Articles from the September 14, 2017 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    September 14, 2017

Legion remembers 9/11 victims with service project

The local American Legion unit held a day of service and remembrance over the weekend, dedicated to the September 11 attacks. The American Legion Auxiliary of Alaska Unit #6 was awarded a $1,000...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 14, 2017

Borough assembly discusses grant usage, faith-based proclamations

At its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night, members of the City and Borough Assembly pondered different options for participating in the Community Development Block Grant program. In discussion...

 

The Way We Were

September 20, 1917: The “Rag Doll Party” given at the Rink last evening under the direction of Mrs. C.G. Burnet for the benefit of the Red Cross was largely attended, and was a success financially. The 22 little people taking part furnished an...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 14, 2017

Local bar to celebrate decade of libation

One of Wrangell's watering holes will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary this weekend. Rayme's Bar owner Reme Privett had purchased the establishment – then the Brig Bar – back in 2007,...

 

Police Report

Monday, September 4 Citizen assist : Alarm. Agency Assist. Subpoena Service. Intoxicated Person. Citizen assist: Vehicle unlocked. Tuesday, September 5 Agency Assist: Parks & Rec. Citizen Assist: Vehicle unlocked. Parking Complaint. Theft. Traffic...

 

Meet the Candidates - Caitlin Cardinell

Caitlin Cardinell One of three candidates running for an unexpired two-year term on the Wrangell Public School Board. (Incumbent member Robert Rang and candidate David Wilson will be featured in next...

 

Meet the Candidates - Jessica Rooney

Jessica Rooney Running unopposed for a three-year term on the Wrangell Public School Board Age: 36 About the candidate: "I moved here in 2002 from Florida, I married Jason Rooney and we have four...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 14, 2017

10-day diesel run to wrap up this Saturday afternoon

A diesel run powering Wrangell is expected to wrap up on Saturday, according to its electrical superintendent. Clay Hammer of Wrangell Municipal Light and Power explained the 11-day shutdown of the...

 

Reflections

It is September 2017 and school has once again started. From my window in the Wrangell Senior Apartments I see the youngsters coming up the street to the elementary school; a rain coated brother looking less eager than his sister; here come two boys...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 14, 2017

Lease extension moves forward for new concrete at boatyard

At a rescheduled meeting of the Port Commission last Friday, members approved a request for an extension by a lease holder at the boatyard. Contractor Don Sorric requested the addition of three years...

 

Lance Mearig named ADOT&PF Southcoast Region Director

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) Commissioner Marc Luiken has named Lance Mearig as the Southcoast Region Director. "Lance is precisely the...

 

Judge approves sale of Alaska's largest newspaper

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge on Monday approved the sale of Alaska’s largest newspaper for $1 million, saving the paper from folding, Judge Gary Spraker made his decision after hearing hours of testimony over the financial...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    September 14, 2017

Cross-country run in Wrangell muddy, but otherwise dry

Ten high school teams made it to Wrangell over the weekend, with over 200 students taking part in an invitational cross-country meet. Hosted by Wrangell High School, participating runners gathered at...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    September 14, 2017

Petersburg approves resolution to remove scrap metal waste

PETERSBURG — The Borough Assembly on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution supporting the Southeast Alaska Solid Waste Authority recommendation to participate in a regional scrap metal recycling system. The approval fast tracks a financial plan...

 

Fish Factor: ​The catch of 213 million salmon has surpassed the forecast by nine million fish

Alaska’s salmon season is nearly a wrap but fall remains as one of the fishing industry’s busiest times of the year. For salmon, the catch of 213 million has surpassed the forecast by nine million fish. Highpoints for this season are a statewide...

 

State of Alaska weighing options for conducting elections

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska is exploring options for conducting elections after 2018, as it is faced with an aging voting system and financial pressures amid an ongoing state budget deficit. A bipartisan working group established by...

 

Fishing guide forfeits boat after repeat violations

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The owner of a southeast Alaska fishing charter service has been ordered to stay out of boats in Alaska waters for one year after pleading guilty to repeat fishing violations. Alaska State Troopers say 75-year-old Stuart...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 14, 2017

Byford soil removal postponed until April

The state environmental regulator last week announced it would be postponing a planned monofill project on Wrangell Island until next year. In a press release issued September 7, the Department of...

 

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