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Articles from the September 19, 2019 edition

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Harbor House closes its doors after two years

Harbor House, the assisted living facility, closed its doors on Sept. 1. The facility opened in April of 2017 as a place for Wrangell's senior citizens to live, and also became a popular spot for...

 

Wrestling team sporting lots of talent this year

While the Wrangell Wolves wrestlers do not have their first meet until mid-October, they have already been hard at work getting ready for the new season. Both wrestling coaches, Jeff Rooney and Jack...

 

The Way We Were

September 18, 1919 Improvements which will be of valuable aid to navigation on the Stikine are soon to begin, according to G.B Hull, district engineer, Department of Public Works, who arrived from Prince Rupert a few days ago. Mr. Hull recently made...

 

Planning and Zoning Commission considers Institute property rezoning

Wrangell's planning and zoning commission met last Thursday, Sept. 12. One of the big discussion items on the agenda was the potential rezoning of the old Institute property, by Shoemaker Harbor. The...

 

Police report

September 9 MVA: Hit and run. Agency assist: Harbor. Found property. Citizen assist: Vehicle unlock. Traffic complaint. Disturbance: Unfounded. Trespass: Unfounded. September 10 Suspicious persons: Criminal mischief. Report of burglary. Agency...

 

Nolan Center hosting Nostalgic Movie Nights

The Nolan Center, Wrangell's museum, convention center, and theater has announced a new monthly program for moviegoers young and old to enjoy. Starting Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6:30, the public is...

 

Dan's Dispatch

Representative Ortiz visited Prince Rupert, British Columbia (B.C.) this week to meet with Canadian officials. He met with Royal Canadian Mounted Police Inspector Blake Ward Chief Financial Officer for Prince Rupert Corinne Bomben, Member of...

 

Local groups discuss continuing gun range improvements

Members of the Parks and Recreation Department, the Wrangell Rod and Gun Club, The Stikine Sportsmen Association, and the Forest Service held a meeting last Wednesday, Sept. 11. The purpose of the...

 

SEARHC to receive Awards for Sitka and Wrangell Facilities

SouthEast Alaska Regional Healthcare Consortium's (SEARHC) Sitka Long-Term Care (SLTC) and Wrangell Medical Center Long-Term Care (WMC LTC) will be presented with a trio of quality awards this month...

 

United States Coast Guard suspends part of Alaska tour company boat fleet

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -Most boats from a southeast Alaska tour company that were inspected this week in Juneau and Sitka have been taken out of service for corrective action. The U.S. Coast Guard suspen...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

“Unpredictable” is the way salmon managers describe Alaska’s 2019 salmon season, with “very, very interesting” as an aside. The salmon fishery is near its end, and a statewide catch of nearly 200 million salmon is only six percent off what...

 

Senior Center's new manager planning big things for the future

After a recent shake-up that saw the loss of the Wrangell Senior Center's site manager, cook, and driver, the facility is working to get back to its normal routine under the new leadership of Tom...

 

Petersburg drug dealer gets time served

Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - A Petersburg man received 21 months in federal prison and five years of supervised release for a methamphetamine case. Assistant US Attorney Jack Schmidt said Randal Long,...

 

$62,000 in heroin, meth seized by Petersburg police

PETERSBURG — The Petersburg Police Department served search warrants at 410 Mitkof Highway at approximately 3:50 P.M. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 and found distribution quantities of heroin and...

 

Cross country girls take third place in Craig meet

Wrangell’s cross country team competed in the Craig High School Invitational this past weekend, continuing a trend of improving times from their past two meets. In the women’s 5,000 meter varsity run, Wrangell took third place just behind Ketchik...

 

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