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Articles from the May 18, 2017 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    May 18, 2017

Boat yard picking up, picking out centenarian vessel

The sounds of a couple dozen projects can be heard coming from Wrangell's Marine Service Center, as commercial fishermen, pleasure boaters and other mariners finish work ahead of the busy summer seaso...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 18, 2017

Senior projects giving back to community in different ways

Senior students at Wrangell High School presented their end-of-year projects for parents, faculty and other passersby last week at the school gym. Twenty-four members of this year's graduating class...

 

The Way We Were

May 31, 1917: The Memorial Day observance in Wrangell yesterday far surpassed that of any previous year. The people themselves were surprised at the success of the observance. The parade formed in front of the Redman’s hall and marched to the dock...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 18, 2017

City capital requests top $1.4M

Wrangell’s Assembly mulled over a sizable list of capital priorities for the coming fiscal year Monday. There were 103 items on the list, which finance director Lee Burgess ranked from critical to moderate necessity. He recommended 20 of these...

 

Police reports

Monday, May 8 Civil Issue. Courtesy Transport. Tuesday, May 9 Vacation check requested. Agency Assist: NOAA seized salmon delivered to Senior Center. Unlock Vehicle. Report of Harassment. Wednesday, May 10 MVA: Officer responded to accident....

 

Correction:

In last week’s issue, it was mistakenly conveyed that Charley Seddon’s queen booth would sell breakfast every morning during the competition. Baked goods may be sold most Sundays....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 18, 2017

Elementary school principal heading north

The school district has begun advertising for a new principal at Evergreen Elementary School, after its board accepted the resignation of current principal Deidre Jenson on Monday. Once the school year ends, Jenson said she will be heading north...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 18, 2017

Wrangell resident brings home 14 shooting awards

By Dan Rudy Sentinel writer A Wrangell competitive shootist bested his own performance last year at the 26th annual Western National Shoot from February 28 to March 6. At the 2016 event, resident Don Roher took five different awards – a personal...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 18, 2017

WML&P power pole replacement work continues

The next step in a five-year utility improvement process is wrapping up on Church Street. Work on Church Street’s power infrastructure is about one-third of the way through, Wrangell Municipal Light and Power superintendent Clay Hammer reported....

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 18, 2017

Fish Factor: ​Alaska's seafood output increased slightly and dollar values held steady

The U.S. seafood industry’s contribution to the nation’s economy sank a bit, while Alaska’s output increased slightly and dollar values held steady. An eagerly anticipated annual report released last week by NOAA Fisheries measures the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 18, 2017

Wrangell Tribe hires new tourism coordinator

Wrangell Cooperative Association has created a new position for tourism development, hiring Rachel Moreno for the job. The move is one intended to better coordinate the Tribe’s participation in the visitor industry, a growing segment of the economy...

 

ANSEP receives $3M science foundation grant

The National Science Foundation announced this week the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) will be receiving a $3,000,000 research grant through the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program. Receiving $600,000 a year...

 

Third ambulatory air service comes to SE Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A third air ambulance will be servicing a southeastern Alaska community. Juneau patients got a third option for their medical evacuation needs in early May, the Juneau Empire reported (http://bit.ly/2qjDGUS). LifeMed Alaska...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 18, 2017

National Guard closing down Wrangell armory

Troops were in town recently, decommissioning Wrangell’s National Guard armory on Bennett Street. Lt. Colonel Candis Olmstead of the state Army National Guard Public Affairs Office confirmed last week five soldiers from the 38th Troop Command,...

 

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