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Articles from the April 23, 2015 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    April 23, 2015

WCA holding biannual meeting to talk mines and development

With a new Tribal Council and new items on the agenda for the year, Wrangell Cooperative Association (WCA) is inviting its members to bring their appetites and ideas Saturday to the biannual Meeting of the Association, from noon to 3 p.m. “We want... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    April 23, 2015

Public meetings on new hospital successful; WMC finances stable

At its monthly board of trustees meeting April 15 Wrangell Medical Center, CEO Marla Sanger revisited public discussions about the future of healthcare services held earlier this month. Some 30 residents attended the discussion, facilitated by... Full story

 By Dani Palmer    Sports    April 23, 2015

Devil's Club claims first co-ed vs. co-ed derby victory

Petersburg hosted and won the state's first co-ed vs. co-ed roller derby bout Saturday night and, "oh my gosh, it was so great," Devil's Club Co-Captain Rebecca Anderson said of the co-ed experience.... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. April 29, 1915: Mrs. Cornelia Templeton Hatcher, the lecturer for the W.C.T.U. held a good audience at attention last Friday evening at the Rink. Mrs. Hatcher spoke at considerable length on the...


Police reports

Monday, April 13 Stolen bike reported. Failure to Yield to School Bus. Citizen Assist—Unlock Vehicle. Tuesday, April 14 Report of Theft. Citation issued to Megan Elizabeth Smith, 23, for Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance. Wednesday, April 15...

 By Dan Rudy    News    April 23, 2015

Secondary schools principal resigning

Wrangell High School and Stikine Middle School principal Colter Barnes announced last week that he will not be returning to the position in the fall. In a letter attached to the daily high school bulletin last Friday, Barnes announced his...

 By Dan Rudy    News    April 23, 2015

Public schools strategic plan developing

A draft copy of the strategic plan being developed for Wrangell Public Schools (WPS) is taking shape. The plan is based on ideas from educators, parents, students and other community members discussed in a planning session in February. The strategic...


Obituary: Leonard Oswald Olsen, 92

Leonard Oswald Olsen, longtime commercial fisherman, passed away March 31, 2015, at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, Wash. He was born September 26, 1922, in Tea Harbor, Juneau, to Peter Aure and L... Full story

 By Dani Palmer    News    April 23, 2015

NOAA proposes taking humpbacks off endangered species list

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has proposed removing the majority of humpback whale populations from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing. The announcement came Monday when NOAA officials stated protection and...

 By Dan Rudy    News    April 23, 2015

A festival for the birds

You’ve heard them building nests in the trees, and now you’re invited to come watch at Wrangell’s 18th Annual Stikine River Birding Festival, from April 30 through May 3. Activities for birders and non-birders alike are offered during the...


Fish and Game regulations

Marine boat anglers returning to ports where and when on-site ADF&G creel surveys are conducted will be prohibited from filleting, mutilating, and de-heading sport caught lingcod, nonpelagic rockfish, and king and coho salmon. Marine boat anglers...

 By Dan Rudy    News    April 23, 2015

City Market expands services, facilities

Regular shoppers at City Market will have noticed some recent changes, such as the new display shelving for the store’s produce department. Implemented over Presidents Day weekend in February, store owner Benn Curtis explained that the change is...


Legislature enters overtime, eyes special session

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Efforts to reach an agreement on a state spending plan continued Monday as the Legislature went into overtime. But even after a budget is finalized, legislators' work might not be done. Gov. Bill Walker has indicated he could...


Lawmakers approve new marijuana control board

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska lawmakers have approved creation of a marijuana board to write regulations for the new industry. The state Senate on Saturday voted in favor of the bill proposed by Gov. Bill Walker to create a new marijuana control...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 23, 2015

Fish Factor

A mile long string of 29 sablefish pots was lost last month in Prince William Sound after being run over by tugs towing barges at Knight Island Passage. “It appears that some tug boats passed back and forth across where the gear was set, and now...

 By Dani Palmer    Dockside    April 23, 2015

Spring troll fishery opens early

By Dani Pa;mer Sentinel writer PETERSBURG ­ ­– The 2015 spring troll fishery got its early start this week. The fishery opened in select locations at 12:01 a.m. today, Thursday. Last year, the first spring troll fishery opened on May 1....


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