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Articles from the October 5, 2017 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    October 5, 2017

City to renew focus on junk and public nuisances

At last week’s Borough Assembly meeting, members discussed stepping up abatement of public nuisances around the island. The item came up as a priority during last month’s goal-setting workshop with recently hired city manager Lisa Von Bargen....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 5, 2017

Preliminary results in for Tuesday's election

The last ballots were cast and polls closed Tuesday evening on the 2017 municipal elections. Turnout was low in a relatively low-key election, with no ballot measures to consider and candidates...

 

The Way We Were

October 11, 1917: An erroneous impression prevails in Wrangell that the town is likely to be left without a doctor. This condition has been anticipated by the War Department. When a physician offers his services to his country and receives a call it...

 

Big bird briefly downs power line Sunday

Night owls may have noticed their power go out late Sunday evening after a bird strike took down service for an hour. A problem was reported to Wrangell Municipal Light and Power by police dispatch at around 11:20 p.m. Checking the substation behind...

 

Trooper report

September 9 Eric Castro, age 35 from Petersburg, cited for sport fishing without a license in possession. He was issued a $210 citation in District Court at Wrangell. September 11 Bruce Balan, age 57 from California, issued a $210 citation for Sport...

 

Police Report

Monday, September 25 Found: Recovered Property. Traffic Stop: Verbal warning for driving habits. Tuesday, September 26 Parking complaint. Subpoena Service. Wednesday, September 27 Disturbance: Officer responded. VCOR: Unfounded: Civil matter....

 

Correction:

In the September 21 issue’s story on Page 5, it should be noted the United Tribal Transboundary Mining Work Group has since been renamed, to the Southeast Alaska Indigenous Transboundary Commission. Contrary to what was reported in the story, the...

 

Obituary: Laurel Anne Floor, 35

Laurel Anne Floor, 35, passed away on September 19, 2017 at Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska with her mother and sister by her side. Laurel passed away from an abrupt illness. She was born in... Full story

 

Obituary: Lance Eugene Ingle, 78

Lance Eugene Ingle, 78, passed away quietly with his family around him in Ketchikan, Alaska on July 14, 2017. He was born to Sharky and Irene Ingle on May 25, 1939. He grew up in Wrangell, Alaska and... Full story

 

Obituary: Richard William Larson, 77

Richard William Larson, 77, of Wrangell, Alaska, passed away on September 4, 2017 after a short bout with cancer. He died in a Las Vegas hospital after being airlifted from Arizona. He was born in... Full story

 

Death Notice

David L. Martin, 72 died September 28 in Anchorage. Legacy Funeral Homes of Anchorage is handling arrangements....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 5, 2017

Tribe receives grant for outmigration plan

The local Tribe has received a substantial grant from the Administration for Native Americans to address outmigration over much of the past several decades. Wrangell Cooperative Association began applying for the grant in April, putting forward a...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    October 5, 2017

Dan's Dispatch

The Alaska Marine Highway System needs forward funding. I don’t think I need to say it twice. If money is allocated to the AMHS for its future expenses, the AMHS can properly plan sailings which would: capture revenue from tourists (including...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 5, 2017

Library group arranges family tree research tool for local use

The local Friends of the Library have acquired a new resource for research at Irene Ingle Public Library. The web-based reference tool, ProQuest’s Ancestry Library Edition, helps users trace family trees more easily. The program maintains millions...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 5, 2017

Moose season may continue triple-digit trend

The Petersburg-Wrangell area moose harvest seems set to break 100 again this year, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. So far 67 moose have been checked in during the first 18 days of the monthlong hunt. Petersburg ADFG wildlife...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 5, 2017

Reduced-rate mammograms at hospital through October

In a media release from Wrangell Medical Center, the hospital announced that for the month of October it will be discounting mammograms. Nationally, October is informally recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness month, during which women are encouraged...

 

Fish Factor:Chum returned home to Alaska this year in numbers never seen before 

Chum salmon returned home to Alaska this year in numbers never seen before from Southeast to Kotzebue, and set catch records statewide and in many regions. Chums, also called dogs because of their long use as a prime food source for Alaska Native...

 

First passenger jet configured for cargo unveiled in AK

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The first-ever passenger jet converted for cargo use was unveiled Monday in Alaska, and the arrival spells the end for a unique plane configured for the nation’s largest state. Alaska Airlines spent $15 million to convert...

 

Alaska Senator seeking repeal of crime reforms as rates rise

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska state Sen. Mia Costello is trying to repeal a sweeping reform of the state’s criminal justice system that she supported in 2016. In the year and a half since the change, Alaska crime rates have increased, The Juneau...

 

Report: Southeast Alaska economy struggling, tourism excels

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP ) – Southeast Alaska was hit hard in 2016 by government job losses and a lull in fishing production, but the tourism industry continues to grow, a state economy expert said. Economic development officials with the Southeast...

 

Court backs hovercraft ban in Alaska's national preserves

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The National Park Service can ban hovercraft operating on Alaska rivers that flow through national preserves, a federal Appeals Court ruled Monday, in a case that has implications for who will manage state waterways. A...

 

Alaska communities weigh pot bans 3 years after legalization

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ Alaska marijuana grower Mike Emers has been losing sleep with a vote fast approaching that he says could shutter his family’s business and financially ruin them. The statewide initiative that legalized recreational marijuana...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 5, 2017

River groups invite action on transboundary issues

Around 40 residents came together last week for dinner, drinks and a presentation about mining issues at the Stikine Inn. Campaigners with advocacy group Salmon Beyond Borders hosted the event, one...

 

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