Articles from the July 10, 2014 edition

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 By Brian O Connor    News    July 10, 2014

Fourth festival comes to Wrangell

The Fourth of July started with a pie-eating contest and ended not with a bang but with the stamp of feet on pavement at Volunteer Park. The five-day event began July 1 with the Welcome Home Picnic and concluded on the day after Independence Day with... Full story

 By Brian O Connor    News    July 10, 2014

Smith crowned Fourth of July Queen

Months of small-business decisions, pavement pounding, hand wringing and stress culminated on the Evergreen Elementary School stage Thursday evening. Graduating senior Erica Smith was crowned the Fourth of July Queen. Smith edged second-place... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. July 16, 1914: The mining industries of Cassiar Country are looking good, according to parties that came down on the Karen last Tuesday from Telegraph Creek. Several properties on McDames Creek are being...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 10, 2014

Police seize large amount of heroin and suspected dealer

PETERSBURG – Local, regional and federal law enforcement officers seized around $75,000 worth of heroin last Thursday after arresting Christafur Morrell, 19, of Des Moines, Wash. on multiple felony c... Full story


Police reports

Monday, June 30 Citizen Assist—Unlock Vehicle. Possible Theft. Found Property—Set of keys turned in that were found on Mission Street. Found Property—Cell phone; owner notified. Threats—Unfounded Fight/DC/Verbal Only. Security Check. Tuesday, July 1...


Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I’d like to tell you why I am endorsing Chere Klein for our next District 36 House of Representative and why it’s very important that you vote for her August 19 over all the other candidates currently running. First and foremost con...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 10, 2014

Wrangell business competes in regional contest

A Wrangell business is a semi-finalist in a contest amongst Southeast Alaska entrepreneurs competing for a $40,000 award to grow and expand their business. Path to Prosperity (P2P), a partnership between the Haa Aani Community Development and The...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 10, 2014

Fish Factor

With salmon fisheries going on every summer all across Alaska, you might wonder why so much attention is focused on Bristol Bay. The answer can be summed up in two words: sockeye salmon. Bristol Bay is home to the largest red salmon runs in the...


Fourth of July results

7 Queen’s Ticket Sales 1st place – Erica Smith (33,741) 2nd place – Cassie Schilling-Shilts (29,500) 3rd place – Robyn Booker and Kira Torvend (23,080) 4th place – Delila Wigg (22,650) Pie Eating Contest 1st place – Jazmyn Wright Honorable M...


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