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WMC Auxiliary votes to disband in the near future

The Wrangell Medical Center Auxiliary is an organization that has worked to assist the hospital in providing services to its patients and to “promote the health and welfare of the community,” according to its stated purpose in the bylaws. With...

 

New school designations released for the Wrangell school district

According to a press release from the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED), new designations and grades have been given to schools across the state. This is meant to provide information to parents about the quality of their...

 

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

November 7, 1918 The small boys at Wrangell are very warlike. Recently the town marshal there was ordered to disarm all the children and confiscate all slingshots, air-guns and firearms found on their persons. If this did not curb their war-like...

 

Alaska State Representative Dan Ortiz visits Wrangell on re-election campaign

Alaska State Representative Dan Ortiz visited Wrangell last week on the campaign trail. Ortiz is seeking re-election to the state house. He has represented District 36, which covers towns like...

 

Police report

October 22, 2018 Criminal trespass: Trespass warning given. Traffic complaint. Trespass: Officer responded. Report of disturbance. October 23, 2018 Paper service. Traffic: Vehicle break down. October 24, 2018 Traffic. Report of assault. Agency...

 

Trevor Shaw, candidate for state representative, is tired of the "status quo"

Trevor Shaw moved to Alaska with his parents in 2001. He said that his father had always wanted to live in Alaska, and when his mother found a nursing job with the hospital in Ketchikan, they made a...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 1, 2018

Poker tournament raises funds for Beat the Odds

PETERSBURG – Participants in the fifth annual Annabelle Baker Poker Tournament raised $1,500 on Sunday for the Beat the Odds organization, which raises money for support groups and services for local cancer patients. The tournament was established...

 

Busy weekend for volleyball team

Between hosting their first home games of the season, and running a takeout fundraiser dinner, Wrangell's high school volleyball team had a packed weekend. Oct. 26 and 27 saw the Lady Wolves play at...

 

Obituary: Christopher Roy Kuykendall, 64

Christopher Roy Kuykendall, 64, passed away on Oct. 12, 2018. He was born in Wrangell on September 27, 1954, to Roy and Mona Kuykendall. Chris was the seventh of ten children and was born with... Full story

 

Swim team does well at Regionals, one swimmer heading to State

The season is nearly at an end for Wrangell's high school swim team. They competed in the regional tournament in Petersburg last weekend. Coach Jamie Roberts explained that in regionals, swimmers coul...

 

Wrangell 2A wrestling champions in Ketchikan tournament

The Wrangell Wolves wrestling team was the 2A champion of the Bill Weiss tournament in Ketchikan this past weekend. The team made 157 points over the weekend, with the second place 2A team being...

 

Alaska salmon stakeholders divided on ballot initiative

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska salmon stakeholders are split on a ballot initiative that aims to strengthen state law protecting salmon habitat. Most of the 12 Alaska Native regional corporations are opposing the so-called Stand for Salmon...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Begich believes state funding for fisheries research and stock assessments top priority

“With fisheries, it’s almost the forgotten resource of our state as an economic driver. It’s almost like they are an afterthought.  We have to realign that,” said Mark Begich, Democratic candidate for Alaska governor, as we readied for an...

 

Earthquake shakes towns in Alaska's interior region

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP)– An earthquake has shaken several communities in Alaska’s interior region, but no damage has been reported. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit at about 9 a.m. Saturday approximately 13 miles...

 

Remainder of Unit 3 Elk Hunt closed

(Sitka) – Due to concerns about low elk numbers, from 2008-2012 the elk hunting season on Zarembo Island was closed by emergency order. In 2013, following several consecutive years of emergency...

 

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