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Articles from the June 13, 2019 edition

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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 13, 2019

Planning and Zoning reviews hazard mitigation plan

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission held a special meeting last week, June 4, to review the borough’s hazard mitigation plan. The plan, according to Economic Development Coordinator Carol...

 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    June 13, 2019

Wins, losses, and ties as Wrangell and Petersburg meet on the baseball diamond

After traveling to Petersburg two weeks ago, the Wrangell little league and softball programs hosted a series of home games at Volunteer Park last Saturday, as teams from Petersburg visited Wrangell....


The Way We Were In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

June 12, 1919 Prof. Wilcox of the U.S. Bureau of Mines will take an economic geological reconnaissance of Kupreanoff Island and vicinity. Professor E. R. Wilcox who, during the past year, has been Research Fellow in the U.S. Bureau of Mines,...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 13, 2019

Assembly adopts budget, approves property tax levy

The Wrangell Borough Assembly gave a second reading of the proposed FY 2020 budget during their meeting on Tuesday, June 11. This year's budget season has been a challenge for local governments...


Police report

June 3, 2019 Animal complaint: Dog killing chickens. Traffic complaint. Report of assault. Traffic stop: Verbal warning for driving habits. June 4, 2019 Parking complaint. Traffic stop: Verbal warning for driving habits. Violating conditions of...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 13, 2019

Brief power outage hits Wrangell and Petersburg

At approximately 4:20 p.m. last Friday, June 7, the power went out in the towns of Wrangell and Petersburg. Both islands completely lost power for about 40 minutes, before diesel generators were fired...


Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Wow, the small town politics is oh so... The latest news in my ongoing solo battle to drain the Wrangell swamp is. A certain upstanding citizen came into a certain store and gave away some comments and opinions that now have me at a...



In last week’s story on the borough assembly agreeing to a $1.3 million contribution to the Wrangell School District, it was reported that an amendment proposed by Assembly Member Patty Gilbert was dropped after discussion. Instead, the amendment... Full story


Obituary: Florence Pringle (Rinehart) 83

Florence Pringle (Rinehart) 83, died on April 6, 2019 in Missoula, Montana where she was living with her daughter, Wendy. She was born on August 12, 1935 in Wrangell, Alaska to Helen and Harry Pringle...

 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    June 13, 2019

Rays give Bears first loss of the season

Breaking a season-long winning streak, the minor league Bears faced their first loss of the year at the hands of the Rays. It was not a narrow defeat, either, as the Rays made over twice as many...

 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    June 13, 2019

Cubs take two wins over Wolverines

The Cubs have taken two wins over the Wolverines this week, putting them one game ahead of their rivals for the season. The first game was on Wednesday, June 5. It went very heavily in the Cubs'...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 13, 2019

Eighth annual Kids' Fishing Day this Saturday

Everybody, especially families with children, are invited to the eighth annual Kids' Fishing Day at Pats Lake this Saturday, June 15. Corree Delabrue, with the Forest Service, said that the fishing da...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 13, 2019

Flag Day ceremony at Elks June 14

The Wrangell Elks Lodge will be hosting a Flag Day ceremony tomorrow, June 14, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Flag Day is a national holiday, celebrated annually on June 14. The holiday was established in...


Golf roundup

City Market and Sentry Hardware co-sponsored a gold tournament at Muskeg Meadows last weekend. There were 15 participants on Saturday, May 8. First place went to Jerry Bakeburg, with a score of 29 and handicap of 12. Second place went to Eric Kading...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 13, 2019

Alaska Fish Factor

Alaska fishermen are still awaiting disaster relief funds for the 2016 pink salmon run failure, which was the worst in 40 years.          Congress approved $56 million that year for Alaska fishermen, processors and communities hurt by the...


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