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 By Dan Rudy    News    January 14, 2016

Legislators weigh in on upcoming session

Alaska's Legislature returns to work next week to begin its second regular session, and by far its biggest task will be to make the state's budget sustainable. Convening in Juneau on Jan. 19,... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 14, 2016

Assembly returns lease decision to Ports ahead of rate increases

In an unexpected move, the Wrangell City and Borough Assembly sent back a request to renew a lot lease to the committee which approved it. After extensive discussion, its members agreed to send a facility lease agreement between the city and and Chuc... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. January 13, 1916: Alaska seems to be in the grip of one of the fiercest blizzards that has ever swept the coast. All last night and today the Stikine has howled her defiance and since daybreak the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 14, 2016

Boatyard contractors still in need of water

Members of the Wrangell Port Commission were frustrated to find no progress was being made in extending water to one of the boatyard's major contractors. Speaking at the commission's meeting Jan. 7,... Full story

 

Police reports

Monday, January 4 Citizen Assist – Unlock Vehicle. Agency Assist. Tuesday, January 5 Traffic Complaint – Vehicle blocking traffic. Wednesday, January 6 Traffic Complaint. Officer responded. Citizen Assist – Driver’s License. Missing Dog....

 

$100,000 in fines imposed on local fishermen

On Jan. 4 a federal judge imposed fines on two Wrangell fishermen for falsifying Individual Fishing Quota records over a three-year period. Charles Petticrew Sr., 70, and son Charles Petticrew Jr., 42, had on Oct. 16, 2015 pleaded guilty to charges...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 14, 2016

Parks board looks at liabilities, trails upkeep

Wrangell’s Parks and Recreation Board held its first meeting of the new year on Jan. 6, reviewing a new draft of the department’s liability waiver. Parks and Rec director Kate Thomas explained a review of the policy came about after two patrons...

 

Obituary, Alice "Sandy" Martin Powers Sabo, 74

Alice "Sandy" Martin Powers Sabo, 74, passed away at Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska, on Dec. 6, 2015, after a brief illness, surrounded by friends and family. She was born in Wrangell,... Full story

 

School News

Victoria Ingram has been placed on the Dean’s list for the fall term at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Ore....

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    January 14, 2016

Basketball season begins with homecoming losses

The Wrangell Wolves regular high school basketball season started up in Petersburg last weekend during the Vikings homecoming games. During the weekend's opening game on Friday, the Vikings built on...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    January 14, 2016

Girls regular basketball season begins

Petersburg's varsity team picked up a pair of wins while hosting Wrangell for homecoming Jan. 8 and 9. During Friday's game, the Lady Vikings built up a formidable lead through the first half. While...

 

Fish Factor

Alaska’s mariculture industry has passed some big milestones, and is getting set to head into the weeds. Aquatic farming, which was Ok’d by Alaska lawmakers in 1988, topped $1 million in shellfish sales for the first time ever in 2014, coming in...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 14, 2016

Ports retake rate increase suggestion, longer leases

The Wrangell Port Commission will move ahead with plans to reexamine rates, it decided at its regular meeting on Jan. 7. The meeting was prefaced by a rate change workshop, where commissioners pored over sheets comparing local lift, storage, work and...

 

State ferry system announces summer schedule

The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) on Tuesday announced the release of its upcoming summer schedule, covering May through September. The release of the schedule also coincides with the implementation of the new reservations and manifest system....

 

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