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Wolves place third in season's only home meet

In the darkened gymnasium at Wrangell High Saturday evening, a large home crowd waited for wrestler Devon Miller to complete his match. The crowd didn't wait long. Only 38 seconds in, Miller pinned... Full story

 

Students praise lunches despite decreasing numbers

Wrangell High School opened a new salad bar for lunch Oct. 23 in the student commons. The salad bar has been in the works for several months at the cafeteria after the school received a grant for the... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. November 20, 1913: C.F. Clark, whose nomination for U.S. Marshal for the First Judicial Division of Alaska has just been made by President Wilson, has resided in Juneau for 6 years. He was in the drug...

 

Power outage strikes Wrangell, Ketchikan, spares Petersburg

A power outage left Ketchikan and Wrangell without power for about an hour Friday afternoon. Lights and signs all along Front Street and throughout town abruptly shut off at about 4 pm. Power had been restored to most of the town by about 5 p.m. Ligh... Full story

 

Police reports

Monday, October 21 Traffic Stop: Citation issued to Alexandra McMurren, 23, for Expired Registration. Traffic Stop: Verbal warning for driving habits. Welfare Check. Theft. Automated Alarm: Employee closing up business. Noise Disturbance. Tuesday,...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I propose that the extra $200,000.00 that the borough of Wrangell gives annually to the local school district is suspended, if the school performs in an unbusiness, unprofessional manner. Namely if the school district creates...

 

Alaska Airlines increases minimum check-in time

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines is changing its minimum check-in time for customers traveling on most domestic flights from 30 to 40 minutes prior to departure, regardless if a bag is checked or not. The minimum check-in time for international flights...

 

State seeks local histories as it studies salmon decline

The Subsistence Division of Alaska Department of Fish and Game is looking to interview local residents about their experiences on the Stikine River as it attempts to better understand Chinook salmon declines. The Chinook Salmon Research Initiative,...

 

After medical emergency, Wrangell steps up

When Zak's Café owner James George started to get sick, he knew the cause. Since doctors diagnosed him with diverticulitis in 2005, he'd gone a few rounds with the chronic digestive condition. "After...

 

Correction:

The Oct. 24 Sentinel story “Committee recommends derelict boat policy” contained two errors. Quotes mistakenly attributed to Brennon Eagle ought to have been attributed to John Yeager. Eagle did not attend the meeting. The same story should have...

 

Drama and debate team shows strength early

The high school drama, debate and forensics team is off to a good start on the season. Tournaments at Haines and Mount Edgecumbe have seen the team’s senior debaters Matthew Covalt and Tyler Eagle go to the finals, according to debate coach...

 

Ketchikan's airport named to top 10 most thrilling

KETCHIKAN (AP) — A national newspaper has included Ketchikan International Airport in the list of the world’s 10 most thrilling airports for scary landings. USA Today published the list of harrowing airports as compiled by Airfarewatchdog.com....

 

Betties seek additional skaters

Wanted: a few tough women (and men) who aren’t scared of a few bruises. The Garnet Grit Betties, the Wrangell-based roller derby team, is looking for skaters to fill out a small roster, according to Katie Robbins. The team currently fields about se...

 

Petersburg seeks clarification on physicals

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — School officials in Petersburg want clarification on a decades-old law their attorney reads as leaving districts responsible for the cost of school entrance physicals, an interpretation that could have financial implications...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 31, 2013

Petersburg wins best yachting town

PETERSBURG – Petersburg recently found out that it has won Yachting Magazine’s ‘2013 Best Towns’ competition. Dan Harding, Associate Editor for Yachting Magazine, wrote in an article, “Joining the ranks of Oxford, Maryland and Beaufort,...

 

Volleyball takes third at Metlakatla

The Lady Wolves met expectations to finish third at a critical seeding tournament in Metlakatla Oct. 25 and 26. The Lady Wolves took victories from Metlakatla, Haines and Skagway, but lost in five games to Klawock and three games to Craig. The...

 

2014 Juneau Lions Club 68th Gold Medal Basketball Tournament

2014 Juneau Lions Club 68th Gold Medal Basketball Tournament. The 68th Annual Invitational Gold Medal Basketball Tournament will be held March 16-22, 2014 at the Juneau-Douglas High School gym. Player divisions for the 68th tournament will be...

 

Insurance website snags delay Alaska group's work

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ A broker established to help sign Alaskans up for health insurance under the federal health care law is suspending enrollments until problems with the online marketplace are fixed. Enroll Alaska’s chief operating officer,...

 

Alaska Airlines retrofitting 737

SEATTLE – Alaska Airlines jetliners will soon fly more efficiently thanks to a new performance-enhancing winglet the carrier is installing on its Boeing Next Generation 737s, which will reduce fuel consumption be 58,000 gallons a year per aircraft....

 

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