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 By Dan Rudy    Sports    February 18, 2016

Wrangell hands Vikings first loss of season

Wrangell High School's boys basketball team kicked off the school's homecoming celebrations with a victory, striking a blow to their visiting rivals from Petersburg with the Vikings' first defeat of... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 18, 2016

Sales taxes indicate year-end sales slump

Local spending appears to have dropped substantially during the last holiday season. The latest sales tax figures collected by the City and Borough of Wrangell indicated that for the 2016 fiscal year’s second quarter – or from October through... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. February 16, 1916: That Dry Straits will be surveyed this summer is practically assured from a telegram received by the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce last Saturday from Cavanaugh Engineers of the War...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 18, 2016

Swan Lake expansion on track for 2016

This year's planned expansion of one of its primary hydropower facilities weighed high on the list of priorities for Southeast Alaska Power Agency's governing board when it met in Wrangell late last w... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 18, 2016

Salard sentenced to 20 years

After nearly a year and a half of legal proceedings, former Wrangell physician Greg Salard was sentenced to 20 years for the receipt and distribution of child pornography. Following a brief status conference the previous afternoon, on Feb. 9 Judge Ti...

 

Police reports

Monday, February 8 Report of Assault. Tuesday, February 9 Agency Assist/FD. Wednesday, February 10 Parking Complaint. Criminal Mischief. Thursday, February 11 Dog at Large. Unlawful Burning – Officer notified. Owner contacted. Agency Assist –...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    February 18, 2016

Dan's Dispatch

By Representative Dan Ortiz A daily goal of mine, as your House District 36 representative, is to create avenues for constituent communication. A belief in “government of the people, by the people, for the people,” from Lincoln’s Gettysburg...

 

Interisland ferry service to relaunch

Rainforest Islands Ferry has announced its intention to resume service on April 15, after a four-month hiatus. The service is set up to shuttle passengers, parcels and vehicles between Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island, Wrangell and Mitkof...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 18, 2016

School takes time to remember civil rights leader

Nationally, the country sets aside February to remember the civil rights advances won for African Americans by such leaders as Martin Luther King Jr. Other marginalized groups struggled for equality...

 

Fish Factor

Fishing lives and fishing wives are set to be showcased for a national audience; one as a documentary and the other, on reality television. The first, an hour-long feature called Last Man Fishing, focuses on the lifestyles and challenges facing our...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    February 18, 2016

P-burg girls on win streak at Wrangell homecoming

The girls basketball varsity and junior varsity teams came away with losses over the weekend, as Wrangell High School hosted division leader Petersburg for its homecoming celebrations. Friday and...

 

Correction:

In last week’s issue, Maddy Harding was misidentified as Maddy Davis in the AAU team picture. We apologize for the error....

 

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