Articles from the June 5, 2014 edition

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 By Brian O Connor    News    June 5, 2014

Forest service presents logging alternatives

Representatives from the US Forest Service presented publicly for the first time potential large-scale logging alternatives for Wrangell Island. The five alternatives presented at the borough’s economic development committee meeting Thursday e... Full story

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    June 5, 2014

Fourth of July Queen competition officially launches

Officials kicked off the annual fourth of July festivities with food and speeches Saturday evening. Queen candidates introduced their teams and delivered an opening address. Food booths, a mainstay... Full story

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    June 5, 2014

Wrangell Prosperity candidates showcase sustainability

At least two prospective local business owners have submitted entries to this year’s Paths to Prosperity sustainable business competition. Last year’s competition saw Wrangell guitar maker Steve Helgesen and soon-to-be Wrangellite Kevin Skeek win... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. June 11, 1914: The census of the grown white population of Wrangell will be taken this week, according to information given out yesterday by Judge Thomas who received his instructions from Judge Jennings...

 

Young supports medical marijuana provision

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – U.S. Rep. Don Young has voted with the majority to approve a provision that would block the federal government from interfering with states that allow use of medical marijuana. The Alaska Republican was a co-sponsor to the a...

 

Police reports

Monday, May 26 Animal Complaint/Dead Eagle. Animal Complaint/Dead Deer. Citizen Report Possible DUI/Unfounded. Tuesday, May 27 Traffic Safety. Wednesday, May 28 Unattended boat. Agency Assist. Noise Complaint. Found Property. Report of Theft....

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    June 5, 2014

Lemonade Day to sweeten the weekend

Young Wrangellites will take to the sidewalks for a borough-wide annual entrepreneurial experiment Saturday. Wrangell will celebrate Lemonade Day a week ahead of other towns, which will celebrate it on June 14, to accommodate families who might be...

 

School News

Victoria Ingram has been named to the dean’s list at Eastern Oregon University for winter term 2014....

 

HONOR ROLL

Stikine Middle School Honor Roll: Sixth grade: Madison Blackburn, Karri Buness, Michael Buness, Kaylyn Easterly, Laura Helgeson, Adriana Larrabee, Tasha Massin, Trevor Miller, Lillian O’Brien, Hank Voltz, Hunter Weiderspohn. Seventh grade: Riley B...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 5, 2014

PHS students record LeConte Glacier movement

PETERSBURG ­– ­Last week, the Petersburg High School LeConte Glacier survey team tracked the latest movements of the tidal glacier after surveying its terminus earlier this month. Students traveled by skiff and helicopter to the site where they mea...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    June 5, 2014

Title I, kindergarten shifts part of early engagement strategy

A pair of motions passed during the May 21 school board meeting might seem unrelated. One vote moved Evergreen Elementary school to school-wide Title I funding from the schools previous status as a targeted Title I school. The other move extended...

 

Minnesota to be new home for rescued wolf pups

ANCHORAGE (AP) – An Alaska Zoo official in Anchorage says five wolf pups rescued by firefighters from the Funny River wildfire will have a new home at the Minnesota Zoo once they're healthy enough to travel. KTUU-TV reports that Alaska Zoo E...

 

EPA asks Alaska to cut carbon emissions 26 percent

ANCHORAGE, (AP) – Alaska state officials will study a federal plan to lower carbon pollutant emissions before weighing in on its effects, according to a Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner spokesman. The Obama administration on M...

 

... Brave, clean, and reverent

Scouts from Wrangell Boy Scout Troop 40 spent part of this week cleaning up trash along a one-and-a-quarter mile stretch of beach on Zarembo Island between Brown Point and Nesbitt Point. They...

 

Federal Subsistence Board Closes Stikine River Subsistence Chinook Salmon Fishery

The Federal Subsistence Board has closed the May 15-June 20, 2014 subsistence Chinook salmon fishery on the Stikine River and delegated authority to the Wrangell District Ranger to reopen the fishery if the in-season Chinook salmon terminal area abun...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    June 5, 2014

Nurses trained as part of ongoing Level IV certification

Eight Wrangell nurses recently completed a course aimed at certifying them to better assist local trauma victims. The training is part of the ongoing hospital push to seek a level IV trauma...

 

Predator-control effort aims to boost moose

FAIRBANKS (AP) – State wildlife biologists have again killed dozens of bears in an effort to increase the number of available moose for subsistence hunters in part of the western Interior. The Department of Fish and Game said it's too early to d...

 

Senate candidates weigh in on outside money

JUNEAU (AP) – This year's U.S. Senate race in Alaska is the first major race here in the super PAC era. Independent expenditure groups, which can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money, and other outside groups are running ads or reserving air t...

 

McGuire withdrawing from lieutenant gov's race

ANCHORAGE (AP) ­– An Alaska state senator says she's withdrawing from the race for lieutenant governor, a move that appears to leave Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan alone in the Republican primary. The Anchorage Daily News reports that Sen. Lesil Mc...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 5, 2014

Fish Factor

If genetically modified salmon gets a green light by the federal government, it will be labeled as such if US Senators on both sides of the aisle have their way. The Senate Appropriations Committee last week passed the bipartisan Murkowski-Begich ame...

 

Cost of Funny River wildfire: $6.1 million so far

KENAI, Alaska (AP) – The cost of battling the 300-square mile Funny River wildfire has climbed to $6.1 million. Fire operations cost $1.13 million and $1.05 million a day at its peak last Saturday and Sunday, according to financial data from the A...

 

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