Articles from the July 4, 2013 edition

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 By Greg Knight    About Town    July 4, 2013

Ottesen's golf tourney kicks off Fourth events

Lovers of golf in Southeast Alaska came out in a big way as Wrangell’s Fourth of July events kicked off last weekend at Muskeg Meadows Golf Course. A total of 27 golfers took part in the O... Full story

 By Greg Knight    About Town    July 4, 2013

Improvements, conferences on target for Nolan Center

The Nolan Center is currently undergoing work to beautify and improve the look and feel of the facility, according to Borough Manager Tim Rooney. The majority of the work is on the waterside green... Full story

 By Greg Knight    About Town    July 4, 2013

B.C. Minister proposes headwater, Stikine protection

A Canadian parliamentarian has submitted a bill in the legislature of British Columbia seeking to protect the Stikine, Nass and Skeena rivers Nathan Cullen, Minister of Parliament for the Skeena-Bulkl... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. July 17, 1913: A terrible accident occurred in the Sheep Creek tunnel of the Alaska Gastineau Mining Company on Tuesday at 5:20 a.m. resulting in the death of one and injury to a score of the workmen....


CG Cutter Anacapa gets new Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Kathryn R. Cyr relieved Lieutenant Commander Ruben E. Boudreaux as commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa during a formal ceremony at the Sons of Norway Hall in Petersburg on Monday. Boudreaux has commanded the Anacapa s...


Police reports

June 24 - Report of theft June 25 - Noise Complaint - Officer responded. - Traffic Stop -Verbal warning for faulty equipment. - Suspicious Person - Officer notified. - Traffic Stop - Verbal warning for driving habits. - Unattended Vehicle - Officer...



June 23 Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Sitka Post contacted Sean A. Barclay age 29, of Sitka, and Mariyan Aleksiev age 30, of Wrangell, near Redoubt Bay. Investigation revealed the two men were in possession of 26 sockeye salmon, which had been snagged...

 By Greg Knight    News    July 4, 2013

Salard v. Gillen case tossed by Judge Miller

First District Court Judge Kevin Miller resolved a civil case that pitted a claim of First Amendment rights on the Internet against a claim of defamation focusing on a local physician late last week. The case, which was filed by Dr. Greg Salard and...


Death Notice

Margaret Rose Seimears, 85, passed away at the Wrangell Medical Center on June 30, 2013. A Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date. A full obituary will follow....



The Borough Assembly executive session held on June 25 considered discussion regarding the possible replacement of Borough Manager Tim Rooney. Although the matter was on the agenda, the Assembly took no action....


Redistricting Board to unveil new maps

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Alaska Redistricting Board will consider seven possible political district configurations it created on its own, plus five others submitted by groups or individuals, as it begins hearings to draw up new boundary lines. The b...

 By Greg Knight    News    July 4, 2013

The future, past of theaters in Wrangell

In the late nineteenth century an American cinema pioneer named Charles F. Jenkins introduced the world to its first taste of movie going with his Phantoscope film projection system. It was the first...


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