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 Opinion    December 1, 2016 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Watch out. It did happen here. Several years ago I filled out carefully all the documents I was told would direct those in medical care to know how to meet my wishes in case of a medical emergency. I felt secure in the assurance that...

 
 Opinion    November 24, 2016

Reflections

Thanks… 1.Thessalonians 5:18 says “In all things give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you all.” The dictionary states… Thankful ADJECTIVE pleased and relieved: synonyms: grateful · appreciative · filled with...

 
 Opinion    November 17, 2016

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: This fall Governor Walker has been weighing the pros and cons of proceeding with the Juneau road extension. The project entails fifty miles of new pavement, which would dead end at a ferry terminal on the uninhabited Katzehin River...

 
 Opinion    October 27, 2016

Dan's Dispatch

By Representative Dan Ortiz The Stikine, Taku and Unuk watersheds are a major factor in the reliability of our seafood and tourism industries. Our fisheries, mariculture, and tourism industries rely on healthy watersheds, which replenish these...

 
 Opinion    October 20, 2016

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I would like to correct some recent negative comments about being a member of a Republican majority in Juneau. First, the positives. The house majority writes the budgets through a committee process. Republican principals of spend...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    October 13, 2016

Dan's Dispatch

Public radio is a lifeline for rural communities. It connects our community of islands here in Southeast, and our neighbors scattered across the far and wide villages of Northern Alaska. In many areas of Alaska public radio is the only means of...

 
 Opinion    October 13, 2016

Reflections

The Lost Ship There was a boy who loved to watch the ships sail. One day while walking home, He thought “I can build a sailboat.” He thought about the design and went about collecting the needed materials. He borrowed tools from his dad, a saw, a...

 
 Opinion    September 22, 2016

Reflections

As we journey through life there are so many different obstacles we encounter. Not only do we encounter obstacles but we have many adventures which create many memories for us which we carry for a lifetime. Some of the memories I personally can call...

 
 Opinion    September 22, 2016

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: We live in a little town that is considered remote, yet what a blessing that our lives are touched by so many caring people. Thank you, Wrangell, to those who helped medivac me out on August 20. Rosemary Ruoff...

 
 Opinion    August 11, 2016

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: The USA that I grew up in is on its last breath and some people are far too eagar to finish her off. Today I have been barred from one business here in town because, I expressed my first amendment right to object to the status quo on...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    August 11, 2016

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 growth, the state must maintain their services...

 
 Opinion    August 4, 2016

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I think it’s highly unfair to allow boys to compete with girls in most physical competitions. Even in the Olympics men and women are separated in events because, for the most part, men will be stronger and faster. They are built...

 
 Opinion    July 28, 2016

Reflections

We celebrate our independence. We go out in the streets and proclaim what a great country we live in. All is well with us on that great day July 4th. Along comes the next day when we return to our daily work no matter what that is. We greet each...

 
 Opinion    June 23, 2016

Reflections

About 30 years ago, long before I was a priest, I was invited to dinner at a friend’s house. When I arrived I noticed that the father was not home yet and that the mother seemed rather distressed. She had three children under the age of ten and...

 
 Opinion    June 16, 2016

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I noticed in the news recently that a “transgender” boy was allowed to compete in Alaska’s Girls State Championship track meet. The individual got third. The girl who got fourth was upset when she found out a boy had taken her me...

 
 Opinion    June 16, 2016

Dan's Dispatch

In the current budget that was approved by the majority of Alaskan Legislators, 430 million dollars is allocated for direct cash payouts to oil companies in the form of credits. The state’s obligation for this year’s credits is 750 million...

 
 Opinion    June 2, 2016

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I think that with the state of the economy locally, the US, and around the world that it is a really bad time to raise rates in the harbor. Empty stalls do not bring in revenue if the big boats leave. Those who have to stay are our fri...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    May 26, 2016

Dan's Dispatch

Wouldn’t Alaskans experience violence if a gunman shot into their home? SB 91, a crime reform bill that ignores victims’ rights, says shooting into a home is ‘non-violent.’ Felonies will have reduced presumptive sentencing and jail time, and...

 
 Opinion    May 26, 2016

Letters to the Editor

We are totally against a Retail Store and a Grow and Manufacture business in the town limits of Wrangell. Please do not issue permits for either business. Could we at least have the citizens of Wrangell vote on their opinions of cannabis in...

 
 Opinion    May 19, 2016

Reflections

One Sunday after church, a Mom asked her very young daughter what the lesson was about. The daughter answered, “Don’t be scared, you’ll get your quilt.” Needless to say, the Mom was perplexed. Later in the day, the pastor stopped by for tea...

 
 Opinion    May 5, 2016

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: We would like to thank the Wrangell Cooperative Association and the US Forest Service for their cooperative project improving the lower Rainbow Falls trail. The labor provided by the WCA (Lizzy Romane and Jodie Lindley) and the gravel...

 
 By Representative Dan Ortiz    Opinion    April 28, 2016

Dan's Dispatch

Alaskans are the beneficiaries of the state’s investment. Our constitution requires the State of Alaska to manage our resources to the maximum benefit of the people. Government’s fiduciary duty to its citizens is to make prudent investments and...

 
 Opinion    April 28, 2016

To the Editor

To the Editor: Dear Wrangell, I don't know where to start. And I'm at a loss for words at the celebration of Dave's life. He would never in his wildest dreams foreseen the respect he had. All the care and comfort everyone gave to my family and me...

 
 Opinion    April 14, 2016

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I and my staff want to thank those in the community who joined us in the recent meeting to discuss the future of the recreation program on the Wrangell District. I appreciate that so many people were willing to take the time to listen...

 
 Opinion    April 14, 2016

Reflections

A LOVE LETTER Dear Dad, I just want you to know how special you are to me. You took care of all of us growing up. There were 7 mouths to feed. You did it without ever complaining. No matter what, you made sure we had all we needed, clothes on our...

 

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