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Articles from the January 28, 2016 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    January 28, 2016

Warm-weather storms batter region

Wrangell residents were rocked late Monday and early Tuesday morning as a storm system worked its way northward along the Southeast panhandle. Homes, businesses and facilities along Zimovia Highway... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 28, 2016

WCA elections set for Wednesday

Members of the Wrangell Cooperative Association are encouraged to come vote on Wednesday, with nine candidates putting their names in for four seats on the Council. The open seats each carry a two-year term, going to the four candidates with the... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. January 26, 1916: The Alaska Native Brotherhood gave a big dance at the Rink last Monday evening, which was well attended. The dance was given for the benefit of their band and they raised a good sum to...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 28, 2016

Hospital lab to get new diagnostic devices

Wrangell’s hospital will be getting two new pieces of equipment for its laboratory. The Wrangell Medical Center Board approved the leasing of a chemical analyzer and blood coagulation analyzer at its Jan. 20 meeting. CEO Robert Rang explained the... Full story

 

Police reports

Monday, January 18 Citizen Assist. Domestic Disturbance. Report of Gunshot. Traffic – Verbal warning given. Tuesday, January 19 Citizen Assist – Unlock Vehicle. Agency Assist/Welfare Check. Disorderly Conduct. Agency Assist – 911 Caller...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 28, 2016

Marijuana regulations to take effect next month

Alaskan fans of cannabis are another step closer to being able to pick up the drug from their own neighborhood dispensaries. Earlier this month, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott filed marijuana establishment regulations in accordance with state statute. The...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    January 28, 2016

Dan's Dispatch

Legislators should be held to a high standard. They should lead by example in this fiscal crisis by cutting their own per diem and getting their work done in a timely manner. Legislators will primarily need to address our fiscal situation this...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 28, 2016

Economic development looking ahead to lands discussions

Meeting January 20, the Economic Development Committee began thinking about the next steps for its ongoing review of entitlement lands use. The City and Borough of Wrangell last April received management authority from the Alaska Department of...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    January 28, 2016

Lady Chiefs pick up wins in Wrangell weekend

Wrangell High School's girls basketball team was dealt another pair of losses over the weekend, hosting Metlakatla. During Friday's game, the Lady Wolves quickly fell behind Metlakatla's offense,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    January 28, 2016

Boys doubly defeated in Metlakatla matchup

On the road at Metlakatla High School, the Wrangell Wolves basketball team took a pair of losses in its third weekend of the season. During the varsity game on Jan. 21 the hosting Chiefs led things off with a 15-6 lead in the first, building from...

 

Fish Factor

A single Chinook salmon is worth more than a barrel of oil. The winter kings being caught by Southeast Alaska trollers are averaging10 pounds each with a dock price of $7.34 a pound, according to state fish tickets. That adds up to $73.40 per fish, c...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 28, 2016

Assembly moves forward with WCA office site

After a public hearing and much discussion Tuesday evening, the Wrangell City and Borough Assembly approved a contract zone for light industrial use for a transportation office, storage and maintenance area requested by Wrangell Cooperative...

 

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