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 By Dan Rudy    News    November 3, 2016

Local pot shop applications submitted

Two license applications for a prospective marijuana retailer have been submitted to the state Marijuana Control Board for consideration. The applications – for retail and cultivation – were submitted October 24 on behalf of Happy Cannabis, a...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 3, 2016

Wrangell hosts House debate ahead of election

As the year's campaign season nears its close on Tuesday, candidates for House District 36 came to Wrangell to participate in a public debate last week. Held at City Hall on October 26, the forum was...

 

The Way We Were

November 16, 1916: Victory of newly elected Democratic Congressman Daly celebrated in Wrangell. When Hon. Charles A. Sulzer realized that he had been elected to Congress it is doubtful if he was any more jubilant over the result than one of his...

 

Police reports

Monday, October 24 Found Property – Bicycle. Tuesday, October 25 Report of Trespass. Wednesday, October 26 Report of Theft. Civil Dispute – Officers responded to 911 call. Thursday, October 27 Report of Harassment. Suspicious Activity. Citation...

 

Courts

Oct. 28 David M. McQueen, 19, was issued an electronic judgment for two minor offenses, failing to stop at a stop sign and driving too closely. The defendant pleaded no contest to the charges and was penalized eight points on his license and fined...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 3, 2016

Senior school project acquaints students with voting

With this year’s memorable general elections already underway and polls set to close on Tuesday, one local student has made a goal of including classmates in the process. Wrangell High School student Draven Golding has decided to focus on the... Full story

 

Flu Shots at the Nolan Center

The Wrangell Public Health Center wants to make it easy to exercise your right to vote and to help protect yourself against the flu - at the same time. Come to the Nolan Center, at 296 Campbell Drive, to vote on Tues., Nov. 8 and between 4 and 7 pm,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 3, 2016

Stedman talks about state budget during campaign stop

Stopping in town one last time before next week's election, Sen. Bert Stedman talked about the state's ongoing deficit woes, by far the largest issue the new set of legislators will be facing when...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    November 3, 2016

Wrestlers take 4th in Ketchikan invitational

Wrangell's wrestlers made a good showing among teams included in this year's Bill Weiss Invitational, held in Ketchikan over the weekend. "They really did well there," explained assistant coach Jack...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 3, 2016

Lindbeck prevented from Wrangell visit by fog, talks policy

On the second-to-last week of the campaign trail, a contender for the state’s only U.S. House of Representatives seat was making the rounds in Southeast last weekend. Democratic Party candidate Steve Lindbeck was due to visit Wrangell on Saturday...

 

Candidates from wild Alaska race face off again, sans drama

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski faces a familiar opponent in her latest re-election bid: Joe Miller, who challenged the Alaska senator six years ago in a historic, roller-coaster race. Miller, then a political novice, upset...

 

Long, curved, akimbo: Hope uncovered for bird beak deformity

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Biologist Colleen Handel saw her first black-capped chickadee with the heartrending disorder in 1998. The tiny birds showed up at birdfeeders in Alaska’s largest city with freakishly long beaks. Some beaks looked like...

 

State raising fees for hunting, fishing licenses in 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The state Department of Fish and Game has announced that fees will increase for sport fishing, hunting and trapping licenses starting next year. The agency’s announcement Thursday comes as the result of a bill approved by...

 

Fish Factor

Values of Alaska salmon permits have taken a nose dive after a dismal fishing season for all but a few regions. “No activity for drift gillnet or seine permits in Prince William Sound…No interest in Southeast seine or troll permits…Nothing new...

 

Trump, Johnson added to online Alaska voter guide

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska election officials say information on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Libertarian Gary Johnson have been added to the online version of state’s election pamphlet ahead of the general election....

 

Alaska shop set to offer state's first legal marijuana sales

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A store in Alaska is set to be the first in the state offering retail marijuana sales, with its grand opening scheduled for Saturday in Valdez. The planned opening of Herbal Outfitters will mark the first time it’s legal...

 

Southeast to be included in salmon disaster declaration

The governor’s office last week announced the inclusion of Southeast Alaska in the state’s request for a disaster declaration for the 2016 pink salmon fishery. Made October 26, the announcement was in response to a letter jointly issued by Reps....

 

Juneau looks to secure funding for officer body cameras

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Juneau is seeking funding to acquire funding needed to outfit the city’s police officers with body cameras. The police department has been testing different models of the devices for at least four years, but a lack of...

 

Alaska looks to boost employment with grant money

ANCHORAGE – The state of Alaska has received a $1 million grant to help bolster employment within the state’s health care and aviation industries. The U.S. Department of Labor grant will support apprenticeship programs, which the state hopes...

 

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