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Two recognized as patriotic employers

This past week two Wrangell residents were recognized as "patriotic employers" by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program. The ESGR is a Department of Defense program, according to...

Meet Thomas Radke, the new police chief

After the retirement of Doug McCloskey last summer, the Wrangell Police Department has been operating without an official police chief. That came to an end last week, as Tom Radke started his job as...

Meeting held to cover the importance of advance directives

The Hospice of Wrangell organized a weekend of community education forums on Jan. 11 and 12, to help Wrangell residents learn how to "get their ducks in a row" before they pass away. Some of the...

2020 SE Alaska Shrimp Permits Are Now Available Online

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reminds anglers that the 2020 sport shrimp permits are now available online. The 2020 Subsistence and Personal Use permits are also available online...

Assembly workshops future priorities, begin talks for budget process

The borough assembly and other city officials met Saturday morning, Jan. 11, to workshop future priorities for the city and to look at the upcoming budget process. A long list of state and federal...

Quick meeting for Planning and Zoning Commission

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission held a relatively short meeting last Thursday evening. There was only one main agenda item for the meeting, a request by Sara Gadd for a conditional use...

Jury summonses by email in Alaska

When Alaskans are summoned for jury service, they fill out and return a questionnaire that allows court personnel to qualify, defer, or excuse them from service. After historically sending these...

How to promote healthy pollinators

Christi Henthorn is a journeyman beekeeper with Wuerker Bee Apiary, of North Carolina. She describes herself on her website as a native of Wisconsin and an Alaskan transplant, currently raising bees...

Census committee workshops getting higher turnout in Wrangell

City officials and other community members came together at city hall last week on Jan. 10 to discuss the upcoming 2020 census. The census occurs nationwide every 10 years, since the government began...

Wrangell and Petersburg lose power

The cities of Wrangell and Petersburg both briefly lost power on Friday morning, Jan. 10. The power outage occurred a little before 11 a.m. and lasted about an hour. Both cities typically receive...

Hoop Shoot Awards

During halftime of the Wrangell Wolves’ game against the Metlakatla Chiefs on Friday, Jan. 10, several kids were recognized for their free-throw talents. The first, second, and third place winners... Full story

Hard fight for Wolves in first home games of the season

The Wrangell Wolves hosted their first official home games of the season on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 10 and 11. They went up against the Metlakatla Chiefs in two hard-fought games. The Wolves made a...

Narrow losses for the Lady Wolves

The Lady Wolves made a good showing in their games against the Metlakatla Miss Chiefs this weekend, Jan. 10 and 11. While they did not come home with any wins this week, the games could easily be described as intense and were lost by only a narrow...

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

January 15, 1920 At the regular monthly meeting of the town council held last Thursday evening an ordinance providing for a municipal magistrate for the town of Wrangell was proposed. After some discussion of the subject the council decided to...

Police report

January 6 Nothing to report. January 7 Nothing to report January 8 Agency assist: Public Works Citizen assist: Civil Standby Welfare check Agency assist: Arrowhead Inappropriate phone calls, extra patrols. January 9 Agency assist: Public Works...

Alaska Fish Factor : Warm waters across Alaska cause salmon die-offs last summer

Alaskans saw salmon die offs last summer across the state when water temperatures soared into the mid-70s to above 80 degrees in some regions. But what about threats to salmon from the accompanying global gorilla - increased acidity? It’s a shock...

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