Articles from the September 12, 2019 edition

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State troopers teach difference between legal and illegal moose ahead of hunting season

State Wildlife Troopers Kyle Freeberg, of Wrangell, and Cody Litster, of Petersburg, set up shop in Wrangell's downtown pavilion last Sunday afternoon with several hunting regulation handbooks and...

 

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

September 11, 1919 One of the prettiest war souvenirs we have seen was received this week by Wrangell man, O. A. Brown, from the American Can Company. The shell is of brass, over three inches in diameter and 2 ½ feet in length. The following note...

 

Low turnout but lots of information at Central Tongass Project meeting

The Forest Service held a public meeting regarding the Central Tongass Project last week, Sept. 3. The purpose of the meeting was to share information on the project and its recently published draft e...

 

Police report

September 2 Traffic stop: Verbal warning for driving habits. Harassment. Found property: Returned to owner. September 3 Disturbance. Unattended vehicle at airport. Disturbance. September 4 DUI: Unfounded. Subpoena service. Speeding complaint....

 

Salmon Beyond Borders and SEITC working to create united front against transboundary mining

For many people in Southeast Alaska, mining operations in nearby British Columbia is a source of concern. While these mines are across the border in Canadian jurisdiction, many of them are located in...

 

Assembly discusses closure of Prince Rupert ferry stop, changes pay grade for police chief position

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday, Sept. 10, to discuss, among several topics, the recent announcement that the Alaska Marine Highway System would stop traveling to and from Prince Rupert on...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I’m Hispanic and I know growing up within your means was the rule. It’s discipline. We never relied on government assistance or felt like we were entitled to anything we couldn’t do for ourselves. This made us hard working...

 

Parks and Rec Department considers fee changes for youth programs

The Wrangell Parks and Recreation Advisory Board sat down to workshop a set of proposed increases to fees for youth sports programs last Wednesday, Sept. 4. Parks and Recreation Director Kate Thomas...

 

Family Resilience Fair coming Sept. 28

Local organization BRAVE (Building Respect and Valuing Everyone) will be hosting their annual Family Resilience Fair at the end of the month, on Sept. 28 from noon to 2 p.m. Last year's fair brought...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Federal agencies are meeting now through next March to define U.S. dietary guidelines for 2020-2025, and a high powered group of doctors and nutritionists are making sure the health benefits of seafood are front and center. For the first time in the...

 

Mariners' Memorial seeking $6,000 by the end of the month

The Wrangell Mariners' Memorial Board brought in a little less than $5,000 with their annual fish fry last month. Proceeds like this are going towards the mariners' memorial by Heritage Harbor,...

 

Cross country team continues to show positive gains

Wrangell High School travelled to Petersburg last Saturday, Sept. 7, to face their rival school in a cross country meet. While Wrangell's runners did not beat Petersburg or several other competing sch...

 

Russian retraces historic route to Sitka

SITKA, Alaska (AP) – Russian adventurer Anatoly Kazakevich sailed into town on a double-hulled inflatable sailboat Monday morning, completing the last leg of an 8,000-mile journey to Sitka from the Siberian city of Irkutsk. Kazakevich and his...

 

Alaska Permanent Fund grew by $1.4B in last fiscal year

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Despite a large transfer of funds to the state treasury, the Alaska Permanent Fund has grown by $1.4 billion, a report said. The fund earned enough from investments to grow by 2% in the fiscal year that ended June 30, The...

 

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