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Downloadable PDF version of 4th of July Schedule

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 By Dan Rudy    News    June 25, 2015

Pipes and floats top borough's projects list

Wrangell's City and Borough Assembly elected to update its capital projects list for the 2017 Fiscal Year at its regular meeting Tuesday. The selected projects will be submitted to the state Department of Environmental Conservation for competitive... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 25, 2015

AICS welcomes guest brain injury specialist

Health care staff and intrigued residents alike were invited to meet one of the state's few certified brain injury specialists last Friday. A presentation was delivered at the Alaska Island Community Services clinic by Dr. Amy Murphy, who is also... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 25, 2015

Canadian mine on Stikine fully operational

The Red Chris mine in neighboring British Columbia passed its final bureaucratic hurdle, after the province’s Ministry of Energy and Mines issued a Mines Act permit amendment last Friday. The mine’s owning company, Imperial Metals, had earlier be... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. June 17, 1915: If there ever was a time in the history of our country when we should be proud and properly celebrate the happenings that occurred in Philadelphia July 4th, 1776, that made our country a...



Monday, June 22 Wilson T. Boon, 26, appeared before First District Judge Trevor Stephens for revocation of probation. The court found the defendant had violated conditions by ordering methamphetamine through the mail and possessing alcohol. Boon was...


Police reports

Monday, June 15 Domestic – Verbal. Officer responded. Fraud – Identity Theft – Individual spoke with officers. Tuesday, June 16 Agency Assist – Report of eagle in water. Officer responded and retrieved eagle. Report of Trespassing. Citizen...

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 25, 2015

Sanger to step down as hospital head

Wrangell Medical Center interim CEO Marla Sanger last week announced her intention to conclude her contract on October 30. In a letter addressed to friends and colleagues, she explained the decision was a difficult one, but Sanger will be returning...


Golf Results

APT/KSTK Golf Tournament Results Saturday, June 20 NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 14 1st place: Colter Barnes, Joe Delabrue, John Sweet, Rick Teague. Net score 19, team handicap 16. 2nd place: Jim Abbott, Betty Abbott, Wayne Harding, Grover Mathis. Net...


School News

Former resident, Katie Marley (Miller), of Anchorage recently graduated from the University of Alaska.  She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.  She is employed with Alyeska...



Starting in July The Salvation Army plans to launch a Christian based recovery program, entitled Recovering from Life’s Hurts. The program is modeled after the Celebrate Recovery program that was developed by Pastor Rick Warren and the staff...

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 25, 2015

Forest Service facts spawning salmon conversation

The United States Forest Service this month released a new fact sheet regarding wild salmon populations in the Tongass National Forest, available online and at the agency’s various offices. “It’s to demonstrate to the public just how important...

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 25, 2015

Rasmuson awards Wrangell poet with fellowship

This year the Rasmuson Foundation has presented a Wrangellite with an $18,000 fellowship for literary arts. Vivian Prescott, currently of Sitka, received the award in order to conduct research and complete a poetry manuscript. “It’s about migrati...

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 25, 2015

New roof for CoG roller rink

Working through the month of May, Hope Community Church of God finished putting a new, metal roof over its rollerskating rink. Built as an addition to the church three decades ago, metal components in the rink’s roof had rusted over time and the...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 25, 2015

Fish Factor

As Alaska’s salmon season heads into high gear, a few bright spots are surfacing in an otherwise bleak global sales market. Sales and prices for all salmon (especially sockeye) have been in a slump all year. And amidst an overall glut of wild and...


Emergency call service to be discontinued

Twenty-three area residents were issued letters last week informing them Wrangell Medical Center will no longer be offering its Call Care services after July 31. The program helped primarily elderly residents, allowing them to summon help in the...



In the June 18 issue of the Sentinel, it was mistakenly reported the next SEAPA meeting would be held in Wrangell on Sept. 23 and 24. It will actually be held in Petersburg. We apologize for the error....


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