Articles from the October 26, 2017 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    October 26, 2017

Hospital cash flow prompts request for help from city

Cash flow problems have again been ailing Wrangell Medical Center, with the public hospital putting forward a request for $250,000 to the city on Tuesday. At its own board meeting on October 18, WMC’s chief financial officer, Doran Hammett,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 26, 2017

Dozen local students earn hunting safety certifications

Just under a dozen students at the local middle and high schools took part in a two-week hunter education course, earning their certifications in the process. The course was led by Winston Davies, who...

 

The way we were

November 1, 1917: Beginning with tomorrow Nov. 2, letter postage will be three cents. Postals and post cards will be two cents. Drop letters in towns without carrier service will remain one cent. November 6, 1942: The appearance of the three horses...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 26, 2017

Seafood production about wrapped up for winter

Preliminary harvest and value figures for the 2017 commercial salmon fishery indicate the season was a step up above the previous year's disastrous harvest. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game...

 

Police Report

Monday, Oct. 16 Agency Assist. Found property: Owner notified. Report of theft. Report of disturbance. Criminal mischief. Agency assist: Line crew. Citizen assist: Vehicle unlocked. Tuesday, Oct. 17 Dog complaint: Citation issued to Jennifer Wiedersp...

 

Court report

October 23 Michael A. Stephens, 57, appeared before First District Court Judicial Officer Kevin Miller for charges of Assault in the 4th Degree and Criminal Trespass 2, both misdemeanors. The defendant pleaded guilty to both counts, and was ordered...

 

Reflections: October in Alaska

Yes the winter is upon us and the summer fun is behind us, but we still have things to look forward too. Our children are back in school and by now very accustomed to their individual schedules. Maybe now they are thinking about trick or treating,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    October 26, 2017

Lady Wolves seed third in volleyball tourney in Haines

Wrangell High School's volleyball team is poised to be in contention with the region's leaders, following a busy game schedule two weekends ago. Leaving on the ferry October 12, the Lady Wolves took...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 26, 2017

Exam results suggest Alaskan schools struggling

A statewide assessment of grade schoolers taken this spring has suggested education has some room for improvement. The Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools (PEAKS) exam was administered for the first time to students between third and 10th...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 26, 2017

Intergovernmental workshop held over Byford monofill

Members of the Wrangell Assembly commiserated with Wrangell Cooperative Association leadership Tuesday evening to discuss possible alternatives to a proposed monofill for the Byford cleanup. The Department of Environmental Conservation proposes...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 26, 2017

Assembly says no to Wrangell Island sale, yes to WMC credit

At Wrangell’s regular meeting of the Borough Assembly Tuesday, members opted not to withdraw their opposition to a proposed timber sale package. The United States Forest Service has over the course of years been putting together a timber sale for...

 

Alaska Fish Factor:

Alaska’s fishing fleet of 9,400 vessels would span nearly 71 miles if lined up from bow to stern. And Alaska’s fishing industry catches and processes enough seafood each year to feed every person on the planet one serving; or a serving for each...

 

Official totals for the 2017 moose harvest

Kupreanof Island – 48 Stikine River – 25 Mitkof Island – 13 Thomas Bay – 8 Farragut Bay – 8 Wrangell Island – 4 Kuiu Island – 4 Zarembo Island – 3 Wrangell mainland – 2 Petersburg mainland – 2 Woewodski Island – 1 Total – 117...

 

Alaska challenging constitutionality of salmon proposal

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The state of Alaska is challenging the constitutionality of a proposed ballot initiative aimed at protecting salmon habitat. The state says it is appealing a court decision that called for allowing backers of the measure to...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 26, 2017

Classical concert raises money for music program

A group of local musicians banded together to raise funds for the school music program, performing at the elementary school last Thursday evening. Dubbing themselves the Wrangell Bear-oque Players...

 

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