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Articles from the April 22, 2021 edition

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 By Sentinel staff    News    April 22, 2021

City reports new COVID-19 case

City officials reported a new COVID-19 case Monday afternoon, bringing to 18 the number of positive cases since April 8. Of those, 16 are reported as having recovered, the city's 4:30 p.m. announcement said. "No additional information is known at thi... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 22, 2021

Budget built on lower student count, cuts one teacher

The school district assumes more students will return to classrooms in the fall — though the count would still be down 25% from its pre-pandemic level — with the enrollment drop and tight budget...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 22, 2021

Beachcomber sees art and history in old glass

"The idea is to reclaim, repurpose and recycle," Andrew Hoyt said. "That's where R&R Glassworks got its name, 'reclaimed' and 'repurpose.'" Wrangell residents may be familiar with R&R Glassworks, a...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 22, 2021

Wrangell under face mask ordinance through April 30

The community is under a face mask order for all indoor public spaces until 11:59 p.m. April 30, though the borough assembly removed any penalties from the ordinance. The April 8-16 outbreak of 16...

 

The Way We Were

April 21, 1921 A business deal for which negotiations have been pending for some time and which is of great interest to the community was closed this week with the sale of the St. Michael Trading Co. store by P.C. McCormack to two well-known young me...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 22, 2021

Federal aid helps Southeast second time in 25 years

A quarter-century ago, Congress appropriated $110 million explicitly to help Southeast communities get through the loss of the timber industry, the region's big economic driver. This year, federal...

 

From the publisher: Political party labels don't tell you enough

I wrote my first news story 52 years ago last week for my college paper. That year and every year since, I was taught, reminded, practiced and adhered to Associated Press style and always identified...

 

Editorial: Sharp idea for tourism marketing

States and cities have tried a lot of creative slogans over the years to entice people to come visit. "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." The iconic "I Love NY" slogan and logo. And there's the ro...

 

Letters to the Editor

College student looks at ethics of gene editing Is it morally right to gene edit? There are people with various ideas on both ends of the spectrum; some believe by having the power to gene edit you... Full story

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 22, 2021

Stikine Bird Fest runs through May 8

The annual Stikine River Birding Festival starts Friday and includes movies, a morning walk to identify birds, video presentations, virtual storytelling from the library, a session on how to build a b...

 

Basketball team scores with fundraiser

Jamie Early (left) and Adeline Andrews (with the hose) were among the crew at the Wrangell Lady Wolves high school basketball team car wash fundraiser Saturday morning. Coach Christy Good said that...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 22, 2021

Visitor bureau closer to tourism management plan

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau has decided it's almost time to get business input on its draft proposal for how the tourism industry should operate in the community, called "tourism best m...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 22, 2021

City approves funding for trash baler

Wrangell is getting a machine to cut, mash and bundle up its trash into compact bales for the ride out of town. The borough assembly on April 13 approved spending more than $600,000 to buy and...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    April 22, 2021

Wrangell Community Cleanup this Saturday

The Wrangell Community Cleanup, a longtime tradition, is set for Saturday. Volunteers are invited to meet at the covered basketball court by Evergreen Elementary at 8:30 a.m. to help clean up...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 22, 2021

City will fill Nolan Center position, but still wants to save money

The Nolan Center, Wrangell's movie theater, museum and community center, is understaffed. Leaving the facility manager position vacant this fiscal year has been too much of a strain on the remaining s...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 22, 2021

More stay-at-home diners upgrade to crab, lobster

“Insatiable” is the word being used to describe the demand for snow crab as the world’s largest fishery got underway on April 5 in eastern Canada. And while more snow crab will be available this year, buyers expect a tight supply. Global...

 

Police report

Monday, April 12 No reports. Tuesday, April 13 Drug information. Agency assist: Ambulance. Traffic stop. Wednesday, April 14 Agency assist: Fire alarm. Thursday, April 15 Welfare check: All was good. Agency assist: Court. Friday, April 16 Found...

 

Evening light show

The northern lights were out over Wrangell on Friday night, viewed here from the Airport Loop Road....

 

Proposed Juneau citizens initiative would limit cruise ships

JUNEAU (AP) - Juneau residents have filed paperwork for citizens initiatives that would impose limits on cruise ships in Alaska’s capital city. The proposed measures submitted April 12 would ban large cruise ships at certain times and over a...

 
 By Becky Bohrer    News    April 22, 2021

State will provide airport vaccination shots to help attract tourists

Free COVID-19 vaccinations will be made available at four airports in the state starting June 1, Gov. Mike Dunleavy said April 16 as he unveiled plans aimed at bolstering the state’s pandemic-battered tourist industry. Dunleavy also outlined plans...

 
 By Elwood Brehmer    News    April 22, 2021

Alaska economy 'nowhere near a return to normalcy'

Alaska’s economy isn’t getting worse, but it could also be a long way from substantial improvement. University of Alaska Anchorage Institute for Social and Economic Research economist Mouchine Guettabi said many of the indicators showing...

 

Senate removes Reinbold as committee chair

JUNEAU (AP) - Alaska state Sen. Lora Reinbold was removed as Senate Judiciary Committee chair on April 19, the 91st day of a legislative session in which she has often clashed with fellow Republicans, including other Senate majority members and Gov....

 
 By Becky Bohrer    News    April 22, 2021

Isolated Alaska towns among the leaders in vaccination rates

John Waghiyi remembers rushing his cousin to the clinic in the Bering Sea city of Savoonga in December, worried he was having a possible heart attack while out butchering a bowhead whale. Waghiyi...

 
 By Mark Thiessen    News    April 22, 2021

State discriminated against same-sex PFD applicant couples

Alaska discriminated against some same-sex spouses for years in wrongfully denying them benefits by claiming their unions were not recognized even after courts struck down same-sex marriage bans, court documents obtained by The Associated Press show....

 

Village says all shoppers must be fully vaccinated

BETHEL (AP) - A coastal village about 70 miles southwest of Bethel has mandated that only fully vaccinated people will be allowed into the community’s stores and businesses. Kongiganak, with a population of less than 500, had 50% of its eligible...

 

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