Articles from the November 5, 2015 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    November 5, 2015

Ceremony to mark return of clan hat

The Kaach.ádi and Deisheetaan Raven clans will be hosting a celebration in Wrangell tomorrow, marking the return of the Kaach.ádi Xixch’i S’aaxw Frog Hat. Overlaid with copper and abalone shell, and decorated with ermine skins and woven rings, the c... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    November 5, 2015

Forest Service cabin rates to increase

In a media release last month, the United States Forest Service Alaska Region announced it is proposing a system-wide cabin rental fee adjustment for the Chugach and Tongass national forests. The two forests are managed by 13 ranger districts, which... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    November 5, 2015

Wrangell celebrates Halloween and the harvest

Pint sized poltergeists, ghouls, Minions and Stormtroopers took to the streets in Wrangell last weekend, as a variety of tricked-out trick-or-treaters stocked up on sugary sweets for Halloween.... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. October 28, 1915: Work was started this morning on the new tug to be built by the Willson-Sylvester mill company to take place of the Alaska, which was condemned at the recent inspection. The new tug...

 By Dan Rudy    News    November 5, 2015

Library participates in new online learning program

Irene Ingle Public Library has added a new digital tool for its users, enrolling itself in a one-year trial with educational website Library card holders can access the site from any computer or device connected to the internet and are...



Tuesday, October 27 Kevan A. Blount, 23, appeared before First District Judicial Officer Chris Ellis to face a charge of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs. The defendant pleaded guilty to the Class A Misdemeanor charge. Blount was ordered...


Police reports

Monday, October 26 Report of Harassment. Agency Assist – Fire Alarm – FD dispatched. Report of Theft. Welfare Check/Title 47 – Officer responded. Traffic Stop – Verbal warning given for driving habits. Tuesday, October 27 Noise Complaint. Report...


Obituary: Theodore (Ted) William Thomassen, 75

Theodore (Ted) William Thomassen, 75, passed away unexpectedly in Sitka, Alaska, on Oct. 16, 2015. Ted was born Aug. 9, 1940 in Petersburg, Alaska to Haakon and Eleanor Thomassen. He was an avid... Full story


Obituary, Candace Chase Stevenson, 65

Candace Chase Stevenson, 65, died on October 21, 2015, in Eugene Ore. from complications of diabetes. She was born on Jan. 20, 1950 at Bishop Rowe Hospital in Wrangell to Hattie and Duke Chase. She... Full story


Death Notice

Isaac Musser passed away October 27, 2015 in Juneau, Alaska at the age of 28. A full obituary will follow.... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    November 5, 2015

Remember November: Thanksgiving basket drive looking for donations

Thanksgiving is a special time of year for many Americans, a time to focus on family and the blessings of the past year. “It’s when the family comes home,” said Bonnie Roher, who along with her husband, Don, is organizing Wrangell’s 14th annual...


Researcher says Alaska should reopen prison farm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The lead researcher for Pew Charitable Trusts working in Alaska to make recommendations for statewide criminal justice reform has urged lawmakers and corrections officials to consider opening a “closed facility’ to reduc...


Giant conifer from Alaska will grace US Capitol lawn

KENAI, Alaska (AP) – Alaska’s forests will finally have a representative in Washington, D.C.: This year’s Capitol Christmas tree will be the first one from the Last Frontier. Dozens of Alaskans gathered on the Kenai Peninsula Tuesday to watch the 75-...

 By Dan Rudy    Sports    November 5, 2015

Local runner completes seven back-to-back marathons

At 26.2 miles, running a marathon can hardly be called an easy feat – as the story goes, the runner of the very first, Pheidippides, supposedly dropped dead from exhaustion after completing his marath...


Senate Finance advances Trans Canada buyout bill

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Senate Finance Committee on Monday advanced legislation that would authorize funding for a buyout of one of the state’s partners in a major proposed gas project. The committee advanced a version of Gov. Bill Walker's legisla...


Fish Factor

Alaska claimed the top three fishing ports for landings again last year, and led all U.S. states in terms of seafood landings and values. “The Alaska port of Dutch Harbor continued to lead the nation with the highest amount of seafood landings – 761...


Service award goes to Hannah's Place

Prenatal and parent support center Hannah’s Place received $5,000 from Wells Fargo & Company, after being approved for a Volunteer Service Award. The bank’s Wrangell branch manager Aleisha Mollen presented the award on Oct. 24, which will help fun...

 By Dan Rudy    Sports    November 5, 2015

Wrestling nears mid-season, Wolves head to Anchorage

A slightly smaller group of Wrangell High School wrestlers competed at the Bill Weiss Invitational in Ketchikan last weekend. The team was down to nine wrestlers last week after several injuries and withdrawals. “They did good,” said the Wol...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 5, 2015

UFA Board meets in Petersburg

PETERSBURG – United Fisherman of Alaska members gathered in Petersburg last week when it conducted its 2015 Fall Board Meeting. Board members representing 35 Alaska commercial fishing organizations began their meeting Tuesday Oct. 27 where r...


Research on Ice Age burials offers new insight

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Genetic research into the ancient remains of two infants found near the Tanana River may have revealed how the Americas were populated. The infants, who were buried 11,500 years ago at the Upward Sun River site, have been l...


Juneau rededicates Brotherhood Bridge

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Juneau's Brotherhood Bridge, which stands as a symbol honoring Alaska Native history, has been rededicated for at least the fifth time in the city's history. The Juneau Empire reports a rededication ceremony was held Saturday f...


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