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Articles from the October 12, 2017 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    October 12, 2017

Assembly prioritizes fire hall remodel, scrap removal

In its Tuesday evening meeting this week, the City and Borough Assembly decided to shift focus for block grant funding to remodeling the Public Safety Building. Sited centrally to town at the start of Zimovia Highway, the aging facility has already...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 12, 2017

High schoolers earn certifications in onboard survival drills

Eleven Wrangell high school students took part in a two-day workshop, enabling their certification to conduct fishing vessel drills. Secondary schools principal Bill Schwan explained the 18-hour instr...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 12, 2017

Shoemaker Bay design moving to 100-percent stage

Finalized designs to replace existing facilities at Shoemaker Bay Harbor have been greenlighted by the Wrangell Assembly. Built by the state in 1977, management of the harbor and responsibility for...

 

The Way We Were

October 18, 1917: Dr. W. J. Pigg returned Saturday from Ft. Seward at Haines where he took a physical examination and passed. He expects to receive notice any day to report somewhere for medical examination. Dr. Pigg hopes soon to get a commission...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    October 12, 2017

Altercation in Kake leads to drive-by shooting

State troopers arrested a Kake man last week after he sat in a Chevrolet pickup truck and sprayed semi-automatic gunfire into a construction site trailer with eight people inside, leaving no one hospitalized or shot. Jacob Hallingstad, 46, was...

 

Court report

September 24 Joshua C. Jenkins, 25, appeared before First District Court Judicial Officer Kevin Miller on the charge of Assault in the 4th Degree, a Class A misdemeanor. He pleaded guilty to the offense, with sentence suspended. Jenkins was placed...

 

Police Report

Monday, Oct. 2 Citizen Assist: Message Contact. Three Summons Services. Tuesday, Oct. 3 Abandoned Vehicle. Welfare Check. Citizen Assist. Wednesday, Oct. 4 Report of Theft. Parking Complaint. MVA. Agency Assist: DA. Traffic Stop: Verbal warning for...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 12, 2017

New reporter signs on at KSTK

Local radio station KSTK has recently hired a new reporter, following a five-month stint without one. June Leffler from Louisville, Kentucky arrived late last week after earning her master's degree...

 

Obituary: James Daniel Fenderson, 58

James Daniel Fenderson, 58, passed away on July 25, 2017. He was born to Ernestine and Clarence Fenderson on October 20, 1958 in Kittery, Maine. He moved to Wrangell, Alaska in the early 1990s to live out his dreams. He loved hunting and fishing. He... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 12, 2017

Church groups gather gifts for global distribution

Local volunteers put together 256 packages of toys and supplies for children in need this Christmas. The 17th annual Operation Christmas Child event was held at the Nolan Center last Saturday, hosted...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 12, 2017

Alaska Day to see luncheon and flu shots, no marathon

Celebration of the state’s sesquicentennial anniversary next week in Wrangell will be on the quieter side, with the 16th annual senior luncheon and yearly flu clinic both scheduled. Island of Faith Lutheran Church is inviting area seniors to join...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 12, 2017

Election results certified, new Assembly members sworn in

Results from last week's elections were certified and accepted by the City and Borough Assembly in a special meeting Monday. Turnout in the largely uncontentious October 3 municipal elections had...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    October 12, 2017

Volleyball team swept in close POW matches

The girls on Wrangell High School’s volleyball team forayed into their first pair of games last weekend, taking on Craig and Klawock. Traveling across to Prince of Wales Island by charter boat the morning of October 6, the Lady Wolves’ first...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 12, 2017

Wrangell named 'community of the year' at SEC

Every year Southeast Conference presents a number of awards to municipalities, businesses and individuals for their contributions to the region. At this year's annual meeting in Haines last month,...

 

So far so good: moose season wrapping up this weekend

With one weekend to go in the 2017 moose hunting season, numbers were approaching 100 as of Tuesday. Ninety-five bull moose had been reported by hunters in the Petersburg-Wrangell management area, only seven of which have been confiscated due to...

 

Company unveils new plan for Alaska mine; critics unmoved

UNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The company pursuing a copper and gold mine in southwest Alaska has unveiled plans for what it says will be a smaller, safer project, with plans to move into permitting later this year. The Pebble Limited Partnership is...

 

Fish Factor: Fishing outlooks for some of Alaska's largest catches run from celebratory (salmon) to relief (Bering Sea crab) to catastrophic (cod) 

Fishing outlooks for some of Alaska’s largest catches are running the gamut from celebratory (salmon) to relief (Bering Sea crab) to catastrophic (cod). First the bad news. Stakeholders were stunned to learn that surveys yielded the lowest numbers...

 

Upper Cook Inlet's sockeye harvest smallest in decade

KENAI, Alaska (AP) – The Upper Cook Inlet had a scarce sockeye salmon harvest this year, but commercial fishers caught more coho, chum and pink salmon than expected, the Peninsula Clarion reported. The sockeye harvest was the smallest in 10 years,...

 

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