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Articles from the July 2, 2015 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    July 2, 2015

New Old Time Chautauqua a stunning success

It was a sold-out show at the Nolan Center last Friday, as over 200 Wrangellites packed themselves in to watch the New Old Time Chautauqua, a vaudevillian group of performers based out of Washington.... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    July 2, 2015

Ferry schedule changes proposed, some boats docked

Five of Alaska Marine Highway System’s 11 ferries will be laid up at some point next year under a draft vessel deployment plan released on June 24. The Taku will be held in layup status the whole year, while the Kennicott will be from October... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    July 2, 2015

Southeast tribes boycott FedEx over NFL mascot

Ahead of next month's start to the football season, Alaska's largest tribal group has made clear it will not be rooting for one of the National Football League's 32 franchises by boycotting its... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. June 24, 1915: The Fourth of July Committee has secured the services of the famous Metlakatla cornet band for the two-day celebration. The boys wired the committee that they would bring their baseball tea...


Police reports

Monday, June 22 Trespass Warning given (verbal). Tuesday, June 23 MVA – No injuries. Bird Complaint: Caller reported dead eagle on the water side out the road. Traffic Stop: Verbal warning given for no tail lights or brake lights. Wednesday, June...



Tuesday, June 9 Benjamin T. Sims, 19, appeared before First District Magistrate Judge Chris Ellis on the charge of Minor Consuming/Possessing Alcohol. The defendant pleaded no contest and was found guilty. Sims was sentenced to pay $500 in fines...

 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    July 2, 2015

Dan's Dispatch

I have previously written and spoken about how important the seafood industry is to Alaska’s economy, especially to those of us who live in Southeast Alaska. The industry accounted for 18% of all private sector resident earnings in Southeast...


Death Notice

Fred Angerman, Sr. passed away Saturday, June 27 after a long battle with cancer. A full obituary and funeral service will be announced at a later date.... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    July 2, 2015

Limits for king salmon sport revised

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced late last week its revised 2015 sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast and Yakutat. Starting yesterday and in effect through May 2, 2016, Alaskan resident permit-holders’ bag and poss...


United Way accepting impact grant applications

United Way of Southeast Alaska is currently accepting applications for its 2015/16 Community Impact Grant program. Up to $30,000 in funds will be awarded to applicants who successfully demonstrate community needs pertaining to health, education, or i...


PILT payments for 2015 announced

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski’s office announced last week the state will be receiving $26.2 million from Department of the Interior through the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. Twenty-nine municipalities have been chosen for PILT...

 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015

Rainforest Ferry Service start delayed again

In the works for awhile, Rainforest Islands Ferry Service has been delayed yet again. The ferry was set to sail June 14, then postponed to June 28. “We were so close” to that start, spokeswoman Heather Hedges said, but work at the shipyard was...

 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015

Dungeness crab prices up

Preliminary prices for Dungeness crab are in and a bit higher than last year’s. The average price for the first week was “a solid” $3 per pound throughout Southeast Alaska, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game Petersburg Assistant...

 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015

Salmon prices see drop this year

Lower prices in the market are souring what’s predicted to be another large salmon run. “In general, a lot of prices for species are down,” said Andy Wink, Senior Seafood Analyst with the Juneau-based McDowell Group, “especially sockeye and...

 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015

Icicle Seafoods in Petersburg sold in two parts

PETERSBURG – Owner Paine & Partners, LLC of San Francisco has entered into agreements with two different groups to sell Icicle Seafoods. According to the press release issued, Convergence Holdings, Inc. will acquire Icicle’s land-based wild...


Elderly pit bull survives encounter with bear

SITKA, Alaska (AP) – An elderly pit bull is recovering after he nearly died following an encounter with a bear last week. The 12-year-old dog, Monkey, was bitten several times by a brown bear in Port Alexander last week and flown to Sitka, where...


Reminder: Fireworks are prohibited in the Tongass

KETCHIKAN – As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, residents, visitors and campers are reminded that all fireworks, including sparklers, are prohibited in the Tongass National Forest. “People assume the restrictions apply just to developed...


Golf Results

Ottesen’s True Value Golf Tournament results June 27 and 28, 2015 NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 25 June 27: 1st place: George Woodbury, Brett Woodbury, Max Woodbury, John Woodbury. Net score 18, team handicap 14. 2nd place: Jim Abbott, Betty Abbott,...


Investigators examine Ella Lake crash

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A team of aviation investigators worked over the weekend in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the...


Spike in number of female prisoners at Alaska prisons

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The increase in the number of women prisoners in Alaska more than tripled that of male inmate growth between 2004 and 2013, according to a study by University of Alaska Anchorage researchers. The statistics released Monday...


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