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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 11, 2020

Controversial quarantine ordinance killed by assembly

The Wrangell Borough Assembly considered adopting a new emergency ordinance last week, mandating that out of state visitors to Wrangell take a COVID-19 test or quarantine themselves. However, this ord...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 11, 2020

First case of COVID-19 announced in Wrangell

On Sunday evening, June 7, the first positive case of COVID-19 was announced in the community of Wrangell. A joint press release from the city and SEARHC reports that the patient is an unnamed...

 

$60,000 MOU approved for cannery worker COVID-19 tests

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met last Wednesday evening, June 3, for a special meeting. City administration was wanting to enter a Memorandum of Understanding with SEARHC to provide COVID-19 testing...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 11, 2020

Deficit gap, revenue reductions discussed in budget workshop

The Wrangell Borough assembly held another budget workshop last week, Wednesday, June 3. In this meeting the assembly briefly reviewed a looming budget deficit in the borough's general fund. They...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 11, 2020

Culture camp, other projects approved in RAC meeting

The Wrangell-Petersburg-Kake Resource Advisory Committee met last Tuesday evening, June 2, to consider multiple projects to recommend funding for. Among these was a plan for a culture camp, presented...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 11, 2020

Hospital construction ramping up

Construction of the new Wrangell Medical Center is continuing on schedule and on budget, according to an update provided by Sondra Forrester. According to the update, construction is ramping up as...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 11, 2020

Assembly discusses COVID-19 with health experts, approves mill levy rates

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening to hear from some Alaskan health experts regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. As Wrangell received its first case of the virus over the weekend, assembly...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 11, 2020

CVB discusses marketing plans

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Tuesday afternoon, June 9, to workshop various marketing plans. The CVB was looking to put together a list of various ways they could promote Wrange...

 

Alaska ferry crew, passengers must undergo COVID-19 testing

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Forty-one crew members and passengers of an Alaska state ferry will undergo testing for COVID-19 before disembarking the Tustumena in Homer later Monday after another crew member tested positive over the weekend. The crew...

 

Handling National Guard improves sex assault

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska Department of Administration audit has found that the state’s National Guard units improved the handling of sexual assault and sexual harassment since 2014, but some problems remain. The administration...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 11, 2020

COVID cuts into annual fish, crab surveys

Surveys of Alaska's fish, crab and halibut stocks in the Bering Sea have been called off or reduced due to constraints and dangers posed by the coronavirus.  In what they called an "unprecedented"...

 

Setting up for airport COVID swabs

Prior to state mandate 10.1 taking effect, members of SEARHC set up their tent outside of the Wrangell airport to prepare for incoming travelers on June 5. Under new state guidelines, out of state tra...

 

The Way We Were

June 10, 1920 Harry Gartley does not propose to stand still while his neighbors are busy improving the appearance of their homes. He has had the roof of his house painted a brilliant red which will make it possible for incoming passengers to...

 

Home again home again

Wrangell dog Thorton is home safe and sound after a multi-week disappearance upriver. Thorton, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, and his owner Brandon Kenfield were up the Stikine River about three weeks...

 

Police report

June 1 Sex offender registration Civil issue Four subpoenas served Agency assist: Harbor Summons service Traffic complaint June 2 Noise complaint Cat euthanized Agency assist: Vet Subpoena service Agency assist: Parole Search Agency assist: Hoonah...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: As someone who has spent a lot of time working away from home I believe that most of the migrant cannery workers will spend their last night home socializing and will show no symptoms... Full story

 

Golf Roundup

Muskeg Meadows hosted two tournaments this weekend; the annual Stikine Sportsman Association tournament and the Greg Scheff Memorial Tournament. The Stikine Sportsmen Association tournament took...

 

Reflections: It's Too D-n Hard

What is the greatest line you’ve ever heard in the movies? For me, it comes from the 1992 movie with Al Pacino and Chris O’Donnell in The Scent of a Woman. In this movie Al Pacino is in a public hearing in the Baird School for Boys, defending...

 

Editorial: Like no other paper on earth

Now in its 118th year of continuous publication, the Wrangell Sentinel is unlike any other newspaper in the world. That's because there is no other place in the world like Wrangell. The newspaper...

 

Warbler

An Audubon's Yellow-Rumped Warbler, seen near Shoemaker. Photo taken by Wrangell resident Rich Einert....

 

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