Articles from the May 30, 2013 edition

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 By Greg Knight    About Town    May 30, 2013

Rea to return $250K, hospital iPad in settlement

With eight words – and the stroke of a pen – Superior Court Judge William B. Carey dismissed the lawsuit against former Wrangell Medical Center CEO Noel Rea and six former members of the WMC Board of... Full story

 By Greg Knight    About Town    May 30, 2013

Derby rolls on, Gildersleeve in pole position

You know it’s getting close to summer in Wrangell when the boats and skiffs of locals are on the water looking for King Salmon – and especially when the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce puts out the... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. June 5, 1913: On account of the inclement weather pm Friday last, the program for the afternoon exercises had to be changed somewhat. Instead of holding the services on the wharf as expected, they were...


Police reports

Monday, May 20 - Report of missing property. Tuesday, May 21 - Catering Permit requested and granted. - Power Outage - eagle hit power lines. - Citation issued to Mindy Gall, age 25, for dog at large and license required. Wednesday, May 22 - Several...

 By Greg Knight    About Town    May 30, 2013

Soria seeks appeal on methamphetamine conviction

A former Wrangell resident who was convicted in 2011 of being part of a drug distribution operation in the Borough and sentenced to more than three years in prison has asked a judge to review evidence in his case. Marcelo Soria, 48, pled guilty in... Full story


Trooper report

Tuesday, May 21 Richard Matney, age 31, of Bozeman, Mont., was cited May 4 by Alaska Wildlife Troopers Wrangell Post for Sport Fish Guide Aid Client in Violation. Matney, the business owner and sport fish guide for Chrome Chasers outfitted his...

 By Shelly Pope    News    May 30, 2013

SEAPA CEO provided an overview and update on the organization

PETERSBURG — Southeast Alaska Power Agency CEO, Trey Acteson, provided a presentation during the Petersburg Borough Assembly meeting on Monday night outlining the services and mission of the SEAPA organization. Acteson stated that SEAPA’s mis...


School News

Rebecca Helgeson of Wrangell, Alaska has graduated from Whitman College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Helgeson is the daughter of Peter and Kara Helgeson and a 2009 graduate of Wrangell High School....


Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: We are looking forward with anticipation to the upcoming move from the current site of Alaska Island Community Services’ Tideline Clinic to the new location near Alpine Mini Mart. The new clinic will offer patients larger, more f...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    May 30, 2013

Vikings drop two bombs on Lady Wolves

The Lady Wolves hosted the Petersburg Lady Vikings softball team for one last pair of games for the 2013 season – and saw their neighbors to the north walk away with two victories, each in the d...

 By Greg Knight    About Town    May 30, 2013

Carving shed begins to take shape in downtown

With the Chief Shakes Tribal House project completed earlier this month, and the rededication ceremony written in the history books, the main objective of the Wrangell Cooperative Associated has...

 By Greg Knight    About Town    May 30, 2013

Service Center Phase II concrete moving forward

Anyone driving down Shakes Street during the past two months probably couldn’t help but notice the massive steel rebar structure going in at the Marine Service Center – a steel design that will rei...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    May 30, 2013

WMC tournament brings out 60 players

The Wrangell Medical Center Foundation held their 6th Annual Brian Gilbert Memorial Golf Tournament last weekend at Muskeg Meadows – under better weather than previous tournaments – and saw a tot...

 By Greg Knight    About Town    May 30, 2013

Rooney's report: Taxes, WMC replacement project

Concern over a proposed tax rate reduction for the City and Borough of Wrangell – from its current 7 percent down to 5.5 percent – led off Borough Manager Tim Rooney’s report to the Assembly this week saw testimony from two local women brought to th...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 30, 2013

Fish Factor

It takes quite a crew to get an Alaska salmon from “boat to throat,” and everyone along the line gets a cut of the catch. How that “value chain” has paid out in the past few years shows some nice gains for Alaska fishermen and processors. “We oft...

 By Greg Knight    News    May 30, 2013

AEA approves wind study via research tower

The Alaska Energy Authority has approved the top of the clear-cut across from Muskeg Meadows Golf Course as a test site for a meteorological research tower and work will proceed on construction when all necessary permits are in place. The purpose of...

 By Greg Knight    About Town    May 30, 2013

Mill rate unchanged, Borough budget approved

The Borough Assembly approved the collection of property taxes for the next fiscal year at their May 28 meeting, continuing the mill rate currently paid by residents of the City and Borough of Wrangell for another year. The Assembly voted 7-0 to...


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