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Articles from the September 29, 2016 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    September 29, 2016

Jabusch announces retirement plans, pot zoning passes first read

The Borough Assembly’s Tuesday evening meeting was one for surprises. For one, the half-dozen residents in attendance – a good turnout by the measure of most meetings – were surprised to find the first read through of proposed zoning ordinance... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 29, 2016

Moose season starts off ahead of average

Opening up on September 15, the local moose season is off to a positive start. As of last Friday, hunters in the Wrangell, Petersburg and Kake area had so far logged in 32 legal moose, 31 of which... Full story


The Way We Were

October 12, 1916: The Kicksetti totem on Front Street which is the property of Willis Hoagland, is having its cracks filled with putty and will be repainted in its original colors. The work is being done by William Tamaree. This should be only the...


PFD payout capped at just over a grand

On Sept. 23, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announced the value of the 2016 Permanent Fund Dividend would be set at $1,022. Set for distribution on Oct. 6, this year’s annual payout to the state’s more than 643,000 eligible residents is about half of wh... Full story



Tuesday, September 20 Clinton R. Lewis, 51, appeared before First District Judicial Officer Leanna Nash on the charge of Driving Under the Influence – Blood Alcohol Content .08+ Percent, a Class A misdemeanor. The defendant pleaded no contest to...


Police reports

Monday, September 19 Trespass/VCOR – Theodosia James, 41. Dogs at Large – Officer responded, UTL. Domestic – Civil Issue. Report of Theft. Suspicious Circumstance. Violating Conditions of Release – Dylan Franks, 26. Citizen Assist – Unlock...


The influence of World War II on the Wrangell sawmill Part two of a three-part history

Editor's note: Frank Roppel has been in the timber industry from 1956 to 2002, and a Wrangell resident since 1992. After graduating from high school in Ketchikan and receiving a degree from Oregon...

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 29, 2016

Municipal elections set for Tuesday, city looking for appointees

The municipal election is set for next week, with polls open Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. inside the Nolan Center. Though a number of candidates for local positions are currently running unopposed, all vacancies are at least set to be filled, thanks...


Obituary, Samuel Hudson Cornthwaite, 26

Samuel Hudson Cornthwaite passed away suddenly after falling ill to acute pancreatitis on September 6th, in a Beijing China hospital, with his sister Hannah by his side. Sam grew up in Petersburg,... Full story


Meet the Candidates - The Wrangell City and Borough Assembly

Patty Gilbert, write-in candidate, running for two three-year seats Occupation and experience: High school math teacher, current president of Wrangell Medical Center Foundation. Formerly two-term...


Meet the Candidates - Mayor of the City and Borough of Wrangell

David Jack, incumbent, running for one two-year term Past background: "I've been retired for about seven years. I previously worked for the city in a couple of capacities. I first started as a police...


Fish Factor

Governor Bill Walker has officially requested that the federal government declare a disaster for four Alaska regions hurt by one of the poorest pink salmon returns in decades. In a September 19 letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny...


Meet the Candidates - The Wrangell Port Commission

Gary Morrison, write-in candidate, running for two three-year seats Occupation and experience Retired, formerly of the U.S. Forest Service for 38 years, and former Alaska State Parks Director. Has...


House District races

PETERSBURG — With the state fiscal crisis swallowing Alaska’s political debate since 2014, the Alaska House races in Districts 35 and 36 are being fought on almost identical grounds. House District 35 includes the northern and more populated...

 By Dan Rudy    Sports    September 29, 2016

Cross-country runner takes 1st at Region V, State-bound

As volleyball gets ready to serve up its first game this weekend, the cross-country season is just about past the finish line for Wrangell High School. The team headed to Sitka last weekend for the...


Friday flu clinic to fight the seasonal bug

It’s that time of year again, with the hospital holding its annual flu clinic this week. Set for Friday afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m. at Harbor Light Assembly of God Church, residents are encouraged to stop by for the discounted vaccination. “The...


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