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 By Brian O Connor    News    June 26, 2014

Assembly votes to raise electric rates

The borough assembly voted 5-1 to raise electric rates seven percent Tuesday. The rates increases are aimed to off-set declines in the budget reserves of the electric light utility fund. Officials have said that increasing health insurance, labor,... Full story

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    June 26, 2014

Slide deployment delays flight

An emergency slide on an Alaska Airlines jet plane deployed accidentally Saturday, delaying a north-bound flight for several hours at Wrangell Airport, according to a spokesperson for the company.... Full story

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    June 26, 2014

Therapy cap extension impacts Southeast patients

Patients in local hospitals could face new limitations on how physical therapy can be paid for in Southeast Alaska hospitals. Annual caps for the amount of physical therapy have, in past years, been restricted only to hospitals that did not receive t... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. July 2, 1914: Everything is rounded into shape for the celebration of the Fourth of July, and if the weather permits, it is going to be one best that was ever pulled off in the town. From early morning...

 

Police reports

Monday, June 16 Civil Issue. Police arrested Jesse Oglend, 25, on charges of Criminal Mischief III, Criminal Trespass and Harassment. Parking Complaint. Citizen Assist. Citizen Report DUI. Tuesday, June 17 Trespass. Illegal Parking....

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    June 26, 2014

Fourth festivities will feature new fair

Among the countless events inherited from Fourth of July festivities stretching decades into the past, two new events will feature in this year's festivities. A Red, White and Blue fair aims to boost participation in the Southeast Alaska State fair...

 

Obituary: Thomas C. Feller, Sr., 87

Thomas Charles Feller, Sr. died peacefully June 5 at the Alaska Native Medical Center surrounded by family and close friends after recently being diagnosed with cancer. Tom was born on November 9,... Full story

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    June 26, 2014

Rain, clouds don't deter solstice fair

Attendance at Saturday's summer solstice block party easily topped last year's inaugural edition by most accounts. Most Fourth of July Queen food booths stayed open late. Dual candidates Robyn Booker...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 26, 2014

Fish Factor

Uncertainty best sums up the mood as fishermen and processors await the world’s biggest sockeye salmon run at Bristol Bay. In fact, it’s being called the riskiest season in recent memory in the 2014 Sockeye Market Analysis, a biannual report...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    June 26, 2014

Amid Fourth of July festivities, Nolan Center marks decade

It began, in part, with a dance. In 2004, Alaska's first lady and many residents of the town attended the ribbon cutting for the newly constructed James and Elsie Nolan Center. Amid the festivities...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    June 26, 2014

Early 2015 numbers project hospital cash increase

Preliminary hospital budget figures show the hospital anticipates a five percent revenue increase in the next fiscal year. Operating revenues are projected to increase five percent, while operating...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 26, 2014

Medevac service buys insurance membership program

Alaska’s largest air medevac provider Guardian Flight bought ApolloMT, the state’s largest membership program. Guardian Flight transports urgent and non-urgent patients from rural healthcare facilities to tertiary care facilities across Alaska....

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    June 26, 2014

KSTK hires new reporter

Katarina Sostaric graduated this spring from the University of Missouri-Columbia and wanted to see somewhere beautiful. Less than a month and a half later, and after a few days of training in Juneau,...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    June 26, 2014

Survey: recycling, illegal dumping top local environmental issues

An informal survey of Wrangellites conducted by the Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (IGAP) concluded illegal dumping and recycling were the top environmental issues locally. The survey’s 158 respondents were asked to rank, on a...

 

4th of July Schedule

Click link below to read 4th of July Schedule.................................................................................................................................................................................. FOURTH OF JULY FESTIVAL... Full story

 

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