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Articles from the January 4, 2018 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    January 4, 2018

2017 – a year in review

Another year begins this week, and 2018 both holds promise and poses challenges to Wrangell residents. Economic trials will perhaps be of the greatest concern as state coffers seem set to dry up and...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 4, 2018

Assembly and Ortiz to meet on legislative priorities

The Wrangell Assembly will be holding a workshop with its state representative Tuesday, ahead of its regularly scheduled meeting. Set for 6 p.m., Rep. Dan Ortiz (Unaffiliated – District 36) plans...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    January 4, 2018

Wrangell basketball teams take eighth in preseason tourney

The girls and boys basketball teams brought back no awards but learned some lessons in a preseason tournament in Ketchikan last week. The Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic is a longstanding Ketchikan tournament, typically held between the holidays....

 

The Way We Were

January 10, 1918: All pupils above the second grade were given a test in spelling on Monday, the list of 100 words having been sent to all schools in Alaska by the Commissioner of Education. The best spellers in the school and the number of words...

 

Police report

Monday, December 25 DV: Officers responded. Traffic stop: Vehicle stopped in middle of road. MVA: Vehicle in the ditch. Traffic Stop: Verbal warning faulty equipment. Tuesday, December 26 Controlled burn. Agency Assist: Alarm: FD dispatched. Theft:...

 

Obituary: Carol Lynn Snoddy, 67

Carol Lynn Snoddy, 67, (Aa k'wát'i of the Kaach.ádi clan) passed away after a long illness on Dec. 18, 2017. She was born at Wrangell General Hospital on Nov. 17, 1950 and was the fourth of eight...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Recently you published an editorial in which you expressed your opinion about the proposed sale of KSTK to Coast Alaska. The members of the KSTK board, the Coast Alaska board, and yes, even the KFSK board, have spent a lot of time...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 4, 2018

Weather not so hot in 2017

2017 was a cooler, wetter year than usual for Southeast Alaska, according to National Weather Service data. Looking back on the weather for 2017, Juneau meteorologist Rick Fritsch summed things up on Tuesday with his annual climatological report....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 4, 2018

Nine firefighters to take part in 2018 stair climb

A group of Wrangell firefighters raising money for cancer research will have grown this year, with nine to take part in the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb in Seattle March 11. Drawing 2,000...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Annual Fishing Picks and Pan: The best and worst fish stories of 2017

For 27 years this weekly column has featured news for and about Alaska’s commercial fishing industry. It began in 1991 in the Anchorage Daily News and now appears in more than 20 news outlets across Alaska, nationally and in the UK. Today, Alaska...

 

State changes bail system, with more releases expected

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska is starting the new year with a change in the way the state handles criminal bail. People charged with a crime will no longer have to pay money to get out of jail before their trial, the Juneau Empire reported....

 

State to collect pipeline back-taxes after settlement

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The state expects to collect about $165 million its owed in back taxes from companies that paid to ship oil down the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, but the payments are not expected to be in cash. Alaska’s Energy Desk reports the...

 

Parks & Rec extends winter challenge for better health

Now that the holidays are over, those looking to put the feasting and festivities behind them can challenge themselves with a workout regimen. Wrangell Parks and Recreation launched its third annual Winter Workout Challenge on Monday, welcoming the...

 

Regulators consider reducing halibut quota

KENAI, Alaska (AP) – Regulators are considering reducing the amount of halibut that fishermen are allowed to catch along the Pacific coast this year. The International Pacific Halibut Commission is expected to consider this month adopting a 24 perc...

 

Feds to look into transboundary mining dispute

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The federal government says it will look into a transboundary mining issue affecting Alaska and Canada. CoastAlaska News reports the U.S. State Department says in a letter to Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott that it acknowledges Alaska...

 

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