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Fire destroys Allen mill July 30

A fire destroyed the Allen mill site on Tuesday, July 30, leaving Mike Allen’s business venture a smoking heap of twisted metal and burnt lumber – and saw the largest response from the Wrangell... Full story

 

Mork daycare cited for use of USFS land

A Wrangell woman is alleging she was fined by the US Forest Service for conducting a business on federal land during an excursion she made out the road last month with a group of children. Marilyn... Full story

 

Bearfest kicks off at Shakes House

The 2013 Bearfest celebration came roaring back to Wrangell last Wednesday as the Shtax’Heen Kwaan dancers presented a moving and eloquent recitation of traditional Tlingit dance and language ... Full story

 

Capital projects outlined in Rooney report to Assembly

A series of capital projects led the way in Borough Manager Tim Rooney’s final report to the Borough Assembly last week as he highlighted the improvements on-going or planned in the Borough.... Full story

 

Jabusch appointed as interim Borough Manager

On Aug. 6 the City and Borough of Wrangell will have a new interim Borough Manager to fill the spot left by the departing Tim Rooney – and it’s a familiar face to everyone in town. The Borough Ass... Full story

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    August 1, 2013

Anchorage wins state title in Little League

The Sitka All-Stars baseball team’s District II championship came last week in Wrangell, though their tough play against other teams from Southeast could not be matched against the stellar District...

 

USFS partners with SEACC, others in stewardship

On Wednesday, July 10 the US Forest Service, the Wrangell Resource Council, and Southeast Alaska Conservation Council held a community collaboration workshop exploring opportunities for stewardship contracting in the Wrangell Ranger District. Keith...

 

Students, teachers from Tatoosh School visit Wrangell

Students from the Tatoosh School, a Klawock and Portland, Ore., based educational outfit specializing in studying the “ecological and human dimensions of the landscape of Alaska’s Inside Passage,...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    July 25, 2013

Sitka rails against Juneau to win Region II tourney

The team from Sitka saw lightning strike as they took the Region II crown on Sunday afternoon by defeating reigning champ Juneau by a score of 5-1 in six innings. Sitka’s scoring run started off in... Full story

 

Vehicles and a home targeted in series of break-ins

A spate of break-ins to vehicles and possibly a home has the Wrangell Police Department – and private citizens on the lookout for suspicious behavior. The break-ins occurred on the night of Wednesday, July 17, sometime between 10:30-11 p.m.,... Full story

 

Assembly approves Institute logging road proposal

The Borough Assembly unanimously approved on Tuesday night a request from Alcan Forest Products to lease a portion of the former Wrangell Institute property for a timber sale contracted with the landowner, the Alaska Mental Health Trust. The proposal... Full story

 

$34K change order approved for marine hoist

The Borough Assembly approved a change order in the amount of $34,600 for the 300-ton marine hoist purchased by the City and Borough of Wrangell this week. The city is under contract with Italian firm Ascom S.p.A. to manufacture and assemble the new...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    July 25, 2013

Wrangell comes close against Petersburg at Region II

The final showdown of play at the 2013 Region II All-Stars Little League tournament in Wrangell culminated on Thursday night as the home team took on – and came close to beating – perennial rival...

 

Borough institutes CodeRED safety technology

The City and Borough of Wrangell has contracted with Emergency Communications Network, LLC to utilize its CodeRED high-speed notification system, which will allow local officials to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire borough....

 

Salard named to Alaska Medicaid Pharmacy board

The Alaska State Department of Social and Health Services has named Alaska Island Community Services physician Greg Salard to the Alaska Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. He is also a...

 

Rea interim administrator at SEARHC Mt. Edgecumbe

Former Wrangell Medical Center CEO Noel Rea has accepted a position as the head of Sitka’s Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium hospital. In a newsletter to SEARHC members and employees, Charles Clement, the organization’s CEO, said Rea... Full story

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    July 18, 2013

Region II All-Stars kick off youth baseball tournament

Youth baseball came to Wrangell in a big way last weekend as the 2013 All-Stars tournament for Southeast Alaska kicked off at the diamonds near the Nature Trail. The competition featured teams from... Full story

 

Bearfest icon defaced

One of the iconic and ubiquitous bears featured across Wrangell during the Bearfest celebration was recently defaced with purple paint at City Dock, requiring skillful touchup from local artists.... Full story

 

Hamblin called to serve in Tonga mission

For more than two decades Wrangell Medical Center Chief Financial Officer Garth Hamblin has served the healthcare community in Alaska and the Lower 48. Now, he’ll get to serve a higher power – in...

 

Chief: Summer sees underage alcohol use spike

When the heat, sunshine and warmer waters of Zimovia Strait arrive every summer, it’s a chance for the residents of Wrangell to let loose, get in some time on the water, and generally enjoy the...

 

Rain, sunshine at Alaska Airlines golf tournament

By Greg Knight Sentinel writer It was a case of rain and sunshine for the annual Alaska Airlines golf tournament at Muskeg Meadows last weekend – as torrential downpours socked in players on...

 

Latseen Hoops: Tlingit language and basketball

The Sealaska Heritage Institute “Latseen Hoop Camp,” which started on Monday at the Old Gym, features a combination of Tlingit language directions mixed with muscle-memory basketball as a way of...

 

USFS study looks at health of Shore Pine in Southeast

The U.S. Forest Service has installed permanent monitoring locations on Wrangell Island and in other areas of Southeast Alaska to track shore pine tree survival and health status over time and to...

 

Salard named as Chief of Staff at WMC

Physician Lynn Prysunka has stepped down as Chief of Staff at Wrangell Medical Center – a move that will see Dr. Greg Salard step into the position. On Monday, July 8, Dr. Prysunka offered her resignation after serving in that role for several...

 

Fire engulfs home at 6 Mile Zimovia

Sentinel writer A house fire at 6 Mile Zimovia Highway on Tuesday, July 2 destroyed a home and saw the Wrangell Volunteer Fire Department call an “all-out” for its firefighters in an effort to... Full story

 

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