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Articles from the August 2, 2018 edition

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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 2, 2018

Symposium: Mining pollution impacts bears

A symposium was held Wednesday night at the Nolan Center to discuss the effects of mining on Southeast Alaska's bear population. Lance Craighead, a bear biologist, said that mining has the potential...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 2, 2018

Upcoming golf tournament rallying funds for cancer care

The hospital's charitable foundation is planning a big weekend August 11 and 12 for its annual golf tournament, hoping to boost its cancer care travel fund. The Wrangell Medical Center Foundation was...

 

Golf roundup

There were 22 participants on the July 28 Bearfest golf tournament. A team consisting of Jim Abbott, Betty Abbott and Eric Kading won the 9-hole, best ball tournament. The first place team scored 16 with a handicap of 17. Second place went to Wayne...

 

The Way We Were

August 1, 1918 When Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Case gave a dance at the Rink a few weeks ago for a smoke fund for the Wrangell boys who are serving their country, they realized from the evening’s entertainment the sum of $69. Mr. Case has presented the Sen...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 2, 2018

Wrangell marathon draws 62 runners

The Wrangell marathon, kicking off at 8 a.m. Sunday morning, saw 15 people participating. Also running were 18 participants in a half-marathon and 29 people in a 5K. The male and female winners of...

 

Police report

July 23, 2018 Traffic stop: Assisting driver with vehicle problems. Injured animal/dead: Deer hit and killed. Agency assist: Individual needing assistance. Parking complaint. Summons served. Traffic complaint. Arrested: Valerie Bean, 50. On charges...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 2, 2018

Smoked salmon contest held at city docks

Friday night saw a smoked salmon contest at city dock beside the Stikine Inn. There were seven entries into the contest, nearly double what chairwoman of the Bearfest board Sylvia Ettefagh was...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Thank you for the extra edition (User’s Guide, April 5, 2018). I was thrilled to open up the paper and find a photo of my grandfather, Lew Williams, in front of the small press. You should have seen him set type – upside down and...

 

If a tree falls in the forest...

Late last week, a tree collapsed along the Mt. Dewey hiking trail. The public was first made aware about the tree via Facebook by Wrangell resident Karl Torgramsen. According to him, the tree fell...

 

Death Notice

Jimmie Wayne Thompson, 80, passed away peacefully on July 5, 2018 at the Wrangell Medical Center. At his request, no services will be held. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date, along with his obituary.... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 2, 2018

Native stories shared at Shakes House last Saturday

Chief Shakes Tribal House was filled with curious visitors looking to learn about the Tlingits, a Native Alaskan people indigenous to Southeast Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Wrangell is home to many people of Tlingit descent, some of whom came...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 2, 2018

Bears featured in art workshop

"The reason I'm 'Michael' is I have eight brothers and sisters, and I'm the oldest. Guess what they [my parents] had wanted?" Michael Bania introduced herself to her class. Bania hosted an art worksho...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 2, 2018

Alaska Fish Factor

Alaska appears to be an exception in terms of gender parity at all levels of its seafood industry. Women comprise roughly half of the world’s seafood industry work force, yet a report released last week revealed that 61 percent of women around the...

 

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