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 By Dan Rudy    News    May 31, 2018

SEARHC-WMC deal looks promising, parties say

After a series of meetings and public presentations last week, a proposed acquisition of Wrangell Medical Center by a regional health group looks more probable. Southeast Alaska Rural Health...

 

TheWay We Were In the Sentinel

May 30, 1918 We do not grasp the real significance of the general exodus in the cause of freedom until the experience comes home to our own community. Wrangell has given of her men before and our hearts have swelled with pride as we bade them...

 

In memoriam

One of a pair of pipers play the first few verses to "Amazing Grace" on May 20, following a Blessing of the Fleet jointly held during a Mariners' Memorial fundraiser. Straddling an overlook between...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 31, 2018

Small spate of intrusions at home and churches

There was a spate of mischief afoot this month with a pair of break-ins and some possible mischief being considered related events. Pastor Nettie Covalt at First Presbyterian Church reported an intrusion at the house of worship on May 22. Home to a...

 

Police Report

May 21, 2018 Arrested: Drew Huntington, 30: On charges of burglary, theft, and violating conditions of release. Traffic stop: Verbal warning for driving habits. May 22, 2018 Agency assist: Ambulance. Burglary/ Criminal mischief. Disturbance. Agency...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 31, 2018

Byford soil barging project to heave to next week

With the addition of funds by the Alaska Legislature into next year’s budget, treated soil at the former Byford junkyard site will be shifted to a staging area for transport off-island. For decades used as a private scrapyard, the four-acre site...

 

A room with a view

A view of Wrangell from aboard the Star Legend on Friday, which anchored offshore for the day during its stop-through. The vessel is a new addition to the summer cruise fleet passing through Wrangell...

 

Senator Stedman gives a session update during Festival visit

With the adjournment of the Legislature on May 12, Senator Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, talked to The Pilot during the Little Norway Festival about the session. The legislature realized they have to restructure the Alaska Permanent Fund (APF) and Senate...

 

Them's the breaks

Workers with the Public Works Department move ground getting to a ruptured pipe under McKinnon Street on Tuesday. A resident had reported a possible rupture before the long weekend, this one on top...

 

Canadian investor backs away from Alaska mine project

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A Canadian company that was courted as a potential partner in a proposed copper-and-gold mine near one of the world's largest salmon fisheries in Alaska has backed away from the project. Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd., which i...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 31, 2018

A nice pay day for Alaska salmon fishermen may be on the horizon

Forces are aligned for a nice pay day for Alaska’s salmon fishermen. There is no backlog from last season in cold storages, a lower harvest forecast is boosting demand, prices for competing farmed salmon have remained high all year, and a devalued...

 

Subsistence permits now available online

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced on Friday it would begin to allow subsistence and personal use salmon permit participants to access their permits online. Online availability was established as a result of user feedback, with the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 31, 2018

City open to discuss nuisances, flushing new filter idea

Wrangell is still preparing to deal with nuisance abatement, though it will be approaching with an amiable cautiousness. City manager Lisa Von Bargen updated the City and Borough Assembly last week on progress so far made in reducing the various...

 

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