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JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS Wrangell Public Schools is accepting applications for the multiple positions. All positions are open until filled. Migrant/Library Paraprofessional: This is a full-time, nine-month position with benefits, working with students...

 

Helgesons have new granddaughter

Stella Lindell Helgeson was born Dec. 6, 2021, to Andrew and Lauren Helgeson of Camas, Washington. Maternal grandparents are Drs. Duke Simpson and Lynne Dawson of Vancouver, Washington. Paternal...

 

Pacific Halibut Commission will set catch later this month

Pacific halibut catches for 2022 will be announced at the annual International Pacific Halibut Commission meeting held online Jan. 24-28, and fishermen are hoping for another year of increased catches when the fishery opens in early March. Last...

 

Moose don't like the deep snow either

FAIRBANKS (AP) — It’s not just people who are a bit irritated by the deep snow this winter in Alaska. A wildlife official in Alaska told Fairbanks television station KTVF-TV that the deep snowfall and strong winds that have been prevalent across...

 

Erosion-threatened village school at top of state replacement list

BETHEL (AP) — A school that is in danger of being lost to river erosion because of climate change is at the top of the state’s list for the construction of a new school building. The Alaska Department of Education put the school in the Southwest...

 
 By Mark Thiessen    News    January 13, 2022

Delta Junction resident pleads guilty to death threats against U.S. senators

An Alaskan who threatened to kill the state's two U.S. senators in a series of profanity-laced voice messages left at their offices in Washington, D.C., has pleaded guilty to making the threats in exchange for having other charges dropped. Jay Allen...

 

Canada, First Nations reach settlement on child welfare discrimination

The Canadian government on Jan. 5 announced an agreement in principle with the country's First Nations to compensate Indigenous children and their families who were harmed by discrimination and underfunding of Canada's child welfare system in the Yuk...

 

College students sue to maintain designated Alaska scholarship fund

Four students have sued to force the state to maintain a designated fund that provides university scholarships, challenging a decision by the administration of Gov. Mike Dunleavy that emptied Alaska’s $410 million higher education trust fund last...

 

Petersburg Pilot sold to former employee

Former Petersburg Pilot employee Orin Pierson has purchased the newspaper from Ron and Anne Loesch, who have owned the operation since the mid-1970s. Pierson took over ownership on Jan. 1. The Loesches also owned the Wrangell Sentinel for 17 years...

 

Police report

Monday, Jan. 3 Parking complaint. Citizen assist. Tuesday, Jan. 4 Agency assist: Hoonah Police Department. Wednesday, Jan. 5 Parking complaint. Agency assist: Ambulance. Reckless driving. Drug information. Thursday, Jan. 6 Parking complaint. Parking...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    January 13, 2022

SEARHC closes Crossings in Wrangell, expands operation in Sitka

Posted Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 12 Alaska Crossings, a program that helps at-risk teens and takes them on guided wilderness expeditions throughout Southeast, is closing its Wrangell base of operations and moving to Sitka. Crossings has been based... Full story

 

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