Articles from the January 12, 2017 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    January 12, 2017

Four named to memorial committee, one more needed

Things are coming together for a planned memorial dedicated to Wrangell's seafaring community. The Port Commission last week named two more people to the steering committee tasked with fundraising...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 12, 2017

Assembly meets over SEARHC-AICS merger

An informal workshop was arranged last week to allow members of the City and Borough Assembly meet with representatives of two medical providers planning to merge next month. In October, Wrangell-based clinical services provider Alaska Island...

 

The Way We Were

January 11, 1917: There was an interesting meeting of the Wrangell Fire Department Monday night. In addition to the regular routine several matters of new business were taken up. A motion prevailed that the Town Council be petitioned to build a fire...

 

Police reports

Monday, January 2 Traffic: Curfew Warning. Citizen Report: DUI. Report of Harassment. Civil Issue. Citizen Report: DUI. Traffic: Verbal warning for driving habits. Tuesday, January 3 Criminal Mischief. Report of Theft. Wednesday, January 4 Nothing...

 

Lost bags put former Petersburg mayor in Ft. Lauderdale airport at time of shootings

A mechanical delay and lost luggage put former Petersburg mayor Dave Carlson and wife Celia at the Fort Lauderdale airport just minutes before shooting broke out in Terminal 2 baggage claim area on...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 12, 2017

Labor report forecasts significant job loss in 2017

A report released by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development late last week is forecasting a 1.7-percent drop in employment this year from expected 2016 numbers. The forecast...

 

Stikine Middle School and Wrangell High School Honor Roll

Wrangell High School: Principals Honor Roll: Alex Angerman, Abigail Armstrong, Helen Decker, Sig Decker, Kellan Eagle, Kaylyn Easterly, Abigail Gerald, Makena Hammer, Kayla Hay, Laura Helgeson, Joe Hommel, Reyn Hutten, Luke Kowalske, Adriana...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    January 12, 2017

Girls finish closely behind Metlakatla, JV wins

During Friday night's game, the Lady Chiefs started off with the lead Wrangell couldn't quite catch up to until the closing minutes. By the middle of the second quarter, Metlakatla was up 17-12 on...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    January 12, 2017

Boys take one in four-game slog

With a busy week on the road, Wrangell High School’s boys basketball team brought back home one victory from a pair of tournaments. The Wolves headed to Craig on January 4, though due to their later arrival the junior varsity squad was unable to...

 

Fish Factor

Fishery advocates are hoping for the speedy delivery of a letter to state lawmakers that asks them to dust off a law pertaining to fish habitats. Title 16, the statute that outlines the responsibilities of the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game when...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 12, 2017

Bird count crimped by weather, finds 45 species

Wrangell’s birders tallied up 45 different species last month during their annual holiday count. Venturing out on December 17, 30 volunteers had planned to take part in the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count, the 117th one held in the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 12, 2017

Assembly gives input over state budget

At its regular meeting Tuesday, the City and Borough Assembly met with returning Rep. Dan Ortiz (I-District 36) to talk about the state budget. He had previously stopped by on similar visits to the councils in Hydaburg, Metlakatla and Ketchikan, and...

 

And the winners are....

During Friday night's halftime at the Wrangell-Metlakatla varsity game, time was taken to present awards to last year's Elks Hoop Shoot. Thirty-eight kids in several age groups participated, making...

 

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