Articles from the December 3, 2015 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    December 3, 2015

Ringing in the season: December calendar filled with festivities

With the advent of December, Wrangell's streets and storefronts have begun taking on a more festive appearance ahead of the Christmas season. The tree which serves as the centerpiece of the community'... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 3, 2015

WVFD responds to Thanksgiving morning fire

Firefighters responded to an early fire on Thanksgiving Day. 20 Wrangell volunteers roused from their beds early that morning to answer an emergency call. A structure fire at a 6-Mile Zimovia Highway... Full story

 

The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. November 25, 1915: The first shipment of shrimp to be made from Wrangell was made on the Dolphin last Saturday. The shipment contained about two hundred pounds of fine large shrimp. Wrangellites were...

 

Juneau police investigating new mayor's death

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The newly elected mayor of Alaska’s capital city was found dead at his Juneau home, and police are investigating a range of possible causes. The Juneau Police Department released few details on the death of Stephen...

 

Middle Ridge closed after vandalism incident

The public cabin at Middle Ridge has been closed down for the week, following reports of vandalism over the Thanksgiving weekend. An Alaska Wildlife Trooper who discovered the scene on Sunday called the United States Forest Service’s Wrangell... Full story

 

Courts

Monday, Nov. 16 Kyler Shannen Nore, 20, appeared before First District Judge Kevin Miller for probation revocation. The judge ordered the defendant serve up to six months in a community residential center at the first available opportunity, and at...

 

Police reports

Monday, November 23 Hit and Run. Tuesday, November 24 Traffic Complaint: Verbal warning given to driver. Wednesday, November 25 Citizen Assist. Traffic Stop: Verbal warning for no headlights. Thursday, November 26 Structure Fire. Friday, November 27...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 3, 2015

Parish priest hospitalized during California visit

Catholic parishioners of Wrangell and Petersburg were disheartened to learn the priest serving both communities has been hospitalized while visiting family in California. Fr. Thomas Weise, 46, was... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 3, 2015

Local Forest Service educator receives regional award

An interpreter with the United States Forest Service has received an award recognizing her work in the Wrangell Ranger District. Corree Delabrue was last month presented the Hakala Award, an agency...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 3, 2015

Tot Gym participation gets a bit of bounce with new equipment

Two weeks into its Tot Gym program, Wrangell's Parks and Recreation Department expects some new equipment and other changes will have a positive effect. At the Parks Board monthly meeting in November, department director Kate Thomas brainstormed...

 

Alaska, British Columbia leaders sign cooperative agreement

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Gov. Bill Walker and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark signed a cooperative agreement Wednesday committing to work together on issues of shared interest, including addressing concerns about the effect of Canadian mining...

 

Fish Factor

The call is out for products to compete in Alaska’s most celebrated seafood bash, and another new category has been added to the mix. For the 23rd year, the Symphony of Seafood in 2016 will showcase innovative new products that are entered both by...

 

Testing finds no nuke-disaster radiation in Alaska seafood

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska seafood has not been tainted by the Fukushima nuclear disaster four years ago, according to test results announced Monday by a state agency. Alaska health authorities working with the federal Food and Drug...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 3, 2015

NASA scientist cites evidence for meteor plummeting over Petersburg

(Updated November 28, 2015 @ 2:35 p.m.) PETERSBURG – Amongst the rumors and speculation pulsing through Petersburg’s streets and social media news feeds last weekend, a Johnson Space Center NASA scientist points to data that suggests a falling...

 
 By Jess Field    News    December 3, 2015

Tagging and tracking humpback whale migration

PETERSBURG – Earlier this month a team of Oregon State University researchers visited Southeast to tag humpback whales and track their winter migration. The four person team is part of a Marine Mammal Institute (MMI) study that began tagging the...

 

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