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 By Dan Rudy    News    February 5, 2015

Borough okays improvements along the water

Wrangell’s waterfront is continuing to take shape, as the City and Borough Assembly approved a pair of project contracts and gave plat approval to Sea Level and Trident Seafoods for continued development and those companies’ lots. This follows... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 5, 2015

Local IGAP elder cleanup comes to close

Tomorrow the local Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (IGAP) office will conclude its elder property cleanup program, which was first started in October. The need had been one of those... Full story

 

Ketchikan assembly to consider ban on commercial pot

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly is considering whether or not to pursue a ban on commercial marijuana while regulations are developed by the state. The assembly is set to discuss the issue Monday, the Ketchikan...

 

The Way We Were

February 11, 1915: For the purpose of boosting the proposed new hall for the Moose Lodge the ladies of that organization will give a unique affair on Saturday evening in the Redmen’s Hall. We were told that it would be a “necktie party.” In...

 

Correction:

“Discombobulation” Forgetting left from right, Dennis McMillian was misidentified in the picture on the front of The Sentinel’s Jan. 29 issue. The Foraker Group CEO is at the photo’s far left; at the right is Alaska Island Community Services... Full story

 

Police reports

Monday, January 26 Road Debris. Tuesday, January 27 Driving Complaint. Unsecured Premises. Report of Theft. Criminal Mischief. Wednesday, January 28 Nothing to Report. Thursday, January 29 MVA/Property Damage. Friday, January 30 Report Possible...

 

Courts

Monday, January 26 Joel P. Franks, 49, appeared before First District Judge Kevin Miller on charges of Driving Under the Influence in Watercraft, a Class A misdemeanor. The defendant entered a guilty plea. He was sentenced to 120 days in jail with...

 

Reflections

Be kind and compassionate to one another . . . Ephesians 4:32, NIV When June and I lived on Maui, I met a widow whose husband was a Christian pastor for many years. Reflecting upon her recently deceased husband the widow said, “My husband did not...

 

Obituary: Lenora Fern Moore, 95

Longtime Wrangell resident Lenora Moore, 95, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter Susan in Salem, Ore. on January 27, 2015. Lenora Fern Staggs was born in Fort Collins, Colo. on May 3,... Full story

 

Panel deems Mt. Polley breach due to flawed design

In a Jan. 30 media release, an independent review panel delivered the final report on its investigation into the tailings storage failure at Mount Polley mine in British Columbia last summer. The Mount Polley Independent Expert Engineering Investigat...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 5, 2015

Tent City Days celebration begins tonight

Despite the unseasonably agreeable weather this winter, Wrangellites can still shake off some of the mid-season lassitude at the town's annual Tent City Days celebration. The festival harkens back to... Full story

 

Remembering a late Alaska historian

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Patricia Ann Roppel arrived in Ketchikan as a newlywed home economics teacher in 1959, the same year Alaska became a state - and she was quickly captivated by its history. Canneries, fishing, old mill sites, mining; for decade...

 

Fish Factor

Freezer displays at Walmart superstores in Alaska and Washington now include a new lineup of 14 Alaska seafood items. The world's largest grocer announced the expanded commitment to Alaska seafood...

 

Hanley: Education will have to be protected at some level

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – State education commissioner Mike Hanley said the department, schools and districts will have to work to find efficiencies in light of the state’s budget deficit. But he said education will have to be protected at some...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    February 5, 2015

M.S. wrestlers host first tourney of season

Seven teams and 74 wrestlers travelled to Wrangell last weekend for the 2015 Stikine Invitational Middle School Wrestling Tournament, coming out from Ketchikan, Craig, Hydaburg, Thorne Bay, Klawock...

 

Severe weather warning for weekend

A special statement from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Radio was put out Tuesday by www.WeatherUnderground.com, warning of strong outflow winds over Alaska’s northern and central Panhandle through Saturday. A cold, Arctic...

 

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