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 By Dan Rudy    News    December 17, 2015

Water quality testing underway at Southeast salmon rivers

With mining concerns looming upstream, a program through the Central Council Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is anxious to define what's normal for Southeast Alaska's major transboundary... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    December 17, 2015

Planning and Zoning nears end of entitlement properties discussions

Future use of borough lands at Crittenden Creek, Sunny Bay and Mill Creek should continue to be recreational in nature, Wrangell’s Planning and Zoning Commission concluded at its regularly scheduled meeting Dec. 10. The entitlement properties were... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. December 9, 1915: Wrangell now has a regularly appointed town marshal, Earl West having been appointed last night and is now on the job. Mr. West was the choice of the majority of the business houses in...

 By Dan Rudy    News    December 17, 2015

SEAPA board approves utilities rebates

Wrangell and Petersburg utilities can be expecting a rebate this year from Southeast Alaska Power Agency. This summer the board approved a rebate of $1.5 million for member utilities. A formal award plan was presented at last week’s meeting in... Full story


Police reports

Monday, December 7 Parking Complaint. Agency Assist – Fire Dept. – Dispatched. Tuesday, December 8 Parking Complaint. Arrested Adrienne McLaughlin, 30, on charges of Assault 4/DV. Wednesday, December 9 Warrant Arrest: Arrested Donavan Bean, 21,...


Obituary: Fr. Thomas Lee Weise, Jr., 46

The Reverend Thomas Lee (Joseph) Weise, Jr., 46, a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Juneau, Alaska, died December 6, 2015, following a cardiac arrest suffered while visiting family members in... Full story


2016 game proposal book available for review

The proposal book for next year’s Alaska Board of Game regulations is now available for review. One hundred and thirty-eight proposals have been included for consideration at the ABG annual meeting in Fairbanks from March 18 to 28. The proposals...

 By Dan Rudy    News    December 17, 2015

School coffee sessions complicated by board policies

Holding the first of its planned informal sessions with the public last Saturday morning, members of the Wrangell Public School Board learned it might also have to be the last. Resident and former school superintendent Woody Wilson stopped in to let...

 By Dan Rudy    Sports    December 17, 2015

Garnet Grit Betties win first bout of season

Wrangell's roller derby team has started their new season with a bang, coming away with a win in Ketchikan on Saturday. The Garnet Grit Betties beat the hosting Rainforest Rollergirls with a final sco...

 By Dan Rudy    Sports    December 17, 2015

Wolves wrestlers sending 8 to State

Most of Wrangell High School's wrestlers will be headed to the State Tournament in Anchorage this weekend, after taking a number of top-four spots at Petersburg during the Region V Tournament Dec. 11...


Fish Factor

Caught by Alaskans for Alaskans is a business concept that bested 170 others in a global fisheries business competition last month at Stanford University in California. The contest, sponsored by Fish 2.0, awards creative approaches that build demand...


Ketchikan City Council to revisit pot law

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – Ketchikan officials are set to take another look at regulations surrounding the retail sale of marijuana. The City Council will meet Monday to reconsider the council’s Dec. 3 vote to prohibit the retail sale of marijuana...


Report recommends way to curb Alaska prison population

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Criminal Justice Commission on Thursday released recommendations that it says would reduce the state’s average daily prison population and save about $420 million over 10 years. They include expanded use of...


Fireball passed over Petersburg from the Northeast

Marc Fries a scientist at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. continues his work to track the Petersburg fireball, which passed over Petersburg early on Saturday, Nov. 21. Fries told the Pilot, via email on Wednesday, “I’ve been able to fin...


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