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Articles from the March 13, 2014 edition

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 By Brian O Connor    News    March 13, 2014

Assembly fails to amend TBPA resolution

The borough assembly voted 3-2 Tuesday in favor of amending a resolution serving as the primary motivation for ongoing negotiations between Petersburg and Wrangell. The original resolution, passed Dec. 10, 2013, directed borough manager Jeff Jabusch... Full story

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    March 13, 2014

Planned budget could impact trauma plans

ct plans for the Wrangell Medical Center’s trauma center. According to the most recent figures provided by the Legislative Finance Division, the governor’s proposed budget would reduce a state contribution to the Alaska Trauma Care Fund from $1... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. March 19, 1914: Mr. Neil returned on the Humbolt from Seattle where he has been for the last month getting the plans and specifications for his boat to be used on the West Coast route. From the plans and...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    March 13, 2014

Totem, Elks, to join Rayme's as no-smoke zones

Two prominent local taverns will join the ranks of the smoke-free in the coming weeks. Totem Bar & Liquor Store will go smoke-free tomorrow, according to signs posted inside the bar over the weekend. Elks Lodge members also voted this week to go smok... Full story

 

Police reports

Monday, March 3 Person reported lost items. Person reported losing a phone. Officer responded to a parking complaint. Vehicle was moved. Officer unlocked two vehicles. Tuesday, March 4 Person reported a theft. Fire department requested and...

 

Stork Report

Hailey Grace Gablehouse was born on December 18, 2013 at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau. She weighed 6 lbs 9 oz and was 20 inches long. Parents are Graham Gablehouse and Jeanie Arnold....

 
 By Peggy Wilson    Opinion    March 13, 2014

Peggy's Corner of the House

The past couple of weeks we have had alternating views of what is happening in Washington DC – House leadership spent time with Senator Murkowski. She spoke of one of the primary issues we continue to fight as a state – federal over-reach on our...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    March 13, 2014

Economic Development Committee mulls land selection

The members of the Wrangell Economic Development Committee know they’re entitled to about 800 acres of land. The next trick will be figuring out which land to select. Discussion at the committee’s March 6 meeting focused around the land issue in...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    March 13, 2014

Parks commission debates tree ordinance

The Wrangell parks and recreation advisory board discussed but took no vote on a draft of an ordinance aimed to prevent logging in city parks. The ordinance has been in the works since police reported that at least two trees had been cut down for Chr...

 

Wolves exit Region V tourney early

The Wrangell High School boys' varsity basketball team went out of the Region V 2A tournament on straight losses March 5 and 6. The Wolves dropped the opener to the Craig Panthers 49-26 March 5....

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    March 13, 2014

SEARHC consolidates offices to SNO building

Wrangellites hoping to take advantage of the Southeast Regional Health Consortium’s services will no longer have to make two separate trips. SEARHC’s prevention and referral offices have been combined into a single office located in the Stikine...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 13, 2014

Fish Factor

Last Wednesday marked the start of Lent, a time of fasting, soul searching and repentance for hundreds of millions of Christians around the world. And what the burst in the holiday sales season from Thanksgiving to Christmas means to retailers, Lent...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    March 13, 2014

Parvovirus reported in town

Sentinel writer A highly contagious and potentially fatal canine virus has been reported in Wrangell. Two cases of Parvovirus, symptoms of which include lethargy, severe vomiting, loss of appetite and bloody diarrhea, have been reported in Wrangell,...

 

Lady Wolves drop two at regional tourney to end season

The Lady Wolves season ended with two losses March 5 and 6 in Juneau. They dropped their Region V opener to Craig 38-26, then lost their Friday match-up against Haines by two points. Craig's Marie Yat...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    March 13, 2014

Port commissioners review potential memorial plans

A Juneau designer presented three draft options on Monday for a potential layout to the Mariner's Memorial at a public workshop. An octagonal lighthouse pavilion is part of each design, but could be l...

 

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