Articles from the August 25, 2016 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    August 25, 2016

Wrangell student gets engineering experience at ANSEP camp

Earlier this month a Wrangell youth was among four-dozen Alaskan students to put their math and science skills to the test in Anchorage. Seventh-grader Rowen Wiederspohn was accepted into the... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    August 25, 2016

Assembly approves WMC housing idea, keeps tax-free days

At its regular meeting Tuesday the City and Borough Assembly approved a request by Wrangell Medical Center to pursue a housing assistance grant of up to $550,000 to build a quadruplex for its staff. Hospital CEO Robert Rang explained the amount was... Full story


The Way We Were

September 5, 1941: Total salmon pack for the seven canneries in the Wrangell district for 1941 totaled 714,685 cases with the close of the major season last weekend, according to official figures of the Fish and Wildlife Service. A few of the...


Police reports

Monday, August 15 Driving Complaint. Lost Dog. Boat Alarm – Owner notified. Tuesday, August 16 Vacation Request. Citizen Report DUI – Officers responded, UTL. Citation issued to Leif Larsson for Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance and verbal...



Disguised by wigs, boas and viking helmets, some of the Wrangell ladies appearing on the cover of last week’s issue were misidentified. The women were Nancy Gradwohl, Caroline Barr, Joan Kading, Shanlee Meissner and Susan Eagle. The Sentinel...


Water levels back to normal, crisis over

Last week the City and Borough of Wrangell announced emergency measures no longer needed to be taken to conserve its treated water supply. The announcement came on August 18, nearly a month after a state of disaster was declared by Mayor David Jack.... Full story


Muskeg Meadows news

Smitty’s Carpet & Livewire LLC Best Ball Golf Tournament was held August 20-21 with 15 and 18 participants. August 20: First Place Team: Kitty Evars, Juli Allen, Eric Kading. Net Score: 20. Team Handicap: 18. Second Place Team: Grover Mathis,...


Death notice

Richard Arlen Klinke passed away on August 15th. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 27 at Harbor Light Assembly of God at 1:00 p.m., Graveside Services to follow at Sunset Gardens Cemetery. A full obituary will follow in the near...

 By Dan Rudy    News    August 25, 2016

Disappointing salmon harvest winds season down early

With the seasonal peak behind it, Alaska’s commercial fishing industry is expecting one of the worst shortfalls for salmon in recent memory. As of Tuesday, Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s in-season blue sheet summary estimated just over... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    August 25, 2016

PSP detected in Shoemaker Bay clams

Local shellfish gatherers are advised to steer clear of the beach near Shoemaker Bay, after specimens tested positive for paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP). The alert was posted to the Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Research website at...

 By Dan Rudy    News    August 25, 2016

Hospital and school heads to run in fall election

Two more people have put forth their names to be included on October’s municipal elections ballot. As of press time Tuesday, schools superintendent Patrick Mayer expressed interest in running for a vacancy on the Wrangell Medical Center Board,...

 By Jess Field    News    August 25, 2016

LeConte Glacier fieldwork is underway

Researchers involved in a four-year collaborative project to study the impact of subglacial discharge at LeConte Glacier were in town this week to conduct fieldwork in LeConte Bay. The study is...


Fish Factor

Alaska’s 2016 pink salmon fishery is set to rank as the worst in 20 years by a long shot, and the outlook is bleak for all other salmon catches except sockeyes. “Boy, sockeye is really going to have to carry the load in terms of the fishery’s...


Troopers: Bear mauls guides after group got close to cub

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A brown bear mauled two wilderness guides who were leading a hiking excursion in Alaska after the group came between the female animal and her cub in the Tongass National Forest, state troopers said Friday. The guides a...


Fish and Game proposals out for review

The Alaska boards of Fisheries and Game have released proposal books for the 2016-17 year. The Board of Fish accepted 276 proposals for review, and the Board of Game has accepted 153 for the coming year. Neither set of proposals include any rule...

 By Dan Rudy    News    August 25, 2016

Local scouts retell of travels to Peru

A group of Wrangell and Girl Scouts experienced the summer trip of a lifetime last month, heading southward to Peru for a nine-day tour. Three girls and two chaperones made the 5,686-mile journey from...


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