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Articles from the June 27, 2019 edition

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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 27, 2019

End of an era as Randy Oliver returns for one last logging show

One of the most highly anticipated events in Wrangell's Fourth of July celebration is the Chuck Oliver Logging Show. The contest harkens back to Wrangell's days as an important part of the timber...


The Way We Were

June 26, 1919 Post Office Inspector P. L. Neill was aboard the Admiral Evans Monday returning from a tour of inspection as far to the Westward as Kodiak. While the vessel was in port the Sentinel reporter approached Mr. Neill for news. The inspector...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 27, 2019

Borough recognizes Chief McCloskey, discusses water situation

Wrangell Police Chief Dough McCloskey was honored by the borough assembly last Tuesday night, in recognition of his upcoming retirement. McCloskey came to Wrangell in 1992, after a career as a police...


Police report

June 17, 2019 86’d letter service. Two traffic stops: Verbal warning for expired registration. Citizen report DUI. Citation issued to Randall Fordyce, 23. Expired registration and no proof of insurance. Report of trespass. Suspicious circumstance....



As we look forward to our family and community celebration of the 4th of July, Independence Day, it seems appropriate to reflect on the strength of the people that gave us the opportunities that America offers, the signers of the Declaration of...


Obituary: Jack Lee Fain, 61

Jack Lee Fain, 61, died on June 10, 2019 at Wrangell Hospital with his wife standing by him. He was born on July 8, 1957 in Crescent City, California to Clara and Jack Fain. He had one brother, Tom,... Full story


Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Hello people of Wrangell; this is the latest update on my lawsuit against the hiring managers and some members of the city council. This week I have been inundated with several bundles of filed information from their lawyer in...

 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    June 27, 2019

Dan's Dispatch

The Alaska State Legislature adjourned last week, but before adjourning, the most significant accomplishment was the agreement to transfer $10.5 billion from the Earnings Reserve Account (ERA) to the Corpus of the Permanent Fund. For the majority of...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 27, 2019

SEAPA board approves payment to Wrangell and Petersburg, sets wholesale power rates

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency held a two-day meeting in Wrangell last week, on June 19 and 20. The SEAPA board of directors consists of five voting community members and their alternates from...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 27, 2019

Alaska Fish Factor

A well-intended new Alaska law has gone awry from a botched roll out that has turned thousands of Alaskan fishing vessel, tender, barge and sport fish operators into lawbreakers. Since the start of 2019, all vessels over 24 feet are required to be...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 27, 2019

Fourth of July talent show to also feature historical skits

The Fourth of July brings many fun events to Wrangell. From the logging show to the street games, it is hard to be bored in Wrangell the week of the Fourth. One event that people should be very...


Availability of Anan Wildlife Observatory permits

Visitors will soon be able to request the last of the daily permits for the Anan Wildlife Observatory this summer. There are four permits per day for the remainder of the summer meant to accommodate...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 27, 2019

Clint Kolarich, Wrangell's new district ranger

After the retirement of Bob Dalrymple earlier this year, Wrangell has been searching for a new ranger for their Forest Service district. As of last Sunday, that search has come to an end. Clint...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 27, 2019

Tongass ToughMan triathlon this Sunday

Nicholas Howell has a bit of a reputation as the guy around town who runs a lot. Last December he ran 100 miles in a single day to celebrate the new year. He said that he also competed in an Ironman...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 27, 2019

A whale of a tale:

Last Thursday, June 20, members of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, the Forest Service, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and local volunteers...


No Fireworks Display or Personal Use

Due to the dry conditions and water shortage concerns, there is a very high fire hazard and public safety (and property) concern. The City & Borough of Wrangell, along with the Wrangell Police... Full story


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