Articles from the September 28, 2017 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    September 28, 2017

Coliforms bacteria detected in roadside pipe

Wrangell Cooperative Association’s environmental office this month began notifying the public of the presence of coliforms in a popular off-grid water source. The pipe just to the north of the Mile 10 marker on Zimovia Highway has supplied...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 28, 2017

Ferry reform package presented as budget snafu threatens summer service

At Southeast Conference last week in Haines, Alaska Marine Highway Reform Initiative presented its draft report assessing the state ferry system SEC had been tasked by the governor's office in May 201...

 

The Way We Were

October 4, 1917: War was declared on Wrangell Saturday night by Oscar Weston, who, after mixing drinks too freely, became enraged over imaginary offenses. Weston went aboard a gas boat tied to the slip of the Columbia and Northern dock and opened...

 

Police Report

Monday, September 18 Agency Assist. Agency Assist: Parks and Rec. Reckless Driver. Suspicious circumstance. Civil standby. Suspicious circumstance. Tuesday, September 19 Agency Assist: Alarms. 86 letter. Hit and Run accident. Subpoena Service....

 

Correction:

In the last’s issue’s coverage of the Michael Stephens charges, it was erroneously reported that the defendant shared residence with one of the plaintiffs. The criminal complaint lists Rosemary Ruoff as the owner of the property where... Full story

 

SE Alaska King Salmon sport fishing reopened

JUNEAU, AK- The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is announcing the reopening of the Southeast Alaska and Yakut­­­at sport fishery for king salmon. The following regulations will be effective 12:01 a.m. Sunday, October 1, 2017 through 11:59...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 28, 2017

Moose harvest so far on par with historical average

Undaunted by pouring rain, hunters in the Wrangell and Petersburg areas have been bringing in their fill of moose for the 2017 season. As of Tuesday afternoon, Alaska Department of Fish and Game...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    News    September 28, 2017

Dan's Dispatch: Why We Need a Capital Budget

Last week, I wrote a letter to the editor outlining specific funds in the capital budget allocated to southern Southeast Alaska. District 36 fortunately received millions of dollars for local infrastructure projects. That being said, the state’s...

 

Stork Report

Leland Dawson Helgeson was born in Seattle on August 20, 2017 to Lauren Simpson Helgeson and Andrew Helgeson. He weighed 7 lbs 2 oz and was 20 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Drs. Duke...

 

Meet the Candidates:

Age: 63 About: "I've lived here in Wrangell almost 20 years. I come from the Chicago area originally. We moved to Alaska 26, 27 years ago, and have loved it up here. I think a lot of the community, a...

 

Meet the Candidates:

Age: 54 About: "We've lived in the community for 20 years now. We love living in Wrangell, have raised our kids here, and now they're all off to university." Why do you wish to serve another term on...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: October is National Seafood Month recognizing one of America's oldest industries

October is National Seafood Month, a distinction bestowed by Congress 30 years ago to recognize one of America’s oldest industries. Alaska merits special recognition because its fishing fleets provide 65 percent of the nation’s wild caught...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    September 28, 2017

Wolves' cross-country season concludes in K-town

The high school cross-country team wrapped up its season at Region V last weekend, running five kilometers against a dozen other schools from around the region. The concluding meet was held in Ketchikan last Saturday, following a meet in Sitka the pr...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    September 28, 2017

Wrestling team starts season with service project

Wolves Wrestling began its impending season with a community service project, cleaning up the firing range off of Spur Road. "It was really a mess," recalled Jeff Rooney, the team's coach. An assortme...

 

No write-ins for upcoming election, polls open October 3

Polling booths and complimentary cookies are being prepared for next week’s municipal elections, set for October 3 inside the Nolan Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Absentee voting has already been underway, and early ballots can still be submitted ins...

 

LTC programs snag federal awards

Long-term care programs for a pair of regional hospitals have been recognized for their quality of care. Federal organization Mountain-Pacific Quality Health named the LTC programs at Petersburg Medical Center and Wrangell Medical Center as two of...

 

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