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Articles from the April 23, 2020 edition

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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 23, 2020

SEARHC begins releasing local test numbers

At the beginning of April the Wrangell Sentinel reported on Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium's organization-wide COVID-19 testing numbers, across all of their medical centers and clinics...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 23, 2020

Assembly to fund $1.4 million to school

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a special meeting Thursday, April 16, to consider their local contribution to the Wrangell School District's budget. According to the meeting's agenda packet, the...

 

Sentinel places 3rd as best weekly

The Wrangell Sentinel has again been named among the best weekly newspapers in Alaska according to the Alaska Press Club, which announced winners of its annual contest for 2019 over the weekend. The...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 23, 2020

School board approves contract for psychology services, consider principal salary schedule

The Wrangell School Board met last Monday evening, April 20, via web conference. The first item on the agenda was a temporary suspension of the policy requiring that the school board hold in-person...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 23, 2020

City provides updated cruise schedule, more changes likely in the future

While the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing, across the country government authorities and businesses are discussing the idea of slowly reopening and getting things back to normal. In Wrangell, one of the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 23, 2020

Assembly hears calls to reopen economy, hospital's plans for handling virus

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met remotely last Tuesday, April 14, to hold one of their regularly scheduled meetings. It was a light agenda, as far as items requiring an assembly vote, but there was...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 23, 2020

CVB discuss Birdfest cancellation, TBMPs, travel planner development

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Friday afternoon, April 17. Among the items on the meeting's agenda was the cancellation of this year's Birdfest, and what could be done in its...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 23, 2020

Planning underway for prom, senior awards, and graduation

With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, many events and traditions in the Wrangell community have been cancelled. The Wrangell School District has closed its doors for the remainder of the academic year,...

 

Medical director updates assembly and community COVID-19 team addresses mandate

On Wednesday, April 15, representatives from the City and Borough of Wrangell (CBW), Wrangell Medical Center (WMC), the Alaska Division of Public Health, the Alaska Island Community Services (AICS)...

 

SE AK commercial dungeness crab buoy tag sales and registration procedure

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that Dungeness crab permit holders throughout Registration Area A (Southeast) will be required to call ahead and make an appointment with departm...

 

Court report

April 10: A bail hearing was held for Joel Franks, charged with violating a protective order and sexual assault. Bail remained as set. A calendar call is scheduled for June 16, with a jury trial on June 23. April 14: Theodosia James was arraigned on...

 

Police report

April 13 Agency Assist: Airport. Parking Compliant. Agency Assist: Public Works. Jame Howe, 48, charged with violating conditions of release, unlawful contact. Citizen Assist. Agency Assist: Airport. Citizen Assist. April 14 Agency Assist: Airport....

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    April 23, 2020

Dan's Dispatch

Wow the folks are getting it done! I have been so impressed with the Coronavirus response here in Southern Southeast Alaska. At every level - from each individual to businesses to local governments - we have worked together diligently to flatten the...

 

Dry land

A photo of Koknuk flats, looking east towards Wrangell, taken by Ola Richards during a kayak trip from Petersburg over the weekend....

 

Wrangell receives rapid testing equipment

Late last week, the Wrangell Medical Center received an Abbott rapid test machine. This piece of equipment will allow for same-day, in-house testing for COVID-19, according to an April 8 press...

 

The Way We Were

April 22, 1920 Postmaster Stedman has received a considerable quantity of garden and flower seeds from Delegate George B. Grigsby for distribution. These are the seeds furnished by the Department of Agriculture and are of good quality. Anyone...

 

Porcupine on the nature trail

A porcupine walking along the nature trail at Volunteer Park. Porcupines are a common sight in Wrangell, as well as the wider state of Alaska....

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 23, 2020

Alaska's 2020 salmon catch expected to be down 36% after 2019 season

Alaska’s total salmon catch for 2020 is projected to be down 36 percent from last year’s haul of 207 million fish, the eighth largest on record that was valued at nearly $658 million at the docks. In the Run Forecasts and Harvest Projections...

 

Vehicle fire at Heritage Harbor

A vehicle caught fire at Heritage Harbor last Monday morning, April 20. Dorianne Sprehe, with the Wrangell Fire Department, said they received a call about the fire at 10:26 a.m., and were on-scene...

 

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