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Articles from the September 17, 2015 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    September 17, 2015

Southeast Conference fashioning five-year economic plan

Delegates from around the region traveled down to Prince Rupert, British Columbia, this week for the 2015 Southeast Conference. The bulk of the three-day conference took place Tuesday and Wednesday, wrapping up this morning. SEC executive director... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 17, 2015

By the numbers: Report highlights SE economy

New economic data for Southeast Alaska was unveiled at this year’s Southeast Conference in Prince Rupert, British Columbia (see adjoining article). The “By the Numbers” look was compiled for the regional association by Juneau-based analysts... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 17, 2015

Planning and Zoning looking for new commissioners

Possible delays may loom for continued development as Wrangell’s Planning and Zoning Commission struggled to meet its requirements for quorum last week. After postponing their regularly scheduled session from Thursday evening to midday Friday, the... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. September 9, 1915: The City Fathers met in session last Saturday night, all of the councilmen being present except Tate and Patenaude. After the regular routine of business of the matter of the boys of...


Police reports

Monday, September 7 Nothing to Report. Tuesday, September 8 Citizen Assist. Criminal Mischief. Citizen Assist. Agency Assist—USFS. Citizen Assist. Wednesday, September 9 Police arrested Israel Comstock, 20, on a warrant for Failure to Appear. Bail...


Meet the Candidates

Clay Hammer, running uncontested for re-election to the Port Commission, three-year seat Occupation: Electrical superintendent for the City and Borough of Wrangell Why would you like to sit on the...


Summer troll extension announced

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has extended the Southeast-Yakutat commercial troll fishery through Sept. 30. The extension applies to the retention of all species except king salmon, with the following restrictions: Districts 1 and 2-waters s...

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 17, 2015

Wrangell School Board discusses policy updates, communication and technology

Summer vacation for students and faculty ended on Aug. 27, and it was back to the old grind for the Wrangell School Board as well, which had its first monthly meeting of the new year on Sept. 9. Board members reviewed the new district crisis plan,...


Alaska governor outlines trip to Japan for gas conference

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Gov. Bill Walker said Friday he is heading to Japan next week to speak at a conference on liquefied natural gas and spread the word about Alaska’s proven gas reserves. Walker is listed as a keynote speaker at the LNG...


Fish Factor

Alaska’s fishing industry was dismayed last week by the sudden news that Jeff Regnart, Director of the state’s Commercial Fisheries Division, will leave the job on October 2. “I’m resigning due to family reasons, aging parents…I just...


Hunting show host charged with poaching in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The host of the Sportsman Channel hunting show “The Syndicate’’ was charged Monday with poaching in northwest Alaska. U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler said grizzly bears, moose, caribou and Dall sheep were illegally kille...

 By Dan Rudy    Sports    September 17, 2015

Cross-country runners tread water at home meet

Hundreds of runners carried on through chilly rains at Saturday's Wrangell Invitational Cross-Country meet. The weather kept to around 52 degrees that day, with most of the 0.3 inches falling during...


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