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Articles from the July 31, 2014 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    July 31, 2014

Primary candidates sit down for round-table discussion

Candidates for the upcoming Republican primary of House District 36 met Tuesday afternoon at Wrangell's City Hall to introduce themselves to potential voters and answer questions in a round-table styl... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 31, 2014

Bear essentials: Experts offer advice on bear encounters

This year’s Bearfest attracted a number of bear-knowledgable brainboxes, from biologists and behaviorists to wilderness managers, guides and artists. Over the course of the five-day event, experts shared their knowledge in a series of workshops, de... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 31, 2014

Salvation Army receives new pastors

A new pair of pastors will be "doing the most good" at the local corps of the Salvation Army. Majors Scott Nicloy and June Nicloy arrived in Wrangell at the end of June. "We were excited about being... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. August 17, 1914: The Berg boys came in from their mining claim last Tuesday evening and report everything coming fine up there. The boys state that the incessant high water is causing much trouble and...

 

Police reports

Monday, July 21 Caller requested officer assistance due to a fight that had taken place. Caller wanted a person removed. Officer responded to a report of a possible theft. An individual was instructed not to return to an establishment. Officer made...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 31, 2014

Zimovia Hwy chosen for headlight policy

Drivers on Zimovia Highway will see new signs this summer instructing them to keep their headlights on at all times, regardless of season or the time of day. The signs will be installed by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Each 4th of July celebration brings new traditions, new faces and creates new memories. Until 1983’s parade, the 4th of July queen and her court made their royal journey down Front Street by car. That is the year Beta Sigma Phi took...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 31, 2014

The arts of Bearfest

More than being about biology and conservation, this year’s Alaska Bearfest was also a time to highlight the region’s different art forms. On Friday, local artists and crafters displayed their creations, which ranged from glassware and quilting t...

 

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation golf tournament results July 23, 2014

Number of Participants: 13 1st place: Greg Scheff, Ed Rilatos, Josh Blatchley. Net score 20, team handicap 15. 2nd place: Greg Rochon, Tom Remaklus, Mike Strand, Bryon Batcher. Net score 21, team handicap 15. The Straightest Drive: Ed Rilatos, 40...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 31, 2014

Eagle gives Wrangellites better spots to perch

The next time you enjoy a nice sit or fast bite at the picnic tables outside of City Hall, be sure to thank Tyler Eagle. He recently refurbished all five tables as the service project portion of his E...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 31, 2014

Bearfest marathon tries for national certification

Impervious to the rain, more than fifty participants gathered at the starting line outside the Nolan Center for the fifth-annual Alaska Bearfest marathon on Sunday. Volunteers manned aid stations around the course as well-wishers were ready to make...

 

Loan approved for Prince of Wales hydro project

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A $20 million loan has been approved for a new hydropower project on Prince of Wales Island. KRBD reports that the Alaska Energy Authority approved the loan to Haida Energy Inc. for construction of the Reynolds Creek...

 

Governor asks feds to buy surplus canned salmon

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Gov. Sean Parnell has asked a federal agency to buy about 1 million cases of canned pink salmon to ease a glut that has weighed down prices for Alaska fishermen this year. Parnell made the request in a letter to U.S....

 

Alaska Bearfest golf tournament results July 26, 2014

Number of Participants: 18 1st place: Wayne Harding, Toot Harding, Grover Mathis, Ron Rice. Net score 19, team handicap 18. 2nd place: Mike Ottesen, Mike White, Chuck Hay. Net score 24, team handicap 14. The Straightest Drive: Tyler Gunn, 8 1/2...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 31, 2014

Fish Factor

Nowhere in the world do people have more say in shaping fisheries policy than in Alaska. While the outcomes might get mixed rants and reviews, no one is ever denied the chance to state ideas, concerns and gripes to decision makers. Several...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 31, 2014

Earthquakes jolt Glacier Bay

A pair of mid-sized earthquakes occurred offshore in Palma Bay early Friday morning, about 49 miles west of Gustavus near Glacier Bay National Park. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center recorded a 5.29 local magnitude (ML) quake at 2:54 a.m.,...

 

Eagle causes power outages in Ketchikan

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Ketchikan utility officials say power was temporarily knocked out in some areas of town out after a bald eagle struck a power line. Ketchikan Public Utilities Electric division manager Andy Donato says the eagle carcass...

 

Alaska tourist train derails, injuring 9 slightly

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A popular tourist train derailed Wednesday in southeast Alaska, and nine people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, officials said. The derailment occurred during the afternoon run of the White Pass & Yukon Route...

 

Troopers investigate assault on fishing vessel

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say they are investigating an assault aboard a fishing vessel in Petersburg. Troopers say they responded Wednesday to a report that the 28-year-old captain of the vessel Favorite grabbed a 31-year-old...

 

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