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Articles from the August 3, 2017 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    August 3, 2017

Rock Pit site selection at creek raises concerns

Social media was astir Monday as word spread about the second stage of a project being undertaken to mitigate contamination at the former Byford junkyard. Notice of a proposed use of Pats Creek Road...

 By Dan Rudy    News    August 3, 2017

Greek guitar duo share heritage with Wrangell Bearfest

More than just focusing on the local wildlife, Wrangell's annual Bearfest is also an opportunity to focus on the creative arts. Whether it is judging photographs and paintings at the Nolan Center, a...

 By Dan Rudy    News    August 3, 2017

PSP risk drops back to normal at Pats Creek beachside

For the first time since last winter, paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) risk factors for butter clams sampled on beaches near Pats Creek have dropped back to normal. Wrangell Cooperative Association’s Indian Environmental General Assistance...


Court report

July 10 Beau J. Radach, 26, appeared before First District Court Judge Kevin Miller on charges of Assault in the 4th Degree; Driving Under the Influence; and Assault 4 – Cause Fear of Injury, all Class A misdemeanors. He pleaded guilty to those...


Obituary: Robert (Bob) Gould, 73

Robert (Bob) Gould, 73, passed away on July 20, 2017 holding the hands of his wife Celine Gould at the family home in Nanoose Bay, B.C. He was born in High Prairie, Alberta, Canada on April 17, 1944.... Full story



In last week’s issue of the Sentinel, a Dan’s Dispatch entry outdated by some years was run inadvertently. On the topics covered therein, Alaska Wildlife Troopers have long since decided to retain Wrangell’s post and a trooper is currently...

 By Dan Ortiz    News    August 3, 2017

Dan's Dispatch-Correct version from 7/27/17

Later this week, the Legislature will convene for its third (and hopefully very brief) special session to pass a capital budget. Negotiations with the Senate have been completed and I’m confident that a compromised version of the capital budget...

 By Dan Rudy    News    August 3, 2017

Candidates sought in upcoming election

Candidates are being sought for Wrangell’s various municipal committees and elected seats. Beginning August 1 and extending through the remainder of the month, the city clerk’s office will be accepting declarations of candidacy and signature...


Potential Tulsequah Chief buyer reportedly disinterested

In a media release put out by Rivers Without Borders on Tuesday, a proposed buyer for a disused mining operation has reportedly since dropped its interest. Citing unspecified sources, the environmental group reported private investment group Black...

 By Dan Rudy    News    August 3, 2017

Bearfest's symposiums: all about coexistence

The symposium at last week's Bearfest was an opportunity for experts in bear-related research to share some of their knowledge about the different species, as well as highlight the work they have done...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 3, 2017

Alaska Fish Factor: Around the world the appetite for Alaska seafood is growing

Seafood is Alaska’s top export by far, usually topping $3 billion in sales each year to 120 countries around the world, and comprising 55 percent of our nation’s total seafood exports.  Credit for the state’s export sales goes mostly to the...


National Geographic launches cruise ship in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A new cruise ship is set for an eight-day expedition exploring Alaska. On Saturday, Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic launched the Quest its first ever-new build from Juneau. The ship left from Anacortes, Washington,...

 By Dan Rudy    News    August 3, 2017

Capital budget signed with funds for Shoemaker

On Monday Gov. Bill Walker signed into law a capital budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year, which had been adopted by the Legislature in a brief special session on July 27. The new budget includes $5,000,000 in the Municipal Harbor Facility Grant Fund, pre...


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