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Articles from the April 28, 2016 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    April 28, 2016

Experts: Big Bites breakwater would not muddle Mill

The City and Borough Assembly was able to put its concerns to bed regarding a proposed mooring facility and breakwater. At the April 12 meeting assembly members had opted to postpone their decision on a request by prospective recreational outfit Big... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 28, 2016

Wrangell Tribe initiates algal bloom study

Wrangell's tribal environmental office has joined step with others in the region in tracking the spread of harmful algal blooms. Wrangell Cooperative Association's Indian Environmental General Assista... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 28, 2016

Chamber dinner as good as gold

It was a full ballroom in the Nolan Center Friday for the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce's 26th Annual Fundraising Dinner. The theme for this year was "Good as Gold," highlighting the partnership the... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 75, 50 and 25 years ago. May 2, 1941: With Mrs. Ted Sterling, wife of Capt. Sterling, breaking the traditional bottle of champagne over her bow as she slid gracefully down the ways, the new Hazel B No. 1 of the Barrington...

 

Courts

Friday, April 15 William R. Nakamura, 35, appeared before First Judicial District Magistrate Judge Chris Ellis to face two charges of Violate Condition of Release and one count of Criminal Mischief – Property Damage $250-$749. The defendant...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 28, 2016

Tree downs power across SEAPA network

Power went down across three Southeast communities Tuesday morning, after a downed tree cut lines in Ketchikan. “Evidently there was some wind or storm action,” said Clay Hammer, superintendent of Wrangell Municipal Light and Power. Three section...

 

Police reports

Monday, April 18 Nothing to report. Tuesday, April 19 Illegal parking – warning given. Wednesday, April 20 Parking Complaint. Possible Fight. Agency Assist – Trooper. Thursday, April 21 Nothing to report. Friday, April 22 Agency Assist....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 28, 2016

Byford cleanup larger project than expected

Work to clean up the former Byford junkyard site has proven to be a larger task than first thought. Though the contaminated property is owned by the City and Borough of Wrangell, remediation is being undertaken by the Alaska Department of...

 

Dan's Dispatch

Alaskans are the beneficiaries of the state’s investment. Our constitution requires the State of Alaska to manage our resources to the maximum benefit of the people. Government’s fiduciary duty to its citizens is to make prudent investments and...

 

To the Editor

To the Editor: Dear Wrangell, I don't know where to start. And I'm at a loss for words at the celebration of Dave's life. He would never in his wildest dreams foreseen the respect he had. All the care and comfort everyone gave to my family and me...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 28, 2016

Public school budget draft using black ink

Wrangell’s Public School Board approved a second draft of its Fiscal Year 2017 budget during a special session Tuesday evening. Several sizable changes were made to both its expenditures and revenues, reflecting previously unacknowledged items....

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 28, 2016

Fish Factor

Cuts affecting Alaska’s fisheries will be spread across all regions and species, depending on the final budget that is approved by state legislators. As it stands now, the total commercial fisheries budget for FY 2017 from all state and federal...

 

Filleting and De-heading of Lingcod, King and Coho Salmon, and Nonpelagic Rockfish Prohibited

Marine boat anglers returning to ports where and when on-site ADF&G creel surveys are conducted will be prohibited from filleting, mutilating, and de-heading sport caught lingcod, nonpelagic rockfish, and king and coho salmon at-sea. Marine boat...

 

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