Articles from the June 6, 2013 edition

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 By Greg Knight    News    June 6, 2013

One feared dead in LeConte Glacier sightseeing crash

The United States Coast Guard and members of the Alaska State Troopers search and rescue team spent the better part of Tuesday evening at LeConte Glacier after a Pacific Wings Beaver aircraft out of Petersburg crashed, leaving one reported as dead.... Full story

 By Greg Knight    About Town    June 6, 2013

New AICS Clinic open to public, prepared for clients

After more than a year of planning, design and construction, the brand new Alaska Island Community Services clinic held an open house to show off the multi-million dollar building, its technological... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. June 12, 1913: Tom McGrath of Victoria, who with his wife and 11-year-old son went into the Silver Creek, B.C. region in the Cassiar via Atlin last March, returned to Wrangell by way of Telegraph Creek...

 By Greg Knight    About Town    June 6, 2013

Oliver looks back, ahead to 2013 logging event

There was a time when the front page of the Wrangell Sentinel was bracketed by the phrase “Founded in 1902 – Lumber capital of Alaska.” Those days ended in the 2000s, when Silver Bay’s operati... Full story

 By Greg Knight    About Town    June 6, 2013

MHT, Slenkamp check wood taken from danger cut

The City and Borough of Wrangell faced a check up from Alaska Mental Health Trust senior resource manager Paul Slenkamp after a report of excessive tree removal near the end of the road at 12.5 Mile...


Trooper report

Saturday, May 25 Alaska Wildlife Troopers Ketchikan Post issued a summons to Eric Yancey, age 53, from Wrangell, for outfitting and transporting black bear hunters without being registered as a big game guide/outfitter, or a transporter. He was also...


Police reports

Monday, May 27 - Caller reported porcupine in tree. - Hazardous play reported. - Misuse of 911 - Situation will be taken care of. - Arrested Jonathan Gerald Annis, age 30, on charges of DUI, Refusal to Submit to Chemical Test and Resisting Arrest....



On May 21, Wrangell Magistrate Chris Ellis adjudicated the following cases: Cody Bell, age 27, of Wrangell, was found guilty of Indecent Exposure in the Second Degree. He was ordered to pay a surcharge of $50, report to a substance abuse agency for...


Obituary, James Eric Sundberg, 56

James Eric Sundberg, 56, died at home May 18, 2013 in Manson, Washington, after a yearlong battle with mesothelioma, a rare, incurable cancer caused by asbestos exposure. He was born January 18, 1957... Full story


School News

Rolland Wimberley graduated from Truman State University, in Kirksville, Mo., on May 11 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Justice Systems. He is a 2009 graduate of Wrangell High School and is the son of Benn Curtis and Shirley Wimberley. He plans...


School News

Ethan Pempek graduated Cum Laude from the University of Hawai`i at Mânoa with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Information and Communications Technologies. Upon graduation, Ethan placed in the top...


USFS asking Alaska, other states to return cash

(AP) WASHINGTON – The U.S. Forest Service is in the business of preventing fires, not starting them. Yet the agency set off alarms in Congress and state capitols across the West by citing automatic spending cuts as the basis for demanding that d...

 By Greg Knight    About Town    June 6, 2013

Summer reading program in full swing at library

The deadline for registration in the popular Summer Reading Program is set for June 30 at the Irene Ingle Public Library. This program is held annually beginning June 1 and runs through the end of July. All students in Kindergarten through Grade 9...

 By Greg Knight    About Town    June 6, 2013

2013 Royalty Court presented at Stikine Inn

The Royalty Court for the 2013 Wrangell Fourth of July celebration was officially presented last Friday night, May 31, at the Stikine Inn – and the month-long push toward a fundraising goal of $100,00...

 By Greg Knight    News    June 6, 2013

Yarrow: sleep aid and pain killer from the forest

For many Natives in Southeast Alaska the use of natural herbs and plants is as essential today as it was to their ancestors in years past – and whether they are used to alleviate pain, or help as a di...

 By Greg Knight    About Town    June 6, 2013

City Market tournament pared to one day event

Heavy rains took out the first day of the City Market Golf Tournament last weekend at Muskeg Meadows golf course – though the second day saw a combination of Wrangell and Petersburg players finish at the top of their game. The team of Robbie R...


USCG chopper pilot removed from promotion list

AP (JUNEAU) – The sole survivor of a deadly 2010 Coast Guard helicopter crash has been removed from the promotion list, a decision his attorney said could end Lt. Lance Leone’s military career. U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano las...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 6, 2013

Fish Factor

Salmon set net families were streaming out of Kodiak all week, heading to their summer sites to get ready for the June 9 season opener. Their departure wrapped up a busy week of Memorial Day festivities on “the rock,” including festivals, fleet ble...

 By Greg Knight    News    June 6, 2013

Marshall assault trial begins in Wrangell

The jury trial of former resident Steve Marshall for felony charges related to an alleged 2011 sexual assault began this week in Wrangell’s First District Court. Marshall, 54, was arrested on Dec. 7... Full story


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