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Articles from the February 8, 2018 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    February 8, 2018

Nepotism policy again makes assembly agenda

The Borough Assembly revisited its policy on nepotism during Tuesday evening’s regular meeting, at the behest of a resident who had lost his new position because of it. Max Dalton took the lectern to make his case. He had last month begun work as...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 8, 2018

Fish and Game releases anticipated sport orders

Late last week the Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued a group announcement regarding expected changes for sport fishermen in Southeast this year. In the Petersburg and Wrangell areas, the marine waters of District 8 are going to be closed to...

 

The Way We Were

February 14, 1918: The Metlakatla basketball team was unable to give Wrangell a return game. When H. J. Murchison, the manager, announced a return game in the Rink the night of the game here he made the proviso, “If we have any bones left after...

 

Court report

January 26 Russell R. Stevens, 50, appeared before First District Court Magistrate Judge Chris Ellis on the charge of Reckless Endangerment, a Class A misdemeanor. The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge, with an additional count of Violate...

 

Police Report

Monday, January 29 Parking Complaint. Report of theft. Traffic Complaint. MVA: Report of a crosswalk sign that has been run over at the corner of St. Michael’s and Front Street. Tuesday, January 30 Paper Service. Agency Assist: Public Works. Wednes...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 8, 2018

Foundation program offering tax-time help

Tis the season to file for 2017’s income taxes, with the Internal Revenue Service starting to accept returns last week. The IRS plans to receive 155 million individual tax returns this year, with the filing deadline set for April 17. Usually...

 

Letter to The Editor

To the Editor: The Board of Fish was created to protect our salmon, not just some of them, but all of them. The Stikine River fish count is in the thousands, it is what B.O.F is calling a concern. This concern has turned into an emergency closure bei...

 

Obituary: Charles Richard Meissner October 17, 1936 - January 8, 2018

Charles Richard Meissner was born in Seattle, Washington on October 17, 1936 to Adolf and Lois Meissner and was the youngest of seven children. He graduated from Queen Anne High School in 1955. Chuck...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    February 8, 2018

Wrestling tournament courts three despite winter storms

The Stikine Middle School Wolves hosted its first wrestling tournament in three years over the weekend, with students from Ketchikan and Petersburg making the trip. While around 60 students in all...

 

Hunters reminded to turn in reports

In a press release issued last Thursday the Alaska Department of Fish and Game reminded hunters the seasons for Sitka black-tailed deer are closed, and that they should by now be submitting harvest reports. In Wrangell’s Unit 3 remainder area, the...

 

Fish Factor: America's households more diverse; changes in taste and technology shapes future of seafood eaters

Millennials are now the nation’s “peak spenders” and they are gravitating towards healthier eating which favors more seafood. “We see year over year that there is this cohort aged 35 to 54 that is going to be spending far more across categori...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 8, 2018

New water plant a better option than renovation

Wrangell appears to be closing in on a solution to its water filtration worries after a workshop held between the City and Borough Assembly, city staff and consultants on Monday. Since its...

 

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