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Articles from the April 16, 2015 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    April 16, 2015

Silvernail reroute passes P&Z

The future of Silvernail Work Road continues to take shape, with a debated section to be rerouted and downgraded from a right-of-way to an easement. At its regular meeting April 9, Wrangell’s Planning and Zoning Commission agreed to vacate the... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    April 16, 2015

Firearms ordinances pass, tidelands sale to Stikine Inn proceeds

At its regular Tuesday-night meeting, Wrangell's City and Borough Assembly passed an amended ordinance proposal, creating a chapter on abuse of the 911 emergency system and amending chapters 10.32 and 10.36 of the Municipal Code regarding the... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    April 16, 2015

Celebrating the region's arts in Wrangell

Last week's Southeast Alaska Regional Artfest went as prettily as a picture, by all counts. Sixty students and 15 teachers from high schools in Juneau, Klawock, Skagway, Petersburg, Craig, Sitka and... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    April 16, 2015

Local archers take aim at national competition

Four students from Stikine Middle School and Wrangell High School participating in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) have qualified to take aim in the national-level competition in...


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. April 22, 1915: According to reports, the Canoe Pass Packing Company has bought or leased a plot near the steamer wharf in Cordova and will move one line of machinery from the cannery at Canoe Pass and...

 By Dan Rudy    News    April 16, 2015

ADFG researchers flash 'bat signal' over Wrangell

Residents have been invited to become “citizen scientists” this summer, tracking bats and collecting data for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG). A good-sized group of Wrangellites flocked to the Forest Service’s final chautauqua...


Public Health waiving vaccination fees

Next week, Wrangell's Alaska Division of Public Health office will be waiving administration fees for all vaccines to mark National Infant Immunization Week. Between April 18 and 25, vaccines will be available for both children and adults....

 By Dan Rudy    News    April 16, 2015

Rape charges leveled against Salard, extradition pursued

Former Wrangell physician Greg Salard was arraigned last week at Alaska First District Court in Juneau on the charge of being a fugitive from justice. On March 25 a warrant from the state of Louisiana was issued for Salard’s arrest relating to a...


Police reports

Monday, April 6 MVA—Officer responded. Citizen Assist—All okay. Traffic Stop—Verbal warning for driving habits. Tuesday, April 7 Citizen Assist—Officer unlock vehicle. Phone Problems. Wednesday, April 8 Found Property—Key turned in. Bench...


Dan's Dispatch

The commercial fishing and seafood processing industry is Alaska's largest private-sector employer. The fishing industry employs tens of thousands of individuals producing billions of pounds of seafood for the U.S. and the world. The industry pays...


Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: On Saturday, April 4th, Wrangell’s Garnet Grit Betties roller derby team hosted both the Denali Destroyer Dolls from Wasilla, and The Sitka Sound Slayers from Sitka, for a total of three games played at Wrangell’s High School. We,...


Death Notice

Leonard Olsen passed away March 31. A Celebration of Life will be held May 2 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lutheran Church. Obituary to follow....



Last week’s article about the Petersburg Borough Assembly passing an amended resolution allowing for the Southeast Alaska Power Agency’s (SEAPA) bond refinancing and new bond sale incorrectly stated that all member utilities, including Wrangell... Full story



John 15:12 “My command is this: love each other as I have loved you.” Sounds simple. But, how did Jesus love us? He left his home, he left almost all of the privileges of his station, the eternal Word of God, and took on the limitations of...

 By Dan Rudy    News    April 16, 2015

IGAP net catch heads for processing

A collection drive begun last August by Wrangell's Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (IGAP) has brought in quite a haul: about 3,300 pounds of discarded gill netting, brought in by area...

 By Dan Rudy    Sports    April 16, 2015

Wrangell wrestlers heading 'Down Under' for tournament

Two of Wrangell High School’s wrestlers will be traversing the equator this summer, taking their skills to Australia and New Zealand for Down Under Sports’ 27th annual tournament. JD Barratt and Ian Jenson will join 126 other United States wrestl...

 By Dan Rudy    News    April 16, 2015

New book examines local varieties of rock art

A local author has recently come out with a new book, which should begin hitting the shelves this month. Bonnie Demerjian’s “Rock Art of Southeast Alaska” explores petroglyphs, rock carvings, pictographs and paintings found in the region. The...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 16, 2015

Fish Factor

Caribou instead of corn dogs…salmon instead of Trout Treasures… seal meat in place of spaghetti – all could soon be available to more Alaskans if traction continues on a new bipartisan bill before the Alaska legislature. The bill - HB 179 -...


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