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Hospital construction continues despite bad weather

Construction of the new Wrangell Medical Center, next to the AICS Clinic on Wood Street, has continued in spite of bad weather in recent weeks, and according to a press release from the Southeast...

 

Governor Dunleavy to visit Wrangell

January 31, 2020 (Juneau, AK) – Today, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy announced his Conversations with Alaskans town hall series, to further engage with the public on their vision of Alaska’s... Full story

 

Census committee reviews sample questionnaire

Wrangell's census committee, made up of representatives of several organizations across the community, met last Thursday, Jan. 23, to continue their discussion of how to encourage higher responses to...

 

The Way We Were In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

January 29, 1920 The girl’s Lend a Hand club will give a luncheon and candy sale at the gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. A musical program will be given at the time. The boys of the Grammar and High school rooms invited the girl’s Lend a Hand clu...

 

Forest Service reviews basics of Forest Plan

The Wrangell Ranger District of the Forest Service held a workshop at city hall last week to give the public a brief overview of the 2016 Land and Resource Management Plan. The workshop was led by Sue...

 

Firefighter breakfast raises money for stair climb

The Wrangell Volunteer Fire Department hosted a breakfast at the firehouse last Saturday morning, Jan. 25. The breakfast served as a fundraiser for the LLS Firefighter Stairclimb which is an annual...

 

Police report

Jan 20. Agency Assist: DOT. Agency Assist: Harbor department. Agency Assist: Alarm. Warrant Charge: Andrew Twyford. Jan 21. Citizen Assist: Alarm. Courtesy Transport. Noise Complaint. Courtesy Transport. Agency Assist: Alarm. Suspicious Vehicle....

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    January 30, 2020

Dan's Dispatch

The Alaska State Legislature began its 2020 session on January 21st. Last Friday, the Legislature held a joint session to vote on overriding two of Governor Dunleavy’s vetoes of House Bill 2001 from August of 2019. The Legislature had five days onc...

 

Let Me Explain

I am almost a lifetime SE Alaskan and my wife and I are current residents of Wrangell. I moved to Ketchikan in 1943 when I was ten years old and have lived and worked in almost every major Southeast A...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Recently I traveled to Juneau to meet with Legislators to discuss the importance of the Alaska Marine Highway. Mayors and administrators from statewide coastal communities teamed up to...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 30, 2020

Population in Petersburg, Wrangell rose in last decade

Petersburg and Wrangell both saw an overall increase in population from 2010 through 2019, but while Petersburg's population rose between 2018 and 2019, Wrangell's population saw a drop in the same...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Which Alaska region is home to the most fishing boats and where do most of Alaska's fishermen live? Answers to those questions and many others can be found in the annual report Economic Value of Alas...

 

Correction

In last week’s story about the Fish and Game Advisory Committee meeting, some errors were made. The committee elected several new members, but this is not the total makeup of the committee. Brennon Eagle opted to not seek re-election, not Bruce... Full story

 

Wolves take two losses against Glacier Bears

The Wrangell Wolves faced two losses to the Haines Glacier Bears last weekend, Jan. 24 and 25. According to Jenn Miller-Yancey, who accompanied the team on their trip to Haines, travel was a bit of a...

 

Wrangell and Petersburg face off in middle school wrestling tournament

Wrangell and Petersburg faced each other on the wrestling mat last weekend, for a middle school wrestling tournament. Wrangell walked away with 67 wins, 47 losses, and 53 pins, Carney wrote on the...

 

Lady Wolves victorious in Haines

The Wrangell Lady Wolves walked away from last week’s games in Haines, against the Glacier Bears, with two big wins. Transportation to Haines proved to be a hassle, according to Jenn Miller-Yancey, who accompanied the team, but this clearly did...

 

Two WHS grads make honor roll at MSU

Montana State University recently released its honor roll for undergraduate students in the fall 2019 semester. According to a press release from MSU, 4,904 students made the honor roll this past...

 

University of Alaska holds financial aid workshop at Wrangell High School

As high school draws to a close for senior students, many of them start putting serious thoughts towards the future. For some, pursuing postsecondary education will be their next step. However, there...

 

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