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City announces new COVID-19 relief programs

As discussed over several Economic Development Committee meetings, the City and Borough of Wrangell announced last Tuesday morning changes to existing COVID-19 relief programs, as well as a new...


Fire truck, water acid levels covered in assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday night to hold a public hearing on a Community Development Block Grant. In 2018, according to the meeting's agenda packet, the borough received a block grant...


Gatherings, flu vaccinations discussed by Wrangell Unified Command

The local Unified Command continues to meet weekly to consolidate the local COVID-19 response. During the meeting on Wednesday, September 16, local representatives expressed concerns for gatherings,...


Meet the Candidates:

Election Day is just around the corner, on Oct. 6. Wrangell residents have the opportunity to voice their support for several candidates, seeking various leadership positions across the borough....


Swim team, student travel discussed in school board meeting

The Wrangell School Board met Monday, Sept. 21. Two major topics of discussion during this meeting were the high school swim team, and whether or not students could travel for activities during the...


Wrangellite Maleah Wenzel takes position with Alaska Children's Trust

The Alaska Children's Trust was first established in 1988, with a goal of preventing child abuse across the state. They want to ensure that all Alaskan children can live in a family and community...


COVID-19 daily update:

September 23 In this week’s COVID-19 update, Jamie Roberts reported that Wrangell’s case count is still at 20 total, with only one active case. Statewide, Alaska has seen 7,941 cases. This is an... Full story


Last day of summer

Last Tuesday, Sept. 22, was the official last day of summer for 2020. It was a unique season in Wrangell, with the COVID-19 pandemic and rainy weather. Much like the weather Wrangell saw over the...

The Way We Were

September 23, 1920 The publisher of the Sentinel is in receipt of the following letter from the territorial historian of the order of Pioneers of Alaska: Valdez, Alaska. Mr. J. W. Pritchett, Wrangell, Alaska. Dear brother Pritchett; I want to...


Movie night

For the first time in several months, since the COVID-19 pandemic began to impact life in Wrangell, the Nolan Center showed a new film in its theater last Sunday evening. The theater has still been...


Forest fun run

Southeast Beasts hosted a Forest Fun Run last Saturday afternoon, Sept. 19. Lucy Moline-Robinson, with Southeast Beasts, said about 25 people participated in the 5k. The run was to raise money for...


Henrietta Fanette Hoyt née Bradley

On September 4, 2020, Henrietta "Hankie" Hoyt, cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and cousin left us as gently as she lived. She was surrounded at her passing by her children and... Full story

Police report

Monday, Sept. 14 Unsecured Premises: Officer secured an open door on a business. Theft: Report of 30 gallons of diesel stolen from a truck at Heritage Harbor. Parking Complaint: Vehicle parked in front of the fire hydrant at the middle school....


Guest Commentary

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Alaska has faced its share of monumental challenges. The testing of all incoming travelers, providing relief for devastated tourism businesses, creating a new...

Dan's Dispatch

Over the past six weeks, I’ve had multiple people reach out to me with issues pertaining to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The most vocalized concern is that the Ketchikan DMV is no longer giving road tests, which means new drivers must...


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