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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 12, 2020

Trident Seafoods plant to remain closed for salmon season

Trident Seafoods, one of the two main seafood processors in Wrangell, has decided not to operate during the upcoming salmon season. Stefanie Moreland, vice president of government relations, seafood s...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 12, 2020

Unattended candle may have caused house fire

A Wrangell home caught fire last week, and firefighters suspect a candle is to blame. The fire occurred around 3:45 p.m. last Thursday. The residence, home to Jim "Bear" Jenkins and his son Josh...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 12, 2020

Assembly holds workshop on school district budget, approves tax refund

Members of the Wrangell Borough Assembly and the Wrangell School District met Tuesday evening, March 10, to hold a work session on the district's newest budget. Both the borough and school district...

 

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

March 11, 1920 A public meeting of the people of Wrangell is hereby called to convene in the Redmen’s lodge room, upstairs in the Redmen’s building, on the evening of Monday, March 15, at 8 o’clock, for the purpose of a public discussion of...

 

Police report

March 2 Trespass. Animal Complaint: Dead Deer. Citizen Assist. Welfare Check. Agency Assist. Domestic Violence Order Service. Citizen Assist. Stolen Bike. March 3 Agency Assist: Parks and Rec. Traffic Stop: Victoria Houser, 42, issued citations for...

 

PFD public testimony

The House Finance Committee will be taking public testimony on House Bill 300 and 306, on Thursday, March 12th at 5:00 pm in the Legislative Information Office. The LIO is in the Kadin Building at...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    March 12, 2020

Dan's Dispatch

Earlier this week, the Alaska House of Representative passed the operating budget. It took the House 43 days of session to pass the budget, which is the fastest we have passed one since 1993. I am proud with how quickly, efficiently, and...

 

Death notice

Ken Perry of Timber and Marine Supply in Ketchikan, Alaska passed away on March 4. Service will be in Ketchikan, April 4 at the Ted Ferry Center. Time of service to be determined later....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 12, 2020

Wrangell man collects 35 years of rainfall data

As any resident of Southeast Alaska knows, rain is a common occurrence. This is no different for Wrangell. One Wrangell resident, Bill Messmer, has made a hobby out of tracking the amount of rainfall...

 

Wrangell organizations collaborate in coronavirus preparedness

The City and Borough of Wrangell (CBW), the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and local leadership met last Wednesday in the first weekly meeting to collaborate and prepare a local...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 12, 2020

Policy Committee workshops budget policy, disposal procedures

Wrangell School District's policy committee met last Thursday afternoon, March 5, to review policies regarding the district's budget practices and disposal procedures. On the budget policy, many of...

 

Stikine Hoops Invitational

Wrangell hosted the Stikine Hoops Invitational last week, March 5 to 7. The tournament brought together AAU teams from several Southeast communities, including Sitka, Petersburg, and Juneau. "A" and...

 

Wrangell takes off for Regionals

The Wrangell Wolves and Lady Wolves boarded the morning flight to Juneau on Tuesday morning to head to Regionals. Basketball season is drawing to a close, and the regional tournament will decide who...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 12, 2020

Port Commission continues workshopping cruise ship fee changes, jet boat fees

The Wrangell Port Commission continued its discussion of increasing the fees they gather from visiting cruise ships last week, March 5. This has been an ongoing topic of discussion for the commission...

 

Correction

The Sentinel was provided incorrect information from the United States District Court for the District of Alaska last week that led to the misspelling of a name in a story on page three of the March 5 issue of the Wrangell Sentinel. Christopher... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 12, 2020

SEACAD intercepts package containing meth

PETERSBURG ­– Lloyd Bennett, 51, was indicted by a Grand Jury on Tuesday on one count of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree, which is a class B felony. On Monday,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 12, 2020

Second Alaska Wildlife Trooper comes to Petersburg

PETERSBURG ­- The local Alaska Wildlife Trooper post held an open house on Saturday to welcome the community to their new location on Haugen Dr. and to introduce Petersburg's new wildlife trooper....

 
 By Becky Bohrer    News    March 12, 2020

Alaska governor seeks to assert calm over virus concerns

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, seeking to assert calm concerning the new coronavirus threat, said Monday he sees the fall in oil prices as a ``momentary issue’’ that with the stock market will work itself out. The virus has af...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 12, 2020

Alaska Fish Factor

Alaska shellfish farmers and divers fear they won't be 'open for business' much longer if they're forced to pick up the tab for federally required lab tests as outlined in Governor Dunleavy's budget....

 

Basketball state tournament postponed

The Alaska School Activities Association announced on Wednesday that Alaska's state high school basketball and cheer championships have been postponed until further notice due to concerns over the... Full story

 

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