Articles from the June 29, 2017 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    June 29, 2017

Public employees union calls strike, workers take up pickets

It was out of the workplace and into the streets for many Wrangell city staff last Thursday, as two dozen unionized workers began a strike over prolonged contract negotiations. The City and Borough ha...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 29, 2017

Wrangell's salaries: a look at the numbers

With the public employees' union going on strike late last week, numbers have proven a key issue in the ongoing debate over fair compensation. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 29, 2017

City responding to strike with temporary workforce

In the week since the city’s public workers have gone on strike, the Wrangell Borough has had to work around the problem as best as it can. Twenty-four workers from eight different public departments are members of the International Brotherhood of...

 

The Way We Were

June 28, 1917: Judge Wm. G. Thomas who has resided in Wrangell more than 40 years, and who has been U.S. commissioner for 11 years has tendered his resignation to take effect June 30. When seen by the Sentinel reporter Judge Thomas gave no special...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 29, 2017

'Not guilty' plea entered in car thefts

The man accused of a spate of vehicular thefts earlier this month has entered a not guilty plea this week, and the case is expected to go to trial in August. Lief Cheyenne Bosdell, 20, appeared for his arraignment at Wrangell Courthouse on Monday....

 

2 days of searching finds no sign of missing Juneau woman

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska State Troopers say two days of searching has not found a 53-year-old woman missing on Thunder Mountain Trail in Juneau. Troopers say family members first attempted to find Teri Heuscher and contacted emergency...

 

Courts

June 26 Criminal charges against Phillip Eullean Haskins, 34, were dismissed by prosecution at First Judicial District Court. Two counts of Theft 3-Value $250-$999 were dropped, and all charges in the case are now disposed. Criminal charges against...

 

Police reports

Monday, June 19 Citizen Assist: Officer unlocked vehicle. Abandoned Vehicle: Sticker placed on vehicle. Officer secured business door. Tuesday, June 20 Vacation Patrol: Vacation check requested. 86’d letters: Two letters served. Lost Wallet....

 

Letter to the Editor

History of city negotiations I feel as a City employee, who is in the union, I must say something. Circa 2004, the employees approached the council with the issue of wages and the fact that they had not changed, plus the fact that we were behind some...

 

Obituary: Christopher Raymond Feller, 60

Christopher Raymond Feller, 60, passed away April 22, 2017 in Anchorage, Alaska at the Alaska Native Medical Center. He was born in Wrangell, Alaska on March 5, 1957, the youngest and fifth child of...

 

Wedding announcement

Joseph Rugo and Alexandra Surface tied the knot on May 29, 2017 in Cancun, Mexico, surrounded by family and friends. Joe is the son of Barb and Mike Rugo of Wrangell, Alaska, and the bride is the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 29, 2017

Wrangell gal appears on British Television

With its abundance of mountains, seascape, wildlife and local color, Wrangell is no stranger to television. For instance, contractors at the Marine Service Center were featured on National Geographic...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 29, 2017

Visiting carver crafts totem heads

While more commonly Wrangell leaves a lasting impression on its visitors, one thought to leave his mark on Wrangell instead. With the aid of two chainsaws and assorted carving equipment, Denny Leak...

 

Muskeg Meadows

The Summer Solstice Golf Tournament was held on June 23 at Muskeg Meadows sponsored by John Tullis Real Estate with 19 participants. The first place team was Faye Kohrt, Chris Ellis and Wayne Ellis with a net score of 20 and a handicap of 17. John...

 

City Hall packed in post-strike meeting, excavator purchased

Additional chairs had to be arranged in City Hall’s meeting chamber Tuesday evening, as at least three dozen concerned residents crowded in to see the Borough Assembly at its end-of-month meeting. On many minds was the ongoing strike of public empl...

 

Alaska lawmakers pass budget compromise to avert shutdown

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Legislature, motivated by the threat of a government shutdown, approved a plan late Thursday to fund state operations for another year. The proposal, advanced by budget negotiators and passed by the House and...

 

Increased bear maulings puzzle Alaska wildlife officials

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Two more Alaskans were mauled by bears over the weekend, bringing the number of bear attacks in the state to four in less than a week, including two fatalities. Alaska wildlife officials say they don’t know why there have...

 

SEARHC opens new pediatric dental clinic in Juneau

An open house and ribbon cutting was held for a new and expanded Children’s Dental Clinic in Juneau on June 22. First admitting patients the previous month, the office is maintained by Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium at its dental...

 

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