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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 2, 2020

Town hall meeting held on community policing

With recent national attention on the topics of racial bias and police brutality, the community of Wrangell met via web conference last Monday evening for a town hall meeting to discuss policing...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 2, 2020

Plans announced for limited 4th of July celebration

While Wrangell is well known for its Fourth of July celebration, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered the community's plans for Independence Day. While many popular and traditional events...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 2, 2020

Latest cruise numbers at less than 2,000 capacity

The latest cruise ship schedule, provided by Economic Development Director Carol Rushmore on June 23, shows that Wrangell can expect a total of less than 2,000 cruise ship visitors this season. This...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 2, 2020

Questions remain around former Wrangell police officer

In early June, the Wrangell Sentinel received several emails regarding one of the city's police officers, Paul Jay Huerta. One of these emails linked to a news article and video, alleging that Huerta...

 
 By Lori Thomson    News    July 2, 2020

Is there a point to the police report?

We at the Pilot and Sentinel admit to including the occasional pink-tutu sighting or pooch-on-the-loose as some comic relief in the police report. But the real intent of the weekly police and court...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 2, 2020

SMART Start meeting continues workshopping for next semester

The Wrangell School District held another SMART Start meeting last Wednesday, June 24, to continue discussing ways the district can safely reopen and operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 2, 2020

Tech department in good hands, says Matt Gore

Matt Gore has been with the Wrangell School District since 2011, and has been the technology director since 2015. In his time as technology director, Gore said he has worked to give the school...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 2, 2020

Attorneys disagree on local Open Meetings Act question

As Wrangell residents may remember, the borough assembly held a vote early in June to appoint Ryan Howe to fill an empty assembly seat. There was some question about this vote and whether or not it...

 

Blue Lives Matter march

A group of approximately 50 people joined last Sunday afternoon to walk in support of the Wrangell Police Department. The group walked, or rode motorcycles, from City Dock up to the Public Safety...

 

The Way We Were

July 1, 1920 That Wrangell is to have a crab canning plant is an assured fact, according to A. H. Range of Portland who was here last week working on the proposition. Mr. Range recently patented a machine for extracting crabmeat from the shells by...

 

Police report

June 22 Civil issue Civil issue: Child Custody Trespass Agency assist: AST June 23 Subpoena service Agency assist: AST Civil matter June 24 Nothing to report. June 25 Agency Assist: Public Works June 26 Suspicious activity Agency assist: Harbor...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    July 2, 2020

Dan's Dispatch

Happy Fourth of July! This year, we are celebrating 244 years as an independent nation. In 1776, our representatives from all 13 colonies declared our independence from the British monarch. The vote for freedom actually happened on July 2nd, and in t...

 

Obituary: Floyd Steven Ramsey, 61

Floyd Steven Ramsey, 61, died on May 25, 2020. He was born to Dudley and Esther Ramsey in Albuquerque, New Mexico on November 15, 1959. He was raised in Palm Springs, California and Newport Beach. He... Full story

 

Obituary: George Albert Casey, 76

George Albert Casey, 76, died on June 17, 2020 in Modesto, California. He was born on March 20, 1944 to Tatiana Sofia Ermeloff in Wrangell, Alaska. He met and married the woman of his dreams, Kristin... Full story

 

Obituary: Robert Marsh Nilsen, 87

Robert Marsh Nilsen. 87, died on June 19, 2020. His voyage began on October 21, 1932 on Lummi Island in Washington State. Bob was the third oldest of ten children born to Mathias (Matt) and Thelma... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: What is the purpose of the weekly police report ? It seems to be a totally useless part of the paper. When we lived in Petersburg the police report was an interesting source of info...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 2, 2020

Alaska salmon: Bristol Bay opens with Pebble Mine decision pending

The biggest red salmon run in the world is building at Bristol Bay. Up to 50 million fish could surge into its eight river systems in coming weeks, on par with past seasons. When it's all done, the...

 

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