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 By Dan Rudy    News    November 30, 2017

Wrangell welcomes back Filipino family after visa reshuffle

After being kept away for most of the year while a petition for residency was processed, the Balansag family returned to Wrangell earlier this month. The Balansags – Vincent, wife Lynn, and...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 30, 2017

Sales revenues suggest slight slump

Sales tax data made available this month suggest a slight dip in local consumer spending. The news comes at a time when the region's economy appears to be fragile. Earlier this fall, Southeast...

 

The Way We Were

December 6, 1917: Bishop R.J Crimont who last July was consecrated the first Bishop of Alaska for the Catholic Church is a genuine Sourdough. Recently he paid his first visit to Wrangell since his consecration. From Wrangell he went to Ketchikan wher...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 30, 2017

New programs teaching students tech basics, encouraging mindful behavior

The learning experience for Wrangell students continues to get more technological, with new devices and programs hitting local schools this year. Technology director Matt Gore gave the Sentinel a run-through of some of these developments Tuesday. It...

 

Trooper Report

November 20 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Timothy Hunt, 34, from Wrangell. Investigation had determined Hunt purchased a 2017 Resident Commercial Crewmember License and a Resident Sport Fishing/Hunting License when he did not meet the residency...

 

Police report

Monday, Nov. 20 Agency Assist: FD notified person’s fire alarm is beeping. Harassment: Officer spoke with individual. Scam: Report of receiving phone calls. Criminal Trespass: Officer gave warning. DVO: Papers received and served. Citizen Assist: O...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 30, 2017

Lots to be thankful for at elementary feast

Hundreds of students, faculty members and special guests dined together at Evergreen Elementary School last week ahead of the holiday. Held November 22, this year's Primary Thanksgiving Feast was the...

 

Alaska couple looks to change damaged property tax law

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska couple is looking to change a law that requires people to pay taxes on damaged property. Ron and Jane Hunt lost a house in a fire Jan. 8. Ron Hunt says he went to the Fairbanks North Star Borough to report the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 30, 2017

Special session leaves huge deficit for January session

Legislators wrapped up their fourth special session called for the year last week, passing a crime reform bill but failing to take up any new revenue measures. Passing both chambers, Senate Bill 54 revises the criminal justice reform package passed u...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Economic importance of supporting sustainable fisheries lost in the farmed fish message: Love the Wild

Recurring news headlines that have widely circulated about alarming declines of Pacific salmon have spawned a savvy new marketing strategy that tells consumers they can help save wild fish by eating farmed. Earlier this year actor Leonardo DiCaprio...

 

Malaspina repairs to limit winter ferry service

One of Southeast’s primary ferries will be out of service longer than expected as it undergoes annual maintenance, affecting the winter schedule. The Alaska Marine Highway System announced last week the M/V Malaspina will be out of commission sever...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 30, 2017

Wrangell singer participates in state-level concert

A Wrangell freshman was invited to join the state-level treble choir this year, at the All-State Music Festival in Anchorage. Held between November 16 and 18 at the Bartlett and West Anchorage high...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 30, 2017

GCI-FOX spat sidelines Sunday football broadcasts

Sports fans and other television viewers subscribing to General Communication Inc. have likely noticed that its FOX programming has been absent for most of the month. Since November 8 the...

 

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