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Articles from the August 6, 2015 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    August 6, 2015

Wrangell remembers tailings breach

As several major mining projects continue to develop upstream of the Stikine River, Wrangell's Native community formally observed the first anniversary of the tailings dam failure at Mount Polley... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 6, 2015

School programs readying for upcoming year, expanded programs

Various members of the Wrangell community were invited to the high school library Monday afternoon to meet with technical preparation program staff for the University of Alaska Southeast. Earlier in the summer the program’s regional coordinator,... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. July 29, 1915: The baseball fans of Wrangell were treated to another of those fun-provoking ball games last Sunday afternoon when Leo McCormack’s “Counter Jumpers” went down to defeat before Cash...

 

Police reports

Monday, July 27 Found Property. Tuesday, July 28 Fraud: Person reported unauthorized purchases on credit card. Person reported getting threats over telephone. Arrested Cameron Joseph Hackworth, 39, on Bench Warrant. Traffic: Person reported vehicle...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 6, 2015

Deer, elk seasons open for Petersburg-Wrangell areas

Deer hunting season began for Alaska residents and nonresidents in much of the Unit 3 management area last Saturday, lasting through Nov. 30. Bow hunting on Mitkof Island and the Petersburg Management Area, hunting on the remainder of the Mitkof,... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:  I have been given more information concerning my 16 July letter to the editor. Several people have told me that one of our U.S. senators wants there to be a dock at Anan to please a few airplane operators from Ketchikan. Therefore...

 

NOAA issues new guidelines for vessels in glacial fjords

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – New voluntary guidelines for cruise ships and other tour boats aimed at protecting harbor seals, especially vulnerable nursing pups, in Alaska’s glacial fjords were announced Wednesday by the National Oceanic and...

 

University of Alaska Fairbanks cuts $20 million from budget

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced it will cut $20 million from its budget this upcoming year. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that some of the cuts come from 150 eliminated positions, reduced campus...

 

Fish Factor

The first seagoing electric powered passenger vessel in the U.S. is set to launch next summer in Juneau. The E/V Tongass Rain is a 50 foot, 47 passenger catamaran designed for eco-education and whale watching tours. Its primary fuel source will be...

 

Fisheries regulation proposals ready for review

The Alaska Board of Fisheries last week released its 2015-2016 Proposal Book for review. Some 215 proposals were accepted for review during the board’s regulatory meetings. Regulations potentially to be affected include Pacific cod and finfish in...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 6, 2015

Visitor Bureau presents findings on visitor economy

Members of the Wrangell City and Borough Assembly were given some positive news about the community’s visitor industry at its meeting July 28, as the Convention and Visitors Bureau presented results of a recently-completed study of that economic...

 

Alaska not included in new federal emission-cutting rule

JUNEAU (AP) — State political leaders welcomed the announcement Monday that Alaska was not included in a new federal rule aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it didn't have t...

 

Ketchikan assembly to vote on tobacco tax

KETCHIKAN (AP) — The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will cast its first official vote on a proposed tobacco tax. The Ketchikan Daily News reports that the Assembly is considering a $3-per-pack tax on cigarettes and a 75-percent wholesale tax...

 

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