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Articles from the February 9, 2017 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    February 9, 2017

Ports OK hotel tidelands purchase bid

Wrangell’s Port Commission gave its go-ahead to a tidelands purchase proposed by the Stikine Inn’s owners. Bill Goodale, who jointly manages the dockside hotel with his wife, Cheryl Goodale, appeared at the February 2 meeting to explain his...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 9, 2017

Fire department booting up for cancer stairclimb

The Volunteer Fire Department will be sending six of its members to Seattle next month, to climb a lot of stairs and raise a lot of money for cancer research in the process. Held this year on March...

 

The Way We Were

February 8, 1917: F.F.W. Lowie, General Agent for Alaska and Yukon for the Canadian Pacific Rail and Steamship Lines, arrived on the Alki from Juneau and was here several days in interest of his company. Attention may be drawn to the new ad of this...

 

Correction:

Wrangell Cougars wrestler Chase Kincaid’s name was misspelled in the Feb. 2 story....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 9, 2017

Wrangell to get new trooper in several weeks

A new trooper has been selected to take the vacant Wrangell assignment, Alaska Wildlife Troopers confirmed this week. “We’ve had that position filled,” said AWT Captain Steve Hall. In October the Wrangell post was vacated with the resignation...

 

Police reports

Monday, January 30 Civil Standby. Reckless Driving: Verbal warning given to driver. Citizen Assist. Tuesday, January 31 Report of Theft. Parking Complaint. Wednesday, February 1 Citizen Assist: Unlock Vehicle. Parking Complaint: Vehicle was moved....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 9, 2017

Presentation pays tribute to outgoing head coach

Wrangell High School said its goodbyes to its championship-winning basketball coach during a special ceremony last week. Boys coach Ray Stokes announced last month his plan to retire after the end of...

 

Death Notice

Ted Haux passed away on Sat., Feb. 4. More information will follow.... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: It may be time to check and see if any pigs are flying by, I agree with Ivan Simonek. I too believe that Trump deserves the same “chance” that he and the Republican leadership in Congress gave President Obama after his landslide...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    February 9, 2017

Boys lose two in final home games

In its last home games of the 2016-17 season, Wrangell High School took on a pair of losses against visiting Metlakatla. In Friday evening's games, the junior varsity boys opened with a win over the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    February 9, 2017

Girls lose three in long weekend

Wrangell’s girls began a long slog of a weekend with a pair of losses at Metlakatla over the weekend. Playing Friday, the Miss Chiefs opened with a 17-7 lead in the first quarter, building from there. The hosts scored in the double digits every...

 

Fish Factor

Salmon is the heart of Alaska’s fisheries – it almost singlehandedly spawned the push for statehood nearly 60 years ago. A new Alaska Salmon Fellows program wants to make sure Alaskans are poised to “shape the future” of the cultural fish...

 

PFD bill gets committee hearing, Ortiz files mining resolution

Entering its third full week of the session, Alaska’s Legislature continues to look at a variety of spending cuts and revenue options. On February 2, the Senate Finance Committee heard SB 21, a proposal of Sen. Bert Stedman to restructure how...

 

Matanuska return to service delayed by repairs

Repairs to one of Southeast’s primary public ferries will take longer than anticipated. Alaska Marine Highway System reported the M/V Matanuska may not return to service until February 20, 10 days later than initially expected. Taken offline on...

 

Municipality of Anchorage settles port lawsuit with PND engineers

Anchorage, AK – The Municipality of Anchorage, which sued PND Engineers, Inc. in 2013 over the failed Port of Anchorage Intermodal Expansion project and sought more than $100 million in damages, has settled with PND for $750,000. PND was the...

 

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