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Articles from the August 8, 2019 edition

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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 8, 2019

Stikine River rally highlights mining concerns

It was a perfect day to be outdoors last Sunday, Aug. 4. The sun was shining, the water was smooth, and the temperature was warm. Besides the nice weather, concerned locals also spent the day...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 8, 2019

Rally for cancer care tournaments this weekend

This coming weekend, Muskeg Meadows Golf Course will host the annual Rally for Cancer Care tournaments. The rally has become a longstanding and popular tradition for people in Wrangell and...


The Way We Were

August 7, 1919 Yesterday was another “still hunt,” and the federal officers after having brought a Ketchikan man to conviction by a fine of $300, began to smell booze again and going straight back to the cabin on the creek, where they found the...



In last week’s photograph of the Wrangell Community Orchestra’s Bearfest performance, we misidentified Bonnie Demerjian as Michael Bania.... Full story

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 8, 2019

NOAA releases annual report of US fisheries

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration held an online press conference last Friday, Aug. 2, to announce the release of their annual report to Congress on the state of the country's fisher...


Police report

July 29, 2019 Drug information. Unattended baggage: Bags were picked up. DUI: Unfounded. Harassment. Citizen assist: Unlocked vehicle. Reckless driving: Verbal warning to maintain his lane of traffic. Animal complaint. July 30, 2019 Agency assist:...

 By Dan Ortiz    News    August 8, 2019

Dan's Dispatch

As the District 36 Representative, my primary assignment now in the Legislature is to serve as the Vice-Chair on the House Finance Committee. In that duty, I traveled to Juneau, Anchorage, Wasilla, and Fairbanks between July 15-18 in order to hear...


Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I just wanted to make a comment to the recent article about State Trooper Freeburg seeking increased local collaboration. Recently I was pulled over for speeding. I didn’t see the speed reduction sign coming into town from the...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 8, 2019

Almost 500 responses to community prioritization survey

Closing on July 19 last month, the Wrangell Community Prioritization Survey garnered what Ruby McMurren called a surprising number of responses. A total of 482 people responded to the survey, she said...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 8, 2019

Alaska Fish Factor

It’s been one year, so how’s that trade war with China working out for the nation’s seafood industry? As with farmers, there’s not much winning and ongoing tweeted skirmishes have global fish markets skittish. The quick take is the 25...


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