Articles from the December 11, 2014 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    December 11, 2014

Ports examine future of Shoemaker, Meyers Chuck

In his monthly report to the Port Commission on Dec. 4, Harbormaster Greg Meissner explained that plans to replace the dock at Shoemaker Bay Harbor are at the point where an engineer can be brought... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 11, 2014

Borough to consider changes to small project hiring

Wrangell Borough Manager Jeff Jabusch presented a plan to streamline contracting for small projects to the City and Borough Assembly at its meeting Tuesday evening. The new policy being proposed would first create a pool of qualified contractors who... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 11, 2014

Bear Basics to close down

Within a little more than a week, Bear Basics will no longer be open for business in Wrangell. The move comes after Alaska Conference of Seventh-day Adventists elected to close the business, which ant... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. December 10, 1914: A large number of the younger generation of Wrangell made a trip down to Pat's Lake last Sunday for a day's skating and fishing through the ice. Three boats made the trip down, most...

 

Police reports

Monday, December 1 Report of a MVA. Citizen Assist: Person’s vehicle stuck in snow. Agency Assist. Traffic Hazard: Person parked in roadway, vehicle was moved. Tuesday, December 2 Citizen Assist: Unlock Vehicle. Agency Assist: Alarm. Harassment by...

 

Obituary: Vernon Andrew Johnson, 94

Vernon Andrew Johnson passed away on Dec. 2, 2014 at the age of 94 at Wrangell Medical Center surrounded by his three daughters: Betty Jo Johnson of Anacortes, Wash., Judi Johnson Tsai of... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    December 11, 2014

Wolves take region title, head to state

Wrangell High School's wrestling team not only hosted, but also won last weekend's 2A Region V tournament, with all 10 of its wrestlers headed to State in Anchorage this weekend. "We're very happy,"...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 11, 2014

AICS hires new nurse practitioner

A new practitioner has been hired by Alaska Island Community Services in Wrangell. Cynthia Mattoni is the community health center’s new advanced nurse practitioner, specializing in family practice. Mattoni comes from Cleveland, Ohio, where she has...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    December 11, 2014

Lady Wolves finish off season with Sportsmanship Award

This year’s season draws to a close for Wrangell High School’s volleyball team, after finishing third in Haines at the Southeast Regional Tournament last weekend. “It was long, but good,” coach Jessica Whitaker said of the weekend. She said...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 11, 2014

Parks and Rec looks ahead to new year

Not long after their last meeting on Nov. 19, members of Wrangell’s Parks and Recreation Board sat down again on Dec. 3 to discuss new goals for the coming year. Haig Demerjian, Michael Brown and Cindy Martin met with Parks and Recreation director...

 

Southeast gillnet and purse seine task forces meet in Petersburg

PETERSBURG ­– The Southeast Alaska Drift Gillnet and Purse Seine task forces met in Petersburg on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, to review the 2014 season and discuss the 2015 season. On Tuesday, Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) bio...

 

Fish Factor

The Pacific halibut stock appears to be rising from the ashes and that bodes well for catches in some fishing regions next year. It would turn the tide of a decades-long decline that has caused halibut catches to be slashed by more than 70% in...

 

Herring fishery's quote down sharply

SITKA, Alaska (AP) _ The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the preliminary guideline harvest level for the 2015 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery is 8,712 tons. That’s just over half of last year’s quota of 16,333 and the lowest...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 11, 2014

Local sustainability office hosts planning session

A professionally diverse group of Wrangellers gathered Dec. 3 to help develop a future focus for the local Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (IGAP) office. Working through the Wrangell...

 

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