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Articles from the April 30, 2020 edition

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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 30, 2020

Local author releases new book, "Silty Water People"

Local writer Vivian Faith Prescott recently announced the publication of her newest book, Silty Water People. The book is a collection of some of her oldest poems, she said, and is a look at "the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 30, 2020

Uncertainties across industries as Wrangell economy works through pandemic

With Health Mandate 16, part of Governor Mike Dunleavy's plan to reopen Alaska's economy safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, communities across the state are considering what the near future may...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 30, 2020

Economic recovery task force meets to discuss business needs, state mandates

The Reopen Wrangell Task Force, made up of several representatives across the community, met last Monday afternoon to discuss ways to assist Wrangell's economy through the COVID-19 pandemic. The task...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 30, 2020

School district working to keep kids fed through end of the school year

This has been a unique school year in Wrangell. With the COVID-19 pandemic, not only was the basketball season cut short, but districts across the state have closed their doors. The Wrangell School...

 

Baseball season coming soon, says little league president

It is springtime in Wrangell. Birds are returning for the warmer weather, fishing season is gearing up, and under normal circumstances little league season would be kicking off right about now....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 30, 2020

Rushmore answers census questions, encourages responses

April 1 was Census Day, but Carol Rushmore wanted to remind everyone that responses can still be turned in until the end of July. Rushmore, Wrangell's economic development director and head of the...

 

Springtime for Wrangell

The Wrangell log, out at City Park, got spruced up a bit over the weekend. Groundswell, the local flower shop, put together the floral arrangement for public enjoyment. Mya DeLong, of Groundswell,...

 

The Way We Were

April 29, 1920 Daniel Baker, the affable young traveling representative of the Western Dry Goods company, was a pleasant caller at the Sentinel Office yesterday. Mr. Baker does not, of course, ever expect to sell the Sentinel any dry goods...

 

Police report

April 20 Parking Complaint. Vehicle Fire. Agency Assist: Hospital. Welfare Check. April 21 Violation of Condition of Release. Summons Service. Agency Assist: Ambulance. Animal Complaint. Agency Assist: Harbor Master. Agency Assist: Fire Department....

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: After again hearing that the economic health of our community is a second priority, I feel compelled to offer a few facts that we all live with and could live with for some time. As...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    April 30, 2020

Dan's Dispatch

This past weekend, I hosted a Facebook Live event to catch up with District 36 while still social distancing. I was happy to see a lot of participation; there were great questions and comments! Thank you to everyone who listened in and offered...

 

Reflections

In the past few months, many of us, believers and non-believers, have asked the question, 'Where is God in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic?" When we are challenged with an individual, family, commun...

 

Face Mask

Office dog Sky tries on a face mask, with the help of Sentinel reporter Caleb Vierkant. Wearing face masks out in public is an important part of keeping the community safe during the COVID-19...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 30, 2020

Alaska's COVID prevention guidelines; Fish Board brouhaha; Trolling lawsuit

Strict new rules are now in place for Alaska fishermen and their vessels to protect against and prevent the spread of COVID-19 during the 2020 salmon season. Effective April 24, Governor Dunleavy provided 11 pages of mandates that specifically...

 

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