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 By Dan Rudy    News    August 25, 2016 

Wrangell student gets engineering experience at ANSEP camp

Earlier this month a Wrangell youth was among four-dozen Alaskan students to put their math and science skills to the test in Anchorage. Seventh-grader Rowen Wiederspohn was accepted into the... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 25, 2016 

Assembly approves WMC housing idea, keeps tax-free days

At its regular meeting Tuesday the City and Borough Assembly approved a request by Wrangell Medical Center to pursue a housing assistance grant of up to $550,000 to build a quadruplex for its staff. Hospital CEO Robert Rang explained the amount was... Full story

 
 News    August 25, 2016 

Courts

Disguised by wigs, boas and viking helmets, some of the Wrangell ladies appearing on the cover of last week’s issue were misidentified. The women were Nancy Gradwohl, Caroline Barr, Joan Kading, Shanlee Meissner and Susan Eagle. The Sentinel...

 
 News    August 25, 2016 

Water levels back to normal, crisis over

Last week the City and Borough of Wrangell announced emergency measures no longer needed to be taken to conserve its treated water supply. The announcement came on August 18, nearly a month after a state of disaster was declared by Mayor David Jack.... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 25, 2016 

Disappointing salmon harvest winds season down early

With the seasonal peak behind it, Alaska’s commercial fishing industry is expecting one of the worst shortfalls for salmon in recent memory. As of Tuesday, Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s in-season blue sheet summary estimated just over... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 25, 2016 

PSP detected in Shoemaker Bay clams

Local shellfish gatherers are advised to steer clear of the beach near Shoemaker Bay, after specimens tested positive for paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP). The alert was posted to the Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Research website at...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 25, 2016 

Hospital and school heads to run in fall election

Two more people have put forth their names to be included on October’s municipal elections ballot. As of press time Tuesday, schools superintendent Patrick Mayer expressed interest in running for a vacancy on the Wrangell Medical Center Board,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 25, 2016 

LeConte Glacier fieldwork is underway

Researchers involved in a four-year collaborative project to study the impact of subglacial discharge at LeConte Glacier were in town this week to conduct fieldwork in LeConte Bay. The study is...

 
 News    August 25, 2016 

Troopers: Bear mauls guides after group got close to cub

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A brown bear mauled two wilderness guides who were leading a hiking excursion in Alaska after the group came between the female animal and her cub in the Tongass National Forest, state troopers said Friday. The guides a...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 25, 2016 

Local scouts retell of travels to Peru

A group of Wrangell and Girl Scouts experienced the summer trip of a lifetime last month, heading southward to Peru for a nine-day tour. Three girls and two chaperones made the 5,686-mile journey from...

 
 News    August 25, 2016 

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 By Dan Rudy    News    August 18, 2016

Cancer care tourney raises $6,000 over weekend

Area golfers raised close to $6,000 over the weekend during the hospital's annual Rally for Cancer Care and Blue Tees Tournament. Money raised from the two-part tournament go to support Wrangell... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 18, 2016

Cabin on Zarembo now open to public

Last week a new public cabin was added to Wrangell Ranger District's list, with the U.S. Forest Service's administrative camp at Deep Bay converted into a two-building recreational site. The cabin wil... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 18, 2016

Wrangell Lutherans welcome new pastor

A newly arrived minister has been making the rounds in Wrangell, meeting with folk inside and outside of church for the past few weeks. Nancy Gradwohl began her ministry at Island of Faith Lutheran Church July 17, at which time Bishop Shelley... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 18, 2016

Still looking for candidates in borough election

With local elections coming up on October 4, the city is still looking for declarations of candidacy for a range of available seats. A handful of candidates have already declared as of Tuesday. Running for reelection will be Mayor David Jack, who...

 
 News    August 18, 2016

Obituary: Former publisher Jamie Bryson, 81

Jamie Bryson, 81, died surrounded by his children and his wife Marjorie on August 8, 2016 at his home in Paonia, Colorado, after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. Jamie was born to Stuart... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    News    August 18, 2016

Port Protection loses community kingpin

Port Protection lost a larger than life resident last week when Jack Mason passed away, and the impact will be felt for years to come. Mason, 88, passed away Aug. 11, 2016 at Harborview Medical...

 
 News    August 18, 2016

Planning and Zoning roundup

In a brief meeting last week, Wrangell’s Planning and Zoning Commission approved a pair of requests, following a public hearing. Commissioners decided to hold a request by Isobel Brophy of Greystone Holdings to allow for up to four apartments at a...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 11, 2016

New principal sets up shop, school setting up to start

With school set to start on August 25 staff at Wrangell Public Schools have returned from their summer hiatus and are preparing for registration of students. Incoming elementary school students can be... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 11, 2016

Local youth bring formline to skateboards

Area youth tried their hands at an old art form last week, during a three-day formline course put on by the Alaska Native Sisterhood Association. Formline as a style of art is traditional to the... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 11, 2016

Septic break releases 20,000 gallons of sewage

A sewer main broke early Monday morning, necessitating a temporary shutdown of nearby pump stations and causing an overflow of untreated water into Inner Harbor. The main line connecting town to the sewage treatment plant ruptured near the Sea Level... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 11, 2016

Local church welcomes Indonesia missionaries

Members of First Presbyterian Church were invited to a bit of fellowship last week, meeting with two missionaries operating in Indonesia for the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. (PCUSA) Coming from one...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 11, 2016

Still room at the table for local food bank

The local corps of the Salvation Army is continuing its work running a food bank with the arrival of Michael Bates and his wife, Jennifer. The couple has served together as majors in the Salvation Army for the past 26 years. Arriving in Wrangell in...

 
 News    August 11, 2016

State politicians critical of federal land plan

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – State officials and leaders are criticizing the federal government’s plan to open one-quarter of the land it manages in eastern Alaska to mining and oil development, saying it restricts development in the state. The...

 
 News    August 11, 2016

Paddling the Inside Passage in an 'origami' kayak

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Below the gangway leading down to Harris Harbor, 25-year-old medical student Austin Jones split open his foldable kayak, revealing among water bottles, camping and survival gear two canisters: one of Nutella and one of peanut...

 

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