Articles from the July 13, 2017 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    July 13, 2017

Union approves wage proposal, Assembly to consider tonight

Two weeks after the end of a public workers’ strike, a settlement may potentially be reached between the city and its employees. Unionized staff of the City and Borough of Wrangell on Monday voted to approve a package that would amend their current...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 13, 2017

Coast Guard and DEC respond to Stikine Strait grounding

While Wrangell was preparing for its July 4 festivities last week, 17 miles away a fishing vessel had run aground in Stikine Strait. On the evening of July 3 the grounding of Deceptive C on some...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 13, 2017

Summer season off to good start for commercial fisheries

It’s been a fairly good start to the summer for king salmon fishermen. The first opening of that troll season started on July 1, abruptly ending by emergency order just before midnight on July 4. The order was based on preliminary catch rate and ef...

 

The Way We Were

July 12, 1917: S.L. Hogue of the firm Hogue and Tyeten, Petersburg, was in Wrangell last week. Mr. Hogue stated that an enormous quantity of ice is now floating in the Wrangell Narrows and plenty of huge bergs were seen in Frederick Sound. The...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 13, 2017

Metal pickup frees up scrap space at junkyard

An arrangement made between the city and a Juneau contractor has freed up a considerable amount of waste storage space. Working between June 27 and July 2, Channel Construction loaded one of its...

 

Police Report

Monday, July 3 Traffic: Car in ditch. Traffic Stop: Verbal warning for driving habits. Found Property. Arrested Gary Hamley, 35, on charges of DUI resisting arrest and driving while license revoked. Citizen assist. Fireworks complaint. Tuesday, July...

 

Golf News

The Alaska Airlines Tournament was held last Saturday at Muskeg Meadows. There were 29 who participated. First place went to the team of Aaron Powell, Aaron Angerman, James Brean with a net score of 37 and a team handicap of 15. Second place went to...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 13, 2017

Walker signs operating budget, Shoemaker waiting on capital

Just averting a state government shutdown, Gov. Bill Walker signed into law an operating budget for the new fiscal year, which began July 1. The budget follows extensive negotiations between the...

 

Correction:

In last week’s article on July 4 food, two food booths were mistakenly conflated. Operating at the dockside pavilion near the Stikine Inn over the extended weekend, “Tan’s Thai Food” was run by Tan McManus, friend Pond Ofsthus, and other...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 13, 2017

New signs pointing the way to Mt. Dewey trailhead

Towering over town as it does, Mount Dewey is just about impossible to miss while in Wrangell. The feature draws visitors about 400 feet up to its summit throughout the year, with a viewing platform...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 13, 2017

Possible risks posed by abandoned mine sale

A regional conservation group recently called attention to the prospective sale of a disused Canadian mine, and suggests the exchange could bode poorly for efforts to maintain water quality in transboundary rivers. The Tulsequah Chief zinc mine is...

 

Alaska's marijuana tax revenue reaches $1M

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska’s marijuana industry has brought in more than $1 million in tax revenue since commercial sales began in October. Revenue passed the mark on June 30, which was the due date for Alaska cannabis growers to pay taxes...

 

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