Articles from the April 25, 2013 edition

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Jamieson on Assembly, Christian named Vice Mayor

After a nomination by Assembly member Ernie Christian, former Borough Clerk Christie Jamieson was appointed as the newest member of the Borough Assembly, filling the seat left vacant after the... Full story


M/V Malaspina coming to Wrangell for 50th Anniversary celebration

With the Alaska Marine Highway System’s maiden ferry, the M/V Malaspina, making a celebratory tour throughout Southeast Alaska next week, the Sentinel is taking a look back in time at some of the e... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. May 1, 1913: The ultimate disposition of the deserted barracks at Sitka and the question of caring for the aged pioneers and prospectors was combined this past week by the consent of the Secretary of the...

 By Greg Knight    News    April 25, 2013

Sitka carrier eyeing Wrangell on word of merger

A possible merger between two Southeast freight carriers has a Sitka-based firm looking to move to Wrangell. Samson Tug and Barge a family-owned marine freight transportation company has released a... Full story


Police reports

Monday, April 15 -Driving complaint. Tuesday, April 16 -Report of theft. -Report of suspicious incident. -Caller reported they are having a controlled burn. -Caller requested Fire Department dispatched. -Vacation check requested. -911 - Caller hung...


Obituary, Karen Margaret Johnson, 83

Karen Margaret Johnson, 83, passed away April 15, 2013 at Wrangell Medical Center. Karen Margaret Skulstad was born on January 31, 1930 on the island of Unga, Alaska to Dora and Thorvaid. She joined... Full story


Obituary, Carol Anne Kimball, 54

Life-long Alaskan, Carol Anne Kimball, 54, passed away March 14, 2013 at ANMC with her family by her side. Mrs. Kimball was born April 10, 1958 to Alice and Warren Powers, Sr. in Wrangell, Alaska. She was proud to be of Tlingit Indian heritage. She... Full story


Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: The April 11, 2013 issue of the Wrangell Sentinel contains a quote by me regarding the need for Thomas Bay General Manager qualifications that have been interpreted by some to cast a negative opinion of SEAPA. In the clarity of...


WMC in good shape despite $184K loss

February wasn’t exactly the best month financially Wrangell Medical Center has seen, with the hospital showing a net loss of $184,124. According to WMC Chief Financial Officer Garth Hamblin, even t...


Alaska soldier to serve 16 years for espionage

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — An Alaska-based military policeman will serve 16 years in prison and will be dishonorably discharged for selling military secrets to a Russian agent, who was an undercover FBI agent, a military panel d...


Wrangell AVATAR club 'augments' reality

Sentinel writer When you look at a website, a business card, or just about any sign or graphical image you can imagine, you can expect to see information. That information is usually one-dimensional...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 25, 2013

Fish Factor

Chinook salmon research money made it through the Alaska legislature this session but most other fish bills flopped. “The department asked and the legislature funded” said Kevin Brooks, Deputy Commissioner of the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game. “Th...


Rooney named Citizen of Year for 2013

For Jeff Rooney, Sr., a longtime employee of the Wrangell Public Works Department and head coach of the Wrangell High School Wolves wrestling team, getting up at the crack of dawn to clean our...


Nicholls offered Tyee GM position, retires as foreman

Michael J. Nicholls, who oversees the operation and maintenance of the Tyee Hydroelectric Project as the site’s foreman was offered the position of Thomas Bay Power Authority General Manager on M...


Canoe blessed, will lead entry into Wrangell

The Shtax’ Heen Kwaan canoe group held a blessing ceremony last weekend for a canoe that will lead the dozens of participants from the One People Canoe Society into Wrangell during the Shakes I...


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