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Articles from the May 1, 2014 edition

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 By Brian O Connor    News    May 1, 2014

Wilson will not seek re-election

State Rep. Peggy Wilson will no longer represent the Wrangell area to the state legislature, starting with the election of her successor. Wilson announced her plans Friday during a floor session of the state legislature, citing a desire to spend... Full story

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 1, 2014

State dismisses Brock gambling charges

The State of Alaska dismissed charges against Lavina “Lovey” Brock April 22. Brock, 67, of Wrangell, had faced four Class A misdemeanor counts of promoting illegal gambling according to a criminal complaint filed Feb. 5. The complaint preceded...

 

The Way We Were

May 7, 1914: Frank Clark arrived in town Wednesday from the Mission Marble Quarry at Tokeen. Mr. Clark reports that the real work at the quarry has been suspended as the marble on which they were working was not fine enough to make the milling...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 1, 2014

Petersburg law enforcement to seek federal resources for drug trafficking

PETERSBURG – The Petersburg Police Department may petition the federal government to become designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). A coalition of law enforcement agencies can petition to become a HIDTA region, however,... Full story

 

Police reports

Monday, April 21 MVA. Report of VCOR. Report of theft. Report of abandoned vehicle. Tuesday, April 22 Report of theft. Parking complaint and vehicles were moved. Parking complaint. Agency assist. Warrant Arrest Theodosia James, 39. Traffic stop ...

 

Obituary: Daniel Scott Baldwin Sr., 82

Daniel Scott Baldwin Sr., husband, father of four and missionary pilot, died at the age of 82. He took off on his final flight, heaven bound, on April 17, 2014 at 7:50 am from his home in Wrangell, Al... Full story

 

Shellfish Farming workshop in Kake May 1-3

The Southeast Soil and Water Conservation District (SE SWCD) will be hosting a comprehensive three day workshop in Kake May 1-3. The program will teach best management practices to beginning oyster farmers. The workshop curriculum will consist of...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 1, 2014

SEALASKA seeks accounts of 1869 bombardment

It started as a domestic dispute brought on by a rowdy Christmas party at a nearby American fort in 1869, according to Tlingit witnesses. Eventually, it spiraled into the full-scale artillery bombardment of native villages around Wrangell, and...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I have another question for all people in public housing within the state of Alaska: Do you have headaches? Rashes? Are your kids underachievers, lethargic? This could be a sign of lead poisoning. The federal government enacted laws...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 1, 2014

Fish Factor

Kodiak’s roe herring fishery began on April 15 with little notice and rumors of fire sale prices. The fleet of 22 seiners was down a bit; they are competing for a harvest of 5,800 short tons, similar to the past five years. No gillnetters had...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 1, 2014

New boat lift expected Tuesday

A mix-up with the new 300-ton boat lift meant the five shipping containers with the unassembled lift were sent to Anchorage instead of Wrangell this week. The error apparently occurred sometime after the containers were off-loaded in Tacoma. Instead...

 
 News    May 1, 2014

Nurses get sexual assault examiner training

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ Homer nurse Colleen James had been working in her field for about five years when she was confronted with something she’d never dealt with before _ a child patient who was sexually assaulted. “No one knew how to take care...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 1, 2014

Wrangell nets $4.6 million in infrastructure funding

$4.6 million is definitely better than zero. The state’s proposed capital budget would set aside more than $1.6 million for Wrangell-based projects, up from nothing in Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposed capital budget announced Dec. 12. An additional...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 1, 2014

Festival caters to birders of a feather

Hummingbirds are jerks. That was among the messages, meditations, stories and sights shared at the 2014 Stikine River Birding Festival last week. The annual festival caters to those – like guest... Full story

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 1, 2014

Ordinance review committee to discuss canine conundrum

Discussion from the April 22 borough assembly meeting could lead to potential changes for some furry best friends in Wrangell. Hiring a part-time ordinance enforcement officer to handle a surplus of dog feces in public parks has been discussed since...

 

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