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Rea interim administrator at SEARHC Mt. Edgecumbe

Former Wrangell Medical Center CEO Noel Rea has accepted a position as the head of Sitka’s Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium hospital. In a newsletter to SEARHC members and employees, Charles Clement, the organization’s CEO, said Rea... Full story

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    July 18, 2013

Region II All-Stars kick off youth baseball tournament

Youth baseball came to Wrangell in a big way last weekend as the 2013 All-Stars tournament for Southeast Alaska kicked off at the diamonds near the Nature Trail. The competition featured teams from... Full story

 

Bearfest icon defaced

One of the iconic and ubiquitous bears featured across Wrangell during the Bearfest celebration was recently defaced with purple paint at City Dock, requiring skillful touchup from local artists.... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. July 31, 1913: Max Rosenburg, who has conducted the Bismark Restaurant in Ketchikan for some time, has sold his place of business to James Petersen, a recent comer from Seattle. Mr. Petersen is an...

 

Police reports

Monday, July 8 - Person requested vacation checks - Officer responded to report of possible vandalism. Tuesday, July 9 - Officer responded to parking complaint. - Possible theft. - Person reported being locked out of house. Officer was able to...

 

Courts

On July 10, Wrangell Magistrate Christine Ellis adjudicated the following cases: Spencer Stavee, age 26, was found guilty of being Alcohol Restricted in a Licensed Area. He was sentenced to serve 30 days in jail with credit for Community Work...

 

Hamblin called to serve in Tonga mission

For more than two decades Wrangell Medical Center Chief Financial Officer Garth Hamblin has served the healthcare community in Alaska and the Lower 48. Now, he’ll get to serve a higher power – in...

 

Obituary, Nicolai Burtcev 'Russian Nick', 64

Nicolai Burtcev “Russian Nick”, 64 died June 24, 2013 quietly at home after a long battle with cancer. Nick maintained a positive upbeat attitude throughout the struggle. Nick made Wrangell his... Full story

 

Obituary, Sylvia Lee Bahovec

Sylvia Lee Bahovec passed away from pancreatic cancer June 26, 2013. She was born in Caldwell, Idaho. Sylvia lead a very exciting life in her youth. She sang and danced on USO tours, later performed... Full story

 

Chief: Summer sees underage alcohol use spike

When the heat, sunshine and warmer waters of Zimovia Strait arrive every summer, it’s a chance for the residents of Wrangell to let loose, get in some time on the water, and generally enjoy the...

 

Rain, sunshine at Alaska Airlines golf tournament

By Greg Knight Sentinel writer It was a case of rain and sunshine for the annual Alaska Airlines golf tournament at Muskeg Meadows last weekend – as torrential downpours socked in players on...

 

Alaska Airlines golf tournament results

July 13 Alaska Airlines, 18-hole "Drop Out" Scramble 1st place: Don Roher, Joe Lewis and Chelsea Mills. Net score 37, team handicap 39 2nd place: Eric Kading, Faye Kohrt, Ernie Christian, Dustin Phillips. Net score 44, team handicap 31. 3rd place:...

 

2013 All-Stars tournament

Scores July 14 Game 1 Sitka – 12 Ketchikan – 4 Game 2 Petersburg – 14 Prince of Wales – 3 (Game called in 4th inning) Game 3 Juneau – 13 Wrangell – 3 (Game called in 4th inning) July 15...

 

Alaska AG office looking at proposed shipping merger

JUNEAU (AP) — The state is looking at whether the proposed merger of two shipping companies would constitute a monopoly in southeast Alaska and violate antitrust laws, the attorney general’s office said. The office is studying the proposed...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 18, 2013

Fish Factor

The rules that govern our nation’s fisheries are being retooled so it’s reassuring that Congress isn’t traveling in uncharted seas. Over 80 percent of Alaska’s fish landings come from federally managed waters, and the Magnuson-(Ted) Stevens...

 

Alaska Airlines raises fee to check suitcases

Alaska Airlines is raising its fee for checking a suitcase to $25, bringing it in line with most major airlines. For tickets purchased on or after Oct. 30, the Seattle-based airline will charge passengers $25 each for the first and second checked...

 

B.C. crews fighting blazes across Yukon

(CBC) The British Columbia provincial government has sent firefighters to help with fires in Yukon that have scorched more than 1,300 square kilometres this summer – and have sent smoke as far west as the Panhandle of Southeast Alaska. One of the m...

 

4th of July - Scrap Fish Derby Results

Jacob Dow won the bike donated by Mike Ottesen, Sr. for biggest fish for ages 10-13. Jake Eastaugh won the bike donated by the American Legion for the biggest fish for ages 6-9. There was also a bike donated by Gary Stevens, Sr. that was drawn at...

 

Latseen Hoops: Tlingit language and basketball

The Sealaska Heritage Institute “Latseen Hoop Camp,” which started on Monday at the Old Gym, features a combination of Tlingit language directions mixed with muscle-memory basketball as a way of...

 

USFS study looks at health of Shore Pine in Southeast

The U.S. Forest Service has installed permanent monitoring locations on Wrangell Island and in other areas of Southeast Alaska to track shore pine tree survival and health status over time and to...

 

Salard named as Chief of Staff at WMC

Physician Lynn Prysunka has stepped down as Chief of Staff at Wrangell Medical Center – a move that will see Dr. Greg Salard step into the position. On Monday, July 8, Dr. Prysunka offered her resignation after serving in that role for several...

 

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