Wrangell Sentinel -

A link to the free Wrangell Visitor's Guide

Articles from the June 18, 2020 edition

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 19 of 19



 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 18, 2020

Wrangell up to three total COVID cases, one recovered

After last week's announcement of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Wrangell, two other cases were confirmed shortly after. Wrangell now has three total cases of the virus. One case has been dec...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 18, 2020

Calls to protect funding for Chamber of Commerce, KSTK heard in public hearing

The Wrangell Borough Assembly hosted a public hearing on next year's budget Tuesday night, June 16. This was an opportunity for members of the public to voice their opinions and concerns regarding FY...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 18, 2020

Assembly gives direction on general fund deficit

In one of their final budget workshops for FY 2021, the borough assembly gave guidance to city administration to do as much as they can to close Wrangell's general fund deficit. According to the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 18, 2020

Planning and Zoning Commission hear request to purchase city land, discuss Institute rezoning

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission met last Thursday, June 11. During this meeting, they heard a request to purchase city land, continued their ongoing discussion of rezoning the old Institut...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 18, 2020

Lover Bear Candle Co. taking off in Wrangell

Wrangell is home to many locally-owned businesses. One of the community's newest businesses, Lover Bear Candle Co., is really thriving in the locals-supporting-locals environment. "My husband and I...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 18, 2020

EDC workshops local assistance applications

Wrangell's Economic Development Committee met Monday, June 15, to workshop various grant programs to assist Wrangell businesses. The EDC has put together three local grants that businesses could apply...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 18, 2020

City responds to Open Meetings Act question

During the June 9 meeting of the borough assembly, Wrangell resident Ryan Howe was appointed to fill a vacant position. A seat on the assembly was left empty after Drew Larrabee announced his...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 18, 2020

School board approves collaboration agreement with Sealaska, budget revisions

The Wrangell School Board met Monday, June 15, to accept a collaboration agreement with the Sealaska Heritage Institute. They also approved of some budget revisions. According to the collaboration...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 18, 2020

Butter Clams found with PST at Etolin Island

A sample of butter clams from Etolin Island have been found with high levels of Paralytic Shellfish Toxins, the Wrangell Cooperative Association's IGAP Department reports. Kim Wickman, with WCA IGAP,...

 

Alaska residents to get $992 from Permanent Fund dividend

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Permanent Fund dividend was finalized at $992 and distribution is expected to begin early this year because of economic impacts caused by the coronavirus...

 

Police report

June 8 Criminal mischief Citation issued to Alora Wigg, 50, for parking in Handicap Zone. Suspicious vehicle June 9 Criminal mischief Dog attack June 10 Civil issue June 11 Agency assist: Fire Department June 12 Agency assist: City Market Welfare...

 

Alaska company to pay Justice Department $1.3M in fraud case

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A subsidiary of an Alaska Native corporation has agreed to pay $1.3 million in a deal with the U.S. Department of Justice over a fraud scheme allegedly involving a former employee. Manufacturing company Alutiiq...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 18, 2020

All systems are "go" for Alaska's fisheries

All systems are go for keeping close tabs on fish and crab stocks in waters managed by the state, meaning out to three miles. While constraints from the coronavirus resulted in nearly all annual stock surveys being cut in deeper waters overseen by...

 

Helping our gardens at the Nolan Center

Community members joined in last Friday afternoon for a "Helping Our Gardens" event at the Nolan Center. The public was invited to help weed the gardens in front of the community center and movie...

 

The Way We Were

June 17, 1920 The Diamond C extended its hospitality to twenty of the younger set last Sunday whom they took to Big Bay and for a cruise around Woronofski Island. At Big Bay a bountiful picnic dinner was served aboard the boat. Arriving home, the...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    June 18, 2020

Dan's Dispatch

Thank you to everyone who participated in the public testimony meeting last week hosted by the University of Alaska Board of Regents. As many of you are already aware, the University is considering merging the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS)...

 

The newspaper industry has changed

The 118 year-old Wrangell Sentinel has seen a lot of change during its existence. Due to our coverage of a small and compact community and the ongoing trust of our readers, we have fared better than m...

 

Lease signed for COVID isolation site

Work on establishing an alternative isolation site for COVID-19 patients reached an important milestone last week. During the June 9 assembly meeting, Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen announced that a...

 

Lupine flowers

A patch of Lupine flowers growing along Wrangell's airport loop road. The Lupine is one of a wide variety of flowers that can be found in Wrangell and Southeast Alaska....

 

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020