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Articles from the August 30, 2018 edition

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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 30, 2018

Planning & Zoning Commission discusses nuisance code

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission met last Thursday evening to discuss potential changes to the city's code regarding nuisance activities. Specifically, they looked at the parts of the code...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 30, 2018

Wrangell Public School district welcomes new teachers

The sounds of finding classrooms, opening lockers, and seeing friends filled the middle school and high school in Wrangell last Thursday morning. Another school year has started and both students and...


The Way We Were In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

August 29, 1918 School will open September ninth, a week later than usual this year owing to the repairs that are being made to the interior of the school building. These repairs were very necessary from a sanitary standpoint and will improve the...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 30, 2018

2018 Primary unofficial election results posted online

After voting on Aug. 21, the results of the Alaska primary election have started to come in. Unofficial election results have been posted online at the Alaska Division of Elections’ website. According to the election results, it was a low turnout...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 30, 2018

Fire alarm trips at Wrangell Medical Center

At approximately 10 a.m., Aug. 24, a fire alarm was tripped at the Wrangell Medical Center. The fire department responded quickly, with 14 members of the department showing up. The forest service...


Police report

August 20, 2018 Citizen assist: Vehicle unlock. Civil issue. Civil matter. Found property: Returned to owner. Warrant arrest: Arrested Julio A Cardona III, 27 on charges of VCOR, DUI, and refuse chemical test. August 21, 2018 Welfare check. Traffic...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 30, 2018

Mixed-grade class at Evergreen Elementary

For a long time, one-room schoolhouses were the main place where children of all grade levels received their education. In recent memory, however, this has been replaced with the modern school system many Americans are familiar with where each grade...


Obituary: Larry D. Simpson, 60

Larry D. Simpson, 60, passed away on August 17, 2018 in Klawock, Alaska. He was born on February 5, 1958. Larry was an employee with Allied Timber and was a member of the Wrangell community for 20...


Swim team prepares for first meet in Petersburg

Meeting five days a week to train, the Wrangell High School swim team is working hard to prepare for their first competition. From August 31 to September 1, they will be in Petersburg for their first...

 By Brian Varela    News    August 30, 2018

Petersburg Assembly responds to closure of Ocean Beauty

PETERSBURG – In response to Ocean Beauty announcing that they’ll be closing their plant in Petersburg, the borough assembly discussed a draft letter in response on Monday. In the draft letter from Vice Mayor Jeigh Stanton-Gregor to Ocean Beauty...


Study: Climate models underestimate permafrost emissions

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Global climate projections have drastically underestimated carbon emissions from thawing permafrost in the Arctic, a new study suggests. The study published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Communications indicated that...


Alaska Fish Factor:

More seafood tariffs in Trump’s trade war with China are hitting Alaska coming and going. On July 6 the first 25 percent tax went into effect on more than 170 U.S. seafood products going to China. On August 23, more items were added to the list,...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 30, 2018

Upper reservoir dam hot topic at borough assembly

About a week ago, according to Director of Public Works and Capital Facilities Amber Al-Haddad, water seepage was found in the upper reservoir dam at Wrangell’s water treatment facility. She came before the Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 30, 2018

Telegraph Creek fire not contained yet

The ongoing wildfire near Telegraph Creek, a small town on the Stikine River, has not yet been contained. According to Jody Lucius with the British Columbia Wildfire Service, the fire is a very... Full story


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