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Articles from the October 20, 2016 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    October 20, 2016

School service gets new bus, new board president

A new bus has been added to the fleet serving Wrangell, the Public School Board learned Monday. Etolin Bus Company has acquired a new Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 model bus, which will be used for transporting middle and high school students on daily... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 20, 2016

Wrangell CoC named best in Alaska for 2016

Wrangell’s Chamber of Commerce has been recognized as the best in the state this year. The Chamber of Commerce received the recognition last week during the annual Alaska State Chamber Conference in Kenai. The 2016 Local Chamber of Commerce of the... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 20, 2016

Despite Stikine slowdown, moose total highest on record

Area hunters brought in a bumper harvest this fall, with 113 moose reported for the 2016 season by its end on Saturday. The total ended up being the largest on record, besting the 109 harvested in... Full story

 

The Way We Were

November 2, 1916: L.C. Berg was a passenger to Seattle on the Princess Sophia Friday night. Mr. Berg is one of the owners of the Silver King mine, which is located on the mainland 20 miles from Wrangell. From Mr. Berg it was learned that a tunnel...

 

Police reports

Monday, October 10 Citation issued to Shannon Lindley, 29, for Dog at Large. Tuesday, October 11 Concerned Citizen: Caller reported porcupine running around on city hall lawn. Office responded, UTL. Agency Assist – FD: Caller reported seeing smoke...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 20, 2016

AICS announces SEARHC merger

Last week a Wrangell-based clinical services provider announced its formal merger with another regional health service. Alaska Island Community Services (AICS) and SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) will formally affiliate; a proces...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I would like to correct some recent negative comments about being a member of a Republican majority in Juneau. First, the positives. The house majority writes the budgets through a committee process. Republican principals of spend...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    News    October 20, 2016

Dan's Dispatch

It has come to my attention in recent days that groups from outside our district and outside Alaska have started to send out negative ads against me. Judging from where this effort is coming from, I take it in stride. As your state representative, my...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 20, 2016

Legislative hearing highlights transboundary mining concerns

Wrangell Cooperative Association added its voice to the chorus of people concerned about Canadian mining concerns developing upstream of shared rivers. The forum was a hearing held by the Alaska House Fisheries Special Committee in Juneau on October...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    October 20, 2016

Wrestling team opens season at Petersburg Invitational

The high school's wrestling team was off to a good start to the season this week, with several of its athletes taking top spots for their weight classes at Petersburg's Invitational. "The kids did...

 

Fish Factor

It was a rough salmon season at most Alaska regions this summer, with Bristol Bay being the big exception. While sockeye catches exceeded expectations, all other species came up short. But salmon stakeholders can take heart that the fish is moving...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 20, 2016

House challenger Sivertsen talks budget, caucusing

Ahead of next month's general election, candidates for Wrangell's State House district have been stopping in to meet with constituents and secure their votes on November 8. Running for District 36 as...

 

Murkowski leads Miller, Stock in campaign funds

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller reported raising nearly $200,000 for his campaign during the latest fundraising period while independent Margaret Stock brought in about $150,000. While the reporting period spans...

 

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