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Articles from the August 24, 2017 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    August 24, 2017

Monofill project heads present plan to populace

By Dan Rudy Sentinel writer Project leads for a contaminated site reclamation met with townspeople Monday evening to address concerns with a proposed monofill. The monofill – a landfill meant for on...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 24, 2017

Belgian canoer missing on Stikine River

Wrangell emergency responders took part in a search for a missing canoer on the Stikine River earlier this month. Fire Chief Tim Buness reported a call had been received for assistance at around 5 p.m...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 24, 2017

Candlelight vigil commemorates victims in Virginia clash

A group of Wrangell residents joined together for peace and solidarity near Front Street last Saturday. A community peace vigil was organized in response to violence a week earlier during a rally and...

 

Yesterday's News

August 30, 1917: Miss Genevieve Swift was married in San Francisco a few days ago to Walter Peterson. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Charles Borch of Wrangell. She was born at Klawack, and her childhood was spent in the north. Two years ago she...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 24, 2017

Assembly meeting turns heated over monofill comments

Overshadowing other agenda items for Tuesday evening’s Borough Assembly meeting, voices were raised and the rare gavel was used during the persons to be heard segment as several residents and representatives of the Wrangell Tribe aired concerns...

 

Governor makes plans for re-election

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Gov. Bill Walker on Monday announced plans to seek re-election as an independent, saying he’s focused on a vision for the state and not on partisanship. He and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott filed candidate paperwork with...

 

Police Report

Monday, August 7 Agency Assist: Electrical power hit. Found Property. Dog Complaint. Tuesday, August 8 Lost Property. Parking Complaint. Report: Reckless driving. Wednesday, August 9 Agency Assist: Courtesy transport. Thursday, August 10 Lost...

 

Correction:

In the Sentinel’s August 3 issue, it was mistakenly reported local contractors had assisted in the selection of a monofill site for the Byford Project. The possible pit sites were recommended to DEC by the Department of Natural...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 24, 2017

Wrangell resident participates in war memorial proceedings

A Wrangellite had a unique opportunity to take part in some Alaskan history this year, while revisiting her own family history in the process. Johanna Joseph and her sister, Ann Conatser a Walla...

 

Obituary: Colleene P. Carlson Brososky, 87

Colleene P. Carlson Brososky, 87 passed away on December 14, 2016 at the Petersburg Medical Center. She was born to Ellery and Ann Carlson on August 18, 1929, in the Petersburg Alaska Territory. She... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 24, 2017

Candidates throw names in for election, more sought

With one week left to file, candidates are still being sought for a number of Wrangell’s municipal committees and elected seats. As of Tuesday, four residents have put in their names for the October 3 ballot, ahead of the August 31 filing...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 24, 2017

Southeast fisheries drawing to a close for summer

One of Wrangell’s two seafood processors has drawn down production early for the season due to lower than expected returns this summer. Updated twice daily, on Tuesday the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Blue Sheet reported just over 143...

 

Mist in the morning

A soft mist surrounds a floathouse in Shakes Slough early Sunday during a break in the rain. Heavy cloud cover and rains overshadowed most of the weekend, making Monday's eclipse unviewable to...

 

Ketchikan beaches remain contaminated with fecal bacteria

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – At least two of the many beaches found to be contaminated near Ketchikan continue to have high levels of a wastewater and sewage pathogen, an Alaska official said. The waters at Thomas Basin and Rotary Beach have high...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 24, 2017

Water situation back to normal

Public Works changed its summertime water management conservation level back to normal last week, ending a month of minor restrictions. Up until last Friday, users of Wrangell’s water utility have been advised to use less water starting in...

 

Fish Factor:  The US dollar has dropped in value all year against a basket of other global currencies

While that may sound like a bad thing, it’s great news for Alaska seafood and anyone doing business overseas. “It’s a good thing for Alaska seafood producers because roughly two-thirds of the value of our seafood comes from export markets. So...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 24, 2017

End of summer clinic builds swimming skills

A two-week clinic for burgeoning swimmers concluded last weekend with a meet on Saturday. The summer swim camp was put on jointly by Wrangell Swim Club and Parks and Recreation, and included about 16...

 

Budgetary delays worsen state teacher shortage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Budgetary delays by the Alaska Legislature have put the state’s schools in a tough situation. School officials sent layoff notices to nearly 700 teachers at the end of the past school year. They were under the impression...

 

Loss of sea ice leads to early visits by walruses

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Hundreds of Pacific walruses came ashore to a barrier island on Alaska’s northwest coast, the earliest appearance of the animals in a phenomenon tied to climate warming and diminished Arctic Ocean sea ice. The...

 

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