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Articles from the March 17, 2016 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    March 17, 2016

Forest Service finding ways to cooperate with maintenance

A crowd-drawing discussion on recreation funding held by the Forest Service Tuesday evening made the council chambers at City Hall feel unusually short for space. About two dozen members of the public met with staff of the Wrangell Ranger District... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 17, 2016

Tribe moves poles out of city storage

Seven retired totem poles changed homes on March 11, with volunteers from Wrangell Cooperative Association working with the Harbor Department taking advantage of the sunny weather to move them out of... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. March 17, 1916: Manager Richmond of the Rink makes the announcement in this week’s Sentinel that will certainly take the eye of every motion picture lover in Wrangell, that of having signed for the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 17, 2016

Catholic parish holding open house after renovations

Parishioners of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church will be opening their doors to the community on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The open house is to let people see what progress has been made in... Full story

 

Police reports

Monday, March 7 Parking complaint, vehicle was moved. Suspicious Activity. Noise Complaint person was given a warning. Tuesday, March 8 Report of injured eagle. Citizen Assist: Person reported no power at residence. Arrested Peter Helgeson, 50, on...

 
 By Jess Field    News    March 17, 2016

SEAPA board holds special meetings

Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) board of directors held a special board meeting telephonically to approve a budget increase and construction contract. During a February meeting in Wrangell the board discussed the possibility of completing the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 17, 2016

Byford cleanup begins

Cleanup operations of the former Byford junkyard were initiated by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation late last month. A report of its progress was published on the City and Borough of Wrangell’s website on Monday. Located...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 17, 2016

P&Z opens mind to local pot possibilities

Wrangell’s Planning and Zoning Commission took a first look at what it would take for a licensed marijuana operator to set up shop on the island. As summarized by Alaska’s Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office director Cynthia Franklin during a...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 17, 2016

Boys and cheer squad take second, head to State

Wrangell secured berths to the State Tournament for its boys basketball team and cheer squad last weekend after each took second place during the Region V 2A at Mt. Edgecumbe High School. After...

 

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