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 By Dan Rudy    News    April 6, 2017

Wrangell educator partakes in Smithsonian research project

A Tlingit educator and Wrangell resident returned home late last month after taking part in a community research program at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. Virginia Oliver was selected...

 

The Way We Were

April 12,1917: In response to a call issued by Mayor J.G Grant there was a large and enthusiastic gathering of citizens at the Redmen’s hall Monday night for the purpose of forming a home guard unit. Fred Lynch, aged 82, was the first to sign, and...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 6, 2017

Mariners memorial steers into fundraising stage

Going on six years in the making, a steering committee has been assembled to develop a memorial dedicated to Wrangell mariners, and is starting to solicit donations for its construction. The...

 

Police reports

Monday, March 27 Parking complaint. Citizen Assist. Tuesday. March 28 Alarm: Business alarm went off. Officer responded and contact person notified. Lost Keys: Missing keys reported. Wednesday, March 29 Civil Issue. Citizen Assist. Traffic Stop....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 6, 2017

Harbor House opening held up by occupancy inspection

The opening of a planned assisted living and senior housing center has been pushed back by a couple of weeks, its owners say. Shannon Bosdell said a Certification of Occupancy from the state is needed before Harbor House can open its doors to residen...

 

Death Notices

Jack Engdal passed away March 19, 2017. An obituary will follow. Stella Deatherage passed away on March 26, 2017 in Eugene, Oregon. There will be no service and no obituary will be submitted to the Sentinel....

 

Obituary: Twila Mae (Winters) Appleton Briskar, 90

Twila Mae (Winters) Appleton Briskar, 90, of Curwensville died on March 26, 2017 at UPMC Altoona. Born on October 10, 1926 in Curwensville, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Violet...

 

Celebration of Life planned

There will be a celebration of life for Ginny Gillen/Allen Friday, April 7 at 4 pm at the Elks. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Wrangell Search and Rescue....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 6, 2017

USCG cutter recalled from visit by medical emergency

A Coast Guard cutter stationed in Ketchikan was due to stop in to Wrangell over the weekend for its Tent City Days celebration, but unexpectedly had to divert course and return home en route. The CGC Anthony Petit was about 31 miles away when it...

 

Alaska Senate eyes changes to public education

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) ­– The Alaska Senate is proposing school funding cuts and phasing out a scholarship program the Senate majority says hasn’t met expectations. Senate Finance Committee Co-Chair Lyman Hoffman says a $69-million cut to a school...

 

SEARHC-AICS merger completed

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) has completed its acquisition of Alaska Island Community Services (AICS), with the transition formally taking effect on April 1. Started in 1975, SEARHC is a non-profit tribal health consortium...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 6, 2017

Tent City a wrap

Another year's Tent City Days wrapped up over the weekend, culminating in a post-roller derby party out on the town late Saturday. "It went pretty good," said Kelly Gunderson, who helped organize...

 

Fish Factor: Demand for fish captured wild in the US shows big gain

Seafood sales at American retail stores are on an upswing and should remain that way for the foreseeable future. Better yet - demand for fish captured wild in the USA showed the biggest gains of all. That’s good news for Alaska, which provides...

 

Lingcod fishery allocations announced for 2017

The Department of Fish and Game announced late last week its opening for the directed lingcod fishery will be starting next month. For the outside waters of Southeast District, east of 144° W., the...

 

Alaska police probe Ketchikan doctor's death as suspicious

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – The death of a Ketchikan doctor remains under investigation after police learned that the friend who reported the doctor missing was accused of stealing money and valuable items from his home, authorities said. Eric Garcia...

 

Labor and business in tiff over workers comp reform

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is sponsoring workers’ compensation legislation aimed at making it easier to determine whether someone is an employee or an independent contractor. Walker’s bill creates a new definition for...

 

Trump revokes Alaska refuge rule; change may be symbolic

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The state of Alaska’s toolkit for increasing moose and caribou numbers includes killing wolf pups in dens, shooting wolf packs from helicopters, and adopting liberal hunting regulations that allow sportsmen to shoot...

 

Tuck: Legislature prepared to go beyond 90 days

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska House majority leader says legislators are prepared to work past the scheduled end of session, if necessary, “to do things right.” Democratic Rep. Chris Tuck says lawmakers are dealing with weighty issues in...

 

Brewery expansion could help Juneau recycling efforts

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaskan Brewing Company’s plans to expand its Juneau-based facility could help spur the consolidation of the city’s waste services. The brewery is looking to purchase four lots owned by the City and Borough of Juneau for a...

 

Juneau resident catches avalanche, waterfalls on phone

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Carole Triem heard an unusual sound when she left an indoor swimming pool in downtown Juneau after her Friday morning workout. She thought she heard thunder, “which is strange because we don’t get thunder here in Juneau....

 

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