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 By Dan Rudy    News    November 2, 2017

Tribal sovereignty affirmed at AFN conference, ANSEP resolution tabled

Wrangell delegates returned from last month's annual conference for the Alaska Federation of Natives at Anchorage's Dena'ina Center. AFN is the largest statewide Native organization in Alaska,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 2, 2017

Hospital campus to go smoke-free

The hospital is scheduled to implement a new smoke-free campus policy at the start of the new year. Wrangell Medical Center administrators and key staff signed the new policy on October 24, to take effect on January 1. Currently the hospital sports...

 

The Way We Were

November 8, 1917: A cry of distress was heard in Wrangell about 10 o’clock Tuesday night when a passenger off the Dispatched walked off the Columbia and Northern dock, falling into four feet of water. The traveler had been seen uptown for several...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 2, 2017

Machine shop fire contained quickly, damage limited

While costumed revelers celebrated Halloween Saturday night, fire fighters suited up and responded to a call on Case Avenue near the boatyard. A pedestrian passing by Freeman & Sons Machine and...

 

Trooper report

October 3 Alaska Wildlife Troopers onboard the P/V Enforcer contacted the F/V Talon (ADFG #58859) in Zimovia Strait near Thoms Place, after observing two sea cucumber divers in the water after the fishing period had closed at noon. The divers were...

 

Court report

October 30 Drew Florence Huntington, 29, appeared before First District Court Judicial Officer Kevin Miller for the charge of Theft 3, Value $250-$999. The defendant entered a guilty plea, and two additional counts of Burglary 1 and Violate...

 

Police Report

Monday, Oct. 23 Random breath test. Harassment. Violation conditions of release. Traffic stop: Verbal warning for no taillights. Found Property: Jerry jug. Tuesday, Oct. 24 Trespassing. Citizen Assist. Disturbance. Citizen Assist: 86’d letter....

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    November 2, 2017

Wrestlers headed to Anchorage after Juneau and Ketchikan tourneys

Wrangell’s wrestlers continue their season with a handful of first placements and other top-three showings, following a pair of tournaments the past two weekends. At the Pilot Invitational in Juneau October 20 and 21, eight Wrangell High School...

 

Obituary: Harry S. Sundberg

Longtime Wrangell resident Harry S. Sundberg died September 16, 2017 in Bellingham, WA, as a result of a fall at his assisted living facility. He was 95. Harry was born June 27, 1922 in Hemnesberg, No... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 2, 2017

Donations sought for annual Thanksgiving food basket drive

With October finally gone, Don and Bonnie Roher remind the community that Thanksgiving is on the way, which means it’s time to prepare their annual food baskets. The couple has been putting together food baskets for families and single residents in...

 

Walker presents plan to address crime increase in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Gov. Bill Walker unveiled a plan Monday to address a rise in the state's crime rate and said a stable economic process would help. People training to put their lives on the line in state jobs connected to fighting...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 2, 2017

Shooting boosters hoping to launch clay pigeon team

A new group of shooting enthusiasts has formed in Wrangell with the intent of forming a competitive trapshooting group for local youth. Friends of the NRA – referring to the National Rifle Association, a gun rights advocacy group – is its own non...

 

Fish Factor: Great salmon season results in buying, building new or upgrading boats

It’s steady as she goes for the values of Alaska salmon fishing permits, with upticks in the wind at several fishing regions. “There’s a lot of cautious optimism,” said Jeff Osborn of Dock Street Brokers in Seattle. As well there should be af...

 

SEARHC help office adds Saturday hours for health enrollment period

This year open enrollment in the state’s health insurance marketplace has been shortened to six weeks, beginning yesterday and running through December 15. Enabled through the Affordable Care Act, Americans meeting certain criteria can apply for...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 2, 2017

Comments sought on ferry summer schedule draft

The Alaska Marine Highway System has put forward its draft summer schedule for next year, one which is similar to 2017 sailings. The proposed schedule covers service between May and September 2018. Nine of the system’s 11 vessels will be...

 

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