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Articles from the April 7, 2016 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    April 7, 2016

Student exchange gives broader perspective of the state

Students at Stikine Middle School will be hosting a group from Colony Middle School in Palmer next week as part of a cultural exchange program. Humanities teacher Jim Brooks has organized the... Full story


Wrangell plane reported down on Admiralty

(Story updated at 5 p.m. Friday, April 8) A Cessna 206 crashed on southern Admiralty Island in Southeast Alaska on Friday morning. The Cessna is registered to Wrangell air service Sunrise Aviation, and had departed from Wrangell Friday morning. U.S.... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    April 7, 2016

Stats released for 2015 bat driving survey

Results from last summer's citizen science bat tracking program were presented at the Nolan Center on Monday. Since 2004 the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) has been tracking the region's... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 75, 50 and 25 years ago. April 4, 1941: Mrs. Frank S. Barnes was elected President of the Civic Club for the forthcoming year at the regular meeting held last week at the Civic Center. Mrs. Harry Coulter will be the new Vice...

 By Dan Rudy    News    April 7, 2016

Assembly to mull cannabis options

The Wrangell Borough Assembly will hold a public work session on marijuana at City Hall before its regularly scheduled meeting on April 12. Clerk Kim Lane explained the 6 p.m. session will help the Assembly’s members get up to speed on current... Full story



In an article put out on Dec. 31, 2015, the Sentinel erroneously reported that missing resident Brandon Peterson had last been seen on the roadside nearest to Thoms Place. The misunderstanding was derived from information given by the fire service...


Police report

Monday, March 28 Nothing to Report. Tuesday, March 29 Alarm. Dog at Large. Wednesday, March 30 Traffic Stop – Verbal warning for driving habits. Thursday, March 31 Unlawful Parking at Terminal. Reported Motor Vehicle Accident. Friday, April 1...


Obituary: Theodore (Ted) Kyle Torgramsen, 4

Theodore (Ted) Kyle Torgramsen, 49, of Wrangell, Alaska, passed away peacefully on Feb. 6, 2016 in Seattle, Wash. Ted was born in Sitka, Alaska, on August 10, 1966. He's the fourth child of the late... Full story

 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    April 7, 2016

Dan's Dispatch

By Representative Dan Ortiz Is oil, or any commodity, really Alaska’s most valuable resource? I, for one, would say no. Our most valuable resource, the resource that most contributes to Alaska, is our people. If we were to make a ranking list of th...

 By Dan Rudy    News    April 7, 2016

Roads and trails to get facelift in WCA-USFS agreement

The trails to Rainbow Falls and other popular Wrangell destinations will be seeing a number of improvements this season. The Transportation Office of Wrangell Cooperative Association (WCAT) has...


Cremation workshop set for next week

Responding to community inquiries, Hospice of Wrangell will host a workshop for the completion of vital statistics forms and cremation consent forms on April 15. From 1 to 4:30 p.m., Ketchikan Mortuary representative Beth Comstock will be available...



In last week's coverage of KSTK's budget, the article mentions the station's “underwriting and advertising” totals for last year. Station manager Cindy Sweat points out that there is a distinction to be made in that phrasing. The station, being...


Alaska Air buys Virgin America, aims to become best out West

NEW YORK (AP) – Virgin America has loyal passengers who love the airline's cool vibe even if its size and schedule are too limited to meet all their travel needs. But it appears to be going away. Alaska Airlines' parent company announced Monday tha...

 By Dan Rudy    News    April 7, 2016

Petroglyph presentation ends Chautauqua season

The Nolan Center and Wrangell Ranger District wrapped up its Chautauqua season last week, a recurring talking circuit they have cosponsored for 11 years. Community members are invited to spend an hour sharing a valued hobby or favorite subject with...


LeConte project partners high school, Forest Service and university

In an agreement reached March 24, the University of Alaska will be cooperating with Petersburg High School and the Wrangell Ranger District to conduct research at LeConte Glacier. Under the arrangement, the project will be undertaken by university...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 7, 2016

Fish Factor

Alaska fishermen can send an SOS call directly to the Coast Guard, but many are not hooking up to the new lifeline. Digital Selective Calling (DSC) instantly signals a distress call over VHF radios to other vessels, and the feature has been a...


Alaska schools chief cancels test after connection problems

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ The Alaska education department announced Friday that it is canceling its computer-based statewide student assessments this year, citing technical disruptions and concerns with the validity of the results. Federal rules call...


Lawmakers to tackle budget, crime bill, daylight saving time

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Legislature is entering what is scheduled to be its last two weeks, with major bills yet to be resolved as lawmakers face a multibillion-dollar budget deficit. The House and Senate finance committees plan to meet...


Dividend tax proposed as stopgap measure, legislator says

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaskans who receive an Alaska Permanent Fund dividend would pay a 35 percent tax on it under legislation proposed in the state House. Rep. Kurt Olson says the bill is meant as a fallback if legislators fail to reach...


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