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Articles from the May 5, 2016 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    May 5, 2016

Assembly passes on Byford proposal, OKs Wood Street paving

At a special noontime meeting Monday, the City and Borough Assembly decided not to approve a proposal by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to store excess contaminated soil at a site off Spur Road. At work for the past two months... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 5, 2016

SEAPA to look into Tyee expansion

At its board meeting in Ketchikan April 28, Southeast Alaska Power Agency agreed to look into the feasibility of putting in a third generating unit at the Tyee Lake hydroelectric facility. The proposal was put forward by board members representing... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 5, 2016

Students see Capital, Big Apple on Close-Up trip

A group of Wrangell students returned last weekend from an extended trip to Washington D.C. and New York City. They were part of the Close Up program, aimed at informing and educating young people to... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 75, 50 and 25 years ago. May 9, 1941: The C.P.R. Freighter Nootka arrived here this week on her annual spring trip, bringing approximately 175 tons of supplies for Watson Lake in Canada and general merchandise for up the Stikine....

 

Courts

Monday, April 25 Beau J. Radach, 25, appeared before First District Court Judge Kevin Miller on the misdemeanor charge of Harassment 2 – Offensive Physical Contact. The defendant pleaded guilty to the count, and was sentenced to serve 90 days with...

 

Police reports

Monday, April 25 Speeding complaint: Driver given a warning. Tuesday, April 26 Citizen Assist – Unlock Vehicle. Report of Criminal Mischief. Ageny Assist – Report of smoke coming from Boat Yard. FD dispatched. Agency Assist – Report of water...

 
 News    May 5, 2016

Correction:

In last week’s issue of the Sentinel on page 5, one of the archery program’s benefactors had been misidentified. New targets were cosponsored by the F/V Pacific Sea, which is owned and operated by Frank Warfel Jr. The Sentinel regrets the...

 

Obituary, David Robert Galla

David Robert Galla of Wrangell, Alaska passed away April 8, 2016 in a tragic accident. Dave was born on March 3, 1956 in Roseburg, Ore. to Robert and Donna Galla, then starting out in the logging... Full story

 

Obituary, Marian Paul DeWitt, 94

Marian Paul DeWitt, 94, passed away on April 17, 2016 in Anchorage, Alaska. She lived and worked tirelessly to raise up her children and some her grandchildren. Marian was born in Petersburg, Alaska... Full story

 

Audiology screenings

The Wrangell Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Department recently acquired an audiology screening device which gives the ability to perform hearing tests. In recognition of Better Hearing and Speech Month, the Rehabilitation Department will be...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: We would like to thank the Wrangell Cooperative Association and the US Forest Service for their cooperative project improving the lower Rainbow Falls trail. The labor provided by the WCA (Lizzy Romane and Jodie Lindley) and the gravel...

 

Stork report

Levi Charles Edwin Paul was born on April 13, 2016 at the Rite of Passage Birth Center in Friendswood, Texas. Levi weighed 9 lbs, 1 oz at birth and was 21 inches long. Levi was welcomed by his...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 5, 2016

Fish Factor

In the face of Alaska’s multi-billion dollar budget shortfalls, state policy makers are putting the onus on fishermen to cover the costs of going fishing. “One of the sources we have to offset general fund decreases is increased test fishing. We...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 5, 2016

Budget workshop to be held on Monday

The Wrangell City and Borough Assembly and staff plan to jointly hold a public hearing and work session on Monday to go over the 2016-17 budget. Members of the public are encouraged to attend, with the opportunity to look over a first draft and...

 

Increased sport king opportunity in District 8

In a news brief released April 28, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced additional sport fishing opportunities for king salmon would be available to Wrangell and Petersburg’s District 8. Sport fishing for king salmon in the district may...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 5, 2016

Queen candidates announced for Fourth festivities

Preparations for this year's Fourth of July festivities kicks off May 31 with the annual Royalty Court contest. The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce will host a gathering at the Stikine Inn, introducing...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    May 5, 2016

Little league season began last Saturday

Despite some particularly inclement weather Saturday, Wrangell's Little League teams were able to hold their season's opening ceremony. With temperatures in the 40s, better than an inch of rain...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 5, 2016

Fowl festival hampered by foul weather

Last weekend's 19th Annual Stikine River Birding Festival proceeded despite unhelpful weather conditions, with heavy rains and whipping winds keeping most of Wrangell's feathered denizens and their...

 

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