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 By Dan Rudy    News    June 4, 2015

Schools hire new secondary principal

The Wrangell School Board elected to offer Kendall Benson the position as the new secondary schools principal during its May 19 meeting. He will replace outgoing principal Colter Barnes who served... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 4, 2015

Without budget, state could experience shutdown

As of Tuesday, the Alaska Legislature meeting in a special session in Anchorage had still not passed a budget for the new fiscal year, which begins July 1. On Sunday, the Senate Finance Committee rejected a compromise budget passed by the House the... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 75, 50 and 25 years ago. May 31, 1940: Official program of the Wrangell Potlatch Monday and Tuesday: June 3, 10 to 11 a.m., dedication of Hit Klane (Shakes Community House). Unveiling of new totem pole on Shakes Island. Noon to 5...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 4, 2015

Water conservation measures implemented

As dry conditions pervaded May and continue into June, the City of Wrangell has issued a public notice requesting that residents conserve water after its two reservoirs dipped below the usual levels.... Full story

 

Police reports

Monday, May 25 Report of reckless driving. Owner located and will remove the vehicle. Tuesday, May 26 Courtesy transport. Verbal warning given for no visible tag. Report of dog at large. Unable to locate. Fire Department responded to a report of a...

 

Courts

May 29 Randolph M. Kalkins, 46, was released with restrictions on a $250 bond by the First District Court to a third-party custodian. The defendant was arrested on charges of Assault in the Fourth Degree on May 8, and he is scheduled to return to...

 

King limit changes in Wrangell Narrows, Blind Slough

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) Division of Sport Fish announced a bag and possession limit of king salmon in the Wrangell Narrows-Blind Slough Terminal Harvest Area, which took effect on Monday and will last through July 31. King...

 

City Market and Sentry Hardware Golf Tournament Results

May 30 Mystery Scramble: 1st place: Greg Scheff, George Woodbury. Net score 65, team handicap 23. 2nd place: Eric Kading, Rocky Littleton. Net score 76, team handicap 21. Straightest Drive: Greg Scheff, 69” May 31 Best Ball: 1st place: Greg...

 

Correction:

In the Summer Reading article of last week's issue, it was mistakenly reported that two Alaska Airlines tickets were part of the program's prizes. Though the air carrier did contribute to the program, the tickets were donated separately and will be...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 4, 2015

SE Chautauqua nearing curtain date

The New Old Time Chautauqua is still set to stop through on its summer tour of Southeast Alaska later this month. Founded in 1981 by a group of performers, health care practitioners and educators,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 4, 2015

Mountie search uncovers grave situation in SE

A delegation of Royal Canadian Mounted Police visited Wrangell last month in search of one of their colleagues, a constable killed in a boating accident near the island over a century ago. Constable Spencer Heathcote was a member of RCMP's Yukon...

 

SEAPA helipad project progresses in special meeting

At a special meeting on May 15, the board of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) approved the purchase of 348 helicopter landing pad panels from Fibergrate Composite Structures of Dallas, Texas, for $135,360. The 4-by-12 foot molded fiberglass...

 

Byford property tests positive for lead contamination

On Monday, the City and Borough of Wrangell announced the results of a preliminary analysis of soil samples collected at the former Byford junkyard at approximately 4-mile on Zimovia Highway. Conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

 

Guest Opinion

Next weekend, Lt. Governor Byron Mallott and I will kick off a series of conversations about the future of our state. The essence of these conversations is: What do we want our state to look like?...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 4, 2015

Fish Factor

Alaska’s salmon industry is ready to get corked by the inability of state lawmakers to pass a budget. More than 20,000 state workers are bracing for 30 day layoff notices, meaning they’ll be off the job when the new fiscal year starts on July 1....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 4, 2015

It's a royal rumble

The Fourth of July Festival season began Sunday with the kickoff for this year's Royalty Court contest. The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce (CoC) sponsored a gathering at the Stikine Inn, introducing...

 

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