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Utilities capabilities on Assembly radar as year nears end

At last week’s meeting of the City and Borough Assembly, a number of ongoing infrastructural needs made the agenda. One item of interest was acquiring a new backup generator to support one of the city’s recently upgraded sewer pump stations....

Columbia collecting seawater data for acidification study

One of the state's public ferries will help collect data on ocean acidification during its regular route. The news was announced last week by Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center at University of Alaska...

Wrangell to hold second SEAPA seat on 2018 board

Wrangell's mayor chose the community's new voting and alternate member on next year's Southeast Alaska Power Agency board. Based in Ketchikan, the regional power provider services that community,...

Wrangell BoF AC to recommend limits on crab pots and shrimp catch

The Wrangell Advisory Committee (AC) to the Board of Fish reviewed shellfish proposals for the coming 2017-18 year last week, focusing primarily on several shrimp and crab measures. Made up of various sport, commercial and subsistence users,...

Alaska Senate adjourns after passing crime bill

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Senate set aside constitutional concerns and approved a crime bill Friday, but it sidestepped taxes when ending the special legislative session. The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska warned lawmakers that a...

Lots of pins in Petersburg wrestling meet last weekend

Wrangell's Wolves wrestlers had a good tournament in Petersburg over the weekend, edging out the home team for pins in a two-day tournament. "It was good," said coach Jeff Rooney. "We ran a couple of ...

Close games in volleyball home matches last weekend

Wrangell's volleyball program had some close games over the weekend during its one home meet of the season. The high school team hosted neighboring rivals Petersburg last Friday and Saturday. The...

Wrangell Swim Club marks one year of competition

Wrangell's youth swim team started its second competitive year at Petersburg's November Rain meet last weekend, hosted by the Viking Swim Club. The annual event was last year Wrangell Swim Club's...

The Way We Were

November 29, 1917: Several local mariners have called our attention to an error in our report of the Mariposa wreck. The Sentinel stated that the wreck occurred at a place that is out of the usual course of traffic. This is not true. Any large...

Fish Factor: Fewer men and women went out fishing in Alaska last year

Fewer men and women went out fishing in Alaska last year, in a familiar cycle that reflects the vagaries of Mother Nature. A focus on commercial fishing in the November Alaska Economic Trends by the State Department of Labor shows that the number...

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