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Trial date set in Valvoda lawsuit

Back in April of this year, Wrangell resident Kipha Valvoda filed a civil suit against several past and present members of the Wrangell city government. Valvoda, in several letters to the editor to...

 

Six WHS students heading to Honor Fest

Tasha Morse, music teacher for Wrangell High School, said that six of her students will be traveling to Juneau soon for Honor Fest. The annual music festival, taking place from Oct. 20 to 22 this...

 

The Way We Were In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

October 16, 1919 Almost the entire town turned out Sunday to witness the launching of Walter Waters’ new boat, Princess Pat, which took place from William Fletcher’s boat shop. The boat was shipped knocked down from the De Foe Company of Grand Ra...

 

Port commission holds first meeting in six months

The Wrangell Port Commission held their first meeting since April last Wednesday, Oct. 9. Meetings were put on the city calendar monthly, but due to vacant seats on the commission and conflicting...

 

Police report

October 7 Sprinkler alarm Citizen assist: SAR Agency assist: Alarm Suspicious vehicle Trespass October 8 Courtesy transport Traffic complaint Citizen assist October 9 Traffic complaint Welfare check Citizen assist Traffic stop citations issued to...

 

Planning and Zoning Commission continue discussion of Institute property rezoning

Wrangell's Planning and Zoning Commission met last Thursday, Oct. 10, to continue their discussion of rezoning the old Institute property, located near Shoemaker Park. The property was once home to...

 

Obituary: Robert Michael Maxand, 78

Robert (Bob) Michael Maxand, 78, died June 10, 2019, in Boise, Idaho. Bob was born in Wrangell, Alaska on February 14, 1941. He graduated from Wrangell High School in 1960. He then spent three years... Full story

 

Wins, losses, and hard work for Lady Wolves at JIVE tournament

The Lady Wolves volleyball team traveled north this past weekend for the Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza. The tournament, taking place on Oct. 11 and 12, saw six teams from across...

 

School board reorganizes after election

The Wrangell School Board met last Tuesday, Oct. 8, to reorganize after the borough's Oct. 1 election. The election saw three new people take positions on the board, Patty Gilbert, Jeanie Arnold, and...

 

Alaska Airlines scales back miles partnership with American

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Airlines and American Airlines will scale back their mileage plan partnership early next year. Alaska Airlines mileage plan members will not be able to earn miles on American Airlines international flights beginning...

 

Alaska Supreme Court to hear youths' climate change lawsuit

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that claims state policy on fossil fuels is harming the constitutional right of young Alaskans to a safe climate. Sixteen Alaska youths in 2017 sued the st...

 

Report says federal agency lost $600M on Tongass forest

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service has lost nearly $600 million through its management of Tongass National Forest in Alaska, according to a new report. The study by the nonpartisan group Taxpayers for Common Sense calculated the losses...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Hundreds of fishery stakeholders and scientists will gather in Anchorage next week as the state Board of Fisheries (BOF) begins its annual meeting cycle with a two-day work session. The seven-member BOF sets the rules for the state’s subsistence,...

 

Alaska Native leader Peratrovich commemorated on $1 coin

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A young Alaska Native woman left an impression on Alaska's territorial Senate in 1945, delivering a speech that led to the passage of the nation's first anti-discrimination...

 

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