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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 5, 2020

Alaska Crossings preparing for another year of helping youth

Alaska Crossings, the behavioral health program, is gearing up for another season of helping kids in need. The program is geared towards teenagers who have struggles in their home life, or at school...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 5, 2020

Assembly holds follow-up on staffing questions, repeals fee schedule

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday, Feb. 25, to have a follow-up work session on staffing issues at the Irene Ingle Public Library and the Nolan Center. As covered in a Feb. 13 article of the...

 

The Way We Were

March 4, 1920 The Sentinel is issued on Thursday this week as usual, but that would not have been possible had it not been for the fact that Wrangell has an up to-date machine shop. Whenever anything goes wrong in our mechanical department the first...

 

Court report

Feb. 18: Theodosia James was arraigned on a probation/parole violation. A calendar call was scheduled for April 21. Michael Maleski was arraigned on charges of driving with a cancelled/suspended license and driving without insurance. For the lack of...

 

Police report

February 24 Agency Assist: Hoonah PD. Dead Deer. Civil Standby. Agency Assist: Elks Alarm. February 25 Property Damage. Parking Complaint. Paper Service. February 26 DUI: Unfounded. Suspicious Person. Illegal Parking. Suspicious Noises. Traffic...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 5, 2020

Petersburg resident breaks into post office

PETERSBURG - Christopher Manske was arrested on Feb. 26, and is now being held in federal custody in Juneau facing charges of burglary of a post office and mail theft. According to the United States D...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    March 5, 2020

Dan's Dispatch

Thank you to everyone who spoke up during public testimony on the budget in House Finance last week. I need to hear from you in order to do my job, and I was incredibly impressed with the straight-for...

 

Reflections

Our human nature is like flesh. When you fall and scrape your knee, your body will scab it over and eventually, the scab will heal and there will be no record of that fall. This is like forgiveness. You can fall and scrape your knee a hundred more...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: On behalf of the 2020 Senior parent group we would like to send out a thank you to AML for the gracious freight donation on our raffle item. To the BayCo for getting us a 4-wheeler for our raffle. Thanks also goes to the chamber for...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 5, 2020

Census, "Financial Cent$'' and home maintenance covered in THRHA workshop

The Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Authority held a workshop at the Nolan Center last week, to cover a variety of topics. The group brought together members of Wrangell's native community, and...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 5, 2020

Ideas for saving money tossed around in school budget workshop

The Wrangell School Board held a work session Monday night to discuss next year's budget. The district is currently undergoing its budget season, looking at the financial year for 2021. The current...

 

SEARHC Taking Proactive Approach with Novel Coronavirus

While Alaska has yet to see any confirmed cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is closely monitoring information being...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 5, 2020

Alaska Fish Factor

Seafood coming from and going to China is piling up in freezer vans and cold storages indefinitely as the coronavirus continues to cause commerce chaos around the world.  About 80% of trade of the world’s goods by volume is carried by sea and Chin...

 

2020 Southeast Alaska Eulachon Smelt Fishery Announcement

Petersburg - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the following closures for eulachon smelt (Thaleichthys pacificus) for the 2020 season. These closures will be in effect beginning 12:01...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 5, 2020

Stedman speaks on AMHS at Petersburg chamber banquet

PETERSBURG – Sen. Bert Stedman told the community while attending the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce banquet on Saturday that the future of the Alaska Marine Highway System depends on how negotiatio...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    March 5, 2020

Lady Wolves victorious in last home games of the season

The Wrangell Lady Wolves hosted their final home games of the season last Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 25 and 26, against the Haines Glacier Bears. It was the final set of home games for two seniors on...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    March 5, 2020

Wolves host Haines for last home games of the season

The Wrangell Wolves played in their final home games of the season last week, Feb. 25 and 26, against the Haines Glacier Bears. For several seniors on the team, this was the last set of home games of...

 

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