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The Way We Were

Nov. 24, 1921 Mayor Grant this week circulated a petition to the governor setting forth that on account of the great destruction of deer by wolves in Southeast Alaska, more drastic methods of wolf extermination should be employed at once. The petitio...

 

Police report

Monday, Nov. 15 Welfare check. Missing firearm. Tuesday, Nov. 16 Unattended death. Citizen assist: Vehicle unlock. Wednesday, Nov. 17 Agency assist: Ambulance requested. Agency assist: Ambulance requested. Disturbance. Thursday, Nov. 18 Vehicle...

 

Legislative hearing questions state position on bycatch

A hearing on seafood bycatch didn’t satisfy a bipartisan group of Alaska legislators at a meeting of the House Fisheries Committee on Nov. 15. The bycatch issue came up again this summer when all Yukon River salmon fisheries were canceled due to...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    November 24, 2021

Assembly cancels mask ordinance meeting, though community set new COVID record

The borough assembly last Thursday canceled a special meeting called to consider a face mask ordinance, citing a decline in active COVID-19 cases in the community. The decision to cancel the meeting came a day after Wrangell set a record for new...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    November 24, 2021

Wrangell to conduct survey work on former Institute property

The borough is looking to move forward with its plan to develop residential lots on the site of the former Bureau of Indian Affairs Wrangell Institute boarding school, while also fulfilling the Department of the Interior’s mandate that former...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    November 24, 2021

Community comes together for Christmas tree decorating

It takes a village to raise a tree; Christmas tree, that is. On Dec. 3, the efforts of people throughout Wrangell will culminate in the lighting of the community Christmas tree, a decades-long...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    November 24, 2021

Increased demand could lead to delayed deliveries during holidays

It's commonplace in most communities to see a big, brown delivery van lumbering down the street, or parked curbside with its hazard lights blinking. In Wrangell, the familiar UPS brand is replaced by...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    November 24, 2021

WCA blesses tree for Christmas display at Governor's House

The Wrangell Cooperative Association blessed a tree harvested from ancestral Native land on Etolin Island and headed to the Governor's House in Juneau for Christmas display. The blessing in front of...

 

Almost 40% of eligible Wrangell teens fully vaccinated

As of Monday, 38% of Wrangell youth ages 12 through 17 had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, less than the statewide average of 48%, according to state health department statistics. The national rate is about 60%, according to the federal...

 

State defends its right to cut non-existent taxes

There is an inescapable irony to the fact that Alaska joined with a dozen other states in suing the federal government over their right to cut taxes. This from a state that has no property tax on homes or businesses, only on the oil industry. No...

 

Shrinking labor force is not good for Wrangell

I am not an economist, though I like learning and thinking about economic problems. Nor am I a statistician, human resources manager or director of hiring at a business. But I do think a lot about why so many employers in Wrangell, around the state...

 

Sen. Murkowski recalls the magic of books and the Wrangell library

Congratulations on the 100th anniversary of the Irene Ingle Public Library. Bringing the joy of reading and love of learning to the people of Wrangell for a century is certainly worthy of celebration. The Wrangell library holds a special place in my...

 

Publisher's column shows political agenda on vaccines

Regarding the opinion column “From The Publisher” in the Nov. 10 Sentinel, “Accuracy and fairness count in headlines, too,” the author, Larry Persily, only presents us with one side of how headlines can be biased. Yes, the headline, “CDC...

 

Alaska needs Ocean Rangers to monitor cruise ship pollution

As commercial fishermen traveling to and from the fishing grounds, we saw an increase in air and water pollution by the cruise industry — the summer of 2019 was very concerning. The mixing zone between Chatham Strait and Frederick Sound where it...

 

Baha'is invite all to learn about the prophet-founder

On Saturday, Baha’is and their friends in Wrangell will commemorate with millions in communities across the world, the 100th anniversary of the passing of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was the eldest son of Bahá’u’lláh, prophet-founder...

 

Public comment open to restore roadless rule for Tongass

JUNEAU (AP) — The federal government said Nov. 18 that it’s beginning the process of repealing a Trump-era rule that permitted road building and logging in the Tongass National Forest, home to about 60,000 people and habitat for wolves, bears...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    November 24, 2021

Substance abuse center rep reports on visit to Wrangell

A representative for a substance abuse recovery business that is exploring purchasing the former hospital visited Wrangell last week, learning from borough department heads how the community's...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    November 24, 2021

Megan Powell moving on from position at high school

For six and a half years, Megan Powell has helped others navigate through Wrangell High School as secretary. Now, she's moving on. On Dec. 17, Powell will say goodbye to the students and staff that...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    November 24, 2021

Popular pastime puts players in a pickle

What began 56 years ago on Bainbridge Island, Washington, pingponged around the world, and landed on Wrangell's shores just a few years ago. Now, pickleball is becoming popular among local players of...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    November 24, 2021

Airport COVID greeter, tire shredder positions remain unfilled

Temporary jobs created by the borough last month remain unfilled — an airport greeter to familiarize travelers with COVID-19 rules and two tire shredder positions. The airport greeter position, approved by the borough assembly on Oct. 12, is a...

 

Infrastructure bill includes funds for Alaska village water and sewer projects

Tribes nationwide will receive an infusion of federal money from the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill to expand broadband coverage, fix roads and address water and sanitation needs. The measure does not allocate funds to individual tribes on a...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    November 24, 2021

Wrestlers take top spots at competition in Sitka

The Wrangell Wolves high school wrestling team grappled with Craig, Sitka and Mt. Edgecumbe last weekend in Sitka instead of traveling to Palmer to compete in a bigger tournament there. The weekend’s matches resulted in three first-place wins, a...

 

Lady Wolves place second at regionals; head to state next week

The Wrangell High School volleyball team will head to the state competition in Anchorage after placing second at regionals last weekend in Haines. Coach Alyssa Allen said the Lady Wolves beat Haines o...

 
 By Becky Bohrer    News    November 24, 2021

Mat-Su Borough gains population but not House seats

JUNEAU (AP) — A fast-growing area north of Anchorage known as a hotbed of conservatism gained the most population since the 2010 Census but will keep the same number of House seats in the Legislature under a new map of state political boundaries...

 

Classified ads

JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS Wrangell Public Schools is accepting applications for multiple positions. All positions are open until filled. Accounting Clerk: A full-time, 12-month position with benefits working in the Business Office. Responsibilities include... Full story

 

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