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Alf R. "Windy" SkaflestadAlf R. "Windy" Skaflestad died Jan. 28, 2012 at home in Hoonah.He is the former mayor of Hoonah.A celebration of life will take place in Hoonah at a time and date to be determined. A full obituary will follow.
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Hoonah loses a 'Windy' icon

Two-term Hoonah Mayor, Alf Robert Skaflestad, known all his life as Windy Skaflestad died at home on Jan. 28 of prostate cancer. He was 75 years old.Windy was born in a little cabin in Hoonah on Sept. 20, 1936...
Hoonah's dock divide

...project" grant, to be administered through the city of Hoonah, was first granted years ago. Then-Mayor Alf R. "Windy" Skaflestad set the city's goals in a 2011 letter: "The City of Hoonah will provide a public dock, specifically a deep...
Erling August Skaflestad

...with family and friends, often cooking for them. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Alf "Windy" Skaflestad. Erling is survived by his wife and children, Jeffrey Skaflestad and his friend Lisa Andersson, Christine Holingsworth...
Trading resources for tourism

...the local logging company to reduce its staff to 80 people, down from about 200 in the 1990s. Hoonah Mayor Alf "Windy" Skaflestad predicts logging will all but stop within five years, a casualty of market conditions and environmental protections...
Hoonah police chief Hankla resigns after tumultuous tenure

...civil lawsuit against the city of Hoonah in July that called for a temporary restraining order against mayor Alf "Windy" Skaflestad and his wife, city council member Joyce Skaflestad. Both the mayor and his wife also were named as defendants...
Technology makes air travel safer

...sure," said Steve Brown, general manager of Hoonah Trading, the town's main shopping outlet. Hoonah Mayor Windy Skaflestad said the biggest improvement is the accessibility for residents needing to travel. "It takes a while for people...
Santa uses Coast Guard sleigh Liberty for delivery to Southeast communities

...local families were then written on them to be distributed over the holidays. "This is so great," Hoonah mayor Windy Skaflestad said. "It has been great for many years. When the gifts go to the community tree the families and kids just light...
Village in charge of its tourism destiny

...kayak trips, Glacier Bay tours and shore excursions to the two villages as well as Petersburg and Wrangell. Alf "Windy" Skaflestad, mayor of Hoonah, said until now, tourists were not exactly welcomed in the village. "There has been a shift...
Faster freight path to Hoonah developed for outage

...are currently scheduled, a third may be considered later because of the cruise ship season.Hoonah Mayor Alf "Windy" Skaflestad said it's great there will still be some freight service during the outage. He said a main concern, though...


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