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Articles from the April 29, 2021 edition

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 By Sentinel staff    News    April 29, 2021

Governor, lawmakers agree to use federal aid to boost ferry system

Nearly $77 million in federal pandemic relief funds would be used to cover the state contribution to the Alaska Marine Highway System operating budget through Dec. 31, 2022, bringing more certainty...

 

Never miss a sunny day

Alyssa Coleman enjoys her Monday afternoon with a book outside City Hall. Wrangell reached a sunny 61 degrees on Monday, far from the record of 72 but still several degrees above average for the day....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 29, 2021

Trident will not reopen this summer, cites low chum numbers

Trident Seafoods has notified city officials the company will not reopen its Wrangell plant this summer. Plant manager Nick Ohmer called on Tuesday with the expected news, Borough Manager Lisa Von Bar...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 29, 2021

Matanuska breakdown fourth since February

The 58-year-old Matanuska has been at the dock in Ketchikan since Sunday morning, waiting for repairs, and is not expected to return to service until Saturday. It is the ship's fourth mechanical breakdown since February, stranding passengers and...

 

The Way We Were

April 28, 1921 Four mining load claims located on Zarembo Island, about 20 miles from Wrangell, were recorded at the courthouse this week. The claims are designated as Zarembo load claims Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, and are located on the northeasterly corner...

 

Legislature, governor focus on spending federal pandemic aid

Legislators will focus the next few weeks on how to spend $1.02 billion in federal pandemic relief destined for the state treasury, with last week's opening acts of the fiscal play showing somewhat different budgetary scripts from the House majority...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    April 29, 2021

Cleanup volunteers fill 10 dumpsters

About 70 people came out for Saturday's Wrangell Community Cleanup, about 10 more than usual, said organizer Valerie Massie. There was no cleanup in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the annual...

 

Correction

Due to an editor’s error, the Sentinel misspelled Issabella Crowley’s name in the credit line for the northern lights photo on Page 12 of the April 22 newspaper....

 

From the publisher: Lack of fiscal plan adds to Alaska's struggles

"Confidence in an economy matters," Dan Robinson, research chief at the state Department of Labor, told the House Ways and Means Committee earlier this month. "There is an economic cost of not...

 

Editorial: Spend federal aid to do the most good

With more than $1 billion in federal pandemic aid heading to the state treasury, Gov. Mike Dunleavy and Alaska's 60 legislators are busy figuring out the best way to spend the money. Our elected...

 

Opinion: Southeast cities should band together to operate ferries

I saw a falling star last night and it reminded me of our Alaska Marine Highway System. Both are in a free fall. We cannot do much about the star, but maybe we can rescue our ferry system. We cannot...

 

Wolves bring home six regional wrestling titles

The Wrangell Wolves wrestling team continued its strong season last weekend with several wrestlers taking first place in Southeast regionals and then making a solid showing the next day at the Bill...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    April 29, 2021

Wrangell competes for mileage against Petersburg and Juneau

Wrangell, Petersburg and Juneau residents are competing to see who can walk, hike or run the farthest - without ever leaving town. "Bragging rights will go to the community that walks/hikes/runs the...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    April 29, 2021

Police updating roadkill charity list

With warmer weather, the Wrangell Police Department is expecting roadkill to increase. With that, they are hoping to update their charity list for recovering and sharing the deer meat. Chief Tom Radke said the department's list currently has less...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 29, 2021

Tire compound in road runoff may endanger salmon

Are toxins from road runoff a threat to salmon in Anchorage’s most popular fishing streams? A GoFundMe campaign has been launched so Alaskans can chip in to find out. The push stems from an organic compound in tires called quinone that was newly id...

 

Police report

Monday, April 19 Traffic stop: Citation issued for failure to stop at stop sign. Tuesday, April 20 Dog complaint. Concerned citizen. Traffic stop. Wednesday, April 21 Agency assist: Fire department. Abandon vehicle. Inmate medical. Agency assist:...

 

House approves early school funding; Senate action uncertain

The Alaska House of Representatives has passed a bill intended to prevent teacher layoffs the next two years with early appropriation of state funding to local school operating budgets. Though helpful in its intent to provide funding certainty to...

 

Anti-mask state senator takes to the highway after airline ban

Alaska Airlines has banned an anti-mask state senator for refusing to follow federal law and airline policy requiring face masks. "We have notified Senator Lora Reinbold that she is not permitted to...

 

Alaska Native Celebration plans return for next year

JUNEAU (AP) - Celebration, a four-day dance-and-cultural event billed as the largest gathering of Alaska Natives in Southeast Alaska, will return next year as an in-person event after widespread immunizations in the nation’s largest state,...

 
 By Becky Bohrer    News    April 29, 2021

Alaska shares vaccine doses with residents of Stewart, BC

HYDER - Gov. Mike Dunleavy has offered COVID-19 vaccines to residents of the small British Columbia town of Stewart, with hopes it could lead the Canadian government to ease border restrictions...

 

Investigators determine pilots' vision obscured in 2019 midair collision

JUNEAU (AP) - Two planes collided while on sightseeing flights near Ketchikan in 2019 because the pilots’ views were obscured and aircraft-tracking systems failed to warn them about the other aircraft, federal investigators concluded April 20. Six...

 

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