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Public employees union calls strike, workers take up pickets

It was out of the workplace and into the streets for many Wrangell city staff Thursday morning, as two dozen unionized workers began a strike over prolonged contract negotiations. The City and... Full story

Public employee strike likely

Unionized public employees may soon strike as negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement with the city reaches an impasse. The escalation follows the City and Borough Assembly’s effective rejection on June 8 of a last best offer made...

Public ceremony marks Flag Day

Several service organizations came together last week to pay tribute to the Stars and Stripes, holding a special ceremony for Flag Day. Falling on June 14 each year, Flag Day celebrates the adoption...

Correction:

In the June 15 issue of the Sentinel it was reported that police suspected a car burned during a spree of vehicular thefts to be done intentionally. In the criminal complaint subsequently filed against Lief Bosdell, the state alleges now the...

Tons of scrap being removed from island's nooks and crannies

Mountains of metal are in the middle of being moved this week from the island's landfill and storage spaces. The city is working with Channel Construction to remove as much of the miscellaneous waste ...

Plenty of opportunities for fun in the sun this summer

Summer officially began this week, with the solstice marking the year’s longest day on Wednesday. For hundreds of Wrangell children, the months-long break between school years began at the end of May, and programming to keep them active and...

Mussel samples indicate PSP risk at Shoemaker helipad

A recent reading on shellfish taken from around the Shoemaker Bay helipad has shown elevated risk of paralytic shellfish poisoning. Blue mussel samples from the site were taken by the local Indian Environmental General Assistance Program office on...

Permits for visiting Anan to be available in town soon

Very soon visitors will be able to start picking up daily permits for the Anan Wildlife Observatory. The United States Forest Service makes four of these available for every day of the season to accommodate for last-minute planning and local...

Two dogs fall 200-feet on Petersburg Mountain

PETERSBURG - Five hikers and 7 dogs were taking a Father's Day hike up Petersburg Mountain last Sunday when atop the summit, two dogs playing together fell over an obscured ledge, dropping over...

Alaska legislature works to avoid government shutdown

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Legislature remains on pace for a statewide government shutdown as lawmakers renew discussions they hope will bridge the gap between the House and Senate. Gov. Bill ...

Basketball camp hones skills and values

arpen their skills on the basketball court last week, during a two-day clinic hosted at the high school. The Alaska Native Sisterhood Association brought down Damen Bell-Holter, a professional player ...

The Way We Were

June 21, 1917: Homer Worden was pleasantly surprised by a party of his friends last Monday evening, the event being his eleventh birthday. The guests assembled during Homer’s absence and they presented him with many appropriate gifts on his...

Obituary: Shannan Lee Phillips, 41

Shannan Lee Phillips, 41, passed away on June 2, 2017 from health complications in Wenatchee, Washingon. Shannan was born on June 10, 1975 to Leland and Arlene Phillips, in Wrangell, Alaska and lived ... Full story

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