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Articles from the May 3, 2018 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    May 3, 2018

Monofill moving forward next week

Construction of a designated monofill site to store treated soil from a contaminated site cleanup will begin next week, after nine months’ delay. To be interred at a state-owned rock pit off Pats Creek Road, the site will house around 18,500 cubic...

 

Lifting off

A bald eagle takes flight from its perch in the middle of the Stikine River last Wednesday. The eagles are among the tens of thousands of birds to be found along the river at this time of year, after...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 3, 2018

Nine return from Close Up trip to DC and NYC

Wrangell high schoolers participating in this year's Close Up trip to Washington D.C. and New York City returned on Monday, after spending more than a week on the East Coast. Taking off on the...

 

Yesterday's News

May 2, 1918 Hon. P.C. McCormack is today circulating a petition to the Postmaster General that the Humboldt Steamship Company be awarded a mail contract. Considering that the present mail service is so very irregular it is earnestly hoped that the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 3, 2018

Abandoned carmageddon in neutral as city weighs options

The city is inching toward a planned purge of the island’s abandoned vehicles and assorted clutter. The unsightly problem has been a longstanding issue in public parking spaces such as at Shoemaker Bay Harbor, with unroadworthy vehicles left there...

 

Police Report

Monday, April 23 Trespassing/Harassment. Agency assist: Ambulance requested. Turned in unwanted gun. Paper service. DV order. Eviction order. Arrested: Wilson Boon, 29: Charges of Violation of DVO. Tuesday, April 24 Citation issued: Cooper Seimears,...

 

Court report

April 24 Anthony Free Guggenbickler, 21, appeared before First District Court Judge Kevin Miller on the charge of Assault in the 4th Degree. He pleaded guilty to the count, while a charge of Criminal Trespass 1 was dismissed by prosecution. He was...

 

Obituary: Jack Hoover, 89

Jack Hoover, 89, passed away on March 25, 2018 in Wrangell, Alaska. He was born on June 30, 1928 in Cheyenne, Wyoming to Clark Hoover and Anna Mae Gilmore. He spent his years on Wrangell working as a... Full story

 
 News    May 3, 2018

Wrangell Sentinel named Best Weekly; Pilot awarded for editorial & court reporting

The Wrangell Sentinel and the Petersburg Pilot each received two awards from the Alaska Press Club for work completed in 2017. The Wrangell Sentinel was honored with a third place for Best Weekly. The judge commented, “This newspaper has strong...

 
 News    May 3, 2018

Wrangell's golf roundup

In Muskeg Meadows’ first weekend tournament of the year, the annual Angerman’s Golf Tournament saw 16 participants in its first nine-hole round on Saturday, with 18 participants on Sunday. The tourney was set up for teams, with the “best...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 3, 2018

Citizen science a push of this year's bird festival

At last week's 21st annual Stikine River Birding Festival, increasing public involvement in conservation efforts was a strong theme. The festival's focus always centers around the diverse bird...

 
 News    May 3, 2018

USCG to conduct free commercial fishing vessel dockside exams

The Coast Guard Commercial Fishing Vessel Examiner will be conducting free courtesy docksides in Wrangell from May 14-17. Fishermen interested, should contact Jim Paul at 907-617-2523 in Ketchikan.   The new vessel specific checklist generator...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 3, 2018

Fish Factor: The biggest project focuses on research to help determine the causes of declining Chinook salmon

A shuffle in some funding leaves Alaska’s commercial fisheries division in good shape to manage the resources and target important projects across the state. At first glance, the $69 million operating budget for FY19 appears to be down slightly...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    May 3, 2018

Swim Club sends three to state olympics

Three athletes from Wrangell Swim Club competed with 450 other swimmers from around the state last weekend, participating at the Alaska Junior Olympics in Anchorage. Coach Jamie Roberts reported it wa...

 
 News    May 3, 2018

Sitka Sound herring biomass much higher this year

The Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game has mapped 32 nautical miles of herring spawn through April 27, including 1.0 nmi of active spawn in Salisbury Sound. Spawn deposition surveys were conducted on April 7-11 and on April 24-25. Final results from this...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 3, 2018

Stikine king salmon subsistence fishery to be closed

The Federal Subsistence Board announced on Monday it will be closing its Chinook salmon subsistence fishery in the Stikine River this year due to low expected returns. Under the authority delegated...

 

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