In Skagway, local officials used CARES Act funds to keep year-round residents from leaving in 2020. But that money has run out, leaving questions about how a town like Skagway another season without tourists.
A family of self-described “serial entrepreneurs” in Skagway think they’ve found their final adventure: a craft distillery. After more than a year of paperwork and preparation, Skagway Spirits is set to open this spring. The new business is part of a growing craft distilling industry in Alaska.