Articles from the April 21, 2016 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    April 21, 2016

Assembly supports Landless group, defers breakwater request

The Wrangell City and Borough Assembly passed a resolution supporting the Landless Natives of Wrangell, a group seeking recognition in the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The resolution was presented for consideration at the Assembly’s Ap... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 75, 50 and 25 years ago. April 25, 1941: With the registration of nearly 150 men here for home defense, the American Legion Post, which carried on the registration for the city, this week urged upon the council the immediate setting...

 By Dan Rudy    News    April 21, 2016

Weather contributed to crash, NTSB report suggests

A preliminary report for the investigation into the April 8 plane crash which killed three and injured another was released late last week. The National Transportation Safety Board found that weather conditions may have contributed to the accident, w... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    April 21, 2016

WCA hosts transportation program workshop

The Nolan Center was the site of a four-day workshop on tribal transportation last week, held collaboratively by the Alaska Tribal Technical Assistance Program Center (AKTTAP) and Federal Highway... Full story


Police reports

Monday, April 11 Agency assist alarm going off. Arrested Dylan Franks, 26, on charges of Assault DV. Tuesday, April 12 Driving Complaint. Citation issued to Kim Covalt, 62, for parking by a no parking sign. Traffic Stop – verbal warning for...

 By Dan Rudy    News    April 21, 2016

Hotel celebrates 10th anniversary, looks at next 5

The Stikine Inn celebrated a decade under its current management on Friday, a stretch of time marked by an extensive remodel and plans for future expansion. Located on the commercial district’s waterfront, Bill and Cheryl Goodale of Southeast...


Memorial service

A memorial service for Greg Scheff will be held on Saturday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m. in the Wrangell Elks Lodge Room. Reception to follow downstairs in the Nolan Room....

 By Dan Rudy    News    April 21, 2016

City sewer pump replacement on schedule

Work to replace the city's ailing sewage pump system is on schedule, set to be completed just after mid-May. Drivers on their way to the laundromat and Reliance Harbor will have noticed workers...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 21, 2016

Fish Factor

Increasingly corrosive oceans are raising more red flags for Bering Sea crab stocks. Results from a first ever, two year project on baby Tanner crabs show that higher ocean acidity (pH) affects both their shell production and the immune systems....


District 8 directed Sikine River king salmon troll fishery opens May 2

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the opening of the commercial king salmon troll fishery in District 8. District 8: will be open from 12:01 a.m., Monday, May 2 - 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, with restrictions at the Babbler Point...


Southeast Alaska drift gillnet opens May 2

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the first opening of the Southeast Alaska drift gillnet fishery will begin Monday, May 2, 2016. This opening is directed at returns of Stikine River king salmon and will occur in the following area:...


Legislators head into overtime with big issues unresolved

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Legislature went into overtime Monday as it continued to wrestle with how to confront an estimated $4 billion state budget deficit. House Speaker Mike Chenault said legislative leaders planned to keep working past...


House panel looks at tax measures in waning days of session

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A co-chair of the Alaska House Finance Committee said he would like to see a proposal to reinstitute a personal state income tax advanced for a floor vote. But it faces opposition in the Senate and Rep. Steve Thompson...

 By Dan Rudy    News    April 21, 2016

Pot shop plans not consistent with zoning, city says

The community’s dialogue on how it wants to proceed with regulated cannabis continued on April 14, with a public workshop held before the monthly Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. While members of the public were invited to attend and...


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