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Articles from the October 1, 2015 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    October 1, 2015

Municipal elections to be held on Tuesday

Polls will open for Wrangell’s regular municipal elections this Tuesday. Candidates have filed for all available seats, with several positions in contest. Among those open to the polls this year are two three-year seats on the City and Borough... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 1, 2015

Grand event planned for ANB/ANS Grand Camp

Next week, the Alaska Native Sisterhood celebrates its 100th anniversary at the place of its founding, Wrangell. Alaska Native Brotherhood/ANS is the oldest rights organization for indigenous persons... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 1, 2015

Low-cost flu clinics coming up

Like raking leaves and pumpkin-based desserts, influenza inoculations are another sign that summer is finally over. A pair of flu clinics will be held by Wrangell healthcare providers later this month. The Center for Disease Control recommends that... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. September 23, 1915: One of the coming industries of Alaska that is more or less overlooked locally and which is coming to front in amazing fashion is agricultural. Mr. W.E. Parrot is at present harvesting...


Police reports

Monday, September 21 Automated Alarm. Report of Theft. Trespass Notice. Fraud: Of Credit Cards. Criminal Mischief. Found Property. Traffic Stop: Verbal warning for faulty equipment. Tuesday, September 22 Traffic Stop: Verbal warning for faulty...


Editorial: No need for financial disclosure

A significant benefit to living in a small town is that everyone knows everyone’s business. Some consider this a detriment, but in the case of Proposition 1, which appears on October’s election ballot in Petersburg, and as Proposition 2 in...


Letter to the Editor

Hospice is a Non-Profit organization whose primary purpose is to be helpful and supportive for Wrangellites and their families through the final stages of life. Hospice maintains and makes available durable medical equipment from the Community Loan...


Meet the Candidates - The Assembly

Christie Jamieson, running for one of two three-year seats on the Assembly a write-in candidate Occupation: Owner of CLJ Consulting and The Squawking Raven B&B. Why do you want to sit on the...

 By Dan Rudy    Sports    October 1, 2015

Wrestling season begins at high school

The season began for Wrangell High School’s wrestling team yesterday, as members met for their first after-school practice. “They’re training really hard,” said the team’s coach, Jeffery Rooney. Coach Steve Miller will be assisting him agai...


Washington company exploring gas service in southeast Alaska

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – A Washington state-based utility is looking to southeast Alaska for a launch of natural gas, which would primarily be delivered to homes for heat and personal use. The Ketchikan Daily News reports that Avista, a natural...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 1, 2015

Art exhibits take top prizes at Haines, Palmer fairs

Two exhibits submitted by local artists to the Southeast Alaska State Fair in Haines this July won top honors, going on from there to compete and win in Palmer Aug. 27. Arlene Woodward and Kitty...


Fish Factor

Bering Sea crabbers are again facing the possibility of a delayed fishery as Congressional Republicans threaten to shut down the government, this time over federal funding of Planned Parenthood. A shutdown two years ago stalled the crab opener by...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 1, 2015

Hold your fire: illegal moose numbers up

Local hunters have been hit harder than usual by antler restrictions so far this year. The season began on Sept. 15, and by the end of the first week seven of 35 moose reported harvested in the Wrangell, Petersburg and Kake areas were deemed noncompl...


Walker brushes aside reserves tax criticism

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker on Friday brushed aside criticism from Republican lawmakers that they were blindsided by his call to reinstate the gas reserves tax during the upcoming special session. “I sat right at this table and talked about...


Researchers say new dinosaur found in northern Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Researchers have uncovered a new species of plant-eating dinosaur in Alaska, according to a report published Tuesday. The animal was a variety of hadrosaur, a duck-billed dinosaur that roamed in herds, said Pat...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 1, 2015

Shell backs out from Arctic drilling operations

Royal Dutch Shell surprised many Monday after the energy conglomerate announced it would cease offshore exploration activity in the Alaskan Arctic for the foreseeable future. Shell explained initial drilling results indicated oil and gas reserves pre...


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