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 Opinion    August 27, 2015 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Parents and Students of the Wrangell Public Schools, Welcome back to a new school year in the Wrangell Public School District! It seems as though our summer has flown by, but what a gorgeous one it has been. Over the summer we have hired...

 
 Opinion    August 20, 2015

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: On September 1, 2015, the United States will fully complete its broadcast transition to digital TV. What effect will this have on Wrangell? Sadly nothing. As a community, Wrangell was once served by a free television broadcast service...

 
 Opinion    August 13, 2015

Reflections

Have you ever visited with a friend and as you start to leave, something like this is said, “Well now that we have solved the problems of the world I will say good-bye.” I wonder what sort of conversation and how long of a conversation it would...

 
 Opinion    August 6, 2015

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:  I have been given more information concerning my 16 July letter to the editor. Several people have told me that one of our U.S. senators wants there to be a dock at Anan to please a few airplane operators from Ketchikan. Therefore...

 
 Opinion    July 30, 2015

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I would like to thank all of the community involved in the planting and upkeep of the flower beds downtown. They are beautiful and really spruce up the downtown area. I really enjoy them. Thank you so much. Olinda W...

 
 By Submitted by Frank Murkowski    Opinion    July 23, 2015

Guest Commentary: Shell exploration cause for optimism in Alaska

A dynamic event is underway in Arctic Alaska today: one that, if successful, could have a profound effect on our state’s economy. Shell Alaska is preparing to drill for oil this summer in Alaska’s offshore continental shelf. To date, Shell has...

 
 Opinion    July 23, 2015

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: The Public Library provides such a welcoming and warm environment for our community and especially for the Summer Reading Program. Anyone would want and would enjoy hanging out there. There is always a smiling and friendly staff to...

 
 Opinion    July 16, 2015

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: On the KSTK radio program on July 6 was an article about Southeast businesses requesting more Tongass recreation funding. Wrangell’s ranger said that he could only afford one seasonal worker this summer. Now that is a safety issue. I...

 
 Opinion    July 9, 2015

Reflections

Summer has come! Summer is a time of plenty. Flowers have bloomed. Our gardens are growing in the summer sun. We feel energized by the sunlight. We celebrate the return of the salmon, a blessing which in large part supports our town and region. We...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    July 2, 2015

Dan's Dispatch

I have previously written and spoken about how important the seafood industry is to Alaska’s economy, especially to those of us who live in Southeast Alaska. The industry accounted for 18% of all private sector resident earnings in Southeast...

 
 Opinion    June 25, 2015

Reflections

Starting in July The Salvation Army plans to launch a Christian based recovery program, entitled Recovering from Life’s Hurts. The program is modeled after the Celebrate Recovery program that was developed by Pastor Rick Warren and the staff...

 
 Opinion    June 11, 2015

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I have heard a couple complaints about our large group running for queen and want to make sure everyone knows AAU (local girls middle school aged basketball club) is trying our best to manage such a large group of girls in the royalty...

 
 By Governor Bill Walker    Opinion    June 4, 2015

Guest Opinion

Next weekend, Lt. Governor Byron Mallott and I will kick off a series of conversations about the future of our state. The essence of these conversations is: What do we want our state to look like?...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    May 7, 2015

Dan's Dispatch

The Alaska State Legislature is in special session. We adjourned out of regular session on the evening of April 27 without fulfilling our constitutional duty as appropriators for the State of Alaska. In response, Governor Walker called the...

 
 Opinion    May 7, 2015

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Wrangell has many areas in education that as a community we can be proud of and thankful to the educators who have gotten us to this point. -Teacher longevity that suggests that teachers love the community of Wrangell, their jobs, the...

 
 Opinion    April 16, 2015

Dan's Dispatch

The commercial fishing and seafood processing industry is Alaska's largest private-sector employer. The fishing industry employs tens of thousands of individuals producing billions of pounds of seafood for the U.S. and the world. The industry pays...

 
 Opinion    April 16, 2015

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: On Saturday, April 4th, Wrangell’s Garnet Grit Betties roller derby team hosted both the Denali Destroyer Dolls from Wasilla, and The Sitka Sound Slayers from Sitka, for a total of three games played at Wrangell’s High School. We,...

 
 Opinion    April 16, 2015

Reflections

John 15:12 “My command is this: love each other as I have loved you.” Sounds simple. But, how did Jesus love us? He left his home, he left almost all of the privileges of his station, the eternal Word of God, and took on the limitations of...

 
 Opinion    April 9, 2015

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: The sentinel paper is a small paper, that’s a given, but when a local citizen feels it’s important to attend a city meeting to speak on an issue, it would be fair to expect that the reporting of any opinion or sentiment be...

 
 Opinion    March 26, 2015

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Thank you for including an article about our arrival as resident pastors at Island of Faith Lutheran Church on Page 9 of the March 12 issue of the Sentinel. We do need to correct one item in the welcome article. It indicated that we...

 
 Opinion    March 19, 2015

Reflections

My wife, Dena, and I enjoy walking around town. As we stroll, I can’t help but notice the crocuses are in bloom. The bulbs of these beautiful flowers looked dead when they were buried. At just the right time they rise up in all their glory. With Ea...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    March 19, 2015

Editorial

With only 90-days to conduct the public’s business, we never cease to be amazed at the bills that attract consideration by our state legislators. In the, “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it,” category comes SB 6 and a companion bill HB 64...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    March 19, 2015

Dan's Dispatch

From the beginning of this legislative session, everyone knew the $3.5 billion budget deficit would be the driving force behind nearly all legislative considerations. With oil tax revenue making up over 90% of all state revenue, and oil prices...

 
 By Ron Loesch Publisher    Opinion    March 12, 2015

Editorial

Leave our highway open Despite the proposed statewide budget cuts, our legislators will not close paved highways elsewhere in the state. Likewise, they won’t restrict two-lane highways down to a single lane. But that will be the effect of a proposa...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    March 5, 2015

Dan's Dispatch

As the fisheries industry continues to expand and Wrangell's Marine Service Center's services demand increases, I believe Wrangell's economy has nowhere to go but up. However, to accommodate this grow...

 

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