Articles from the August 1, 2013 edition

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Bearfest kicks off at Shakes House

The 2013 Bearfest celebration came roaring back to Wrangell last Wednesday as the Shtax’Heen Kwaan dancers presented a moving and eloquent recitation of traditional Tlingit dance and language ... Full story

 

Capital projects outlined in Rooney report to Assembly

A series of capital projects led the way in Borough Manager Tim Rooney’s final report to the Borough Assembly last week as he highlighted the improvements on-going or planned in the Borough.... Full story

 

Jabusch appointed as interim Borough Manager

On Aug. 6 the City and Borough of Wrangell will have a new interim Borough Manager to fill the spot left by the departing Tim Rooney – and it’s a familiar face to everyone in town. The Borough Ass... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. August 21, 1913: Dr. Shurick of the Shurick Drug and Jewelry Company says the money is coming in so fast that the old register wouldn't hold it so he had to get a new one and while he was at it got the...

 

Police reports

Monday, July 22 - Officer requested for a deer carcass. - Vacation check requested - Person reported a theft and found the missing item. - Officer responded to report of intoxicated man in someone’s apartment. Man was gone on arrival. - Officer...

 

Courts

On July 25, Wrangell Magistrate Christine Ellis adjudicated the following case: Harold Rhodes, age 56, of Naukati, was found guilty of Driving Under the Influence. He was sentenced to serve three days in jail, pay $1,955 in fines, fees and...

 

Obituary: Margaret Rose Seimears, 85

Margaret Rose Seimears, 85, of Wrangell passed away on June 30, 2013. Margaret was born June 1, 1928 in Wrangell to Ruth Sylvester Ritchie and Allan V. Ritchie. She was the oldest of three children...

 

New Pilot and Sentinel reporter

Kyle Clayton, 28, has joined the Petersburg Pilot and Wrangell Sentinel as staff reporter, residing in Petersburg. He arrived last week from Bethel, Alaska. Prior to that he was a reporter, producer...

 

People and Place Campaign comes to Wrangell

The People and Place Campaign has come to Wrangell, with a pair of locals taking part in its stewardship principals in the region. The campaign is a program that is funded through private foundations...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    August 1, 2013

Anchorage wins state title in Little League

The Sitka All-Stars baseball team’s District II championship came last week in Wrangell, though their tough play against other teams from Southeast could not be matched against the stellar District...

 

USFS partners with SEACC, others in stewardship

On Wednesday, July 10 the US Forest Service, the Wrangell Resource Council, and Southeast Alaska Conservation Council held a community collaboration workshop exploring opportunities for stewardship contracting in the Wrangell Ranger District. Keith...

 

BEARFEST 2013

BEARFEST GOLF TOURNAMENT Saturday, July 27 – 18 Hole Best Ball 1st place – Net score: 33, Handicap: 33 Greg Scheff Ed Rilatos Rafael Nunez Hal Rhodes Sunday, July 28 – 18 Hole Best Ball 1st...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 1, 2013

Fish Factor

If a picture is worth a thousand words, get ready for millions of undersea images - brought to you by a handmade, high definition undersea camera. “Alaska Cam Sled is a towed imaging system that takes a lot of high resolution pictures of the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 1, 2013

Warm water kills more than 1000 Kings in Blind Slough

PETERSBURG – Increased water temperatures and low oxygen levels combined with decreased tidal activity in Blind Slough killed around 1,100 King salmon on their way to spawn at the Crystal Lakes Hatchery two weeks ago. A Fish and Game aerial survey...

 

Students, teachers from Tatoosh School visit Wrangell

Students from the Tatoosh School, a Klawock and Portland, Ore., based educational outfit specializing in studying the “ecological and human dimensions of the landscape of Alaska’s Inside Passage,...

 

Haa Aaní sponsors business development competition

The Haa Aaní Community Development Fund is joining up with The Nature Conservancy to promote sustainable economic development in the region.  The Haa Aaní Community Development Fund and The Nature Conservancy have created the Path to Prosperity Su...

 

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