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Articles from the April 19, 2018 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    April 19, 2018

Monofill update set for Tuesday evening

A work session on the Byford monofill between the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and City and Borough of Wrangell has been scheduled for next week. Around 18,500 cubic yards of treated, lead-contaminated soil is slated to be interred...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 19, 2018

Emergency response receives first Walker Foundation grant

Wrangell's emergency services were the recipients of the first-ever grant from the Walker Foundation, a benevolent fund established after the acquisition of Alaska Island Community Services last year...

 

The Way We Were

April 18, 1918: There was a special meeting of the town council Tuesday night. All business for the past year as nearly as possible was cleared up. The newly elected councilmen who qualified for office and were seated were F. E. Gingrass, E. A. Lindm...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 19, 2018

Tribe to get own offices with renovation project

Wrangell Cooperative Association began work on renovating new office space last week. Workers began knocking down walls and pulling up old materials from a multiplex apartment at the corner of Wood...

 

Police Report

Monday, April 9 Citizen assist: Vehicle unlocked. MVA. Theft: Gill net. MVA. Summons service. Tuesday, April 10 Suspicious activity reported. Agency assist: Alarm. Agency assist: Power. Agency assist: Harbor Department. Harassment reported: Officer...

 

Obituary: Michael (Mike) Bowering Allen, 71

Michael (Mike) Bowering Allen, 71, passed away at home in the presence of loving family. He was born to Wesley (Wes) Allen and Helen Nelson Allen on March 24, 1947 in Olympia, Washington. He joined...

 

Reflections

Reflections from the Health Fair From an airplane (or on a map), the island of Wrangell looks like a bird in flight – some would say a “dove.” We all know that a bird needs two strong wings in order to fly. This image inspired the Baha’i...

 

Alaska House votes to limit access to marijuana convictions

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska House has passed legislation restricting access to records showing past convictions for simple marijuana possession. The measure is sponsored by Democratic Rep. Harriet Drummond. She says Alaskans should not be...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    April 19, 2018

23-year-old Wrangell artist has first solo show

A 23-year-old artist from Wrangell had her first solo show in Petersburg on Friday, where she was stunned by the turn out and support. The artist, Jaynee Fritzinger, was nervous for her first show at...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 19, 2018

Fish Factor: Halibut stakeholders reportedly "blindsided" when halibut catches slashed again after small uptick in 2017

Alaska halibut is facing strong headwinds that have dampened the value of the catch shares needed to go fishing. Increasing imports of Atlantic halibut from eastern Canada, reports of several million pounds of halibut holdovers in freezers, speculati...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 19, 2018

21st annual Birding Festival set for next week

Wrangell’s annual birding festival is gearing up for a week of activities late next week. This year’s Stikine River Birding Festival will be the 21st, put on cooperatively each year by Wrangell’s Convention and Visitor Bureau and the United...

 

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