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Articles from the January 10, 2013 edition

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 By Greg Knight    News    January 10, 2013

Major quake rattles Wrangell, Southeast Alaska

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake, with an epicenter located 110 kilometers west of Craig and approximately 6 miles under the earth’s surface, struck just minutes before midnight on Friday, shaking houses... Full story

 
 By Greg Knight    News    January 10, 2013

7.5 quake shutters local GCI customers

Customers of GCI in Wrangell lost Internet, cable television and cell phone coverage in the early hours on Saturday, Jan. 5 after a massive earthquake rattled the coast of Southeast Alaska. The 7.5... Full story

 

Braving frigid waters on New Year’s Day

A record group of 50 diehard participants braved the chilly waters of Shoemaker Bay on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 1 during the 14th Annual Polar Bear Swim....

 
 By Greg Knight    News    January 10, 2013

Moody promoted up the Pacific Seafood ladder

The business of processing fresh seafood is one of the staple industries in Wrangell. It eclipsed logging as the top provider of jobs after the closure of both mills and has seen seasonal employment... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. Jan. 9, 1913: During a storm commencing on New Years' Day and lasting three days, the town of Craig suffered much property damage and the death of one citizen. On the second day, Jan. 2, James Comus was...

 
 By Greg Knight    News    January 10, 2013

Wrangell man arrested in KTN drug ring case

A local man is behind bars after being charged as part of a drug sales ring operating out of Wrangell and Ketchikan – and included the alleged sale and delivery of marijuana and methamphetamine. Wrangell Police Department officers arrested Larry...

 

Police reports

Monday, Dec. 31 -Verbal warning for faulty equipment -Suspicious circumstance. -Parking complaint. -Verbal warning for faulty equipment. -Citations issued to Janetty Phelan, 42, for driving while license suspended/cancelled/revoked/ or limited and...

 

WCA holds 2013 board elections

Elections were held Jan. 3 for four open seats on the WCA Board of Directors. *Tim Gillen - 43 *Lovey Brock - 41 *Arthur Larsen - 37 *Ken Neish Hoyt - 28 James Stough - 25 Marge Byrd - 20 Myrna...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Being relatively new to Wrangell, it has been my pleasure to begin to know and understand  this portion of Alaska. However reflecting upon this great and new to me area I must ask, why is there a web site called Work Place Alaska,...

 

Obituary

James “Jimmy” Shirai, 75 died on December 7, 2012 at Alaska Native Medical Center from complications of a stroke suffered on November 30, 2012. He was born on June 1, 1939 in Ketchikan, Alaska to...

 

2013 Homecoming Court presented

Seniors Tori Gulla and Kurt Dingwall were named the 2013 Wrangell High School Homecoming Court Queen and King on Saturday night. Not pictured: Junior King and Queen Luke Gunderson and Erica Smith,...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    January 10, 2013

Lady Wolves dominate at 2013 homecoming

Two sentences can sum up the Homecoming basketball weekend between the Lady Wolves and Petersburg’s Lady Vikings, which began last Friday night. Friday was a night of high drama. Saturday was a... Full story

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    January 10, 2013

Wolves take two on the chin at homecoming

The Wolves basketball squad suffered a pair of losses last weekend to the Petersburg Vikings during Wrangell’s 2013 homecoming celebration – the latest in a string of defeats for the boys’ team...

 

Wrangell Christmas Bird Count 2012 results

Fine weather, December-style meant that Wrangell Christmas Bird counters were able to cover much of our marine territory as well as offer good visibility from shore. This year’s count was held on December 29. Twenty-eight participants enumerated...

 

Southeast game meeting this week in Sitka

The Alaska Board of Game is set to convene the Southeast Region meeting on Jan. 11-15, in Sitka at Harrigan Centennial Hall. The board will consider over 40 proposals regarding hunting and trapping regulations for the Southeast region as well as othe...

 

Fish Factor

Prince William Sound topped all other Alaska regions for salmon catches last year – but not by much. Fishermen in the Sound squeaked by their colleagues in the Panhandle by just 44 fish to get the #1 ranking for the 2012 season. The tally: 34,390,0...

 

High Court tosses redistricting plan

JUNEAU – A divided Alaska Supreme Court on Friday, Dec. 28 ordered the state's redistricting plan to be redrawn for the 2014 elections. The high court earlier this year ordered the redistricting board to redraw the map, with greater deference to...

 

Notice

Clyde Downs, former Wrangell resident, passed away on December 29 in Mountain Home, Ark. Cards may be sent to his wife Linda Downs, 612 Benton St., Mountain Home, Ark. 72653....

 
 By Greg Knight    News    January 10, 2013

Port Commission approves travel lift bid

The debate about whether a travel lift bid from an Italian manufacturer will be accepted – over a higher bid from a North American company – is over, as the members of the Wrangell Port Commission voted on Thursday, Jan. 3 to accept the deal and...

 
 By Greg Knight    News    January 10, 2013

Assembly approves new haul out, land sale

It’s official – the City and Borough of Wrangell has decided to purchase a 300-ton travel lift from Ascom S.p.A., an Italian manufacturer that recently won the bidding contest for the right to sup...

 
 By Greg Knight    News    January 10, 2013

Trident, Rasmuson help rehab at golf course

What do you get when a senior level management official at Trident Seafoods and a former Governor of Alaska who lives in Wrangell put their combined skills, efforts and desires together? You get a...

 

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