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Articles from the January 5, 2017 edition

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A look back at 2016

For Wrangell, the past year was one mixed with successes and setbacks, shared tragedies and uplifting moments. Sales taxes collected over the spring and summer tour seasons neared all-time highs,...

 

Local fisherman celebrates 100th birthday

A lifelong Wrangell resident, Lawrence Bahovec, just celebrated his 100th birthday this week. Asked how he felt about reaching the milestone, he joked: "It makes me feel old." He was born in Chicago...

 

The Way We Were

January 4: 1917: Wrangell, which has for years had the name of being the original one-horse town, now has a greater dignity, according to William G. Thomas, United States commissioner at Wrangell, who is at the Frye. The town already has two horses,...

 

Police reports

Monday, December 26 Alarm. Citizen Assist: Unlock Vehicle. Agency Assist: Line Crew. Tuesday, December 27 Disturbance: Title 47. Parking Complaint. DV Order: 20-day ex parte. Verbal warning given for parking in front of fire hydrant. Alarm....

 

Obituary: John Bryan Hall III, 80

John, 80, passed away on December 23, 2016 in Yuma, Arizona. He was born in Marshall, Texas to Virginia Bell Hall and John Bryan Hall, Jr. on May 25, 1936. He graduated from Marshall High School in... Full story

 

Fish Factor

The start of 2017 marks the 26th year for this weekly column that targets news for and about Alaska’s seafood industry. The goal is to make all readers more aware of the economic and cultural importance of our state’s first and oldest industry....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 5, 2017

Sourdough Lodge sold, to become assisted care center

Wrangell's second-largest travel lodging has been sold, and will be repurposed as a senior housing and assisted living center this spring. The owners of the Sourdough Lodge sold the property to a grou...

 

SE weather in 2016 warmest on record

Temperatures in Southeast Alaska were for many communities the warmest on record, according to weather data collected by the National Weather Service. Maintained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NWS data showed records were...

 

January cutoff last chance for health insurance in 2017

Residents are reminded that January 15 is the cutoff for open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace. In a media release put out by Southeast Alaska Rural Health Consortium on Tuesday, it notes that many who already had insurance plans throug...

 

Alaska union files grievance over governor's budget

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A union representing nearly 8,000 state employees has filed a complaint against Gov. Bill Walker and his administration for an alleged violation of contract. The Alaska State Employees Association filed the class-action...

 

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