Articles from the June 12, 2014 edition

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 By Brian O Connor    News    June 12, 2014

TBPC approves resolution supporting SEAPA takeover

Thomas Bay Power commissioners voted 5-0 to support the handover of Tyee Lake to the Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA). The special meeting, held June 5, was the commission’s first in at least two months and drew Petersburg commissioners as w...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 12, 2014

Chamber of Commerce seeks refund for cancelled boat rally

The Salty Dog yacht rally scheduled to stop through Petersburg and Wrangell this month has been canceled, and Chamber of Commerce officials in both communities are hoping to get back the money they paid to the rally’s organizers. The boat rally c...

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. June 18, 1914: The Hudson Bay Company has made arrangements to run a grand excursion of their fine river steamer Port Simpson up to Great Glacier on the Stikine River next Sunday, June 21. The steamer...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 12, 2014

Harbor commission votes to take over Chuck management

The Wrangell Ports and Harbors Commission voted 3-0 June 5 to take over management of the Meyers Chuck dock and seaplane float from the state Transportation Department. State officials originally proposed the transfer and offered $1.4 million to...

 

Police reports

Monday, June 2 Driving Complaint. Cynthia J. Bean, 40, arrested on charge of Theft 3. Disorderly Conduct – Juveniles. Citizen Assist. Report of Theft of Services. Citizen Assist. Report of Theft. Tuesday, June 3 Agency Assist – Breathalyzer Test. Wed...

 

Obituary: Evan Paul (E.P.) Lloyd, 92

Evan Paul (E.P.) Lloyd, 92, passed away on May 25, 2014 in Edmonds Wash. He was born in Wrangell, Alaska on October 26, 1921, the son of Chester Henry Lloyd and Inez Mabel Binkley. In his youth he...

 

Death Notice

Thomas C. Feller, Sr. passed away June 5, 2014, at Alaska Native Medical Center after a brief illness with cancer. He was born and raised in Wrangell, but has resided in the Sand Point, Alaska area for the past 50 years. He was with family and close...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    June 12, 2014

Familiar faces in race to replace Wilson

Candidates for the newly renumbered State Representative District 36 say jobs and connections were among the key issues for Southeast. Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly member Agnes Moran, Wilson...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    June 12, 2014

Borough assembly approves 2015 budget

The borough assembly voted 5-0 Tuesday to pass both the property tax rate and the municipal budget for the fiscal year 2015. At a May 13 budget workshop, officials pledged the mill rate of 12.75 mills will remain unchanged this year. That means that...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    June 12, 2014

Summer road work projects will pave Weber, Cassiar

Summer road projects will result in two Wrangell streets being paved for the first time. Work is currently underway to pave Weber Street, starting at its intersection with Church Street and stretching up into the small subdivision above Reid Street,...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    June 12, 2014

Lemonade peddlers line Front Street

While lemonade – organic, strawberry, cherry, pink and blue – was definitely for sale Saturday, it was far from the only thing eager Wrangell children were selling at stands on the borough's main str...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    June 12, 2014

Board of Adjustment overturns planning and zoning vote on height variance

The Wrangell board of adjustment voted 4-0 to overturn a denied three-foot housing variance Monday. James Brenner, who intends to build a house near the intersection of Zimovia Highway and Pine Street on property owned by Bert and Tammy McCay, was...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    June 12, 2014

College freshman will take home top derby prize

Kelley Krumm was in Wrangell for only the second time when the downrigger on his great uncle's boat began to dance. About 4 p.m. Saturday, Krumm, of Anaconda, Montana, along with great-uncle Dave...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 12, 2014

Lack of membership could cripple local Forest Service project funding

A committee made up of local citizens who collaborate with and recommend projects to the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) might disappear if new members don’t apply to fill current vacancies on the committee. The Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is m...

 

Fish Factor

Salmon prices at wholesale show marked seasonal variations for both wild and farmed fish. It’s a pattern that has been tracked for decades by Urner Barry, the nation’s oldest commodity market watcher in business since 1895. The prices tend to dec...

 

Former volunteer named Sitka District ranger

SITKA, Alaska (AP) – The incoming Sitka District ranger began his career with the U.S. Forest Service as a volunteer college student in a summer job improving fish habitat on Prince of Wales Island. “I thought, this is the coolest thing ever,” said...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    June 12, 2014

Research shows Twin Lakes frog populations steady

Girl Scouts, chaperones and an amphibian researcher braved mosquitos and rain to record amphibian populations in the Twin Lakes area this weekend. Scouts and Josh Ream - Alaska Fish and Game employee,...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    June 12, 2014

Stikine tributary Tahltan landslide effects uncertain

A May 23 landslide on a Stikine River tributary in British Columbia will likely not affect salmon runs on the river there, officials with a nearby First Nations band said. The landslide sent large rocks tumbling into the Tahltan River and could have...

 

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