Articles from the March 3, 2016 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    March 3, 2016

Regulatory czar explains pot rules to Wrangell

With a lot to learn about the state’s new marijuana regulations, residents met at the Nolan Center on Tuesday to hear what some of these entail from Cynthia Franklin, director of the Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office (AMCO). Because of a travel... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 3, 2016

WCA fisheries program hoping to restore salmon sources

Members of Wrangell Cooperative Association and the wider community were invited out to an informational workshop Tuesday night, introducing them to the Tribe's latest program. Alongside its... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. February 24, 1916: The first of the season’s operators to go up the river is A. Godfrey of Vancouver, who is working three claims at the headwaters of McDames Creek in the Cassiar. Mr. Godfrey last...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 3, 2016

Local environmental office talks about wood

The environmental arm of Wrangell Cooperative Association wants to know which issues with wood fire heating have been getting residents hot under the collar. Its Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (IGAP) office held an open house discuss... Full story

 

Police reports

Monday, February 22 Traffic Complaint – Verbal warning for driving habits. Tuesday, February 23 Identity Theft. Threats reported. Wednesday, February 24 Possible PTRP. Dog at Large. UTL. Thursday, February 25 Aggressive dog complaint. Traffic Stop...

 
 By Juneau Empire    Opinion    March 3, 2016

Guest Editorial: Keep trust alive by paying for public integrity

The budget cuts aren’t easy this year. The easy cuts were done last year. Now, the Alaska Legislature’s job is to spread the pain and ensure everyone shoulders the burden of budget cuts equally. With the state facing an annual deficit of $3.7...

 

Obituary, Ronald D McIrvin, 79

Ronald D McIrvin, 79, of Wrangell, Alaska, passed away on February 26, 2016 in Wenatchee, Wash. succumbing to colon cancer while attended by his family. Ron was born on August 21, 1936 in Yakima,... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 3, 2016

Developing a plan for the Institute

Continuing the next step in its development of the former Wrangell Institute property, the city brought up the master plan design team for a series of town meetings this week. Originally built by the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 3, 2016

Roller rink refurbished, ready to roll

At the height of the weekend’s Tent City Days celebrations, local skaters were able to lace up for Hope Community Church of God’s roller rink reopening on Saturday evening. Around 68 kids and parents attended, a number of whom donned...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 3, 2016

Girls win two in home games

Wrangell's high school girls won both games against Craig over the weekend, following up after a close win against Haines the previous week. Playing at home Feb. 26, the Lady Wolves overtook the visit...

 

Sullivan: Alaska strategically important to US

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan said Monday that Alaska is an area of strategic importance to the country, given its foothold in the Arctic and production of oil, seafood and other resources. In an address to state lawmakers, he spoke...

 

Fortress of the Bear in Sitka looks to expand facility

SITKA, Alaska (AP) – A bear rescue operation in Sitka is planning to expand its facilities to accommodate an increasing number of visitors. The Fortress of the Bear, run by Evy and Les Kinnear, has grown to become a popular tourist attraction in...

 

New Guide: Alaska Republicans' presidential vote

ANCHORAGE (AP) — It will be Wednesday on the East Coast before the last prize of Super Tuesday is doled out. Alaska Republicans will go the polls Tuesday to decide how the state’s 28 delegates should be divvied up among the five GOP presidential...

 

Alaska's budget-focused lawmakers near half-way point

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Legislators this week have reached the half-way point of the scheduled 90-day session, with the House working toward finalizing its version of the state operating budget and a Senate committee working on a measure geared...

 

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