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Articles from the January 8, 2015 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    January 8, 2015

Meetings scheduled for waterfront development

A pair of meetings will be held at the Nolan Center Jan. 12 and 14 to collect public input on the City and Borough of Wrangell’s upcoming waterfront master plan. The Borough has been working with private firms to develop a master planning project f... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 8, 2015

Port Commission discusses boatyard rates, lot leases

It may be a new year, but Wrangell's Port Commission was greeted with a lot of ongoing business when it met Tuesday evening, from finalizing plans for the Mariner's Memorial at Heritage Harbor to... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 8, 2015

Tulsequah Chief backer pulls out of mine reopening

One of the financial backers for the Canadian Tulsequah Chief mining project has pulled out of its arrangement to reopen the British Columbia mine. The site’s owner, Chieftain Metals Corporation,... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. January 14, 1915: One of the prettiest little hits of the season in the show line was pulled off last Saturday and Sunday evenings at the Wrangell Photoshow when eight Wrangell children appeared in a one...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 8, 2015

Governor Walker looking to trim state budget, seeks input

Recently-elected Alaska Governor Bill Walker sent out letters to state commissioners late last month, asking them to identify potential cuts in their departments by this Saturday. Walker took office Dec. 1 following November’s general election....

 

Police reports

Monday, December 29 Suspicious Noise. Tuesday, December 30 Agency Assist/Chimney Fire. Citizen Assist/Vehicle Unlocked. Civil Issue. Wednesday, December 31 Traffic Stop: Verbal warning for not having sticker on license plate. Driving Complaint....

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: The article on the front page of the December 25th Sentinel was most thought provoking and informative. I know there are some here in Wrangell who favor building a new hospital. Perhaps they are right, but I question it. One reason is...

 

Obituary: Glenora E. Barlow, 92

Glenora E. Barlow, 92, passed away December 12, 2014 in Wrangell. She was born April 1, 1922 in Wrangell to Paddy and Elizabeth Thomas. In 1940 she married Dennis Barlow on Dec 31, as remembered, the...

 

School News

Tiffany C. Merritt graduated December 11, 2014 from the University of North Carolina Greensboro as a University Marshal with honors and Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    January 8, 2015

TBPC to be recast as advisory committee

The Wrangell and Petersburg Assemblies will soon vote on an ordinance that will turn the Thomas Bay Power Commission (TBPC) into a member appointed advisory committee, activated only at the behest of both assemblies. The TBPC oversaw the Tyee...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 8, 2015

Game board to hold proposal meetings in Juneau

The Alaska Board of Game will convene its Southeast Region meeting tomorrow at the Westmark Baranof Hotel in Juneau, wrapping up on Jan. 13. The board will examine 40 proposals regarding hunting and trapping regulations for the region. Members will...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 8, 2015

Forest Service seeks comment on Anan dock

The United States Forest Service is currently looking for public comment on its Anan Floating Dock and Trail Safety Improvement Environmental Assessment (EA). The proposed project would see the installation of a floating dock with bulkhead and gangwa...

 

Sitka hospital CEO says he was assaulted, plans to depart

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — The CEO of Sitka's community hospital said he missed a meeting last week because he was assaulted. Jeff Comer said he could no longer stay in Sitka and planned to leave over the weekend. Comer was scheduled to appear at a...

 

Walker says no delay in coming up with marijuana regulations

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said he is confident the rule-making process for commercial marijuana sales can proceed on time, a reversal of an earlier statement that he was thinking of extending the period. The announcement...

 

Ferry fares set to raise in May

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) announced travel fares on the Alaska Marine Highway System will increase 4.5 percent starting May 1. The new fare structure went into effect with the new year, but will not...

 

Fish Factor

2014 Fish Picks and Pans Biggest fish wait and see: Senator-elect Dan Sullivan. Trickiest fishing conundrum: Sea otters vs. fisheries in Southeast Alaska. Best fishing career builder: University of Alaska/Southeast for its hydraulics and vessel...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    January 8, 2015

Wolves basketball season starts out with wins

The year's basketball season began well for Wrangell High School teams, with the boys squads winning all four of the games it hosted against Haines High School last weekend. "It was just nice to...

 

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