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 By Sentinel staff    News    April 8, 2021 

Head Start helps feed kids each week

While they have not been able to meet in person due to the pandemic, the Head Start preschool program is still working to make sure Wrangell's kids get the help they need. Besides hosting their...

 By Sentinel staff    News    April 8, 2021 

Wrangell police warn about scam calls

The Wrangell Police Department is warning the public about phone calls from scammers pretending to be with the Social Security Administration. The callers tell people the government has a warrant for...

 By Sentinel staff    News    April 8, 2021 

Get ready to start using 907 for all phone calls in Alaska

Beginning April 24, Alaskans should start getting used to dialing the 907 area code when calling in state. For the next six months, callers can dial the old way - with just seven digits - or the new...

 By Sentinel staff    News    April 1, 2021

Wrangell residents test positive for COVID

A new COVID-19 case was announced in Wrangell on Thursday. According to the city, the newest case is a Wrangell resident, showing symptoms of the virus. The person is in isolation, according to the city’s prepared statement. In a Facebook post on... Full story

 By Sentinel staff    News    March 25, 2021

GCI will move call-center operations overseas

GCI, the largest telecommunications provider in the state, is planning to move all of its call-center operations out of Alaska and will contract with a third-party vendor to provide the service from...

 By Sentinel staff    News    March 25, 2021

Latest cruise ship schedule shows 48 stops this summer

As of last week, Wrangell was hoping for 48 cruise ship stops from May 28 to Sept. 20, about half the number expected last year before the pandemic shut down all cruise ships from coming to Alaska....

 By Sentinel staff    News    March 25, 2021

Hospital contractors gift shaman's mask to new medical facility

The main contractors on the new Wrangell Medical Center have presented a shaman's apprentice mask to display in the facility. "Crafted with red cedar, abalone, operculum shells and horsehair, the...


Eagle River, Wasilla lawmakers resist Legislature's rule requiring face masks

Though Eagle River Republican Sen. Lora Reinbold made peace with legislative leadership and wore a face mask for the Senate floor session on Monday, Wasilla Republican Rep. Christopher Kurka removed h...

 By Sentinel staff    News    March 18, 2021

Electronic waste collection Saturday

Here's your chance to get rid of the old computers, monitors and printers stacked in the corner. The Wrangell Cooperative Association's Indian General Assistance Program will host a free e-waste...

 By Sentinel staff    News    March 18, 2021

Residency of new COVID case currently unknown

A new case of COVID-19 was announced in Wrangell on Wednesday night , but the residency of the new case was not reported. According to the city, the patient has been notified and is in isolation. The initial interview of the patient had not been... Full story

 By Sentinel staff    News    March 18, 2021

City reports new COVID case

The city announced a new COVID-19 case Monday afternoon. “This individual is a local resident, is asymptomatic, and is now in isolation. There is no other information available at this time,” the city announcement said. Of the 36 cases Wrangell h... Full story

 By Sentinel staff    News    March 18, 2021

Wrangell now has 3 active cases

A new case of COVID-19 was reported by the city Wednesday afternoon, making three active cases in the community. According to the city, this case is travel related. The patient is asymptomatic, and is currently in isolation. There is no additional... Full story

 By Sentinel staff    News    March 11, 2021

New COVID case reported

Wrangell's 34th case of COVID-19 was reported Tuesday afternoon. The city reported this latest case is a Wrangell local, who had not recently traveled. The person is not exhibiting any symptoms, the...

 By Sentinel staff    News    March 4, 2021

Friday night deadline to apply for rental assistance

The deadline is 11:59 p.m. Friday to apply for assistance with rent and/or utilities under a federally funded pandemic aid program in Alaska. As of last Friday, 65 Wrangell residents submitted applica...

 By Sentinel staff    News    March 4, 2021

Over 600 fully vaccinated in Wrangell

More than 600 people in Wrangell have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium. SEARHC's COVID-19 website reported Tuesday morning...

 By Sentinel staff    News    March 4, 2021

Ferry schedule open for reservations

By Sentinel staff As proposed in the draft schedule a month ago Wrangell will see two ferries a week, one southbound and one northbound, under the Alaska Marine Highway System summer schedule, which o...

 By Sentinel staff    News    March 4, 2021

New COVID case reported

Wrangell’s 34th case of COVID-19 was reported Tuesday afternoon. The City and Borough of Wrangell reported this latest case is a Wrangell local, who has not recently traveled. The person is not exhibiting any symptoms, the city said, and is in... Full story


Basketball in Metlakatla rescheduled to this weekend

Due to high winds last weekend, neither of Wrangell High School's basketball teams traveled to Metlakatla for their first away games of the season. However, the high school said the games are...


City seeking new finance director

Wrangell Finance Director Joyce Mason will leave the job near the end of the month, according to the city. Mason has served as finance director since August 2019. Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen said...


Wolves host Vikings for basketball opener

Wrangell's high school basketball season will open this weekend with the boys team playing host to the Petersburg Vikings at 6 p.m. Friday and again at 10 a.m. Saturday. Wrangell's homecoming court...


Recall Dunleavy group goes after more signatures

The social-distancing protocols of the pandemic severely cut into their petition signature gathering efforts last year, but now the Recall Dunleavy group wants to reengage Alaskans and win a spot on...


Schools work to fix internet problems

Wrangell schools were continuing to experience internet connection problems as of Tuesday afternoon, after first alerting the public to the trouble in a Facebook post last Friday. Internet and phone...


Annual Hoop Shoot this Saturday

The event is a month later than most years and COVID-19 safety rules will make it different too, but the goal is the same: Wrangell youth trying to score in the annual Elks Hoop Shoot on Saturday....


First Alaska state ferry sinks at Anacortes dock

The first ship built for what would become Alaska's state ferry system sank Jan. 13 in a windstorm and dock collapse in Anacortes, Washington, where the decommissioned Chilkat had been moored to a...


Domestic violence shelter seeks board candidates

The Women in Safe Homes (WISH) domestic violence shelter in Ketchikan serves Wrangell families too, and its board seat designated for a Wrangell member will be up at the nonprofit organization's annua...


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