Articles from the February 23, 2022 edition

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 By Marc Lutz    News    February 23, 2022

District eyes options for COVID-19 mitigation plan going into spring

The Wrangell school board will continue to evaluate its COVID-19 mitigation plan at its next meeting, scheduled for Monday. As case numbers continue to decline from the severe spike caused by the Omicron variant in December and January, some Alaska d...

 

State asks if anyone wants to buy the Malaspina

The Alaska Department of Transportation is asking anyone interested in taking ownership of the nearly 60-year-old Malaspina to speak up by March 7. The state has been spending about $75,000 a month to keep the unused ferry moored and insured at Ward...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    February 23, 2022

Documentary of Metlakatla's 2018 state basketball championship season coming to Wrangell

An award-winning film chronicling the Metlakatla boys basketball team's run to the 2018 state championship will make its Wrangell screening debut next month. "Alaskan Nets" plays at 6 p.m. Saturday,...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    February 23, 2022

Borough assembly mulls purchase of 6-Mile mill property

The borough is considering purchasing the 38.59 acres at the former sawmill site at 6-Mile Zimovia Highway for a possible tourism or other collaboration with Sealaska, the regional Native corporation for Southeast. Finance Director Mason Villarma...

 

The Way We Were

Feb. 23, 1922 The Firemen’s Annual Benefit Ball on the evening of Washington’s Birthday was well attended and a huge success socially. Apparatus from the fire hall was used most effectively in the decorative scheme. Carl Carlson acted as floor...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    February 23, 2022

Ottesen's now the place for Ace

What has been talked about for months has finally happened: Ottesen's True Value is now Ottesen's Ace Hardware. The sale was finalized on Feb. 15 to David Roemhildt, of Cordova, who has big changes...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    February 23, 2022

Forest Service seeks community help to clean up Roosevelt Harbor

The Wrangell Ranger District wants to restore a parking area at Roosevelt Harbor. The problem is about 70 vehicles in various stages of decay on top of it, going back a couple of decades at the site...

 

Scrap barge accepting metal through Saturday - no charge

Residents have until Saturday afternoon to get rid of scrap metal, free of charge, including vehicles. Juneau-based Channel Construction will have its barge at the former sawmill site at 6.3-Mile Zimovia Highway and is accepting any type of scrap...

 

The forest is not a personal junkyard

The U.S. Forest Service wants to clean up and resurface the parking area at Roosevelt Harbor. Not because the abandoned vehicles are unsightly, though many are getting wrapped around the axle with plant life. It’s because the oil, gasoline and...

 

No beef with Prime, but it takes a choice cut

Look at the post office package shelves, the boxes left at people’s doors and the empties stuffed into the trash and it’s clear that Wrangell — just like the rest of the country — is primed to shop from Amazon. Free shipping is the biggest...

 

Democracy does not mean everyone must agree

Referring to Larry Persily’s opinion piece, “It’s time more Republicans stood up to Trump” (Feb. 9 Sentinel), I am shocked how a Democrat can sound so undemocratic, intolerant, self-righteous and self-contradictory. While you stress that you...

 

Property owner cleaning up Johnny Mountain Mine site

In October 2021, Wrangell Mayor Steve Prysunka spoke about the abandoned Johnny Mountain Mine before the Wrangell borough assembly to highlight irresponsible mining practices in British Columbia. As the new owner of Iskut property which includes the...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    February 23, 2022

Port commission approves rate hikes; issue goes to assembly

The port commission has voted to increase most of Wrangell’s port and harbors rates, generally about 2% per year for the next five years, sending the new fee schedule to the borough assembly for consideration. The new rates would take effect this...

 

House speaker questions ferry system's hiring expectations

State Transportation Department officials last week told legislators the ferry system needed to quickly hire at least 166 new crew in order to meet minimum staffing levels for this summer’s schedule starting in May. “Staffing goals for the summer...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    February 23, 2022

Investigation continues after police seize $3,600 in meth in Wrangell

A Southeast drug enforcement task force seized 24 grams of methamphetamine valued at $3,600, along with $11,440 in cash Feb. 15 after searching three homes in Wrangell. A man and a woman were detained but not arrested, pending further investigation,...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    February 23, 2022

Two tackle tomatoes and tubers for combined senior project

Last Thursday morning, seniors Jamie Early and Kendra Meissner lugged a crab pot filled with their books through the halls of Wrangell High School. It was part of Spirit Week and "Anything but a...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    February 23, 2022

Masters answer questions on 'Weedy Wednesdays'

Got a question about getting started in gardening? Need to know about potatoes? Southeast Master Gardeners can help you plow ahead with answers. A new program called “Weedy Wednesdays,” offered by the Southeast Alaska Master Gardeners...

 

Governor proposes new program to replace onboard cruise ship monitors

Almost three years after pulling pollution monitors — called Ocean Rangers — from large cruise ships, Gov. Mike Dunleavy has proposed legislation to replace the onboard state personnel with regular inspections by shoreside staff while ships are i...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    February 23, 2022

Archery sessions at parks and rec gym run through March

Archery is on target at the community gym through March 25 to keep the blues from the winter cold and the winter rain at bay. Instructor Winston Davies oversees the activity, and has a few bows,...

 

State will provide financial aid for homeowners hurt by pandemic

Alaska’s state housing agency has distributed more than $243 million in financial aid the past year to help renters hurt economically by the pandemic and will soon embark on a $50 million federally funded program to help homeowners, too. The aid...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    February 23, 2022

KSTK art auction sets goal of raising $5,000

Art lovers and artists can help sustain public radio station KSTK with their contributions. The station recently kicked off a fundraising effort that will culminate in an art auction and hopefully...

 

Wrangell wrestlers win top spots in Ketchikan

Stikine Middle School wrestlers traveled to Ketchikan last weekend to compete in the Schoenbar Regional Championships. The squad came away with 19 top placements. There were nine first place wins, six second place wins and four third place wins by...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    February 23, 2022

High school students, staff celebrate homecoming week with pep, spirit and wins

Homecoming at Wrangell High School began with Spirit Week and ended in three hard-fought wins and one loss for the varsity basketball teams. Petersburg's varsity and junior varsity teams came to town...

 

Toxic lead found in 46% of bald eagles sampled in Lower 48

WASHINGTON (AP) - America's national bird is more beleaguered than previously believed, with nearly half of bald eagles tested across the Lower 48 states showing signs of chronic lead exposure,...

 
 By James Brooks    News    February 23, 2022

Judge finds fault with redistricting map, 'secretive procedures'

An Alaska judge upheld most of the state’s newly redistricted legislative district map on Feb. 15 but overturned a decision that created two East Anchorage Senate seats linked with more politically conservative Eagle River. The judge also ruled in...

 

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