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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Fishermen volunteering at seafood processor

Several local fishermen have been volunteering their time and energy, more so than usual, at Wrangell's sole operating seafood processor. With the decision by Trident Seafoods to not operate this...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Questions on COVID-19 answered in online town hall

City officials organized an online town hall meeting last Thursday evening, June 18, to try and answer some community questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The town hall also saw some special...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Eight total COVID cases in Wrangell

The number of COVID-19 cases in Wrangell has increased since last week's edition of the Wrangell Sentinel. As of Tuesday, June 23, there are eight total cases of the virus in town. The fourth case was...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Assembly holds final budget workshop

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held one of their last budget work sessions last Wednesday evening, June 17, to finalize next year's budget for the city. For FY 2021, Wrangell is looking at revenues of...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

District holding Smart Start meetings to discuss safe reopening

Wrangell School District staff, school board members, and parents have been holding weekly meetings to discuss the safe reopening of Wrangell schools, under the new Smart Start outline provided by...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Resignation, budget amendments, other projects covered in assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening, June 23. While the adoption of the FY 2021 budget was the primary topic of discussion, and is covered in another article, there were several other...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

CVB puts finishing touches on marketing plan

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Wednesday afternoon, June 17, to finish up a proposed marketing plan to bring before the borough assembly. In the time of COVID-19, the bureau was...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Assembly adopts budget for FY 2021

After multiple workshops, rewrites, and edits, the borough assembly met Tuesday evening to finally adopt a budget for FY 2021. This budget, overall, barely breaks even between revenues and expenses. H...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Wrangell Emergency Operations Center seeks increased testing

Members of Wrangell's Unified Command reconvened on June 17, through teleconference to consolidate the community COVID-19 response.  Talks were largely focused on recent efforts by the Emergency...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Community shows support for Lewis Family

After suffering a stroke while on vacation, the community has joined to show their support for Wrangellite Dani Lewis and her family. Lewis and her family recently traveled to Florida for a family vacation with her father, according to a GoFundMe...

 

Ketchikan warns virus spread possible after quarantine break

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – A person who didn’t follow quarantine procedures after arriving in Alaska has created the possibility of broad community spread of the coronavirus after going to social gatherings and public places in Ketchikan while awai...

 

The Way We Were

June 24, 1920 We would call attention to the rare musical treat promised by the Ladies’ Guild at St. Phillips Gymnasium in presenting Mrs. John T. Towers. Mrs. Towers who is spending the summer in Alaska, is from the Boston Conservatory of Music,...

 

Police report

June 15 Fireworks Time limit parking Agency assist: Ferry Terminal June 16 Fireworks complaint Arrested; Anthony Guggenbickler, 23, on charges of Assault 3 June 17 Subpoena service Citizen assist Welfare check June 18 EDP: Citizen assist Catering...

 

Trooper report

On June 6, 2020, Wrangell AWT was on patrol at Sandy Beach, near Woronofski Island, when they observed two subsistence Dungeness crab pots belonging to Edward Kalkins, age 63, of Wrangell. Both pots had insufficient biodegradable escape mechanisms....

 

Sentinel requires readership

In the past 4 consecutive years this newspaper has been recognized by the Alaska Press Club for its quality writing and overall excellence. But award winning stories mean nothing if they aren't read....

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 25, 2020

Fishermen still waiting on relief payments from cod crash

Unexpected upheavals stemming from the coronavirus have slowed the process of getting relief payments into the hands of fishermen and communities hurt by the 2018 Gulf of Alaska cod crash. In late February, the Secretary of Commerce cut loose...

 

Trident Seafoods employee tests positive for COVID-19

PETERSBURG ­– An employee with Trident Seafoods has tested positive for COVID-19 on the individual’s tenth day of quarantine after arriving to the community, according to a press release from the Petersburg Emergency Operations Center. All...

 

Alaska child care providers to receive $10.5M in virus funds

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska’s government has announced that child care providers will receive an additional $10.5 million from the state’s portion of federal coronavirus relief funds. State Department of Health and Social Services Commissio...

 

Good weekend for golf

Kalkins and Glacier Larsen at Sunday's tournament, June 21, sponsored by the Elks Lodge. The first place team was Spenser Stavee, James Brenner, Jason Garringer with a net score of 21. The second...

 

Juneteenth solidarity walk

Despite rainy weather, about 30 people gathered together last Friday evening to march in recognition of Juneteenth which is a holiday that originated in Texas. On June 19, 1865, General Gordon...

 

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