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New nonprofit recognized, citizens of the year named at chamber of commerce dinner

The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner last Saturday evening. Community members from all over town came to the dinner, including several out-of-town guests such as Representative Dan...

 

Wrangell resident found deceased in overturned vessel southwest of Wrangell

Randall Ferdinand, 53, of Wrangell, passed away at sea last Sunday. A dispatch from the Alaska State Troopers reports that they received a report of an overturned vessel about 12 miles southwest of...

 

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

February 19, 1920 There was a well attended meeting of the Parent-Teachers’ association last Thursday evening. Interesting addresses were delivered by Mr. Gordon C. Mitchell, Mrs. George H. Barnes, and Mr. H. L. Rowley, recently of Bayview. The...

 

Court report

Jan. 27: A change of plea hearing was held for James Howe, charged with unlawful contact, violating conditions of release, being a felon in possession of a weapon, having a weapon in the house of a felon, and harassment. A sentencing hearing was...

 

Police report

February 10 Nothing to report. February 11 Citation for Blocking Roadway Prohibited and Prohibited Parking Places issued to James Edward Vandebunte III, 57. Citizen Assist. Abandoned Property. Jessica Ritchie, 29, charged with Driving under the...

 

Assembly discusses borough goals, makes appointments to investment committee

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met last Tuesday evening, Feb. 11, for a work session on the borough's future goals. The discussion was meant to ensure that all city employees understood what...

 

Letter to the Editor

As residents of the towns near the proposed Kake Road, we firmly oppose it. The $40 million raised for this “road to nowhere” should instead support the return of the Alaska Marine Highway System to our coastal Alaskan communities struggling...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    February 20, 2020

Dan's Dispatch

Each session, the Legislature’s biggest responsibility is to pass a budget for the State of Alaska. The House Budget Subcommittees - which examine the details of each department budget - have finished their budget recommendations. I serve as Chair...

 

Youth advocate Derek Peterson discusses importance of "webs of support"

Derek Peterson visited Wrangell on Monday and Tuesday to host a series of workshops to talk about Integrative Youth Development and how it could help the community's children. According to a flyer...

 

Elizabeth Peratrovich Day, Sunday February 16, 2020 - The face of Alaska Native civil rights

Elizabeth Peratrovich Day took place this past Sunday, Feb. 16. Peratrovich was one of Alaska's better-known civil rights activists. Born in Petersburg in 1911 and coming from the Tlingit nation, she...

 

Elizabeth Peratrovich Day, Sunday February 16, 2020 - The face of Alaska Native civil rights

Students of Evergreen Elementary School, and Head Start, gathered together at the elementary school gym for a celebration of the annual Elizabeth Peratrovich Day on Feb. 18 in Alaska. As the holiday...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 20, 2020

Elizabeth Peratrovich Day, Sunday February 16, 2020 - The face of Alaska Native civil rights

PETERSBURG ­– The Petersburg Indian Association, Petersburg Arts Council and Petersburg ANB/ANS hosted the first annual Elizabeth Peratrovich Day celebration on Sunday to honor the woman who spearh...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Lost in the headlines about the hits to seafood sales from the Trump Administration’s trade war with China is another international barrier with Russia that’s been going on far longer. In August of 2014 Russia placed an embargo on all U.S. food...

 

Middle School Wrestlers

Middle schoolers from Wrangell spent the latter part of last week in Juneau, taking part in the Southeast Alaska Middle School wrestling championships. As a team, they came in fifth place with a...

 

P&Z commission approve permit for drive-through coffee shop

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission approved a conditional use permit for a proposed business. Sara Gadd has plans to establish a drive-through coffee shop in the industrial park, at the...

 

Lady Wolves go 1-1 against Miss Chiefs

The Wrangell Lady Wolves played a set of home games against the Metlakatla Miss Chiefs last week, Feb. 14 and 15. Both teams have been having strong performances this year. The last time the two...

 

Wolves take two losses against Metlakatla last week

The Wrangell Wolves took two losses against the Metlakatla Chiefs last week, Feb. 14 and 15. Both games saw the Wolves struggle to score points and keep up with the Chiefs, while also struggling to...

 

"Eskimo Ninja" Nick Hanson stops in Wrangell on motivational speaking tour

Hailing from the village of Unalakleet, Nick Hanson is probably best known as the "Eskimo Ninja," a regular contestant on American Ninja Warrior. He has competed on the TV show, running through a...

 

Lawmakers vote to give Alaska Marine Highway System a lifeline

Today, Alaska’s ferries are one step closer to receiving badly needed funds. Members of the budget subcommittee working on the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities’ budget voted to add $18.7 million into the AMHS budget. Rep....

 

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