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Articles from the June 1, 2017 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    June 1, 2017

Big expenditures outweigh revenues in new budget

Wrangell's Assembly reviewed a first draft of its Fiscal Year 2018 budget Tuesday evening, during a workshop and public hearing session. Finance director Lee Burgess presented the 43-page document, prefacing it with an overview of the city's...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 1, 2017

Big catch blows derby competition out of water

The competition has really been stepped up in this year's King Salmon Derby. A 64.1 pound fish was brought to the scales on May 24 by Gary Smart of Sequim, Washington. He and his wife were here...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 1, 2017

New city manager due mid-July

A new borough manager for Wrangell will be arriving in the middle of July. Lisa Von Bargen was selected from a pool of candidates by the City and Borough Assembly earlier in April, finally hired following several weeks of negotiations over terms. She...

 

Appeals panel sides with agency in Big Thorne project

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A divided federal appeals court panel has ruled that the U.S. Forest Service “chose jobs over wolves” in approving a logging project in southeast Alaska but was within its authority to do so. The decision is in response...

 

The Way We Were

June 14, 1917: The School Board has elected Miss Edith Carhart principal of the Wrangell public school for the coming term. Miss Carhart is not a stranger in Wrangell, having been principal of the school here during the term of 1909-10. She was...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 1, 2017

Two charged in gas station theft, plead guilty

Two young men were charged in connection with an early hour break-in at Alpine Mini Mart last week, which had resulted in the theft of some cigarettes. Police had responded to an alarm call at the Zimovia Highway gas station on May 23, at about 3:30...

 

Police reports

Monday, May 22 Caller reported a reckless driver. Concerned citizen: Caller spoke with officer. Tuesday, May 23 Report of burglary. Report of theft. Civil issue. Wednesday, May 24 MVA: Deer: Report that deer hit side of vehicle. Parking in excess of...

 

Dan's Dispatch

Southeast Alaska’s beautiful scenery, abundant recreation facilities and pristine wilderness make us proud to call this land our home. We know our lands need regular beach clean-ups, invasive species must be pulled, and trails should be maintained...

 

Death Notice

Edward George Kuntz passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Services will be held at Harbor Light, Friday, June 2, at 3 p.m. Full obituary to follow. ...

 

Letter to the Editor

In My Opinion I am the art teacher for Wrangell Middle and High School, and I’m very proud of that position. As an art teacher I try to get my students to see things differently; I encourage them to see outside the box. I want them to see themselve...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 1, 2017

Wrangell officer retires after 20 years

A patrol officer will be hanging up his hat and badge this week, after two decades of public service. Officer Terrell Courson officially finished with Wrangell Police Department yesterday. "I wanted...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 1, 2017

Travelers build and ride canoe down Stikine

A pair of French travelers made their way down the Stikine River to Wrangell from Telegraph Creek using a homemade dugout. Both in their early twenties, friends Theophile Bouton and Karl Panchout...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 1, 2017

Fish Factor: NOAA's coastal research programs and the Sea Grant program would be slashed

The 2018 budget unveiled on May 23 by the Trump Administration is bad news for anything that swims in or near U.S. waters. At a glance:  the Trump budget will cut $1.5 billion from the U.S. Commerce Department, with the National Oceanic and...

 

Southeast commercial Dungeness crab fishery announced

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that the 2017/2018 commercial Dungeness crab fishery in Southeastern Alaska will be opening as scheduled at 8 a.m. on June 15. Dungeness crab fishermen must register their vessels and applicable gear...

 

King salmon limits for Wrangell Narrows-Blind Slough announced

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish announced the bag and possession limit of king salmon in the Wrangell Narrows-Blind Slough terminal harvest area, effective June 1 throug...

 

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