Articles from the August 31, 2017 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    August 31, 2017

Access improved at Anan, first phase in overhaul

Improvements to the observatory at Anan Creek are complete, improving access and security for one of Wrangell's top visitor attractions. Managed by the Forest Service, Anan Wildlife Observatory is bes...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 31, 2017

Budget biggest worry at municipal conference

At last week’s meeting of the Wrangell Assembly, the city manager and mayor updated members on the outcome of Alaska Municipal League’s Combined Summer Meeting held earlier this month. Held in Haines August 16 and 17, the annual conference...

 

Yesterday's News

Sept. 6, 1917: Little Glenora Waters made her social debut Tuesday afternoon when she entertained a number of her little friends in honor of her first birthday. The large birthday cake with a single candle alight upon it formed an attractive feature...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 31, 2017

Shellfish testing clears Shoemaker, except for butter clams

The Wrangell Tribe’s environmental program office announced last week that most species of shellfish have been cleared for consumption at a pair of local beaches. On August 24 results from the week’s sampling had indicated levels of saxitoxin...

 

Office of Children's Services centralized

ANCHORAGE — The Office of Children’s Services has made it easier to report cases of suspected child abuse. Alaskans who know of a child that may be at risk of abuse or neglect can now call 1-800-478-4444 or email reportchildabuse@alaska.gov....

 

Police Report

Monday, August 21 Unsecured Premise: Officer went and checked building all was okay. Suspicious person. Tuesday, August 22 Rocks on Roadway: Damage to vehicles. Wednesday, August 23 Citizen: Civil. Agency Assist: Alarm. Thursday, August 24 Vacation...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 31, 2017

Regional conference to examine environmental challenges

For the first time, Wrangell will host the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska’s (CCTHITA) annual environmental conference. Hosted at the Nolan Center, the Southeast Environmental Conference will begin the afternoon of...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    August 31, 2017

Dan's Dispatch

If legislators do not pass a budget within the regular legislative session, they should not receive legislative per diem during the subsequent special session. Alaskans for Integrity – a group founded by one independent lawmaker, one Democratic...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 31, 2017

Music and food highlights end of summer

Before summer gives way to autumn, several Wrangell business owners decided to have one more hurrah downtown with food and live music. Set for Sunday afternoon, "Warm August Nights" was thought up by...

 

Fish Factor: The "bread and butter" salmon catches are far better than last year despite the 2017 statewide salmon take falling short

Alaska’s salmon season is winding down and while catches have made the record books in some regions, the statewide take will fall a bit short of the 204 million fish forecast. “We are within about 10 percent of the forecast, so that’s very posi...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 31, 2017

Wrangell auxiliary honored at national convention

Women from the local American Legion Auxiliary took part in the national organization's 97th annual convention last week. Three members from Merlin Elmer Palmer, Auxiliary Unit 6, joined 1,500 other...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 31, 2017

102 kids helped in annual schoolbag distribution

Ahead of local kids starting school this week, a regional program wanted to make sure students started prepared. The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) department for Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska distributed...

 

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