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 By Dan Rudy    News    July 19, 2018

Races, photographs and plenty of bears in annual festival

events next week, the ninth Wrangell has hosted. The five-day series of events has been organized each year by Sylvia Ettefagh, an outfitter with Alaska Vistas whose work frequently conveys visitors...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 19, 2018

Courts to consolidate Wrangell magistrate spot, Troopers to fill vacancy

Summer has found Wrangell with a pair of vacancies in the realm of law and order, with the retirement of its magistrate judge at June's end and the transfer of its Alaska Wildlife Trooper on July 11....

 

The Way we Were

August 1, 1918 The Sentinel will soon display a service flag. Weston Dalgity who has been connected with this office almost constantly since it came into the possession of its present owner goes south this week to enlist. Following the custom which i...

 

Water update

The water situation remains well in hand as the traditionally high demands of summer get underway. Public Works director Amber Al-Haddad reported both reservoirs to be in good supply, helped along by rainfall earlier this week. After a hot, dry...

 

Court report

June 25 A minor offense judgment was issued for Mark Hamley, 41, for a charge of non-criminal littering. He pleaded guilty after trial for the violation, and was fined $450 with $400 suspended and a $10 surcharge. Hamley shall pick up 25...

 

Police report

July 9, 2018 Criminal mischief: Hole in window. Agency assist: Alarm notice: Person testing alarm. Found property: Tote turned into WPD. Subpoena served. Agency assist: Caller reported broken water main. Lost property. Two reports of suspicious...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 19, 2018

Reception for visiting relatives of island's namesake

The Friends of the Museum will be hosting a reception next Tuesday to celebrate Wrangell's eponym, in a sense, and welcome a group of his descendants. The island is one of the namesakes of a prominent...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 19, 2018

Alaska Fish Factor

Trump’s trade war now includes tariffs on seafood going to and from China. China is Alaska’s biggest seafood buyer purchasing 54 percent of Alaska seafood exports last year valued at $1.3 billion. On July 6 a 25 percent tariff went into effect...

 

Golf round-up

Despite the weather, at least 16 players participated in last weekend’s golf tournament, an annual event sponsored by Ottesen’s True Value. Saturday teed things off with a best ball team tournament, where at the first hole Martin Pihl won...

 

Changing of the guard at the Sentinel

On Tuesday, new reporter Caleb Vierkant arrived on the afternoon jet from his hometown of Bullard, Texas. Home-schooled until college, he attended Texas A&M in College Station. He earned two...

 

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