Articles from the June 20, 2013 edition

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 By Greg Knight    News    June 20, 2013

Zimovia renovation: No firm date set

A scene reminiscent of the road construction on Front Street last year will soon unfold on Zimovia Highway as the Alaska Department of Transportation and SECON Construction begin a renovation project... Full story

 By Greg Knight    News    June 20, 2013

P&Z Commission approves Institute wood storage, access road

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission approved a temporary use permit at the former Wrangell Institute property to allow for sorting and processing of wood from a timber sale – as well as the c... Full story


SEARHC hosts Aleut, Lower 48 Natives for foods meeting

The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium partnered with the Center for Disease Control this week to hold a meeting on traditional foods – and showcased a variety of options available to N... Full story


Police reports

Monday, June 10 - Citation issued to Stormy Gallant, age 20, for no Valid Operator License, Failure to Provide Proof Of Insurance and verbal warning given for faulty equipment. Tuesday, June 11 - Citation issued to Thomas L. Weise Jr., age 44, for...


Trooper report

Saturday, June 8 Alaska Wildlife Troopers Wrangell Post contacted Jared Bright, age 38, of Petersburg. Investigation revealed Bright was operating a 2011 Willie Boat on the Stikine River without enough personal flotation devices for each individual...


Letters to the Editor

Wrangell’s theater will be making the switch to digital on the weekend of June 28 - 30. Digital has a number of benefits, not the least of which will include lower shipping fees – rather than paying for 60+ pounds of film to be express-shipped to...


Obituary: Jerry E. Elliot

Jerry E. Elliot, a resident of Wrangell, Alaska from 1969 to 1989, died at home June 14, 2013. He was born in Amboy, Minn. July 5, 1931. Jerry graduated from Central Valley High School outside... Full story


Reflections: "WWJD" or better yet, "WDJD"

“WWJD” for the text savvy, is means “What Would Jesus Do?” It is often referred to when trying to figure out the right course of action when dealing with other humans and their needs. All to often these days, people are so focused on their own sel...

 By Greg Knight    News    June 20, 2013

Easterly takes $6,000 prize, recalls 'the big one'

A celebration of the 2013 Wrangell King Salmon derby was the highlight event in downtown last Thursday as the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce held their annual awards ceremony at the James and Elsie...

 By Greg Knight    News    June 20, 2013

Ravens still attacking Muskeg Meadows' greens

In 2012, thousands of square feet of the greens at Muskeg Meadows golf course were attacked by hordes of ravens – the ubiquitous local bird seeking food in the fertile soil and rich grasses of the c...

 By Greg Knight    Dockside    June 20, 2013

It's that time of the year again!

Casey Shilts works dockside on Monday morning as some of the first Dungeness crab of the 2013 commercial fishery arrives in Wrangell....

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 20, 2013

Fish Factor

It’s back to the drawing board for halibut iTags that will soon tell us more about where the fish travels than ever before. The internal tags, which were deployed in 30 halibut two years ago, were the first to test Smart Phone geomagnetic advances t...

 By Greg Knight    News    June 20, 2013

Ely trial begins in First District Court

The trial of a Wrangell man alleged to have sexually abused a minor last year begins next week, with the First District courtroom scheduled for four days of jury selection and proceedings. An indictment filed in September accuses 33-year old Doug Ely...


Wrangell receives nearly $400K in PILT payment

The U.S. Department of the Interior is distributing more than $26 million in Payments in Lieu of Taxes funding to Alaskan communities in compensation for taxes that could not be levied on federal lands in their jurisdictions during fiscal year 2013....


Scientists sign onto 'Tongass 77' salmon bill

JUNEAU (AP) — More than 200 scientists have signed onto a letter asking Congress to enact legislation protecting 1.9 million acres of salmon habitat in this country’s largest national forest. The proposal is billed at the “Tongass 77,” referri...


The Bears are back in town

You know it’s getting close to summer when the Bearfest bears are back in town. This trio of bears currently stands watch outside the Nolan Center. Bearfest 2013 is scheduled for July 2...


Is 'tax-free' going the way of the dinosaur in Southeast?

With Petersburg foregoing a tax-free day this spring, is Wrangell next on the list of Southeast cities that will abandon their customer-friendly days of no sales tax in the Borough? This past weekend’s tax-free day was the latest sales holiday w...


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