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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 9, 2020

Don Young makes stop in Wrangell

Representative Don Young made a stop in Wrangell Monday, July 7, to meet with constituents and discuss issues that matter to voters while on a tour of Southeast Alaska. There are several issues...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 9, 2020

Three cities go dark in early morning power outage

The cities of Wrangell, Petersburg, and Ketchikan all suffered a power outage in the early morning of July 4. Rod Rhoades, light and power director for Wrangell, said that the outage hit Wrangell at...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 9, 2020

AMHS limiting spread of virus on board ferries

The M/V Matanuska arrived in Wrangell Sunday evening during its first voyage of the season out of Bellingham, but that same day a passenger onboard the M/V Kennicott, which left Bellingham on June...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 9, 2020

Nolan Center featuring new exhibit on women's suffrage

The Nolan Center's newest museum exhibit, "Alaska's Suffrage Star," opened for public viewing on July 1 last week. The exhibit covers the history of the women's suffrage movement in Alaska, how...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 9, 2020

All COVID cases in Wrangell considered recovered

The City and Borough of Wrangell announced on Tuesday morning, July 7, that all eight COVID-19 cases reported in Wrangell are now considered recovered. Two cases were from local Wrangell residents,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 9, 2020

June Leffler says goodbye to KSTK and Wrangell

June Leffler has been a common sight at many meetings and events around Wrangell for almost three years. As a reporter for radio station KSTK, she played a role in keeping the public informed of...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 9, 2020

How to apply for the Alaska CARES Grant

City officials organized a Zoom conference on June 30, to walk business owners and other listeners through the process of applying for the Alaska CARES Grant. This grant was created through a...

 

SEARHC announces asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) will introduce weekly community COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic patients across the region in July. Asymptomatic testing will be available...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 9, 2020

CVB discusses priorities for marketing plan

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Wednesday, July 1, to discuss their recently approved marketing plan and what their top priorities should be. The CVB has spent several meetings,...

 

Police report

Monday, June 29 Trespass/Criminal Mischief. Agency Assist: Boat Fire. Corey Henderson, 50, charged with Intoxication, Title 47. Welfare Check. Tuesday, June 30 Contributing to a Minor. Agency Assist: Hoonah P.D. Wednesday, July 1 Domestic Violence...

 

Photographers part of parade

Local photographers Vince Balansag (above) and Rich Einert (below) took part in the Fourth of July Parade this year. They are pictured here in a fire truck being driven by Terry Bu...

 

Obituary: Catherine (Cathy) Marie Warner, 59

Catherine (Cathy) Marie Warner, 59, lost her fight and passed away June 6, 2020, in Wrangell, Alaska. She was born November 28, 1960 in Vernonia, Oregon, the daughter of William G. and Lucille... Full story

 

OUR GOAL: Only 80-inches of additional ad space per week

Just eight years ago the Wrangell Sentinel published 648 pages for the year. By 2019 that number dropped by 100 pages to 548 pages. We certainly didn’t have any less news to print. The reason for the drop in page count was from retailers opting to...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 9, 2020

Alaska Fish Factor: Pandemic hits to seafood industry demand and pricing will be long lasting

 The global seafood industry will experience lasting impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, including reduced demand and pricing. That is the conclusion of the State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture report produced every two years by the Food and...

 

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