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Articles from the January 17, 2013 edition

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 By Greg Knight    News    January 17, 2013

Canadian firm protests haul out bid winner

The sales agent for Marine Travel Lift, the brand of haul-out machine currently in use at the Marine Service Center in downtown Wrangell, is none too happy about the Borough Assembly’s recent... Full story

 
 By Greg Knight    News    January 17, 2013

WCA appealing to public for rental space

With less than four months remaining until the rededication of Shakes Island and the Chief Shakes Tribal House, the Wrangell Cooperative Association is at a make-or-break moment when it comes to housing a group of 1,000-plus guests and dignitaries... Full story

 

After the thaw: still beautiful

Recent rains may have melted away snow on the ground in Wrangell, but a magnificent scene could be found looking northeast from Ishiyama Drive late last week as heavy snow remained on the...

 

The Way We Were

January 16, 1913: Currents is the fruit that grows on electric plants. Where were you when the lights went out? A broken tube in the coil of the superheater caused considerable trouble at the power house Tuesday evening necessitated closing down for...

 

Police reports

Monday, January 7 -Possible DV/assault. -Arrested James Goldsbury, 55, on charges of violation conditions of release. -Call about a person passed out on side of road. Tuesday, January 8 -Report of theft. -Citizen assist. Wednesday, January 9 -Report...

 

Courts

On Jan. 8, Wrangell Magistrate Christine Ellis adjudicated the following cases: Karl M. Altepeter, 59, of Wrangell, pled guilty to Driving Under the Influence. He was sentenced to serve 3 days in jail, pay fines of $1,625, submit to a substance...

 

Trooper report

Thursday, January 10 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Petersburg Post, issued Charles Gadd, 28, of Wrangell a summons to appear in Petersburg District Court on charges of Commercial Fish Closed Season for Dungeness crab, and Unlawful Storage of Commercial...

 

Bookkeeper sentenced for Trident embezzlement

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Kodiak woman has been sentenced to four months in prison for her role in an embezzlement scheme involving a seafood company. The U.S. attorney’s office says Jamie Fathke was sentenced Wednesday on two counts of wire...

 

2012 Elks Hoop Shoot Winners

2012 Elks Hoop Shoot winners: Elizabeth Johnson, Ashley Allen, Tymon Teat, Darren Shilts, Kaylyn Easterly, Maddy Harding, Helen Decker, Stone Guggenbickler, Brett Abrahamson, Robyn Booker, Jamie...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: As I sit looking out my window I clearly see gathering storm clouds upon the horizon. These clouds are formed from indifference — do they belong to you? With the ending of Paul Southland’s contract at Thomas Bay, we are headed...

 

Obituaries: Kathleen C. Fisher, 84

Kathleen C. Fisher, 84, passed away on November 30, 2012 in Anchorage. Kathleen was born February 9, 1928 in Baker, OR to George and Bertha (Munn) Curtis. She married her husband, Robert E. Fisher,... Full story

 

Obituaries: Sandra Bynum, 60

Sandra Bynum, 60, passed away December 19, 2012 Sandra was born January 10, 1952 and passed away with her family surrounding her. Sandra grew up and resided in Lincoln, Calif. until she married Scott... Full story

 

Stork Report

Duncan Charles Scambler was born in Seattle December 30th, 2012 to Sarah Helgeson Scambler and Andrew Paul Guy Scambler of Wrangell. He weighed 6 pounds 5 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long. Paternal...

 
 By Greg Knight    News    January 17, 2013

Cable ship works on GCI lines in Zimovia Strait

A specially outfitted ship with facilities to repair underwater fiber optic lines made its way up Zimovia Strait on Thursday, Jan. 10 to assist GCI in repairs to cables damaged during a 7.5 magnitude... Full story

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    January 17, 2013

Met snatch two wins from Wolves at home

Although they played in a more aggressive form than in recent outings, the Wrangell Wolves basketball team hit a brick wall last weekend in the form a Metlakatla Chiefs squad that defeated them 64-34...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    January 17, 2013

Lady Wolves struggle in Metlakatla, drop two

The Lady Wolves basketball team faced a tough series against the Metlakatla Miss Chiefs as they fell in two games 48-29 and 47-22 respectively on Wednesday and Thursday last week. The first period held hope for the Wrangell squad on Friday as they...

 

NYC to WRG: Oliver joins KSTK FM

A world traveling, multi-lingual expert in comparative religion and intra-professional relationships in the medical field is now calling Wrangell home as the news reporter for KSTK FM. Shady Grove...

 

Rasmuson backs support for arts with cash

The Rasmuson Foundation Board of Directors announced that it would continue targeted support that began almost a decade ago to ensure a diverse and vibrant arts community for Alaska. Over the next four years, $8.5 million will be available to...

 

Correction:

Gladys Gunderson’s obituary that ran in the December 13 issue should have read, Brothers, Theodore, Leonard, and Harold; sisters, Eleanor, Romaine, and Mamie; daughter Rose Ann, son Arnold and great-granddaughter Nanette Scherrer preceded Gladys...

 

Fish Factor

There’s lots of movement in Alaska’s salmon permit markets, but sales of catch shares are in a stall. Permit values are up and down depending on region, and interest reflects how the salmon runs have been coming in. for example At Bristol Bay,...

 

Southeast Conference turns 55 this week

The Southeast Conference celebrates its 55th birthday today, marking a milestone for a group that began with a group of leaders from across the region that wished to see a regional transportation system developed in Southeast Alaska.  According to...

 

Digital Cinema: Coming to a theater near you

Movie lovers may soon get a new digital projection system for the theater at the James and Elsie Nolan Center after the Seattle-based McRae Theater Equipment, Inc. filed the single bid for a...

 
 By Greg Knight    News    January 17, 2013

Wrangell meets with Kake on traditional foods

Ken Hoyt, the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium traditional foods program director, took a trip to Kake last week to take part in the town’s annual “Kake Day” and to hold a series of meetings with his SEARHC counterparts in the...

 

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