Articles from the May 26, 2016 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    May 26, 2016

Names given to faces on some stored totems

Seven totem poles transferred this spring from city storage at the boatyard to Wrangell Cooperative Association's new cultural center have been identified. The Tribe contacted master carver Steve... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    May 26, 2016

Wrangell bids goodbye to the Class of 2016

As Wrangell High School prepared to send off 19 of its senior class last week, a number of awards and scholarships were distributed to students at a May 18 ceremony in the gym. "This is a phenomenal g... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 75, 50 and 25 years ago. May 30, 1941: Effort will be made to have work start of Wrangell's airport this year, Gov. Ernest Gruening told a special committee from the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce, who called on the governor last Saturd...

 By Dan Rudy    News    May 26, 2016

Slimmer ferry schedule proposed for 2016-17

A draft for the Alaska Marine Highway System’s post-summer schedule was released last week. AMHS general manager Captain John Falvey Jr. reported the new schedule will be based on expected funding levels for the next fiscal year, which begins July... Full story



May 4 Shapleigh W. Howell, 82, appeared before First District Judicial Officer Leanna Nash on the violation charge of Groundfish Taken with Commercial Salmon Troll Gear Eastern Gulf Area – 1st Offense. The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge,...


Police reports

Monday, May 16 Citizen Assist: Removed porcupine quills from dog. Traffic Complaint: Excessive acceleration. Unsecured Premises. Found Property. Tuesday, May 17 Agency Assist/Line Crew. Suspicious Circumstance/Unsecured Premises. Agency Assist/Dog...

 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    May 26, 2016

Dan's Dispatch

Wouldn’t Alaskans experience violence if a gunman shot into their home? SB 91, a crime reform bill that ignores victims’ rights, says shooting into a home is ‘non-violent.’ Felonies will have reduced presumptive sentencing and jail time, and...


Letters to the Editor

We are totally against a Retail Store and a Grow and Manufacture business in the town limits of Wrangell. Please do not issue permits for either business. Could we at least have the citizens of Wrangell vote on their opinions of cannabis in...


Muskeg Meadows news

Bobs’ Golf Tournament was held on May 21 and 22 with 24 participants. May 21: 1st place: Chris Ellis, Wayne Ellis, Grover Mathis. Net score: 21, Team handicap: 17: 2nd place: Jane Bliss, Sue Nelson, Eric Kading. Net score: 23, Team handicap: 19:...


Legislature convenes for special session

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Legislature convened a special session Monday called by Gov. Bill Walker to address numerous issues unresolved during the extended regular session, including the budget, oil and gas tax credits and a plan to confron... Full story

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 26, 2016

Fish Factor

Alaska’s salmon season officially got underway on May 16 with the arrival of thousands of sockeye and king salmon at the Copper River near Cordova, and high prices were the talk of the town. The first opener produced a catch of 25,000 sockeye and...

 By Dan Rudy    News    May 26, 2016

Assembly explores budget alternatives in public hearing

Before its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday evening, the City and Borough Assembly was prefaced with a public hearing and special presentation on the coming fiscal year's budget. Following up on its first review of the FY2017 draft budget on May 9...

 By Dan Rudy    News    May 26, 2016

Harbor and boatyard rate hike gets first hearing

After many months of preparation, higher rates for Wrangell's harbor and boatyard users passed a penultimate hurdle on Tuesday. The City and Borough Assembly approved on first reading Ordinance 917, amending the fee schedule for Wrangell's Harbor Dep...


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