Articles from the May 25, 2017 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    May 25, 2017

Class of 2017 headed for new challenges

Twenty-four seniors graduated this year from Wrangell High School. A special commencement was held at the school gym on May 19, decked out with school colors, balloons and red carpet. All students in...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 25, 2017

Alpine burgled in early morning break-in

Police were called in to Alpine Mini Mart early Tuesday morning, after being notified of a break-in by the store's alarm system. "So at about 3:30 this morning, the alarm goes off and calls us at...

 

The Way We Were

May 31, 1917: The Memorial day observance in Wrangell yesterday far surpassed that of any previous year. The parade preceding the service at the Rink in the afternoon was a most creditable one. The parade was formed in the following order: Six...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 25, 2017

Resident rescued by chopper after paddleboard accident

An area youth was seriously injured in a paddleboarding accident at Pats Creek late Sunday, and after being found by emergency medical technicians had to be airlifted out to safety. Sixteen-year-old...

 

Police reports

Monday, May 15 Criminal Mischief: Officer responded. Agency Assist: DVO served. Tuesday. May 16 Theft reported. Wednesday, May 17 EDP: Officer requested. Power Outage: Scheduled power outage noticed for Friday. Traffic Stop: Citation issued to...

 

Courts

Tuesday, May 16 Terri L. Stark, 52, appeared before First District Court Judicial Officer Chris Ellis on the charge of Driving Under the Influence, a Class A misdemeanor. The defendant pleaded guilty to the offense, and was ordered to serve 30 days...

 

Obituary: Dan Wickman, 73

Dan Wickman, 73, left this earth on May 1, 2017. Born September 29, 1943 in Wrangell, Alaska to Robert and Helena Wickman, Dan was a Native Alaskan and member of the Tlinget tribe, as well as a... Full story

 

School News

Tiffany Merritt graduated from the University of North Carolina Greensboro Graduate School Sociology Department with honors and a Master of Arts Degree in Criminology on May 9. The subject of her...

 

Dan's Dispatch

What are the priorities of Alaskans? Does our budget reflect those priorities? The Senate’s priority is loud and clear: oil companies. The Senate’s revision of HB 111, “Oil and Gas Production Tax,” works only for oil companies while leaving...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 25, 2017

SEARHC-AICS hosting meeting on drug and alcohol addiction

Residents are invited to attend a special presentation at the local clinic this evening, focused on understanding and treating addiction. Targeting problems with alcohol and opioids, Dr. Janice Sheufelt will lead the public presentation, which begins...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 25, 2017

Saturday tournament and auction raising money for hospital

Wrangell Medical Center is gearing up for its 10th annual golf tournament and fundraiser dinner, proceeds from which will go toward several initiatives of its Foundation. Coupled with Saturday’s banquet and auction, the Brian Gilbert Memorial Golf...

 

Grey's Passage area closed to King fishing

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Tuesday king salmon sport fishing regulations have changed for the marine waters adjacent to the Stikine River in District 8, near Petersburg and...

 

Fireworks show rescheduled to July 3

Culminating Wrangell’s Independence Day celebrations each summer, this year the fireworks show will be rescheduled to the night of July 3. The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce made the announcement after consulting with Wrangell Volunteer Fire...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 25, 2017

Fish Factor: Legislative haggling may hurt fisheries management

Alaska salmon managers are hoping for the best and planning for the worst as lawmakers extend into a third special session to try and agree on a state budget. It is the third year in a row they have n...

 

Delta begins summer flights to capital of Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Delta Air Lines has begun its seasonal flights to the capital of Alaska. The Juneau Empire reports flights from Seattle to Juneau started last week. They will run once a day during the summer season. Planes will land in...

 

Alaska winter king salmon season limit falls short

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – King salmon fishing crews in Southeast Alaska have fallen short of catching their limit for the winter season. This year’s commercial harvest total is down from the previous two winters, KFSK-FM reported last week. Crews...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 25, 2017

Governor buys another 30 days for Legislature budget

Ending its regular 120-day session without a budget plan in place, the Legislature was called back into its first special session of the year by Gov. Bill Walker. The body’s regular session expired last week, with unresolved questions on how to...

 

Officials: Alaska police cannot own or operate weed business

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) _ The Alaska Police Standards Council has decided officers and prison guards in the state should not be getting involved in the marijuana industry. The council voted earlier this month to ban police from “owning or operating...

 

Legislature confirms all but one Walker nominee

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Legislature last week confirmed Jahna Lindemuth as the state’s attorney general Tuesday and approved all but one of Gov. Bill Walker’s nominees to boards, positions and key administration posts. The lone...

 

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