Articles from the March 28, 2013 edition

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 By Greg Knight    News    March 28, 2013

Assembly votes to approve energy committee

The Borough Assembly undertook one of their longest and most productive sessions in recent months this week as they attempted for a second time to form an “energy committee,” approved a number of cont... Full story

 By Greg Knight    News    March 28, 2013

WMC board looks into bylaw change for meetings

The Wrangell Medical Center Board of Trustees took no action on three key proposals at their March 20 meeting at the James and Elsie Nolan Center, instead deciding to hold off on making any decisions... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. April 3, 1913: For some time past, a local motorboat fan and member of the Wrangell Motor Boat Club has been corresponding with speed boat designers with the intention of having a hull built for a 24 hors... Full story

 By Greg Knight    News    March 28, 2013

Log ship site considered for Shoemaker, nearby islands

Zimovia Strait is under consideration by the Alaska Division of Forestry for short-term moorage space for logs and a log ship, with Shoemaker Bay being a preferred location. According to Borough...


Trooper report

Wednesday, March 20 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Wrangell Post, cited Kenneth Golding, 24, of Wrangell, for failing to return his RM038 permit harvest report within the time specified on the report to ADF&G. Bail is set at $110 with an optional court...


Police reports

Monday, March 18 - Ambulance and officer dispatched. - Citation issued to Travis A. Bangs, 19, for Expired Registration, verbal warning for faulty equipment, brake light out and out of state vehicle plates. - Officer did a welfare check. All okay at...



On March 19, Wrangell Magistrate Chris Ellis adjudicated the following case: Pam Oglend, 49, of Wrangell, pled guilty to Driving While License Cancelled/Suspended/Revoked/Limited. She was sentenced to serve 10 days in jail and pay $100 in...


Obituary: William Dennis Eastaugh, 72

William Dennis Eastaugh 1941- 2013 William Dennis Eastaugh died quietly at Wrangell Medical Center very early Tuesday morning, March 19, 2013. He was born in Wrangell at the old Bishop Rowe Hospital... Full story


Thank You

THANK YOU The WRANGELL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT is to be commended for their superb handling of Dennis Eastaugh from home to the hospital. Several obstacles impeded the way: a steep incline in the path which was partly paved and partly loose gravel,...


Wrangell cheer team travels to State

The Wrangell cheer team, shown here with their Region V award, traveled to South Anchorage High School on March 19 to compete at the Alaska State Activities Association championship. The team took...

 By Greg Knight    News    March 28, 2013

Alaska DNR creates fault line website

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys has released an interactive web map application displaying earthquake faults and folds throughout Alaska that are believed capable of producing damaging e...

 By Greg Knight    News    March 28, 2013

Wolf control near PSG considered by gaming board

Alaska’s Board of Game took a step toward a potential wolf control program on Gravina Island recently when it directed the state to prepare an “operational plan” for the board to consider in March. Meeting earlier this month in Sitka, the board...

 By Greg Knight    News    March 28, 2013

Verizon not coming to Wrangell, Petersburg… yet

Verizon is on its way to Southeast Alaska – just not for the foreseeable future in Wrangell or Petersburg. According to company spokesman Scott Charlston, the move to bring cell and data service to rural Alaska is in its first phase and that n...


Wolfpack PeeWee Wrestling Results At Petersburg – March 9

1st Place Winners Liana Carney, Jake Eastaugh, Tasha Massin, Alyssa Ellis, Ceairra Glasser, Ryan Rooney, Hunter Wiederspohn Nathan Larson 2nd Place Winners Brooke Sample , Leroy Travers, Kira...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 28, 2013

Fish Factor

It was unusually quiet along the waterfront as the halibut fishery got underway on Saturday. Most of the first fish landed goes to Homer, Kodiak and Petersburg and processors there said there wasn’t “the usual chatter” and none said they had a feel...

 By Klas Stolpe    Sports    March 28, 2013

Hydaburg runs Wrangell out of Gold Medal tourney

On paper it looked like one of the best match ups of the 67th Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament as Hydaburg and Wrangell faced off in a Thursday afternoon elimination game that saw Hydaburg get...


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