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Mayor Prysunka goes to Washington last week

Mayor Steve Prysunka travelled to Washington D.C. last week to speak before the Senate Committee on Energy and National Resources. He was invited to speak on behalf of the National Association of...

 

Over 13 pounds of cigarette butts collected ahead of Great American Smokeout

Earlier this month, on Nov. 5, several Wrangell High School cheerleaders helped SEARHC employee Tammi Meissner pick up cigarette butts on Front Street. In an email to the Sentinel, Meissner said that...

 

Plans to subdivide old mill property

Plans are in motion to subdivide the old mill property around 6.5 mile Zimovia Highway, according to Terri Wenger with Anchor Properties. The property, currently owned by Betty Buhler, has been on...

 

The Way We Were In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

November 27 , 1919 The Town of Wrangell is now prepared to furnish free vaccination against smallpox. The importance of vaccination is urged. Those who have not been vaccinated in the past two years are requested to call at the office of Dr S. C....

 

Police report

November 18 Traffic stop verbal warning for license plate and DL out of state past 90 days. November 19 License violation. Missing medication. Agency Assist: Traffic verbal warning for no headlights and crossing the center line. November 20 Civil...

 

Former Wrangellite goes into business with "instant hatchery"

Some Wrangell residents may remember Tod Jones. He was a Wrangell resident for about 20 years, from the '70s to the '90s. He first moved to the area to help start a fish hatchery in the Burnett Inlet...

 

Editorial: Lift the Roadless Rule on Tongass

Southeast Alaskans have been given the opportunity to lift the onerous roadless designation from the Tongass National Forest, and yet many have testified to leave it in place. We're astonished....

 

Hospital construction still on track for 2021 opening

Construction of the new Wrangell Medical Center remains on schedule and on budget, according to SEARHC Vice President and Hospital Administrator Leatha Merculieff. The future hospital will be about...

 

Library to digitize archive of Wrangell publications

Past microfilms of the Stikine River Journal, the Fort Wrangell News and the Wrangell Sentinel will be digitally archived using a $8,250 grant that Wrangell Cooperative Association applied for and...

 

Wolves take third at Sitka tournament

The Wrangell Wolves wrestling team travelled to Sitka this past weekend for a tournament at Mt. Edgecumbe High School. With 150 accumulated points, the team walked away with a third place win, behind Ketchikan in first and Mt. Edgecumbe in second....

 

Basketball season just around the corner

Basketball season opens Dec. 4 for Wrangell's boys and girls basketball teams. While the teams are yet to meet for practice, both head coaches are optimistic about the coming season. A common theme...

 

Lady Wolves end season at Regionals

The Lady Wolves' volleyball season came to a close last week. Wrangell was host to the regional tournament this year, seeing players from all over Southeast Alaska compete. While the team fell in Regi...

 

Alaska salmon permit values ticked upwards in regions with good fisheries this year while others tanked 

The value of Alaska salmon permits has ticked upwards in regions that experienced a good fishery this year while others have tanked.  Not surprisingly, the record sockeye fishery at Bristol Bay has boosted sales of driftnet permits to nearly $200,00...

 

Correction

In last week’s edition of the Sentinel we reported that SEARHC’s CNA training program was the first at the Wrangell Medical Center. The program is new under SEARHC, but the program has existed in Wrangell before.... Full story

 

Wrangell by the numbers: Visitor industry continues to show growth

Rain Coast Data, on behalf of the Wrangell Convention and Visitors Bureau, recently released a document examining the economic impacts of the tourism industry on the community. "Wrangell Visitor Indus...

 

Shoemaker renovations extended to boarding float, parking lot

Shoemaker Bay Harbor has been undergoing renovations since the summer of 2018. First built in 1977, according to Harbor Master Greg Meissner in a previous interview with the Sentinel, it has grown...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 28, 2019

Tracked package leads to controlled substance arrest

PETERSBURG – A Grand Jury indicted Eric Jennings, 39, on three of the five counts set before them on Nov. 14. Jennings was indicted on misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 28, 2019

Tyee Lake set to power Wrangell through winter

PETERSBURG – The water level at Tyee Lake was at 1,380.6 feet as of Nov. 18, which will allow the hydro plant to produce power for over seven months should all inflows to the lake stop. As part of...

 

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