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Articles from the January 29, 2015 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    January 29, 2015

Hospital board reviews finances, budget draft

Wrangell Medical Center's board examined a preliminary draft of its budget for next year and were updated on the hospital's finances during its monthly meeting Jan. 21. Over the next couple of years,... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    January 29, 2015

Assembly reviews fireworks, firearms ordinances

A bit short-handed at its regular Tuesday-night meeting, Wrangell City and Borough Assembly nonetheless reviewed the first readings of several ordinance revisions. Members Becky Rooney, David Mitchell, Daniel Blake and Mayor David Jack discussed a... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    January 29, 2015

Board of Fish votes to keep Dungeness management plan

Meeting in Wrangell last week, the Alaska Board of Fisheries elected to maintain the current Southeast Alaska Area Dungeness Crab Fisheries Management Plan. A trio of policy proposals would have... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. February 4, 1915: The big wrecking tug Salvor, of the Canadian Salvage Company of Victoria, was in port last Friday night, coming in from the wreck of the Delhi for fresh water and also took 25 sacks of...


Subsistence Board acts on Southeast fisheries proposals

At its Jan. 21-23 meeting in Anchorage, the Federal Subsistence Board opted to take action on proposed changes to federal subsistence fishing regulations. Statewide, a definition of hooks was added to allow those with or without barbs. For Southeast,...



Tuesday, January 20 A petition to revoke probation was filed against Taylor Stavee, after admission of violating the conditions. Stavee must serve three days if 80 hours community service is completed and verified by Feb. 3, or else serve 10 days,...


Police reports

Monday, January 19 Agency Assist/AICS. Traffic Stop: Verbal warning for failure to turn on tail lights. Tuesday, January 20 Found Property: Jewelry turned in by Post Office. Criminal Trespass. Agency Assist/Chimney Fire. Wednesday, January 21...


Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: My evolution as a responsible dog owner: Two dogs ago sweet Tippy shared my home. She roamed the neighborhood and deposited her poop at will. Raised on a farm, I thought that was okay. My apologies, everyone. Next came manly Luther,...


Obituaries: Nondas Leah Taylor Haux, 100

Nondas Leah Taylor Haux, 100, died on January 9, 2015 in Wrangell, Alaska. She was born on April 28, 1914 to Charles and Ester Taylor in Connorsville, Ind. She decided to follow Jesus when she was five years old and taught Sunday school for many... Full story


Obituary, Joel Neuschwander, 77

Joel Neuschwander, 77, passed away Dec. 26, 2014, with family by his side in Hubbard, Ore. He was born on January 27, 1937 to Ruth and Arthur Neuschwander, the middle child of seven siblings;... Full story


Stikine Middle School Honor Roll

1st Quarter: Stikine Middle School: Principals Honor Roll: Sixth grade: Jade Balansag, Bruce Smith. Seventh grade: Kaylyn Easterly, Laura Helgeson, Jing O’Brien. Eighth grade: Helen Decker, Kellan Eagle, Jean-Luc Lewis. Honor Roll: Sixth grade:...



The populace of Wrangell, Alaska, is much the poorer with the passing of life-time resident, Edward "Eddie" Earl Kalkins, Jr., on January 21, 2015. For over a century, the Kalkins' name has occupied... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    January 29, 2015

Group deliberates future for WCA carving facility

A group of 11 community members gathered on Jan. 21 to discuss and provide direction for how to use Wrangell Cooperative Association’s new carving facility, which was completed in October. The facility’s completion was the second of three phases...

 By Dan Rudy    Sports    January 29, 2015

Chiefs and Wolves rematch in Wrangell weekend

Following closely on its previous weekend in Metlakatla, Wrangell High School's boys basketball won three of its four games when it hosted the Chiefs on Friday and Saturday. Both the varsity and...

 By Dan Rudy    News    January 29, 2015

Wrangell to go trooperless for foreseeable future

The Wrangell area will be without an Alaska Wildlife Trooper for the foreseeable future, according to the state agency’s Juneau office. The vacancy was created by the transfer of Trooper Scott Bjork to the Juneau area earlier this month. Citing...

 By Dan Rudy    Sports    January 29, 2015

Lady Wolves change up defense in Metlakatla matches

Wrangell High School hosted Metlakatla High School for a quick basketball rematch. The Lady Wolves had played in Metlakatla on Jan. 16 and 17, with varsity and junior varsity each losing their two...


Fish Factor

The need for a clear “fish first” policy in Alaska tops the list of priorities compiled by the Fisheries Transition Team for Governor Walker. The group also stated that “fish and fishermen in Alaska are viewed as barriers to development,...


Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state...

 By Dan Rudy    News    January 29, 2015

Statewide marijuana legalization due to start

Following the endorsement by Alaska voters of Ballot Measure 2 in November, marijuana consumption is scheduled to become legal for adults aged 21 and older beginning Feb. 24. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has within nine months from that date...


NASA brings earthquake monitoring to SE

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – It's not quite rocket science, but close enough, and closer to home students in the Tribal Scholars Program began cutting-edge earthquake monitoring research in a partnership with NASA this past week. It's part of a new...


Applications being accepted for American Seafoods grant program

The Community Advisory Board of American Seafoods Company announced it will be accepting applications for its Alaska community grant program. The deadline for applications is Feb. 17. Since its inception in 1997, the CAB has granted over $1.25...


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