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Projects at City Dock discussed in public meeting

A meeting was held at City Hall last Wednesday to discuss the upcoming cruise ship season, as well as some proposed projects around City Dock. Cruise ships will begin arriving in Wrangell in April,...

Woman sentenced to 2-years SIS for selling marijuana to a minor

A sentencing hearing was held Monday afternoon, March 19, for Kelly Gunderson. Back in October, Gunderson was charged with selling marijuana to a minor. The incident happened on Oct. 1, 2018, according to Wrangell Police Chief Doug McCloskey. They...

VA holds town hall meeting at the Nolan Center

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs is a federal agency that works to care for the nation's veterans. The VA offers eligible veterans healthcare, as well as other non-medical benefits...

School board discusses school safety, second budget draft

The Wrangell School Board met last Monday evening. During the meeting, Superintendent Debbe Lancaster provided the board with a brief recap of a recent public meeting the district held on school safety. For those unaware, concerns were raised among...

Bob Dalrymple, Wrangell's district ranger retires after almost 40-year career

Bob Dalrymple said he first became interested in forestry when he was in the Boy Scouts. It was a fairly linear career trajectory. He said he knew what he wanted to do since high school. He attended...

Chili cookoff and rummage sale hosted by KSTK

Radio station KSTK, hosted a chili cookoff last Saturday. The cookoff is an annual fundraiser for the radio station, according to June Leffler. It was hosted in the Wrangell High School Commons this...

Wrangell off of Water Watch

According to an email from Kim Lane, Wrangell Borough Clerk, the Stage 1 water watch has been called off. Thanks to conservation efforts by the community, as well as more rain, the town’s reservoirs are now at capacity. Wrangell was put on a...

"A Herd of Orphans" coming to the Nolan Center

Southeast Alaska is well known for its wildlife: Bears, moose, salmon and eagles. The Tongass National Forest is home to a wide variety of creatures. One species that is absent is elephants. Luckily,...

Pat Creek watershed discussed at first Chautauqua lecture

The Nolan Center hosted the first of several Chautauqua speaking lectures last Thursday. Members of the Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, a regional organization dedicated to the stewardship of Southeast Alaska watersheds, were invited to talk...

Signing ceremony concludes two-year collaboration on Prince of Wales

The USDA Forest Service held a signing ceremony on Saturday, March 16 on an agreement that aims to improve forest health while supporting the resilience and economies of local communities. The Prince...

Lady Wolves come home after two narrow losses at state

The Wrangell Lady Wolves had a very strong season this year. They went 11 and 3 in their regular season, their only losses coming from the Craig Lady Panthers and the Metlakatla Miss Chiefs. At...

The Way We Were In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

March 27, 1919 All the local lodges have gone in together on a plan for a big masquerade ball next Tuesday evening. The proceeds will be donated to the Armenian Relief Fund. All people who attend are urged to come masked, and no unmasked persons...

Guest Editorial: Invest in the ferries

Many of the strongest and best memories from my childhood growing up in Juneau revolve around riding Alaska's ferries to swim meets to communities like Petersburg, Sitka, and Ketchikan. And later, as...

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: When I walked into the Legislative Information Office to testify in support of the ferry system, I was so proud to see many friends and neighbors sitting at the long table, coming up the stairs, filing in to Sarah Merritt’s small...

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