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Articles from the April 10, 2014 edition

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 By Brian O Connor    News    April 10, 2014

Garnett Grit Betties bring the pain, fun

By about three-quarters of the way through Saturday night's roller derby bout, the Wrangell team had too many points. The Garnett Grit Betties hosted their first-ever home bout, known as the The... Full story

 By Brian O Connor    News    April 10, 2014

TBPC president orders halt to Tyee negotiations

The president of the Thomas Bay Power Commission sent a letter this week to the chairman of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency ordering an end to negotiations for SEAPA to take over operations at the Tyee Lake Hydroelectric Project. The letter claims... Full story

 By Brian O Connor    News    April 10, 2014

Ports workshop builds consensus for memorial option

Members of the public told port commissioners they preferred the second of three options for the proposed Mariners Memorial. At a second public workshop Thursday evening, a clear consensus emerged... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. April 16, 1914: Forest Supervisor Wiegel was a through passenger on the Spokane last Monday bound for Ketchikan. While the boat was in port, Mr. Wiegel interviewed several parties in reference to the new...


Police reports

Monday, March 31 Agency Assist. Suspicious circumstance. Tuesday, April 1 Agency Assist – Harbor Department. Wednesday, April 2 Suspicious Circumstance/ Welfare Check. Agency Assist – FD. Alarm. Agency Assist – Harbor Department. Thursday,...


Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I have 3 questions to the public, and don’t know who to ask, so here goes. #1 Why is the legislature going after the Marine Highway system? When these same legislatures break state law and transport their personal vehicles without dr...

 By Peggy Wilson    Opinion    April 10, 2014

Peggy's Corner of the House

By Representative Peggy Wilson Hello and welcome to week eleven of Peggy’s Corner of the House. If you are following the legislature at any level right now you will see that bills are moving rapidly as much of the behind the scenes work and...

 By Brian O Connor    News    April 10, 2014

Assembly adds TBPA letter to next meeting's agenda

In an unusual procedural move Tuesday, a passing vote was taken back. Assembly members initially voted 4-2 in favor of adding a cease-and-desist letter from Thomas Bay Power Commission President and borough assembly member James Stough to the New...

 By Brian O Connor    News    April 10, 2014

Health fair attendance steady this year

While attendance figures for Saturday's health fair may not be available for some time, organizers said attendance was steady this year. The fair is a perennial draw, in part because of reduced rates...



Stikine Middle School Honor Roll: Sixth grade: Madison Blackburn, Karri Buness, Kaylyn Easterly, Tasha Massin, Trevor Miller, Lillian O’Brien, Kody Paul, Hank Voltz, Hunter Wiederspohn. Seventh grade: Helen Decker, Kellan Eagle, Abigail Gerald....

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 10, 2014

Fish Factor

Kodiak seiners will be scooping up pollock in their nets starting this week. You heard right. Seiners have a chance to test the waters to determine if a directed pollock fishery makes sense for that type of gear in the Gulf. Except for a small jig...


2014 SE Alaska King salmon sport fishing regulations

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announces the regulations for king salmon, effective April 2, 2014 - April 30, 2015. The regulations are: Alaskan Resident: The resident bag and possession limit is three king salmon 28 inches or greater in...



In the April 3, 2014 story “Seal hunt yields unusual harvest for Wrangell,” quotes and a photo caption incorrectly identified the speaker, who was Paul Marks of Kake, and not Casey Crayne, of Wrangell. The Sentinel regrets the...

 By Brian O Connor    News    April 10, 2014

Officials: New lift possible in April

A long-discussed lift doubling the capacity of the Wrangell boatyard could arrive by the end of the month, officials said. The lift, which Harbormaster Greg Meissner plans for the harbor to use in...

 By Brian O Connor    News    April 10, 2014

Stikine Middle School student takes second in national poetry contest

For an eighth grade student, Kayla Hay chooses her words very carefully. "In Mr. Davis's class we're all assigned certain writing ..." she said, and paused, searching for a synonym to describe work in...

 By Brian O Connor    News    April 10, 2014

Ports commission discusses insurance options

After two winter sinkings in the Wrangell area, port commissioners and the harbormaster said the time has come to discuss a possible insurance requirement. The subject has been on the commission’s agenda since the previous meeting in March....


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