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Articles from the April 14, 2016 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    April 14, 2016

Public forays into cannabis pros and cons

Though it has discussed the matter before, the City and Borough Assembly held its first public workshop fully devoted to cannabis since its legalization was approved by referendum. The Tuesday evening meeting was intended to get members thinking abou... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 14, 2016

Plane crashes on Admiralty; three dead, one survives

A passenger plane based out of Wrangell crashed on Admiralty Island April 8, during a morning flight to Angoon. Of the four onboard the Cessna 206, the pilot and two passengers were killed. A third... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 14, 2016

Successful rescue of skiers stranded on Harding Glacier

A pair of skiers were successfully rescued Tuesday afternoon, after being stranded on a glacier for four days. Jennifer Neyman, 36, of Wrangell, and Soldotna resident Christopher Hanna, 45, had been dropped off by airplane on the Kenai Peninsula's... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 75, 50 and 25 years ago. April 18, 1941: Mrs. Henry Bowman and son Tiny returned to Wrangell aboard the Princess this week after being in Seattle during the winter with her husband, Capt. Bowman, who will be along in a few weeks with...

 

Search suspended for missing kayaker

The United States Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers announced Saturday the search for a missing kayaker has been suspended. AST received a report on April 7 that Sitka resident Jesse Mills, 40, had embarked on a kayaking trip the previous...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 14, 2016

Jury rules presumption of death for missing Wrangellite

A Wrangell jury unanimously reached a presumptive death verdict in the matter of missing resident Brandon Peterson. Peterson, 38, had last been seen on or about Dec. 13, 2015, at his Thoms Place cabin. A welfare check had been requested of Wrangell V...

 

Courts

Wednesday, April 6 The District Court of Wrangell issued Order to Show Cause to a number of residents for failing to submit jury questionnaires sent out in November 2015. Cases were dismissed without sanction by Magistrate Chris Ellis for Raymond E....

 

Police reports

Monday, April 4 Report of Harassment. MVA. Tuesday, April 5 Unlock Vehicle. Citation issued to William Stover, 72, for parking at the airport. Wednesday, April 6 Report of Theft. Agency Assist – DL information. Report of Theft. Noise Complaint....

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I and my staff want to thank those in the community who joined us in the recent meeting to discuss the future of the recreation program on the Wrangell District. I appreciate that so many people were willing to take the time to listen...

 

Death Notice

Dave Galla, 60, passed away unexpectedly Friday, April 8. Memorial services will be Sat., April 16 at 2 p.m. at Harbor Light Assembly of God. Full obituary will follow....

 

Reflections

A LOVE LETTER Dear Dad, I just want you to know how special you are to me. You took care of all of us growing up. There were 7 mouths to feed. You did it without ever complaining. No matter what, you made sure we had all we needed, clothes on our...

 

Obituary: Keith G. Bloom, 91

Keith G. Bloom, 91, passed away March 26, 2016 in Gresham Ore. He was born in Blatchly, Ore. on August 24, 1924. His family moved to Minocquia, Wis. for a period of time before returning to Sandy,... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: My other father in law is Greg Scheff and he is married to Mark Mendoza's mom, Deborah Scheff. Greg died recently in a plane crash in Alaska. It's always sad to lose someone before their time, especially when you don't get to...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 14, 2016

Locals learn art of basket weaving

Residents had their hands full last week, working out knots and weaving cedar into baskets as part of an extended class. Alaska Native Sisterhood Association sponsored the event, which was led by...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 14, 2016

Changes adopted for next year's game regs

Alaska’s Board of Game adopted a number of changes for the upcoming regulatory year, which take effect July 1. Of local interest, the definition of spike-fork antlers was updated to read as “antlers of a bull moose with only one or two tines on a...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 14, 2016

Three-stop ferry to start new season

A three-stop interisland ferry is to resume service on Friday after a four-month hiatus. Rainforest Islands Ferry anticipates a 26-week run through the summer, connecting communities in Wrangell, Petersburg and on Prince of Wales Island. Launched by...

 

Fish Factor

Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan has scored seats on nearly every Congressional committee that deal with issues on, over and under the oceans. That fulfills a commitment he made to Kodiak when he ran for office two years ago, he said at a ComFish town...

 

SE Alaska King Salmon Sport Fishing Regulations for 2016

The 2016 sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast Alaska and Yakutat will be effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2016 – 11:59 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2017. Alaska resident: The resident bag and possession limit is three king salmon,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 14, 2016

Ports still undecided about rate hike

Port commissioners continued to wrangle over potential rate increases last week, holding a workshop ahead of its regular meeting on April 7. In particular, they looked at raising rates for boatyard haulout fees, one of the Harbor Department’s five...

 

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