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Assembly maintains current traffic flow

The borough assembly voted 3-2 Tuesday against a motion which would have made Brueger Street one way. The idea to change the street — which runs from the Elk’s Lodge parking lot to a busy intersection near Bobs’ IGA grocery store and First... Full story

 

Officials, contractors debate future leases at Wrangell boatyard

already holds another lease, which would prevent the sale. Sorric's present holdings account for 50.3 percent of the total square footage (34,682 square feet) available for lease at the Center,... Full story

 

The Way We Were

February 19, 1924: Wm. Strong, Canadian customs officer at the boundary, returned to Wrangell last Thursday after a perilous trip down from Telegraph Creek. Mr. Strong and partner left Telegraph for the boundary station traveling down the Stikine...

 

Correction:

The Jan. 30 page 3 article “Preliminary figures show $200,000 school shortfall” incorrectly attributed facts provided by business manager Pam Roope to board member Rinda Howell. The Sentinel regrets the error....

 

Police reports

Monday, February 3 Threats – Person came to PD to speak with an officer. Tuesday, February 4 Courtesy Transport. Wednesday, February 5 Nothing to report. Thursday, February 6 Traffic Stop – Verbal warning for driving habits. Dogs Missing....

 

Wedding announcement

Mary Parker and Ronan Rooney were married on Jan. 18, 2014 at The Seattle Aquarium in Seattle, Wash. The bridegroom is the son of Alice and the late Bob Rooney of Wrangell, Alaska and the bride is...

 

Editorial

With this edition, the Petersburg Pilot turns 40 years old. Wrangell publisher Jamie Bryson brought this publication into being on February 8, 1974. The Pilot’s predecessor, Petersburg Press folded in January and Bryson stepped up to the plate to...

 

Stork report

Jude Harley Edward Johnson was born on Dec. 25, 2013 to Dustin Johnson and Devyn Moody of Wrangell, Alaska. He weighed 5 lbs, 5 oz and was 19 1/2" long. His paternal grandparents are Harley and Lana...

 

Wrangell Resident Haley Reed Named to LMU Dean's List

Haley Reed earned a spot on the Loyola Marymount University Dean’s List for the Fall 2013 semester. Students named to the Dean’s list have completed 15 semester hours at LMU and earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better. Haley is...

 

Lady Panthers take two from Lady Wolves

The Lady Panthers outshot the Lady Wolves twice this weekend. Wrangell lost both games to Craig by double digit margins, dropping the opener 58-39 and Saturday's game 58-40. The losses bring their... Full story

 

Tent City Days draws panners, trappers, tots

Local tykes bounced in a jumping castle, took home about 100 goldfish, panned for simulated gold, took in the finer points of fur trapping, and raced beds along a one-block stretch of Front Street thi...

 

Evergreen Elementary students to take part in National Reading Challenge

Students at Evergreen Elementary are preparing for a nationwide effort to “Read the Most Coast to Coast” on Friday, Feb. 28. They are among hundreds of thousands of students who will join in this 3rd annual reading challenge. The program...

 

Buness marks 25 years as Wrangell fire chief

Wrangell Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tim Buness celebrated his 25th year on the job with cupcakes and congratulations earlier this month. Buness is the second consecutive fire chief with that...

 

Canadian group intends AK rail line to Lower 48

JUNEAU (AP) – Could a $15 billion railroad project reduce the cost of living in Alaska overnight? Matt Vickers, a lead member in the startup group G7G Railway Corp., thinks it can. Vickers’ Vancouver-based group is proposing a 1,600-mile...

 

Fish Factor

Alaska seafood is free of radiation stemming from Japan’s 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster. That was the take home message from the Alaska Dept. of Conservation to the state Senate Resources Committee at a recent hearing. Citing...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 13, 2014

Assembly closer to approving hospital ordinance

PETERSBURG – The Petersburg Borough Assembly ironed out language in the ordinance governing the Petersburg Medical Center hospital board and settled on a relationship between the two bodies that is somewhat ambiguous. Despite months of discussion...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 13, 2014

Citizens save commercial salvage program

PETERSBURG – Petersburg residents who utilize the landfill for commercial salvaging will still be able to take scrap metal after assembly voted down a proposed change that would have eliminated for-profit salvaging. Public Works Director Karl...

 

Arrington sentenced for part in drug trade

Superior Court Judge Kevin Miller sentenced Paul L. Arrington, 65, of Wrangell, to four months of prison for his part in local drug dealing operations, sentencing documents show. Arrington pled guilty Jan. 28 to one count of delivery of a controlled...

 

WCA employees take initiative on illegal dump sites

The local environment is a little bit cleaner after the efforts this week of two enthusiastic WCA employees. After two days, Arthur Larsen and Richard Oliver had collected 15 truckloads of discarded...

 

Wolves split close road games against Craig

The varsity boys’ basketball team won one game against conference rivals Craig this week. They lost Thursday’s game 56-58, but won the Friday sequel 50-49. The split result brings the Wolves’ conference record to 3-5 on the season. The Wolves...

 

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