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Articles from the February 15, 2018 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    February 15, 2018

Chamber dinner honors town's firefighters and new businesses

Ordinarily highlighting new developments in Wrangell’s economy, the Chamber of Commerce’s 28th annual fundraiser dinner was dedicated to something different this year. Decorating the Nolan Center...

 

Yesterday's News

February 21, 1918: Here is a suggestion for a saving plan for the household, one that is tangible and easy to follow. Let parents organize their tots into Home War Savings Groups so that the children can earn their pennies and not have them donated...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 15, 2018

Second annual drive to collect e-waste set for next weekend

For the second year running, residents will have an opportunity next week to dispose of their antiquated electronics with a collection drive put on by the Tribe. Wrangell Cooperative Association’s Indian Environmental General Assistance Program...

 

Police Report

Monday, February 5 Paper service. Tuesday, February 6 Citizen Assist. Disabled Vehicle. Intoxicated Person. Wednesday, February 7 Agency Assist: Traffic Stop. Parking Complaint: Verbal warning for driving habits. Thursday, February 8 Catering...

 

Court report

Mya D. DeLong, 32, appeared before First District Court Judicial Officer Chris Ellis on the charge of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or a Controlled Substance. The defendant pleaded guilty to the count and was ordered to serve 30 days on...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    February 15, 2018

Petersburg teens charged after video shows vehicle hitting 2 deer

PETERSBURG – Alaska Wildlife Troopers filed charges against two Petersburg teens who allegedly hit multiple deer with a truck last week, filmed it, and then uploaded it to social media. The teens, 17-year-old Sebastian R. Davis and 17-year-old...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 15, 2018

Museum grant acquires camera and scanners for bigger jobs

A state grant to the Wrangell Museum is allowing its staff to take on larger projects as they continue to digitally archive its collection. Museums Alaska awarded $9,212 to Wrangell through its...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    February 15, 2018

Dan's Dispatch

Funding for Alaska’s schools is one of the most important pieces of our state budget. Yet, each year, school funding gets caught in the crossfire of budget debates and ends up being one of the last measures passed by the Alaska Legislature. The...

 

Letter to The Editor

Letter to the Editor: In 1971 a friend took me out on his boat fishing for king salmon. From that day on I wanted to fish for kings. Starting out in my teens I spent most of my youth fishing after that. A few years later limited entry was created, I...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 15, 2018

SEAPA greenlights big maintenance projects at hydro plants

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency governing board last week approved moving forward with a remote inspection of the tunnels underlying the Tyee Lake hydroelectric plant. In his report to the board on February 8, SEAPA power systems specialist Ed Scho...

 

Steady treading for Argo wood haul

Wintertime users of the cabin at Middle Ridge will be pleased to learn there's more fuel to burn. With its elevated snowfall and roadway access, during the winter the spot is a popular staging area...

 

Processors at Bristol Bay pay for doctors during salmon season

The nation’s top fishing port welcomed seven European seafood buyers in late January – all women – and showed off its massive seafood industry during peak operations at Dutch Harbor. The women, whose companies import more than $60 million in...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    February 15, 2018

Boys net two in basketball home games last week

The Wolves won two games over Craig High School during a pair of home games last week. Hosting the Panthers during the middle of the week, on February 7 Wrangell started off with a close first...

 

Up and at 'em

Anna Allen goes for the jump ball at the start of Thursday's home game against Craig. The Lady Wolves lost both Wednesday and Thursday's games to their visitors, following losses the previous week...

 

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