Articles from the November 19, 2015 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    November 19, 2015

P&Z approves step in road office project

Planning and Zoning commissioners lent their support to a proposal by Wrangell Cooperative Association’s Transportation Office for a special contract zone, which would allow it to build a combined office, storage and maintenance facility in a r... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    November 19, 2015

Wrangell fisherman found dead; vessel still missing

At 2:18 pm on Wednesday, following a search by the United States Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers, the body of an adult white male was located floating in Earl West Cove approximately 12 air... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. November 12, 1915: Bert McKay was in from the mine at Groundhog Basin last Tuesday and reports that Manager J.G. Galvin is rushing the work at the mine and that they expect to strike the big ledge within...

 By Dan Rudy    News    November 19, 2015

Coffee and curriculum: School Board holding informal sessions

Building on an idea fielded during last month’s meeting, on Monday members of the Wrangell Public School Board decided they will begin participating in “coffee meetings” held with the public. Scheduled for a half hour before their regular busin... Full story


Police reports

Monday, November 9 Agency Assist. Missing Dog. Disturbance. Traffic – Officer made contact with individuals. Attempted Runaway. Tuesday, November 10 Agency Assist – Tree in roadway, DOT notified. Wednesday, November 11 Agency Assist – FD notif...



Some years back, when the Lehman Brothers financial institution collapsed, a friend of mine lost his retirement. To get through the financial crisis my friend relied heavily upon guidance from the Tao Te Ching, an ancient Chinese text. In many respec...


Stikine Middle School Honor Roll

Principals Honor Roll: Samantha Acuna, Liana Carney, Sophia O’Brien, James Shilts, Jade Balansag, Bruce Smith, Kaylyn Easterly, Laura Helgeson, Tasha Massin, Jing O’Brien Honor Roll: Jimmy Baggen, Jamie, Early, Tyson Messmer, Mercedes Morgan, Mad...


Editorial: Revive the rural guard forces

It’s appalling that since 2006 the ranks of the Petersburg Alaska Army National Guard (AANG) have dropped from 11 members to 2. Worse yet, as in Petersburg and Wrangell, the AANG facilities in many rural communities across the state sit empty. How d...

 By Dan Rudy    News    November 19, 2015

AMP scores seem low, but bar higher

Accustomed to their students scoring highly on standardized tests, Wrangell parents may be unsure what to make of results for the new Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) exam, due for release before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. First administered...

 By Dan Rudy    News    November 19, 2015

Systems study bodes ill for power future

Wrangell’s power infrastructure may be on the blink if left as it is, according to an electric system study presented in June. Conducted by Juneau-area consultancy Electric Power Systems, the study identified a number of infrastructural needs W...

 By Dan Rudy    News    November 19, 2015

Wrangell celebrates Veterans Day

Communities around the country took time to commemorate the men and women this Veterans Day, and Wrangell was no exception. A pair of hearty dinners were served by local service organizations to...


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