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Articles from the August 9, 2018 edition

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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

Don Young holds discusses the issues in Wrangell

U.S. Representative Don Young stopped in Wrangell the weekend of June 28 for some meet-and-greets with the locals. Stopping at the Stikine Inn, Young went from table to table to chat with people, answering questions and getting to know the people he...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

Wrangell to host coho salmon derby through August

The coho salmon derby kicks off this weekend, and runs every weekend until September . Anyone with a fishing rod is welcome to take part in the coho derby. According to Alicia Holder, with the Wrangel...

 

The way we were

August 8, 1918 Capt. A.B. Conover and James Wilson are in town this week from Glenora. They brought with them a nice collection of furs. Capt. Conover also brought with him the skin of the glacier bear killed by Arthur Bannon of Portsmouth, Ohio, two...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

A budding business: Happy Cannabis

Marijuana legalization is a hot topic of discussion across the country. Several states have legalized the drug. One such state is Alaska. In 2015 Ballot Measure 2 was passed, according to the Alaska...

 

Court report

April 19: Hal Don Twyford III has pleaded guilty to assault in the fourth degree. On April 19 Twyford caused reckless injury when he punched his victim in the nose. He has been sentenced to 90 days in jail, with 85 of those days suspended. He will...

 

Police report

July 30, 2018 Report of criminal mischief. Found property. MCA: Citation issued to Zaria K Johnson, 16. Deer complaint: Report of deer hit. July 31, 2018 Parking complaint: Business requested motorcycle be moved from their property. Summons served....

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    August 9, 2018

Dan's Dispatch

During session, the Alaska State Legislature passed multiple bills that affect our senior citizens. It is the duty of the legislature to protect and serve all citizens. In my time in office, I have made it a priority to try to protect the interests o...

 

Wrangell Public Schools registration

Registration for Evergreen Elementary, Stikine Middle School and Wrangell High School will be held Thurs., Aug. 16, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm. at Wrangell High School Gym/Commons. New students will need to come in to complete a paper... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I recently visited Chuck Oliver at Prestige Care Center, 9100 Centennial Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99504. We had a great visit, talking of the projects we worked on together in Wrangell. He is always quick to give credit to his crew...

 

Obituary: Kathaleen Jane Maixner, 65

Kathaleen Jane Maixner, 65, of Sitka, Alaska, passed away February 15, 2018, from an acute illness at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. She was born in Bandon, Oregon, on August 4,... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

New principal for Wrangell MS and HS

In his 32nd year of teaching, David Macri has a lot of experience behind him. He said that he has worked as an industrial arts teacher, a 5th-12th grade principal, a school business manager, and...

 

Golf roundup

Totem Bar & Liquor Store sponsored two 9-hole, best ball tournaments on August 4 and 5. The August 4 tournament saw 14 participants. First place went to a team consisting of Ed Rilatos, Nate Johnson, Grover Mathis, and Wayne Harding. They won with a...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

Anan Wildlife Observatory a special place for people and animals

Early on Thursday morning, several members of the U.S. Forest Service left Wrangell with some guests for a trip to the Anan Wildlife Observatory. Present on the trip were Michael Saxton and Leslie...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 9, 2018

Alaska Fish Factor

Alaskans will celebrate Alaska Wild Salmon Day on August 10, but plans also are underway for a much bigger celebration: the International Year of the Salmon set to officially begin in 2019. The theme is “Salmon and people in a changing world...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

Second OCS position open in Petersburg

The Office of Child Services works across Alaska to support and protect children across the state. According to their website, the main goals of OCS are to give children a “healthy start, to provide them with safe and permanent homes, to maintain...

 

Explosive material removed from Blue Lake near Sitka

SITKA, Alaska (AP) – The low water level at a lake near Sitka led to the discovery of explosive material near the shore. The Daily Sitka Sentinel reports a person found plastic tubes near a ramp leading into Blue Lake last week and reported the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

Assembly discusses new position at Nolan Center, request for toxicology report

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday night to hold a meeting that was rescheduled from July 24. Before getting into new business, the assembly heard a request from Lavern Lawrence, who lives at...

 

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