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Articles from the September 15, 2016 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    September 15, 2016

Local canoer joins protest in North Dakota

A former Wrangell resident joined an Alaska canoe group in supporting a North Dakota tribe protesting construction of an oil pipeline across sacred lands. Earlier this month Ken Hoyt met up with... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 15, 2016

Tyee PERS liability larger than expected, Swan nears completion

Costs for the transition of operations at the Tyee Lake hydroelectric facility may be higher than first expected. Board members for Southeast Alaska Power Agency learned at their September 8 meeting... Full story

 

The Way We Were

September 30, 1916: With a slight trembling of the knees, but with great pleasure at the opportunity, we make our bow. Last week, Mr. Paul F. Stanhope received a cash payment in full of the purchase of the Sentinel, and retired as its editor and...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 15, 2016

Boaters injured in Farm Island accident

Emergency assistance was dispatched from Wrangell early Sunday evening, after a private boat struck a log near Farm Island. Fire Department Chief Tim Buness said emergency dispatch received a 911 call from one of the boat’s passengers at 5:23 p.m.... Full story

 

Police reports

Monday, September 5 Agency Assist – Alarm. Tuesday, September 6 Agency Assist – TSA. Citizen Assist. Domestic. Concerned Citizen. Wednesday, September 7 Arrested Lucas Canton Schneider, 37, on charges of DV Assault in the Third Degree and Crimina...

 

Courts

August 30 David C. Wolten, 25, appeared before First District Court Magistrate Judge Chris Ellis on the charges of Criminal Trespass 1 – in a Dwelling, and Criminal Mischief 5 – Damage under $50. The defendant pleaded guilty to both counts, and a...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 15, 2016

Earthquake simulator demonstrates seismic risks

A state outreach program sought to shake some sense into Wrangell residents, with a mobile earthquake simulator set up for the public earlier this week. Each year the state Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) sends out a...

 

Meet the Candidates - The Wrangell Hospital Board

Current superintendent of Wrangell Public Schools. Current member of the boards for Wrangell Chamber of Commerce, the Southeast Regional Resource Center and the Wrangell Salvation Army. Formerly on...

 

Meet the Candidates - The Wrangell Hospital Board

Currently retired, worked for WMC for 22 years and served as interim CFO in 2014 and 2015. Was appointed to the board in December 2015. Why do you wish to continue serving on the Hospital Board? "I...

 

Meet the Candidates - The Wrangell Hospital Board

Retired business administrator and consultant. Current treasurer of the board, elected in 2012 for unexpired term and reelected same year during general election for full term. Why do you wish to...

 

Meet the Candidates - The Wrangell Hospital Board

Currently a staff member at Wrangell Museum. Appointed to hospital board in 2012, and reelected for four-year term. Why do you wish to continue serving on the Hospital Board? "When I ran four years...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 15, 2016

Assembly working on paving, water and sewage fixes

At its Tuesday night meeting, the Borough Assembly continued to keep up on its various utility priorities. In his regular update, city manager Jeff Jabusch reported most paving projects around town have been completed, including the barge ramp lot....

 

Fish Factor

It surprises many people across the state that fall is one of the busiest times for Alaska’s fishing industry from the Panhandle to the Bering Sea. As salmon season gets tucked away, hundreds of boats of all gear types are still out on the water, o...

 

AICS to take ownership of Juneau homeless clinic

A Juneau clinic will be merging with a Wrangell-headquartered medical service. Alaska Island Community Services (AICS) announced Monday it will be assuming ownership of Juneau’s Front Street Community Health Center. Founded in 2003 in the...

 

Alaska pot regulators approve first retail license

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The owners of Frozen Budz have high hopes now that they’ve received Alaska’s first retail marijuana license. Destiny Neade, co-owner of the Fairbanks business, received a round of applause from the audience after she...

 

Governor supports growing more food inside Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska imports 96 percent of its food, and the governor says that should change. Gov. Bill Walker spoke during a conference for the National Association of Farmer’s Market Nutrition Programs, the Juneau Empire reported....

 

Searchers find overdue hiker looking for "Into the Wild" bus

DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, Alaska (AP) – A 45-year-old man from Mexico was located unharmed Monday after failing to return on time from a hiking trip to an abandoned city bus in the Alaska wilderness made famous by the popular book and...

 

Wrangell family planning clinic

Do you need a prescription for birth control; an annual exam; a Pap test; or to have an IUD or birth control implant inserted? The Wrangell Public Health Center will be holding a family planning clinic on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m., for...

 

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