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Wrangell court temporarily closed over air concerns

Until further notice is given, the clerical offices and courtroom at the Wrangell Public Safety Building have been closed down temporarily. The closure began Monday morning, with the Alaska Court...

Hospital submits letter to assembly on partnership

Following talks earlier this month with the city, the hospital board drafted a letter requesting that it move forward with finding a third party partnership. At their November 15 meeting, Wrangell Medical Center governing board members discussed...

Report: Alaska Marine Highway System should increase rates

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) _ A report by Alaska's Southeast Conference calls for the state marine highway system to increase its ticket prices. The recommendation is part of a 25-year plan that Gov. Bill Walker asked the conference's stakeholders to put...

Report: Management, labor issues complicate ferry service

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) _ A report by an Alaska regional development organization indicated that the success of the state ferry service could hinge on repairing the troubled relationship between its management and labor force. The Southwest Conference...

Corrections

In last week’s issue of the Sentinel, the mayor’s selection of SEAPA board alternates was misreported. Voting members will be Stephen Prysunka and Clay Hammer, while alternates will be city finance director Lee Burgess and city manager Lisa Von...

Thanksgiving drive serves up dinners for over 200 people

Meals have been brought to 74 families’ tables for Thanksgiving this week through the efforts of a local charity drive. The annual Thanksgiving basket drive organized by the Wrangell Ministerial Association has for each of the past sixteen years...

Legal workaround possible for crime reform bill

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – While constitutional questions swirl around a crime bill recently passed by the Alaska Legislature, the director of the state Department of Law's criminal division thinks the courts will work out a solution. John Skidmore...

State takes mining concerns to State Sec. Tillerson

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Officials in Alaska want the U.S. State Department to raise with the Canadian government concerns about the impacts of British Columbia mining on waters that flow across the border. Gov. Bill Walker, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott...

Volleyball team takes second at regions, headed to state

After a rollicking three days in Petersburg for Region V, the Lady Wolves volleyball team will be headed to State next weekend. Twelve Wrangell students headed to the tournament, seeded third among...

Reflections

A film about the life of Baha’u’llah, Prophet and Founder of the Baha’i Faith, will be shown on Fri., Nov. 24, at 6 pm in the Stikine Fireview Room. This is a follow up event in recognition of the 200th anniversary of His birth, held...

Obituary: Kaye M. Taylor, 77

Kaye M. Taylor, 77, a resident of Mount Vernon, Washington and former Wrangell resident, passed away at her home on Nov. 1, 2017. Kaye was born on Feb. 13, 1940 in Beloit, Wisconsin, the daughter of Lester and Darlene (Polglaze) Buckwalter. She was...

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