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Articles from the March 27, 2014 edition

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 By Brian O Connor    News    March 27, 2014

Family marks grim Good Friday anniversary

For most Southeast residents the 1964 Good Friday earthquake is a relic of grainy newsreels and yellowed newspaper clippings. But some residents of Wrangell who lived through the disaster remember a... Full story

 By Brian O Connor    News    March 27, 2014

School board unanimously chooses Thomas

The school board voted 5-0 Saturday to select Jay Thomas of Unalakleet as the next superintendent of Wrangell Schools. Both of the two finalists for the position – Thomas and Delta-Greeley High... Full story

 By Brian O Connor    News    March 27, 2014

Assembly discusses $750,000 lawsuit

The borough assembly held an almost hour-long closed-door executive session Tuesday to discuss litigation stemming from a suit involving borough police department personnel. Alesa and Jerry McHolland filed the suit in Wrangle Superior Court in... Full story


Wrangell team scores second place at Juneau gold medal tourney

A ten-man Wrangell basketball team grabbed second place at a competitive regional basketball tournament held every spring in Juneau. The Wrangell Thunderbirds fought their way to Saturday's B-Bracket...


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. March 26, 1914: J.H. Hyland and Ias. Troxel arrived down the river from Telegraph last Thursday and took the Princess south to Victoria Friday night. Mr. Hyland is a well-known booster of Telegraph and...



Tuesday, March 18 Dustin Phillips, 32, appeared before Wrangell Deputy Magistrate Leanna Splinter on charges of Alcohol Restricted – In Licensed Areas. The defendant was found guilty. He was sentenced to 45 days in jail with 40 suspended, ordered...

 By Peggy Wilson    Opinion    March 27, 2014

Peggy's Corner of the House

Hello and welcome to week nine of Peggy’s Corner of the House. Although the deadline has passed for all personal legislation to be introduced, committees still have the ability to introduce legislation that is specific to a committee. This has...


Police reports

Sunday, March 16 Agency Assist. Monday, March 17 Disturbance. Alarm. Unfounded. Tuesday, March 18 DV – Arguing – Officers responded. Alarm. Affidavit – For person who did not show up or call to serve time. Agency Assist – Fire Department....

 By Brian O Connor    News    March 27, 2014

Carving facility within $100,000 of full funding

A local carving facility and cultural center is a big step closer to completion. The MJ Murdoch Charitable Trust awarded a $250,000 grant to the Wrangell Cooperative Association this week. That...

 By Brian O Connor    News    March 27, 2014

Obamacare deadline imminent

Local healthcare consumers face an imminent deadline. After twice extending the deadline to sign up for a healthcare plan under the Patient Affordable Care Act – known colloquially as Obamacare – the date finally stuck at March 31, with little...

 By Brian O Connor    News    March 27, 2014

September will bring Southeast Conference to town

Hotel reservations and empty tables at local eateries may be a little hard to come by this fall. About 250 officials and leaders from all over Southeast will descend on Wrangell Sept. 16 to 18 as the annual membership meeting of the Southeast...


State seeks public input on ferry schedule

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is seeking public input on the winter and spring 2014/2015 Alaska Marine Highway System ferry schedule. A view of the schedule can be found at dot.alaska.gov/amhs/share...


Commercial troll fishery public meeting to be held in Wrangell

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hold commercial troll public meetings in Wrangell on Wednesday, April 2 in the Nolan Center Classroom at 6:30 p.m. Meeting topics will include, but are not limited to, plans for the 2014 spring and summer...


Crystal Lake Hatchery reconstruction to move forward

PETERSBURG – Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Production Manager Bill Glass said plans are moving forward to continue production at Crystal Lake Hatchery even if it can’t immediately reconstruct the incubation facility destroyed by fire ea...


Unit 4 Spring Brown Bear Season to Open

(Sitka) – The brown bear hunting season opens March 15 in Game Management Unit 4 (GMU4) with two registration hunts; RB088 and RB089. Both hunts open March 15th but have different closing dates. Inside drainages (RB089) close May 20th, and outside...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 27, 2014

Fish Factor

Alaska’s salmon catch of 273 million salmon set a record last year– and so did the number of salmon returning home to state hatcheries. The 2013 Fisheries Enhancement Report by the AK Dept. of Fish and Game shows that a return of 112 million hatc...


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