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Williams named pastor at Wrangell Church of God

One of the practical commitments of pastors and members of the Church of God (Anderson) is that of spiritual example – the demonstration of commitment to Jesus Christ through the practice of the d... Full story


Meissner roots in Queen competition run deep

Sentinel writer When Darian Meissner was crowned as the 2013 Fourth of July Queen on Wednesday, July 3, she achieved something special – she became one of the youngest women to even wear the tiara – a...

 By Greg Knight    About Town    July 4, 2013

Ottesen's golf tourney kicks off Fourth events

Lovers of golf in Southeast Alaska came out in a big way as Wrangell’s Fourth of July events kicked off last weekend at Muskeg Meadows Golf Course. A total of 27 golfers took part in the O... Full story

 By Greg Knight    About Town    July 4, 2013

Improvements, conferences on target for Nolan Center

The Nolan Center is currently undergoing work to beautify and improve the look and feel of the facility, according to Borough Manager Tim Rooney. The majority of the work is on the waterside green... Full story

 By Greg Knight    About Town    July 4, 2013

B.C. Minister proposes headwater, Stikine protection

A Canadian parliamentarian has submitted a bill in the legislature of British Columbia seeking to protect the Stikine, Nass and Skeena rivers Nathan Cullen, Minister of Parliament for the Skeena-Bulkl... Full story

 By Greg Knight    News    July 4, 2013

Salard v. Gillen case tossed by Judge Miller

First District Court Judge Kevin Miller resolved a civil case that pitted a claim of First Amendment rights on the Internet against a claim of defamation focusing on a local physician late last week. The case, which was filed by Dr. Greg Salard and...

 By Greg Knight    News    July 4, 2013

The future, past of theaters in Wrangell

In the late nineteenth century an American cinema pioneer named Charles F. Jenkins introduced the world to its first taste of movie going with his Phantoscope film projection system. It was the first...

 By Greg Knight    News    June 27, 2013

Assembly accepts Rooney resignation letter

The Borough Assembly officially accepted the resignation of Borough Manager Tim Rooney during their June 25 regular meeting and cleared the path for Borough Clerk Kim Flores to advertise the position... Full story

 By Greg Knight    News    June 27, 2013

Crash claims life of Port Protection teen

A seventeen year-old girl was fatally injured when an ATV crashed on Thursday afternoon at Lab Bay, near Port Protection just before 5 p.m. An Alaska State Trooper dispatch released on Friday states... Full story

 By Greg Knight    News    June 27, 2013

Ely found guilty, faces up to 99 years in state prison

A Wrangell jury found a former resident of the Borough guilty last week of three felonies involving sexual assaults against his then 8-year-old victim in 2012. Doug Ely, 33, was found to have... Full story


Paving continues

Work crews fill a roadway with cement as a project to pave the Marine Service Center continued last week. The work is being done to accommodate a 300-ton marine hoist the City and Borough of Wrangell...

 By Greg Knight    News    June 27, 2013

Sanger report stresses tech, credentialing for WMC

Wrangell Medical Center interim CEO Marla Sanger was ebullient about new technology being instituted at the hospital in her most recent report to the WMC Board of Directors at their June 19 meeting...

 By Greg Knight    News    June 27, 2013

Rooney braved tornado after interview trip

Borough Manager Tim Rooney is no stranger to Oklahoma – he is, in fact returning there in August to take over the City Manager position in Mustang, a suburb of Oklahoma City. While most W...

 By Greg Knight    News    June 27, 2013

Shepler moves from AICS to Mat-Su Foundation

A former social services administrator for Alaska Island Community Services has found a new home in the Mat-Su Valley helping manage grant programs for the Mat-Su Health Foundation. Desiré Shepler,...

 By Greg Knight    News    June 27, 2013

Sweat named as new GM at KSTK

KSTK FM has a new general manager – and she is someone we have all loved on the air and behind the scenes at Wrangell’s community-supported radio station. In a news release on KSTK’s website, stati...

 By Greg Knight    News    June 27, 2013

Fresh oil makes for less usage during diesel run

The most recent diesel run for the City and Borough of Wrangell, which lasted from May 28 through June 4, saw a decrease in lubricant oil usage and a total fuel expenditure of just more than $165,000. This year’s run saw 41,245 gallons of fuel c...

 By Greg Knight    News    June 27, 2013

Senate to consider renaming McKinley to Denali

In a victory for the Native cultures of Interior Alaska, a U.S. Senate committee voted last week to rename the tallest peak in North America, Mount McKinley, to its original Koyukon-Athabaskan name...

 By Greg Knight    News    June 20, 2013

Zimovia renovation: No firm date set

A scene reminiscent of the road construction on Front Street last year will soon unfold on Zimovia Highway as the Alaska Department of Transportation and SECON Construction begin a renovation project... Full story

 By Greg Knight    News    June 20, 2013

P&Z Commission approves Institute wood storage, access road

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission approved a temporary use permit at the former Wrangell Institute property to allow for sorting and processing of wood from a timber sale – as well as the c... Full story

 By Greg Knight    News    June 20, 2013

Easterly takes $6,000 prize, recalls 'the big one'

A celebration of the 2013 Wrangell King Salmon derby was the highlight event in downtown last Thursday as the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce held their annual awards ceremony at the James and Elsie...

 By Greg Knight    News    June 20, 2013

Ravens still attacking Muskeg Meadows' greens

In 2012, thousands of square feet of the greens at Muskeg Meadows golf course were attacked by hordes of ravens – the ubiquitous local bird seeking food in the fertile soil and rich grasses of the c...

 By Greg Knight    Dockside    June 20, 2013

It's that time of the year again!

Casey Shilts works dockside on Monday morning as some of the first Dungeness crab of the 2013 commercial fishery arrives in Wrangell....

 By Greg Knight    News    June 20, 2013

Ely trial begins in First District Court

The trial of a Wrangell man alleged to have sexually abused a minor last year begins next week, with the First District courtroom scheduled for four days of jury selection and proceedings. An indictment filed in September accuses 33-year old Doug Ely...


The Bears are back in town

You know it’s getting close to summer when the Bearfest bears are back in town. This trio of bears currently stands watch outside the Nolan Center. Bearfest 2013 is scheduled for July 2...


Is 'tax-free' going the way of the dinosaur in Southeast?

With Petersburg foregoing a tax-free day this spring, is Wrangell next on the list of Southeast cities that will abandon their customer-friendly days of no sales tax in the Borough? This past weekend’s tax-free day was the latest sales holiday w...


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