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Articles from the October 22, 2020 edition

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115 moose harvested in 2020

Moose season came to a close on Oct. 15. Final harvest numbers came in on Oct. 20, according to Hilary Wood with the ADF&G Petersburg office. The communities of Wrangell and Petersburg are located...

 

Little winter ferry service currently planned for Wrangell

Disruptions to ferry service have become a relatively common occurrence in recent history. The Alaska Marine Highway System has faced tight budgets, a strike, and an aging fleet in need of upgrades. With winter drawing near Wrangell will not see any...

 

Prysunkas provide COVID-19 update

The Prysunka family, Dr. Lynn and Mayor Steve, met with KSTK and Wrangell Sentinel reporters on the afternoon of Oct. 20 to talk about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Wrangell has seen a total of 20...

 

Flu shot clinic

The Southeast Alaska Health Consortium hosted a flu shot clinic last Saturday afternoon outside of Evergreen Elementary school. People were invited to walk or drive up and receive a free flu shot....

 

The Way We Were

October 21, 1920 Walter J. Larson of Wrangell, who two years ago obtained a patent on a fish trap, has recently invented a piston-cooling device for internal-combustion engines. Mr. Larson’s invention comprises an improvement in water cooled...

 

Fall Market

The Nolan Center hosted a fall market last Saturday as part of the Tent City Days Festival. Items for sale at the market ranged from food, to jewelry, and even grant applications with the city....

 

Police report

October 5 Driving Complaint Suicide Threat Civil Issue Citizen assist: Return Property Disturbance October 6 Citizen assist: Vehicle Unlock Disturbance October 7 Courtesy Transport Parking Complaint. Citation Issued to Christine Abrahamson, 45, for...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I am extremely concerned that the State has decided to cut ferry service over the winter months to the community of Wrangell. The Alaska Marine Highway has determined that Ketchikan...

 

Kate Thomas receives recognition from ARPA

Kate Thomas, Wrangell's parks and recreation director, recently earned an award from the Alaska Recreation and Parks Association. ARPA held their annual conference in early October, virtually in...

 

Becker discusses campaign, priorities if elected

Having won in the primary election in September, Leslie Becker is now competing against incumbent Dan Ortiz to represent House District 36 in this November's general election. District 36 covers sever...

 

Ortiz visits Wrangell, discusses priorities if re-elected

Representative Dan Ortiz visited Wrangell last week, going door-knocking and speaking with constituents as part of his re-election campaign. He is running again for House District 36, against Leslie...

 

Zarembo dock and ramp closed

WRANGELL, Alaska – The walkway and ramp of Roosevelt Harbor Dock on Zarembo Island is closed to public use as of Oct. 16, 2020 to ensure public health and safety. The closure order is effective until necessary repairs are completed. The float...

 

Light-weight collapsible pots prevent whales from pirating pricey black cod from longline hooks

Light-weight collapsible pots prevent whales from pirating pricey black cod from longline hooks and give a break to small boats. "Getting whaled" is so pervasive fishery managers allowed black cod...

 

Lady Wolves fall to Craig in first home games of the season

The Wrangell Lady Wolves volleyball team, held their first home games of the season last Saturday against the Craig Lady Panthers. The games were hard-fought, but ultimately Wrangell was not able to c...

 

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