The Good and the Bad (Ryan and Lisa Mandeville), 40.80 lbs of King
Largest King or Pink Caught from Shore: Ann Moore, 5.25 lb Pink
Largest Pink: Ann Moore, 5.25 lb Pink
Youth Largest Dolly Varden: Victoria Edwards, 1.75 lb Dolly
Youngest Person to Enter a Fish: Dane Ames (4 years old), 0.45 lb Dolly
So, all in all, we had 10 King Salmon entered. 2 of those were feeders. We had one Pink entered and three Dolly Varden from the Youth.
Thank you to all of our donors, without whom we could not run this derby:
$1,000 – $1,500: Skagway Convention and Visitors Bureau, Fraternal Order of Eagles
$500-$999: SMART Bus, White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad
$100-$499: Petro Marine, Fairway Market, Richter’s Jewelry, Alaska Liquor Store, Skagway Fishing Charters, Fat Salmon Charters
$50-$99: Alaska Power and Telephone
Prizes and Gift Certificates: Nature Creations, Kal Tire, Glacial Naturals, Sugar Mama’s, Skagway Brewing Company, Alaska Brewing Company, Yukon Brewing Company, the Rock Shop, Radio Shack, Cafe Balzam, the Mountain Shop.
We’ll be out there again tomorrow, Saturday June 27th and will extend the fishing hours on Sunday to 5PM. Maybe this wind will send some big salmon our way! Dustin Stone holds the first place spot with a 16.20 King Salmon.
We are moving forward on our Pullen Creek StreamWalk Project! One major piece of this project is the Interpretive Plan. This is, after all, an interpretive trail.
Corvus Design continues to work with us for our construction design and now interpretive design needs. Chris Mertl and Laura Minski of Corvus will be in Skagway January 8th and 9th to begin the process of gathering content for our Interpretive Plan.
The interpretive plan will outline the content for each of the 23 signs, which includes signs designed specifically for children.
Join us to help tell the story of Skagway’s natural and cultural history by discussing with our designers your favorite facts about Skagway.
Where: Skagway Public Library
Date: Thursday, January 8th
Thank you to all the Skagwegians who came out to enjoy the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. We had 28 attendees!! A big thank you to Glacial Naturals (https://glacialnaturals.com/) for donating the fee for use of AB Hall, and also to Annemarie of Glacial Naturals for helping with admission fees, set up, and break down. We hope to continue to bring this film festival to Skagway each December!
Come join us at AB Hall on December 18th at 7pm for 11 short films. Admission goes to support the projects of the Taiya Inlet Watershed Council.
A Life Well Lived – Jim Whittaker: Legendary Mountaineer Jim Whittaker talks risk, beauty, and adventure on the 50th anniversary of his historic summit of Everest (2013, 4 min).
I am Red: The Colorado River runs 1,450 miles across seven states and two countries supplying water for 36 million people. It flowed to the sea for six million years but has not kissed the ocean since the late 1990s (2013, 4 min).
Ryan’s Stories: Ryan Hudson grew up in poverty, living in and out of homeless shelters. His life changed forever when he was introduced to snowboarding through Outdoor Outreach, a non-profit organization dedicated to using outdoor activities to empower at risk youth (2013, 7 min).
A Brief History of the 5-Cent Bag Tax: When your city is overflowing with plastic bags, how will you react? In this humorous short, Jack Green, head of the Department of the Environment, is on a mission to rid the city of its plastic bag scourge (2013, 2 min).
Vultures of Tibet: In rapidly developing Western China a sacred ritual where the bodies of Tibetan dead are fed to wild vultures is a popular tourist attraction. This film reveals the current state of ideological issues in Tibet today – where nature, culture, humans, animals, spirituality, and politics are interconnected (2013, 19 min).
Into the Mind: Experience the majesty of Alaska, Bolivia, the Himalaya and beyond, and dive into the mind of a common skier attempting the ultimate mountain adventure (2013, 12 min).
My First Fish: A boy catches his first fish. After an epic battle, the boy has a chance to hold the fish. They make eye contact, and the memory is etched into the child’s brain forever (2013, 7 min).
Fighting for the Fataleufú: In the 1980s boaters successfully navigated the Futaleufú River in Chile, and eco-tourism flourished, bringing vibrant opportunities and jobs to the community. Local activists and boaters now fight to preserve this unique river and its community… a fight, too, for the future of Chilean Patagonia (2013, 16 min).
Water & Wood: More than a century of ‘cleaning’ dead wood out of rivers removed critical life support systems needed for salmon and many other river creatures… and it’s now time for some heavy lifting (2013, 4 min).
Sage Steppes: Expert long-distance hiker Sage Clegg treks 800 miles across the new Oregon Desert Trail, created to highlight that Oregon is also a desert state – home to great beauty and some of the best untouched wildlife habitat in the West (2013, 9 min).
SLOMO: Depressed and frustrated with his life, Dr. Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity ( 2013, 16 min).