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Articles from the September 26, 2013 edition

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Mayor seeks legal advice in TBPA costs

The Wrangell Borough Assembly voted Tuesday 4-2 against asking the Southeast Alaska Power Authority for $55,000 in “net non-billable” expenses. The resolution as voted on had instructed borough Administrator Jeff Jabusch to withhold that amount... Full story

 

Wrangell cruise ship greeter to retire this year

After 60 years of greeting tourists visiting Wrangell, Lurine McGee officially called it quits earlier this year. “Well, I’m 91 (years old),” she said. “Don’t you think it’s time?” The r... Full story

 

The Way We Were

October 16, 1913: The last week has witnessed a big change in one of Wrangell's landmarks, the Pioneer Hotel which was built to accommodate the traveling public after the big fire which wiped out the Wrangell Hotel and until another could be built. A...

 

Tongass shelters vandalized

Vandals burned two shelters in the Wrangell unit of the Tongass National Forest, Forest Service officials said. The damage to both the North Wrangell High Country Shelter and the Kunk Lake Shelter occurred some time between Sept. 2 and Sept 11,... Full story

 

Police reports

Monday, September 16 Citation issued to Jazmyn Waddington-Wright, 21, for Dog At Large. Agency Assist/FD: 911 report of oven fire. Tuesday, September 17 Nothing to Report. Wednesday, September 18 Officer gave individual a ride. Caller reported their...

 

Courts

On September 11, Wrangell Deputy Magistrate Leanna Splinter adjudicated the following case: Jack L. Fain, 56, was found guilty of Driving without Valid Operator License. He was sentenced to one year probation and ordered to pay $200 in fines and...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Let’s pull at the heart strings here and I speak of our seniors, children and animals and lowering the sales tax. Again there is no reason to cut one thing. Boy they must want your over charged taxes bad by hitting below the belt. On...

 

Kjell Nore Sr., 84

Kjell Nore, Sr., 84, died on June 29, 2013 in Wrangell, Alaska. He was born to Marie and Per Nore on April 3, 1929 in Wrangell and was a lifelong resident with the exception of his Army tour in... Full story

 

Obituary, Christian P. Kirschenmann, 62

Christian P. Kirschenmann, 62, died in Harborview Hospital in Seattle, Wash. on August 26, 2013. He was born in Snoqualmie Falls, Wash. on May 14, 1952. There he grew up with his father Edgar... Full story

 

Meet the Candidates - Assembly- Seat B Unexpired term until October 2014

Name: Billie Younce As of press time no candidate questionnaire had been turned in....

 

Meet the Candidates - Port Commission Two seats available

Name: John Yeager Age: 45 Occupation: Fishing Guide and co-owner of Alaska Charters & Adventures. What is your previous experience on boards or other relevant experience related to the position you ar...

 

Meet the Candidate- School Board Two seats available

Name: Cynthia Waddington Age: 39 Occupation: Wrangell Chamber of Commerce Office Manager What background or experience do you have that qualifies you to be on the Wrangell School Board? I believe...

 

Meet the Candidate- School Board Two seats available

Name: Rinda Howell As of press time no candidate questionnaire had been turned in....

 

Thomas Bay commission debates future of Authority

By Brian O’Connor Sentinel writer The Thomas Bay Power Commission heard acrimonious discussion Tuesday about the power authority at the center of a political tussle between the Petersburg and... Full story

 

Hospital board votes to pursue trauma certification

The Wrangell hospital board voted 4-0 Sept. 18 to pursue a Level IV trauma certification for the Wrangell Medical Center. The certification would establish the medical center as a primary care giver for traumatic injuries, meaning life-saving care...

 

Officials inspect completed Zimovia Highway

Apart from a few minor road sign adjustments, the Zimovia Highway renovation is completed, according to state transportation officials. Officials from the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public...

 

Dead humpback found near Kake

PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) — Federal marine mammal officials say it’s too soon to determine the cause of death for a female humpback whale found near Kake earlier this month. The whale was first reported around Sept. 1 in Keku Strait near Kake,...

 

Area consumers reflect on PFD at local market

Shoppers and vendors milled around the last farmer’s market of the year in the Nolan Center Saturday with commerce on their mind. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to ask them about the annual...

 

Wolves record nine personal bests

Runners recorded nine personal bests at the Juneau Cross-country meet Saturday. “It was a really great meet for us,” said coach Monty Buness. “I think in 20 plus years of coaching I’ve never...

 

Young talent has Wrangell angle

At some point in the future, faces appearing on the big and small screen could have a Wrangell connection. Adrian Prescott, 17, and Jerryn Gray, 9, are the children of Wrangellite and current Wasilla...

 

Fish Factor

News that mining giant Anglo-American plans to withdraw from the Pebble Mine project was greeted with joy by opponents who hailed it as a victory for the people of Bristol Bay and for the region’s resources. Pebble would be the largest gold and...

 

Area women walk for cancer

Anyone walking or driving through the Seattle metropolitan area this past weekend might have spied some colorful birds from Wrangell. The “Blue-Footed Boobies” Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure tea...

 

Middle School wrangles five star rating

Teachers and students at Stikine Middle School accomplished a feat unequaled among similar schools this year. The school received a five-star Alaska School Performance Index score from the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development. It was...

 

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