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 By Sentinel staff    News    July 29, 2021 

Wrangell adds another COVID case

Borough officials late Friday afternoon reported the community's seventh COVID-19 case in the past two weeks. "This individual is a Wrangell resident and is a close contact of a recent COVID positive case in Wrangell. It is unknown if this... Full story

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    July 29, 2021 

Postal Service releases Raven stamp this week

The U.S. Postal Service will officially release the "Raven Story" stamp at 11 a.m. Friday at the Sealaska Heritage Institute in Juneau. The stamp, designed by Juneau-based Rico Lanáat' Worl, a...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    July 29, 2021 

SEARHC encourages Alaskans to check out new options for low-cost health plans

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has joined the list of health care providers encouraging Alaskans to participate in the potentially money-saving special enrollment period for insurance offered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    July 22, 2021

Bearfest starts 5-day run on Wednesday

Wrangell's annual Bearfest opens Wednesday and will feature symposiums by bear experts, art and photo workshops, children's games, pool time and more - even a demonstration by a Seattle sushi chef,...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    July 22, 2021

Health insurance sign-up extended to August 15

This spring’s federal pandemic aid legislation included a provision that could reduce the cost of health insurance available under the Affordable Care Act, the decade-old program that has provided federally subsidized insurance to millions of...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    July 15, 2021

Easterlys take first place in 4th of July boat races

Randy Easterly took the top spot in the unlimited-horsepower competition in the Fourth of July boat races over the 1,800-foot-long course in front of the City Dock, with Wayne Easterly winning first...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    July 15, 2021

Big turnout for target competition

The Fourth of July target competition, held July 3 at the gun range, saw a big turnout. According to organizer Allen Rooney, 69 people came out to shoot and test their skills. The results of the...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    July 15, 2021

Library turns the page back toward normal

Though the library is not completely closing the book on pandemic protocols, the numbers are up and “the kids are coming in,” with 153 registered for the summer reading program, said Margaret Villarma, director at the Irene Ingle Public Library....

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    July 15, 2021

Wrangell reports 2nd COVID case this week

Borough officials late Friday afternoon reported Wrangell's second COVID-19 case since the Fourth of July celebration. The individual is a Wrangell resident who had not recently traveled out of town, but is linked to the other case reported earlier... Full story

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    July 8, 2021

Toddlers are winners on the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is a fun time for all ages in Wrangell, even for those still learning how to walk. Sunday's festivities included toddler games on the City Hall lawn. Candy was thrown around the...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    July 8, 2021

Borough plans new net repair float at Shoemaker

The borough will be using roughly $46,000 from a federal grant for pink salmon disaster relief to build a new net repair float at Shoemaker Harbor. Harbormaster Steve Miller said that when the city accepted the funding, part of the agreement was...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    July 8, 2021

Summer photo contest is open through Aug. 3

Following up on its spring competition, the Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau is holding a summer “Best of Wrangell” photo contest. The contests are part of the bureau’s initiative to showcase “all of the activities and adventure to be...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    July 8, 2021

Canoe racers paddle to victory

Among the many popular contests in Wrangell's Fourth of July celebration are the canoe races, with this year's winners from Saturday's competition as follows: Cork Capture, ages 11 to 14 Male: Caiden...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    July 8, 2021

Three winners in 3-on-3 basketball

Wrangell’s Fourth of July festivities kicked off last Friday with a 3-on-3 basketball tournament at the court by Evergreen Elementary school. The winners were: Girls’ champions Team Young: Taylor Young, Brynlee Young, Braidyn Young and Alivia...

 

Silversea agrees to COVID protocols for cruise visits

With the arrival of the biggest cruise ship to call on Wrangell this summer a month away, the borough and the cruise company have settled on operating plans to help lessen any risk of spreading COVID-19 among passengers, crew and residents....

 

Police remind public of pet regulations

Wrangell is a dog-friendly town. With easy access to the outdoors and places to explore, exercise and play, the island is a dog’s paradise. However, the Wrangell Police Department wants people to remember there are rules when it comes to their...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    June 24, 2021

Hot dog! 4th of July a week away

Actually, the hot dogs will be cold dogs. A new event at this year’s Wrangell Fourth of July celebration will be a wiener toss, planned for 8:30 p.m. July 3 on Front Street. Sponsored by radio station KSTK, the toss will offer prizes for unusual to...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    June 24, 2021

Senior center resumes in-person lunches

It’s been more than 15 months since Wrangell’s seniors sat down and enjoyed lunch together at the senior center, but that’s about to end. The building will reopen for in-person lunches on Monday, though only for fully vaccinated individuals....

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    June 24, 2021

Juneau finds another way to accept $2 million donation

After the Juneau city and borough assembly declined to accept a $2 million donation from Norwegian Cruise Line — saying it could look improper to accept money from an industry it regulates — the company opted to give the money to the Juneau...

 
 By Sentinel Staff    News    June 24, 2021

Oregon hunter fined for illegal black bear harvest

Daniel Titus, 55 of Oregon, on June 16 plead no contest to a charge of unlawful harvest of a black bear on Kupreanof Island on June 6. The court hearing was held in Wrangell because the city’s new state wildlife trooper, Chadd Yoder, had issued...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    June 24, 2021

Trump endorses Murkowski challenger

Making good on previous threats, former President Donald Trump has endorsed Kelly Tshibaka, a former official in the Gov. Mike Dunleavy administration, in her challenge against Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski. “Lisa Murkowski is bad for Alaska,”Trump...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    June 17, 2021

Household hazardous waste drop-off is free June 29-30

Residents can each bring up to 200 pounds of household hazardous wastes to the borough’s solid waste transfer site at the end of the month and go home with their pickup or car trunk empty — no charge. The annual drop-off event will run from 8:30...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    June 17, 2021

Public hearing on borough budget tonight

Budget season is here for the borough assembly, which will hold a public hearing on the budget at 6 p.m. today at city hall. The new fiscal year starts July 1. The assembly already has set the property tax rate for next year. The workshop, and final...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    June 17, 2021

Face mask rule aboard commercial fishing boats will go away

The Coast Guard announced it has received permission from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to no longer enforce the mandate that requires anyone traveling on commercial vessels, including ferries and fishing boats, to wear a mask in...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    June 17, 2021

Wrangell reports 6th and 7th COVID cases this month

Officials reported two new COVID-19 cases in Wrangell late Thursday afternoon, the sixth and seventh this month. "These individuals are Wrangell residents, and are both close contacts of a recent COVID positive case in Wrangell," the borough... Full story

 

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