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Shooting the bull at the Dancing Moose

Heinz Naef with his record-setting antlers were on display at the Dancing Moose during the Trek.

Heinz Naef with his record-setting antlers were on display at the Dancing Moose during the Trek.

Story & photos
by Dan Davidson

The big draw at the Dancing Moose in Dawson City on Saturday, March 8 was Heinz Naef’s set of bull moose antlers. Visitors from the Trek Over the Top tour packed the Front Street between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to gaze at the massive antlers and have their pictures taken with them, or have Naef pose standing between them. » » » »

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Myth and Medium explores art and culture

Elder Percy Henry opens Myth and Medium with a prayer.

Elder Percy Henry opens Myth and Medium with a prayer.

Story & photos
by Dan Davidson

2014 is the first year that the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Heritage Department’s Myth and Medium event can live up to its promotion and actually be biennial. Prior to the last gathering in 2012 there had been two annual events in 2004 and 2005, and then a long hiatus. During her introductions on the evening of February 24, the department’s traditional knowledge specialist, Jody Beaumont, gave credit to TH CEO Jackie Olsen, who was the Heritage Department director when Myth and Medium was relaunched after its long break. » » » »

Tom Byrne reaches his 90th milestone

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Tom Byrne does the Robert Service show on Front Street in 1999.

By Dan Davidson

Tom Byrne, known for nearly 30 years as the voice of Robert Service at the little cabin on 8th Avenue, and later on Front Street and at the Westmark Hotel, celebrated his 90th birthday on January 10 in Robert Creek, B.C. on the Sunshine Coast, north of Vancouver. » » » »

Dawsonites urge the Yukon government to change its mind on the Peel Watershed

The Peel Watershed protest galvanized a large crowd on January 29.

Percy Henry (right) and Peggy Kormendy (with walker at left) led the march on Front Street.

Story & photos
by Dan Davidson

Close to 100 people turned out for the noon hour Protect the Peel protest march in Dawson City on Wednesday, January 29, the numbers no doubt enhanced by the fact that it was a sunny day with a temperature of around -10° C and only a hint of a breeze. » » » »

Dawson City golf course aims to go solar powered

Fairway view with fall colours.

Fairway view with fall colours.

By Dan Davidson
Photos by Carrie Docken

It’s been a challenge, but the Dawson Golf Association (DGA) has managed to keep the town’s golf course running in the black since the town acquired the facility from the family of the late Bill Hakonson and concluded a deal with the non-profit association to run the place. » » » »