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 By Dan Rudy    News    February 16, 2017

AICS-SEARHC merger delayed until April

A planned-for merger between two regional healthcare providers has been put on hold for two months. Alaska Island Community Services was to merge with larger organization SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) on February 1, but the con...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 16, 2017

Road paved for two new B&Bs, P&Z Okays hotel bid

Wrangell’s Planning and Zoning Commission approved a pair of conditional use applications for prospective bed and breakfast establishments at last Thursday’s evening meeting. For one of these, Linda Nore and Steve Thomassen want to operate...

 

The Way We Were

February 15, 1917: Last Saturday and Sunday the town of Wrangell was host to a goodly delegation from Petersburg. The attraction at Wrangell was the basketball game between the teams of Wrangell and Petersburg. However, neither the Wrangell nor the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 16, 2017

Chamber of Commerce dinner recognizes community contributions

At its 27th Annual Fundraiser Dinner on Saturday, the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce announced its honors list for 2017. There were five nominees for this year’s Wrangell Citizen of the Year: school board member and Wells Fargo Bank employee Aleisha...

 

Police reports

Monday, February 6 Agency Assist. Tuesday, February 7 Agency Assist: AICS Ex parte order. Animal Complaint. Agency Assist: Evergreen Elementary School. Citizen Assist: Unlocked Vehicle. Traffic Stop: Verbal warning given for driving habits. Learning...

 

Legislative call-in at LIO office

Everyone is welcome to an Open House at the Legislative Information Office Thursday, February 23rd, from 4 – 6 pm. Come see what the office has to offer and enjoy light refreshments. Also available will be an informal teleconference with...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 16, 2017

Library setup to make archiving a snap

A new archiving station has been acquired by the local library, allowing the public access to digital scanning services free of charge. Irene Ingle Public Library was able to purchase its Knowledge...

 

To the Editor

To the Editor: Hospice of Wrangell awards Kim Covalt, Tammy Davidson, David McQueen, Nancy McQueen, Ron “Butch” Merritt, and Cori Robinson “Hospice Hearts” for their wonderful help with our 2016 activities.   Wrangell First Presbyterian...

 

Obituary: Russell T. Patrick, 85

Born May 20, 1931 in Madras, Oregon, Russell T. Patrick, 85, passed away February 5, 2017. Russ graduated from Madras High School in 1951. He married Barbara Lee Sharnbroich on November 3, 1956 at... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 16, 2017

Birding festival wins award for mindfulness

Wrangell's springtime birding festival was acknowledged for its mindfulness and dedication to conservation. The Stikine River Birding Festival received the 2017 Mindful Birding Award from the Mindful...

 

Close games in Craig losses

After a pair of hard-fought home games against Metlakatla over the weekend and a Monday 28-35 loss at Craig on February 6 (reported in last week’s Sentinel), the Wrangell Lady Wolves finished their stay on Prince of Wales Island with another close...

 

Fish Factor

Shellfish, sea cucumbers, geoduck clams, seaweeds and biofuels are crops envisioned by a group of Alaskans who are crafting a framework for a statewide mariculture industry expansion. An 11-member task force created last February by Governor Walker h...

 

A real pane to weather

Contractors measure a window needing replacement at a Lynch Street storefront, after high winds dislodged a hanging sign between Monday night and early Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 16, 2017

Political winds could be plus for SEAPA

In its first meeting of the new year, the governing board for Southeast Alaska Power Agency looked ahead to political reshufflings at the state and federal levels. Meeting in Petersburg February 8, members of the board learned from SEAPA executive...

 

Lawmaker proposes hiking $5 studded-tire tax to $75

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A state lawmaker wants to spike Alaska's studded-tire tax from $5 to $75. Sen. Cathy Giessel's bill is aimed at raising money to repair rutted roads damaged by studded tires, reported KTVA-TV. Giessel called the tax hike a...

 

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