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Assembly holds workshop on water treatment plant

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a workshop last week, Oct. 20, to discuss the water treatment plant improvement project. This has been an ongoing project for some time now, and the workshop was to...

 

COVID-19 discussed with state officials in assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening, Oct. 27. The main focus of the meeting was a discussion on the COVID-19 pandemic, and the situation across the state. Multiple guest speakers from th...

 

The Way We Were

October 28, 1920 The new Victrola which was purchased with the entertainment funds has arrived. It was ordered by Mr. Patterson who let the school have it at cost. We take this opportunity to express our gratitude to Mr. Patterson. We also wish to...

 

Evergreen Elementary returning to full-day schedule

Starting next Monday, Nov. 2, Evergreen Elementary school will be returning to a full-day schedule. After the district closed down late last school year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

 

Police report

October 19 Found Property. Fire: Controlled Burn. Vacation Check. Traffic Stop: Verbal warning for driving habits. Agency Assist: House Fire. October 20 Random Breath Test. Burglary. Citizen Assist: Vehicle Issues. October 21 Two Parking Complaints....

 

Parents voice concern over mask usage during sports

A meeting between school officials and concerned community members was held in the WHS commons last Thursday evening, Oct. 22 about a then-recent announcement by the Alaska School Activities...

 

Obituary: Minnie Evangeline (Larsen) Kalkins, 88

Minnie Evangeline (Larsen) Kalkins, 88 Minnie Evangeline (Larsen) Kalkins, Yéil Tláa (raven mother), 88. a lifelong resident of Wrangell, Alaska, and member of the Tlingit Shtax'héen Kwáan... Full story

 

Mask up this Halloween, says chamber of commerce

With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, and with cases increasing across the state, there has been some discussion in Wrangell about what Halloween could look like this year. Stephanie Cook, with...

 

The Rocky Horror Picture Show coming to the Nolan Center

The Nolan Center, Wrangell's movie theater, is known for its variety of showings. The theater has brought the biggest and latest movies to the small town, but has also shown oldies and nostalgic films...

 

New personal bests in swim meet last weekend

The Wrangell Swim Team met last Friday and Saturday for another swim meet. According to times provided by Coach Jamie Roberts, there were several personal bests made by her swimmers this weekend. It...

 

Lady Wolves face Lady Vikings in second home games of the season

The Wrangell Lady Wolves hosted their second home games of the volleyball season last Saturday, Oct. 24, against the Petersburg Lady Vikings. A previous article in the Wrangell Sentinel reported that...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Many Alaska fishermen likely to be involved in regulatory meetings next spring instead of being out on the water

Many Alaska fishermen are likely to be involved in regulatory meetings next spring instead of being out on the water. And Alaska legislators will be distracted by hearings for hundreds of unconfirmed appointments as they tackle contentious budgets...

 

SEAPA anticipating future rate increases

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency provides power to the communities of Wrangell, Petersburg, and Ketchikan. CEO Trey Acteson said they have not had a rate increase in over 23 years, holding steady at...

 

A pre Halloween fun

(Left to right): Cassandra Schilling, Briana Schilling, and Kassee Schlotzhauer showing off their Halloween costumes during a photoshoot last weekend....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 29, 2020

Positive COVID-19 case shuts down schools in Petersburg

PETERSBURG – A positive case of COVID-19 was identified this morning in Mrs. Potrzuski’s fifth grade classroom at Rae C. Stedman Elementary School, resulting in a district-wide school closure, according to a statement on Petersburg School...

 

Alaska accepts bids for 2 fast ferries that faced struggles

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) –Alaska is redoubling efforts to sell two fast ferries by accepting sealed bids. The state Department of Transportation issued a public notice of the bidding process Thursday, CoastAlaska reported Monday. The state set a...

 

Assembly approves purchases for police department

The Wrangell Borough Assembly considered several purchases for the Wrangell Police Department during their meeting last Tuesday evening, Oct. 27. Two items were approved by the assembly, a Text-to-911...

 

Breaking News: Mayor Stephen Prysunka, on behalf of the City & Borough of Wrangell

A CBW Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) official was recently threatened on social media. This incident was deeply hurtful to the official involved and put the individual in fear of her own safety, and that of her family. A police investigation is un... Full story

 

New COVID-19 cases announced on Nov. 3

Wrangell’s Unified Command announced a new case of COVID-19 the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 3. This is Wrangell’s twenty-first total case, and at the time of writing the only active one. According to the press release, this case was confirmed in a... Full story

 

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