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Articles from the August 11, 2016 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    August 11, 2016

New principal sets up shop, school setting up to start

With school set to start on August 25 staff at Wrangell Public Schools have returned from their summer hiatus and are preparing for registration of students. Incoming elementary school students can be... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 11, 2016

Local youth bring formline to skateboards

Area youth tried their hands at an old art form last week, during a three-day formline course put on by the Alaska Native Sisterhood Association. Formline as a style of art is traditional to the... Full story

 

The Way We Were

August 22, 1941: Possibility of obtaining a fish ladder at Mill Creek, leading to Virginia Lake with the aim of developing a sockeye stream and bolstering sport fishing at Virginia Lake was discussed at the luncheon meeting of the Wrangell Chamber...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 11, 2016

Septic break releases 20,000 gallons of sewage

A sewer main broke early Monday morning, necessitating a temporary shutdown of nearby pump stations and causing an overflow of untreated water into Inner Harbor. The main line connecting town to the sewage treatment plant ruptured near the Sea Level... Full story

 

Police reports

Monday, August 1 Trespassing Missing Dog Report of Lost Credit Card Agency Assist – Report of black smoke. WVFD notified. Traffic Stop – Verbal warning for tail light out. Tail light has been fixed. Tuesday, August 2 Agency Assist – Traffic...

 

Obituary: Marge Byrd, 81

Marge Byrd, 81, passed peacefully on July 24, 2016 surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was Tlingit, Yeil Kiks.adi. Her Tlingit names were Shaawat Shoo Ku and Teey Tix' Tlaa. Born... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: The USA that I grew up in is on its last breath and some people are far too eagar to finish her off. Today I have been barred from one business here in town because, I expressed my first amendment right to object to the status quo on...

 

Muskeg Meadows news

The Totem Bar and Liquor Best Ball Tournament was held August 6 and 7 with 26 participants. August 6: First Place Team: Faye Kohrt, Kaley Burk, Doug Nelson, Eric Kading. Net Score: 42, Team Handicap: 31. Straightest Drive: Faye Kohrt 10’. Closest...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    August 11, 2016

Dan's Dispatch

As the fisheries industry continues to expand and Wrangell’s Marine Service Center’s services demand increases, I believe Wrangell’s economy has nowhere to go but up. However, to accommodate this growth, the state must maintain their services...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 11, 2016

Local church welcomes Indonesia missionaries

Members of First Presbyterian Church were invited to a bit of fellowship last week, meeting with two missionaries operating in Indonesia for the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. (PCUSA) Coming from one...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 11, 2016

Still room at the table for local food bank

The local corps of the Salvation Army is continuing its work running a food bank with the arrival of Michael Bates and his wife, Jennifer. The couple has served together as majors in the Salvation Army for the past 26 years. Arriving in Wrangell in...

 

State politicians critical of federal land plan

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – State officials and leaders are criticizing the federal government’s plan to open one-quarter of the land it manages in eastern Alaska to mining and oil development, saying it restricts development in the state. The...

 

Fish Factor

Two big fish stories have been spawned so far by the 2016 Alaska salmon season: 1) sockeyes save the day; and 2) colossal pinks. A larger than expected sockeye salmon catch that has topped 50 million will salvage a summer that has seen lackluster...

 

Paddling the Inside Passage in an 'origami' kayak

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Below the gangway leading down to Harris Harbor, 25-year-old medical student Austin Jones split open his foldable kayak, revealing among water bottles, camping and survival gear two canisters: one of Nutella and one of peanut...

 
 By Jess Field    News    August 11, 2016

Petersburg fishermen bring big halibut onboard

PETERSBURG – Brian Mattson and Doug Corl are no strangers to catching fish, the pair have fished together for almost two decades, and last weekend was no exception. Around 10 p.m. on Saturday the...

 

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