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 By Dan Rudy    News    May 25, 2017 

Class of 2017 headed for new challenges

Twenty-four seniors graduated this year from Wrangell High School. A special commencement was held at the school gym on May 19, decked out with school colors, balloons and red carpet. All students in...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 25, 2017 

Alpine burgled in early morning break-in

Police were called in to Alpine Mini Mart early Tuesday morning, after being notified of a break-in by the store's alarm system. "So at about 3:30 this morning, the alarm goes off and calls us at...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 25, 2017 

Resident rescued by chopper after paddleboard accident

An area youth was seriously injured in a paddleboarding accident at Pats Creek late Sunday, and after being found by emergency medical technicians had to be airlifted out to safety. Sixteen-year-old...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 25, 2017 

SEARHC-AICS hosting meeting on drug and alcohol addiction

Residents are invited to attend a special presentation at the local clinic this evening, focused on understanding and treating addiction. Targeting problems with alcohol and opioids, Dr. Janice Sheufelt will lead the public presentation, which begins...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 25, 2017 

Saturday tournament and auction raising money for hospital

Wrangell Medical Center is gearing up for its 10th annual golf tournament and fundraiser dinner, proceeds from which will go toward several initiatives of its Foundation. Coupled with Saturday’s banquet and auction, the Brian Gilbert Memorial Golf...

 
 News    May 25, 2017 

Grey's Passage area closed to King fishing

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Tuesday king salmon sport fishing regulations have changed for the marine waters adjacent to the Stikine River in District 8, near Petersburg and...

 
 News    May 25, 2017 

Fireworks show rescheduled to July 3

Culminating Wrangell’s Independence Day celebrations each summer, this year the fireworks show will be rescheduled to the night of July 3. The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce made the announcement after consulting with Wrangell Volunteer Fire...

 
 News    May 25, 2017 

Delta begins summer flights to capital of Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Delta Air Lines has begun its seasonal flights to the capital of Alaska. The Juneau Empire reports flights from Seattle to Juneau started last week. They will run once a day during the summer season. Planes will land in...

 
 News    May 25, 2017 

Alaska winter king salmon season limit falls short

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – King salmon fishing crews in Southeast Alaska have fallen short of catching their limit for the winter season. This year’s commercial harvest total is down from the previous two winters, KFSK-FM reported last week. Crews...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 25, 2017 

Governor buys another 30 days for Legislature budget

Ending its regular 120-day session without a budget plan in place, the Legislature was called back into its first special session of the year by Gov. Bill Walker. The body’s regular session expired last week, with unresolved questions on how to...

 
 News    May 25, 2017 

Officials: Alaska police cannot own or operate weed business

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) _ The Alaska Police Standards Council has decided officers and prison guards in the state should not be getting involved in the marijuana industry. The council voted earlier this month to ban police from “owning or operating...

 
 News    May 25, 2017 

Legislature confirms all but one Walker nominee

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Legislature last week confirmed Jahna Lindemuth as the state’s attorney general Tuesday and approved all but one of Gov. Bill Walker’s nominees to boards, positions and key administration posts. The lone...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 18, 2017

Boat yard picking up, picking out centenarian vessel

The sounds of a couple dozen projects can be heard coming from Wrangell's Marine Service Center, as commercial fishermen, pleasure boaters and other mariners finish work ahead of the busy summer seaso...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 18, 2017

Senior projects giving back to community in different ways

Senior students at Wrangell High School presented their end-of-year projects for parents, faculty and other passersby last week at the school gym. Twenty-four members of this year's graduating class...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 18, 2017

City capital requests top $1.4M

Wrangell’s Assembly mulled over a sizable list of capital priorities for the coming fiscal year Monday. There were 103 items on the list, which finance director Lee Burgess ranked from critical to moderate necessity. He recommended 20 of these...

 

Correction:

In last week’s issue, it was mistakenly conveyed that Charley Seddon’s queen booth would sell breakfast every morning during the competition. Baked goods may be sold most Sundays....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 18, 2017

Elementary school principal heading north

The school district has begun advertising for a new principal at Evergreen Elementary School, after its board accepted the resignation of current principal Deidre Jenson on Monday. Once the school year ends, Jenson said she will be heading north...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 18, 2017

Wrangell resident brings home 14 shooting awards

By Dan Rudy Sentinel writer A Wrangell competitive shootist bested his own performance last year at the 26th annual Western National Shoot from February 28 to March 6. At the 2016 event, resident Don Roher took five different awards – a personal...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 18, 2017

WML&P power pole replacement work continues

The next step in a five-year utility improvement process is wrapping up on Church Street. Work on Church Street’s power infrastructure is about one-third of the way through, Wrangell Municipal Light and Power superintendent Clay Hammer reported....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 18, 2017

Wrangell Tribe hires new tourism coordinator

Wrangell Cooperative Association has created a new position for tourism development, hiring Rachel Moreno for the job. The move is one intended to better coordinate the Tribe’s participation in the visitor industry, a growing segment of the economy...

 

ANSEP receives $3M science foundation grant

The National Science Foundation announced this week the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) will be receiving a $3,000,000 research grant through the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program. Receiving $600,000 a year...

 

Third ambulatory air service comes to SE Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A third air ambulance will be servicing a southeastern Alaska community. Juneau patients got a third option for their medical evacuation needs in early May, the Juneau Empire reported (http://bit.ly/2qjDGUS). LifeMed Alaska...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 18, 2017

National Guard closing down Wrangell armory

Troops were in town recently, decommissioning Wrangell’s National Guard armory on Bennett Street. Lt. Colonel Candis Olmstead of the state Army National Guard Public Affairs Office confirmed last week five soldiers from the 38th Troop Command,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 11, 2017

Hospital and water rates may rise, Assembly hires new city manager

With the department heads scrambling to prepare budgets before the month’s end, rate discussions and spending plans seemed inevitable at the City and Borough Assembly’s Tuesday evening meeting. High up on its agenda was a continued discussion of...

 

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