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Articles from the July 18, 2019 edition

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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 18, 2019

SE Alaska tourists argue for saving the ferry system

It is no secret that Southeast Alaska is a hot tourist destination. Every year, the region is flooded with nature enthusiasts, retirees, and other tourists. According to a calendar from the Cruise...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 18, 2019

Part 1: Food fight between SE fishermen and sea otters

Sea otters are considered by many people to be an adorable animal, an important part of the ecosystem, and also a nuisance that is threatening other marine life populations in Southeast Alaska. In...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 18, 2019

Wrangell man killed in plane crash near Ketchikan

Wrangell resident and attorney Michael Nash, 68, passed away in a plane crash near Ketchikan last Thursday. Alaska State Troopers were notified by Ketchikan Flight Service of an overdue aircraft...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 18, 2019

"The Salmon Way" Author to visit during Bearfest

Amy Gulick is an acclaimed nature photographer and writer. According to her website, amygulick.com, she has 20 years of experience taking pictures and writing about the great outdoors. She...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 18, 2019

Meet and greet planned for police chief candidate

With the recent retirement of Doug McCloskey, who has been Wrangell's police chief since 2003, the borough has been working hard to find a suitable replacement. City officials have been considering se...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 18, 2019

Bearfest offers workshops and other activities

Alaska Bearfest is a fun half-week of activities and workshops in Wrangell. Running from July 24 to 28, people can look forward to an art workshop, bear safety courses, bear-themed symposiums, and...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 18, 2019

Further recon on Southeast Cove fire pending better weather

On June 27, according to a press release by the Forest Service, a lightning strike ignited a fire near Southeast Cove on Wrangell Island. The fire is located less than a mile northeast of the cove on...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 18, 2019

School board approves various budget amendments

In a special meeting on July 11, the Wrangell School Board adopted various amendments to their FY 2019 budget as well as the recently adopted FY 2020 budget. Superintendent Debbe Lancaster said that the 2019 budget needed to be revised to show the...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 18, 2019

A day at the big wheel races brings a crowd

Pulling in a crowd of close to 200 people, according to a guess by volunteer Tawney Crowley, the big wheel races on July 3 were quite a hit. The races were held at the covered basketball court by...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 18, 2019

Water conservation and hydropower covered in town hall meeting

A town hall meeting was held at the Nolan Center last Wednesday evening, July 10, to discuss ongoing water issues in Wrangell and the wider Southeast Alaska region. In short, drought conditions...


The Way We Were

­­­July 17, 1919 The Sentinel reporter spent the weekend at the camp of John T. Towers, who is building a corduroy road from the head of Duncan Canal to the mine of the Duncan Canal Mining company. A crew of men are on the job every day, rain or...


Police report

July 8, 2019 Illegal burning: Verbal warning given. Citation issued: Duane Ricker, 28. Failure to provide proof of insurance. Came in later and provided proof of insurance and ticket was voided. Agency assist: Fire department. Report of theft:...


Obituary: Carla Louise Abild (Johnson), 53

Carla Louise Abild (Johnson), 53, passed away on April 18, 2019 in Owensville, Missouri. She had great artistic ability, was intelligent, and had a right to the line sense of humor that could get... Full story

 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    July 18, 2019

Garnet Grit Betties seeking fresh meat, wider community support

When one imagines sports in Southeast Alaska, one might think of sport fishing, golf, basketball, or even baseball. Roller Derby might not be the first thing that comes to someone's mind, but it can b...


Golf Roundup

Ottesen’s hosted a series of tournaments at Muskeg Meadows Golf Course last weekend. There were 17 participants in Saturday’s tournament, on July 13. First place went to a team consisting of Dwight Yancey, Drew Eyon, Chris Stewart, and Cody...


Ministerial Association takes kids to "Nazareth"

The Wrangell Ministerial Association hosted a large Vacation Bible School at the covered basketball court near Evergreen Elementary School last week, July 8 to 12. The program was titled "Hometown...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 18, 2019

 In terms of Gov. Dunleavy's budget cuts, fisheries fare better than most people

Fisheries fare better than most people in terms of Governor Mike Dunleavy’s budget cuts. Just under one million dollars was cut from the commercial fisheries division of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, leaving it with an $85 million...


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