Articles from the March 12, 2015 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    March 12, 2015

Southeast finds ears in House over budget cuts

As legislators in Juneau prepare a budget for the state's next fiscal year, Alaska residents have been urged to contribute their say as cuts are considered. Since the Legislative session began on Jan. 20, lawmakers have been weighted with the task... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 12, 2015

Assembly ponders public pot penalties, budget

Members of Wrangell's City and Borough Assembly narrowly took their first step toward restricting the consumption of marijuana on public or private property, electing in a 3-2 split to approve an ordinance on first reading at their Tuesday evening... Full story

 

SEAPA asks for refinancing support from member utilities

Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) CEO Trey Acteson spoke before the Petersburg and Ketchikan borough assemblies last week and the Wrangell Assembly on Tuesday to update the communities on the progress of the Swan Lake expansion project and... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. March 18, 1915: C.G. Burnett, A.B. Pennycook and E.P. Clark returned Saturday afternoon on the gas boat Peggy from a 300 mile cruise through Fredrick Sound, Chatham Strait, and Sumner Strait. They report...

 

Police reports

Monday, March 2 Welfare Check. Officer responded. Driving Complaint. Officers responded. Lost Dog. Missing Dog. Report of Criminal Trespass. Tuesday, March 3 Citizen Assist – Officer unlocked vehicle. Report of Dog Bite. Report of Harassment....

 

Salvation Army thrift store suddenly closes

Wrangell's Salvation Army (SA) announced Monday the closure of its store on McKennon Street. Citing issues with the space's lease, Major Scott Nicloy explained the store will close down after nine years of operation. “We are choosing to view this...

 

Editorial

Leave our highway open Despite the proposed statewide budget cuts, our legislators will not close paved highways elsewhere in the state. Likewise, they won’t restrict two-lane highways down to a single lane. But that will be the effect of a proposa...

 

Palmer joins Sentinel and Pilot news crew

Dani Palmer, 27, joined the Wrangell Sentinel and Petersburg Pilot this past week and will write news, sports and features for the paper. She most recently worked for the twice-weekly Newport...

 

Stork report

Fiona Rosamond Scambler was born Feb. 25, 2015, in Seattle to Sarah and Andrew Scambler of Wrangell. At birth she weighed 6 pounds 8 ounces and was 20 inches long. She joins brother, Duncan, 2 years...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 12, 2015

Southeast Beasts start year with Shamrock Shuffle

Wrangell's recreational running group will set this year's pace with its third annual Shamrock Shuffle, a five-kilometer run beginning outside of Rayme's Bar Saturday at 7 p.m. All ages are invited...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 12, 2015

Parks and Rec still looking at rates

At its March 4 meeting, members of the Wrangell Parks and Recreation Advisory Board continued to examine their revision of user fees of the city pool and other fixtures. Representing Wrangell’s Swim Club, Jamie Roberts came before the board to...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 12, 2015

Wrangell Wolves take second at Region V, head to State

For the first time in over a decade, Wrangell High School's boys basketball team is headed to the State Championships in Anchorage next week. The Wolves took second for their division at the Region V...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 12, 2015

Port Commission holds off on rate increase, eyes security

The Wrangell Port Commission has decided to hold off on plans to increase space rates for work and storage at the Marine Service Center. At the recommendation of the Harbor Department, a 50 percent raise to 75 cents per square foot was being...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 12, 2015

Lady Wolves finish season in third at regional

Wrangell's Lady Wolves ended their season last weekend, taking third in the 2A division at the Region V Tournament in Ketchikan. "It went well," said the girls' second-year coach, Edna Abella-Nore....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 12, 2015

New Old Time Chatauqua set to stop in Wrangell

Wrangell may get to experience a bit of old-time entertainment this June, when the New Old Time Chautauqua plans to stop through on its summer tour of Southeast Alaska. But what is a Chautauqua, you might ask? “It's a movement to do community...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 12, 2015

Fish Factor

A nearly $12 million cut in state funds is on tap for the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game if state policy makers have their way. That was one early outcome of legislative House finance subcommittee meetings last week, as they wrapped up the first step...

 
 By Dani Palmer    News    March 12, 2015

Tonka brings shrimp back to Petersburg Local company purchased 250,000 pounds over the winter

PETERSBURG ­– Tonka Seafoods, Inc., announced last year that it was working to bring shrimp fisheries and processing back to Petersburg after a nearly decade-long absence. Well, it’s delivered. The fishery is closed for March and April, but Chie...

 

New pastors in residence at local Lutheran church

A pair of new pastors joined parishioners at Island of Faith Lutheran Church this month, Tyger and Todd Penson. The couple have come up from Wenatchee, Wash., and have previously ministered at...

 

Anan objections sought, Tongass to get new supervisor

The United States Forest Service (USFS) has released its Environmental Assessment, draft Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact for the floating dock at Anan Wildlife Observatory and trail safety improvements for Wrangell Ranger...

 

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