Articles from the August 8, 2013 edition

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Fire destroys Allen mill July 30

A fire destroyed the Allen mill site on Tuesday, July 30, leaving Mike Allen’s business venture a smoking heap of twisted metal and burnt lumber – and saw the largest response from the Wrangell Vol... Full story


Mork daycare cited for use of USFS land

A Wrangell woman is alleging she was fined by the US Forest Service for conducting a business on federal land during an excursion she made out the road last month with a group of children. Marilyn... Full story

 By Marjorie Clark    News    August 8, 2013

Drive-up cabin a first for Ketchikan cove

(AP) — Opportunities for people to take their outdoor experiences to a cabin are increasing. While U.S. Forest Service cabins are plentiful, they are mostly accessible by plane, boat or backpacking adventures. But Alaska State Parks is building a c... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. August 28, 1913: The School Board is looking for the teachers for the ensuing year on one of the first boats. Owing to the fact that the teachers of last year, Mrs. Burke and Miss Prichett and Miss...


Deer hunt to open in Unit 4

(Sitka) – The general season deer hunt will open in Unit 4 for bucks only on August 1st. The season for does and bucks will begin September 15th. Hunters must have deer harvest tickets and a valid hunting license in their possession while hunting. H...


Police reports

Monday, July 29 -Person reported a phone scam. -Person brought in license plate. Owner of plate was notified. -Person turned in a vacation check. -Report of harassment. Officer was UTL the other person. -Officer responded to report of a MVA. -Person...

 By Sandy Poulson    News    August 8, 2013

Paper helps reunite family with photos

SITKA, Alaska (AP) _ When Sonja Conner glanced at the photo of a smiling girl in July 26 Daily Sitka Sentinel, she thought the girl looked a lot like her mother. But she didn’t read the caption saying the picture was one of three photos of the s...


Ketchikan airport ferry requires tow

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – A ferry taking people from Ketchikan’s airport to the city experienced a mechanical issue, requiring a tow in the Tongass Narrows. The Oral Freeman had to be towed to the dock, The Ketchikan Daily News reported (ht...


Petersburg eagle euthanized after electrocution

PETERSBURG (AP) — An eagle rescued from a Petersburg beach has been euthanized. KFSK reports the eagle had been at the Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka for about five weeks. The eagle couldn’t fly because it had a broken bone in its wing. However, it...


Obituary: Irva 'Jean' Croston Kuntz, 91

Irva “Jean” Croston Kuntz, age 91, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2013. Jean was born on July 28, 1921 in Seattle, Wash. the daughter of Irven and Helen Hynds. Jean was a loving wife and won... Full story

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 8, 2013

Fish Factor

Holy Oncorhynchus! Any doubts about the brand power of Alaska salmon can be put to rest after the high visibility contretemps over the past few weeks – and the fish story has a happy ending. All of Alaska’s ‘powers that be’ converged on Wal-Mar...


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