Articles from the July 25, 2013 edition

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 By Greg Knight    Sports    July 25, 2013

Sitka rails against Juneau to win Region II tourney

The team from Sitka saw lightning strike as they took the Region II crown on Sunday afternoon by defeating reigning champ Juneau by a score of 5-1 in six innings. Sitka’s scoring run started off in... Full story

 

Vehicles and a home targeted in series of break-ins

A spate of break-ins to vehicles and possibly a home has the Wrangell Police Department – and private citizens on the lookout for suspicious behavior. The break-ins occurred on the night of Wednesday, July 17, sometime between 10:30-11 p.m.,... Full story

 

Assembly approves Institute logging road proposal

The Borough Assembly unanimously approved on Tuesday night a request from Alcan Forest Products to lease a portion of the former Wrangell Institute property for a timber sale contracted with the landowner, the Alaska Mental Health Trust. The proposal... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. August 7, 1913: Hank Summers, who arrived a chechaco in Juneau during the year 1886 but passed on to the watershed of the great Yukon during the summer is again in Juneau, says the Empire. Mr. Summers...

 

$34K change order approved for marine hoist

The Borough Assembly approved a change order in the amount of $34,600 for the 300-ton marine hoist purchased by the City and Borough of Wrangell this week. The city is under contract with Italian firm Ascom S.p.A. to manufacture and assemble the new...

 

Courts

On July 16 Wrangell Magistrate Christine Ellis adjudicated the following case: David Gillen, Jr., age 21, was found guilty of Possession or Use of a Controlled Substance – 6th Degree. He was fined $250 and ordered to serve one year on...

 

Police reports

Monday, July 15 - Officer responded to criminal mischief report that someone had slashed a tire. - Officer was requested to unlock a vehicle. - Officer responded to an alarm going off. All was fine. - Person reported a fight. Officer dispatched but...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    July 25, 2013

Wrangell comes close against Petersburg at Region II

The final showdown of play at the 2013 Region II All-Stars Little League tournament in Wrangell culminated on Thursday night as the home team took on – and came close to beating – perennial rival...

 

Borough institutes CodeRED safety technology

The City and Borough of Wrangell has contracted with Emergency Communications Network, LLC to utilize its CodeRED high-speed notification system, which will allow local officials to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire borough....

 

Petersburg man dies in trailer fire

A 79-year-old Petersburg man died following a trailer fire over the weekend. A report from KFSK FM named the victim as Frank T. Neidiffer. Petersburg Fire Department spokesperson Dave Berg says one end of the trailer was ablaze when firefighters...

 

FCC approves GCI, ACS wireless merger

(ADN) - The Federal Communications Commission has approved plans by GCI and Alaska Communications to combine their wireless holdings in a joint venture, while continuing to compete in retail sales, to better compete against two giants in the...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 25, 2013

Fish Factor

It might sound like a whopper of a fish story – but Alaska salmon is not good enough for Wal-Mart or the US National Park Service. The reason? Alaska’s wild caught salmon does not brandish a specific eco-label verifying that it is sustainably...

 

NASA captures Yukon fires that blanketed SE skies

(CBC) NASA’s Aqua satellite captured images on July 14 showing wildfires burning in the Yukon Territory of Canada. Those fires were responsible for blanketing the skies of Southeast Alaska last...

 

Salard named to Alaska Medicaid Pharmacy board

The Alaska State Department of Social and Health Services has named Alaska Island Community Services physician Greg Salard to the Alaska Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. He is also a...

 

HAARP shuttered amid search for operator

Alaska’s High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program has drawn its fair share of conspiracy theories over the years, as it sits in Gakona, an array of antennas intended to heat the Earth’s...

 

U.S. Forest Service ships up for auction

Half a century of Sitka history in a 61-foot steel hull is being auctioned off by the U.S. Forest Service. The M/V Sitka Ranger, which entered service in 1959 as the floating presence of the Forest...

 

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