Articles from the June 23, 2016 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    June 23, 2016

SEC calling for ferry reform proposals

Alaska’s state ferry system is embarking on a journey to make itself more financially viable over the next 25 years, as a process to refocus and possibly restructure, spearheaded by Southeast Conference. Representing the region’s economic interes... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 23, 2016

Solstice run and carnival celebrate smoke-freeness

A local tradition now for four years running, the annual five-kilometer (3.1 mile) jog celebrating the summer solstice took on a new dimension. Held on Saturday, the 2016 Smoke-Free Summer Solstice... Full story

 

The Way We Were

June 27, 1941: Roused by the frantic barking of his thoroughbred bear dog, Trixie, Jeff Rees, Canadian Customs officer stationed at the boundary above Wrangell on the Stikine River, rushed to the window of his home to find the place surrounded by...

 

Police reports

Monday, June 13 Citizen Assist. Dog at Large. Tuesday, June 14 Report of Theft. Agency Assist/TSA. Found Property. Citizen Assist. Wednesday, June 15 MVA- Dead Deer: Deer was picked up. Citizen Assist. Lost Property. Report of threats. Arrested Karl...

 

Courts

June 14 Charges were dismissed by the prosecution against Mikel E. Smith, 15, for Driving Without a Valid License. All charges in the case have been disposed, and any bond posted not ordered forfeited has been exonerated. June 20 Karl J. Sjodin, 85,...

 

Repairs at Rainbow Falls making for smoother hike

Summer hikers have gotten a leg up on the Rainbow Falls trail, after resurfacing work was completed there in early May. Earlier this spring the United States Forest Service reached a cost-sharing... Full story

 

Obituary, Debra McCormack, 60

Debra McCormack (nee Ferguson), 60, passed away in the comfort of her family on June 30, 2015 after a long fought battle with cancer. She was born at Bishop Rowe Hospital in Wrangell, Alaska on... Full story

 

Gary Bernard Booker, 62

Gary Bernard Booker, 62, of Wrangell, Alaska passed away peacefully June 4, 2016 at the Wrangell Medical Center. Gary was born April 23, 1954 in Everett, Wash. and was the eldest of six children. He... Full story

 

Muskeg Meadows news

The KSTK/AP&T 3 Person Best Ball Tournament was held June 18 with 15 participants. First Place Team: George Woodbury, Rondy Littleton, Pam McClockey. Net Score: 23 Team Handicap: 15. Second Place Team: Ed Rilotos, Doug Nelson, Don Shermon. Net...

 

Reflections

About 30 years ago, long before I was a priest, I was invited to dinner at a friend’s house. When I arrived I noticed that the father was not home yet and that the mother seemed rather distressed. She had three children under the age of ten and...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 23, 2016

Traveling camp gives local girls summer experience

Each summer, millions of children across the country partake in some sort of camp experience, be it for sports, outdoor adventuring or social development. The American Camp Association estimates 7.8 m...

 

Governor calls second special session over budget deficit

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Gov. Bill Walker is recalling lawmakers to Juneau to deal with the state’s multibillion-dollar budget deficit, caused by tumbling oil prices. Walker said Sunday that a special session will be held beginning July 11. The...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 23, 2016

Fish Factor

There’s much more to Alaska herring than roe and bait. To prove that point, nearly 40 of Seattle’s finest restaurants and retailers will celebrate Northwest Herring Week as a way to re-introduce the tasty, health fish to the dining scene....

 

Alaska Permanent Fund bill fails in committee

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The House Finance Committee last week fell short of the votes needed to advance a compromise bill calling for limited Alaska Permanent Fund dividend checks to counter the state’s multibillion-dollar fiscal shortfall. A...

 

A penultimate draft

After three public meetings held last week and in March, the design team for redevelopment of Wrangell's former Institute property put together a unified proposal. Based on the likes and dislikes put...

 

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