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Jay Huerta: New cop on the beat

Wrangell residents are likely to see a new face patrolling the streets, as the Wrangell Police Department has recently recruited a new officer. Paul Jay Huerta was sworn in on June 10. New to Alaska,...

Dead whale reported near Wrangell

The carcass of a gray whale was reported floating between Wrangell and Channel Island, in the eastern passage. According to Kate Savage, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, her...

Fun and fish habitat restoration at Kids Fishing Day last Saturday

Pats Lake was crowded last Saturday as people came out to enjoy the eighth annual Kids Fishing Day. The day is an event hosted by the Forest Service, to encourage interest in fishing and the great...

Workshop held to discuss healthcare and economic development in the community

The Wrangell Cooperative Association, along with Corvus Design and SALT, a consulting team, held a workshop at the Nolan Center last Thursday, June 13. The workshop was part of the Administration for...

Flag Day at the Elks Lodge

The Wrangell Elks Lodge hosted a Flag Day ceremony last Friday, June 14. Flag Day is a national holiday to commemorate the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the country's national flag. According...

School board extends bus contract, approve SPED contract addendum

The Wrangell School Board held a meeting last Monday evening, June 17, to review contracts for the next school year. The district holds various contracts with other entities to assist in the...

Fourth of July Celebration is here again

The Fourth of July is a fun holiday across the country. With fireworks, parades, barbecues, it is hard not to get into the patriotic spirit of the event. Wrangell is known far and wide for going...

Sport Fishing for King Salmon Opens in the Petersburg and Wrangell Areas

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game have announced sport fishing regulations for king salmon in the areas near Petersburg, Wrangell, and Kake that are opening to the harvest of king salmon after...

Fireworks allowed in service area one three days a year

PETERSBURG – An ordinance allowing the use of fireworks within service area one three days out of the year was passed by the borough assembly in its third reading on Monday. Ordinance #2019-04...

Sharks and Rays end season on a high note

With two final games, the minor league division of the Wrangell Little League's season came to an end last week. The Sharks and the Rays ended their seasons on a high note, both teams taking a final...

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

June 19, 1919 Friday the thirteenth was a lucky day for the town of Wrangell. Donald Sinclair, a prominent Wrangell merchant, was advised Friday by Judge Jennings that the department had allowed Wrangell a new $6,000 jail and courthouse. Mr....

Corps regulatory open house scheduled in Wrangell

be available to discuss and answer questions about the regulatory program at an informational open house in Wrangell. The event will be held on Monday, June 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, 205 Brueger Street....

Father's Day Picnic at Muskeg Meadows

Golf Roundup Radio Station KSTK sponsored a nine-hole best ball tournament at Muskeg Meadows last Saturday, June 15. There were 18 participants in the tournament. First place went to a team...

Police report

June 10, 2019 Subpoena service. Disturbance: Both parties went their separate ways. Agency assist: Fire department. Civil matter. Theft of services. Discharge firearm. June 11, 2019 Catering permit. Parking complaint: Vehicle was moved. Traffic...

Alaska Fish Factor

Salmon dominates the summer fishing headlines but it’s among many other fisheries going on throughout the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea. Alaska’s salmon season has gotten off to a mixed start, with strong catches in some regions over the past...

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