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Free to a good home: 1 newspaper


November 28, 2019

Leigh Armstrong/The Skagway News

The Skagway News office, in Skagway Alaska. The paper's current owner is looking to pass the torch, and he's not asking for any money.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Free to a good home: One newspaper.

Not a single edition of a paper but the entire newspaper.

Publisher Larry Persily is willing to give away The Skagway News to the right person or couple who are willing to move to Skagway, Alaska, a cruise ship town that once boasted four newspapers during the height of the Klondike Gold Rush days.

"The only way this paper has a long-term future, and anything that I've ever seen that works with small town weeklies or bi-weeklies is where the small town editor owns, lives and are in the community," he said. "And that's what this ne...

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