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Articles from the July 9, 2015 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    July 9, 2015

Report exculpates B.C. of Mt. Polley disclosure violations

An investigation conducted by a British Columbia commission found that the provincial government had not violated public disclosure laws by withholding information on Mount Polley mine prior to its tailings impoundment dam breach last summer. The... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 9, 2015

Water quality given passing grade

Appearing in people’s post boxes, the results of a 2014 Water Quality Report have been released by the City and Borough of Wrangell. The annual report is conducted in compliance with the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and provides residents... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 9, 2015

Museum presentation aims to identify WWII pictures

The Wrangell and Petersburg museums are teaming up in an attempt to identify several hundred individuals in a collection of photographs that dates back more than seven decades. The Clausen Museum in Petersburg is hoping to put names to the faces of... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. July 1, 1915: A movement is reported to be on foot among Alaskans to somewhat reward Bishop Rowe for his long services in the northland. The plan has not been fully outlined as yet but it has been suggest...

 

Police reports

Monday, June 29 Criminal mischief. Phone harassment. Report of possible theft. Tuesday, June 30 Welfare check—Person was fine. Report of missing person. Person returned home. Citizen Assist. Report of animal abuse. Report of lost medicine. Agency...

 

Reflections

Summer has come! Summer is a time of plenty. Flowers have bloomed. Our gardens are growing in the summer sun. We feel energized by the sunlight. We celebrate the return of the salmon, a blessing which in large part supports our town and region. We...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 9, 2015

Hunt for new hospital head under way

Board members and staff with Wrangell Medical Center (WMC) met last week to begin the search for a new hospital head. Interim CEO Marla Sanger last month announced her intention to step down on October 30, and contractor PeaceHealth has indicated it...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 9, 2015

New logo picked for Parks and Rec

Wrangell's Parks and Recreation Department will be getting a new look, after deciding on a winner of its logo contest last month. The department's advisory board chose a design submitted by local...

 

Fourth of July results

2015 Royalty Ticket Sales: 80,398 Queen - Kimberly Cooper (51,920) AAU Girls Basketball Team (28,478) The Royalty Ticket Pull Winners: 1st: $5000 - Doreen Purviance 2nd: $3000 - Steven Stough 3rd: $1000 - Danny Churchill 4th: $1000 - Sandy Massin...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 9, 2015

Fish Factor

“Upcycling” seafood byproducts is the business model for Tidal Vision, a Juneau-based company of five entrepreneurs who are making waves with their line of aquatic leather and performance textiles. The start-up is making wallets, belts and other...

 

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