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Candidacy declarations close for October election

Candidacy declarations for Wrangell's Oct. 6 election closed at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31. A variety of positions in city leadership were open for candidates this year. However, unless there are...

 

High school releases tentative sports schedule

Wrangell High School has provided the Wrangell Sentinel a very tentative schedule for sporting events this season. The COVID-19 pandemic cut the basketball season short last year, and as the pandemic...

 

WCA provides $86,000 to fire department

Two weeks ago the Wrangell Cooperative Association provided $86,000 to the Wrangell Volunteer Fire Department which, according to Tribal Administrator Esther Reese, is to help purchase new ambulance e...

 

Two WPD officers make trip to Ketchikan for training

Two members of the Wrangell Police Department made a four-day trip to Ketchikan last week for some training, according to city officials. The trip raised some questions, as the city has an ongoing mor...

 

Family Resilience Fair takes place this month

The third annual Family Resilience Fair will take place later this month, according to Kay Larson. The fair, set up by local nonprofit BRAVE, is designed to bring together different organizations...

 

School board reviews SMART Start plan in special meeting

The Wrangell School Board held a special meeting Monday evening, Aug. 31, to review updated SMART Start plans for the upcoming school year. With the first day of school scheduled for Sept. 8, and the...

 

Three active COVID-19 cases in Wrangell, 18 total

The community of Wrangell currently has three active cases of COVID-19, as of Tuesday, Sept. 1. The three most recent cases were discovered through routine employee testing programs, according to...

 

Primary election results released, 15 percent turnout in Wrangell

The official results for the Aug. 18 primary election have been released on the Alaska Division of Elections website. The primary election gives voters the opportunity to narrow down which candidates they would like to consider in the upcoming...

 

Assembly reviews FY 2021 Capital Improvement Projects

Prior to their meeting Tuesday, Aug. 25, the Wrangell Borough Assembly held a workshop to go over several Capital Improvement Projects planned for FY 2021. The city has multiple projects lined up for the near future, across several departments. Last...

 

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

September 2, 1920 The Willson & Sylvester Mill of Wrangell has this week been cutting lumber for the construction of the first paper mill in Alaska. On Saturday a scow load of lumber will leave the mill dock for Speel river where the paper mill of...

 

Police report

August 24 Traffic Complaint. Traffic Stop: Jason Burk, 38, citation for speeding. Traffic Stop: Elizabeth Golding, 53, citation for speeding. Theft. Child Abuse. Welfare Check. August 25 Subpoena Service. Parking Complaint. August 26 Agency Assist:...

 

Court report

June 16: Corey Henderson was arraigned on charges of driving under the influence. He was released on his own recognizance. His request for a court-appointed lawyer was granted. A calendar call was scheduled for Sept. 15. Gary Hamley was arraigned on...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    September 3, 2020

Dan's Dispatch

Beginning on June 1st, small businesses were able to apply for AK CARES Act relief funding, which is Federal funds intended to help support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, the Department of Commerce, Community, and...

 

Guest Commentary

Over the past eighteen months, Alaska’s ferry system faced unprecedented challenges: a reduced budget, a strike, unanticipated mechanical and structural issues with five aging ships, and a global pandemic. This spring, as the pandemic hit, AMHS...

 

Death Notice

Fred P. Thruston Sr., died of a heart attack at Wrangell Medical Center on May 26, 2020. An obituary will follow and a memorial service also at some point....

 

Obituary: Colleen L. Hought, 64

Colleen L. Hought, 64, died on August 16, 2020 in Eugene, Oregon. She was born on May 2, 1956 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Lurine and Mac McGee. She grew up in Wrangell, Alaska. Dave Hought can be reached at 2374 E. Irwin, Eugene, OR 97402 The...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Alaska seafood processors are paying tens of millions of dollars extra to cover costs from the Covid pandemic, and most of it is coming out of pocket. Intrafish Media provides a first, in-depth look at how costs for providing protective gear like...

 

Alaska villagers use vehicles to light runway for medevac

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Residents of a remote Alaska village scrambled just before midnight to help save the life of a child, jumping into their vehicles to light up a pitch-black runway as a medical transport plane circled overhead. People were...

 

Court orders wording change on Alaska oil tax ballot summary

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration has been ordered to change the language of the ballot summary for a proposed act that seeks to raise taxes on the oil industry. The Alaska Supreme Court upheld a ruling by Su...

 

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