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Articles from the May 7, 2015 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    May 7, 2015

Bird Fest points out diversity of wildlife on Stikine

The weekend's 18th annual Stikine River Birding Festival had plenty of sunshine, baseball and a Tax Free Day to compete with but nevertheless drew good crowds for a variety of activities. The... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    May 7, 2015

Bird Fest presentation highlights plastic peril posed to birds

At last weekend's Stikine River Birding Festival, residents and visitors flocked to the Nolan Center to learn more about their feathery, flighty neighbors. While there were birding tips, arts shows... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    May 7, 2015

Local trooper position may be saved

The community of Wrangell will be one step closer to having an Alaska Wildlife Trooper (AWT) again, following news that the Department of Public Safety (DPS) has reversed its January decision to cut the position. Citing budgetary constraints, the... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. May 13, 1915: From the looks of the action of the town council last night, it is practically assured that Wrangell is going to have a baseball park and that we will be able to play the national game befor...


Police reports

Monday, April 27 Citizen Assist—Unlock Vehicle. Tuesday, April 28 Agency Assist, Line Crew—Caller reported tree down. Wednesday, April 29 Police arrested Gustafer S. Degner, 36, on a warrant. Thursday, April 30 Citizen Assist—Officer unlocked...

 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    May 7, 2015

Dan's Dispatch

The Alaska State Legislature is in special session. We adjourned out of regular session on the evening of April 27 without fulfilling our constitutional duty as appropriators for the State of Alaska. In response, Governor Walker called the...

 By Dan Rudy    News    May 7, 2015

Local kids given a 'Head Start'; program graduates 11 students

This year's Head Start class graduated another set of students on Tuesday, the latest batch since Wrangell's program began in 1985. The program finished with 19 students this year. Five days a week,...


Angerman's Best Ball golf tournament results May 2-3, 2015

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 37 May 2 1st place: Wayne Harding, Grover Mathis, Jim Brooks. Net score 21, team handicap 14. 2nd place: Tyler Gunn, Eric Kading, Faye Kohrt, Colter Barnes. Net score 23, team handicap 13. The Straightest Drive: Rodney...


Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Wrangell has many areas in education that as a community we can be proud of and thankful to the educators who have gotten us to this point. -Teacher longevity that suggests that teachers love the community of Wrangell, their jobs, the...


King salmon limits for SE released

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the 2015 sport fishing regulations for king salmon for Southeast and Yakutat. The regulations took effect last Friday and last through May 1, 2016. Alaska residents are allowed to bag and possess...


Fish Factor

Alaskan salmon producers are not buying the presumption that growing numbers of pinks are eating too much food in the ocean, causing sockeye salmon to grow slower and smaller. That’s the claim of a new study by Seattle and British Columbia...

 News    May 7, 2015

GCI waives fees for all calls, texts to Nepal

Beginning immediately, communications provider GCI will waive all fees associated with all international voice calls and texts to Nepal. The Alaska-based company hopes that this will make it easier and more affordable for Alaskans, whether they are...

 By Dan Rudy    News    May 7, 2015

Upcoming meetings to examine assessments, budget

As budget deadlines draw ever closer, a pair of meetings will be held at City Hall next week. The Board of Equalization meets Monday at 6:30 p.m., and the Wrangell Assembly will hold a public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2016 budget at 6 p.m. on...

 News    May 7, 2015

Lingcod bycatch closure announced for Inner Southeast

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) announced Tuesday that retention of lingcod bycatch in commercial longline fisheries closed in the entire Southern Southeast Internal Waters (SSEIW) Sector at 11:59 p.m. yesterday evening. The 2015...

 By Dan Rudy    News    May 7, 2015

Legislature on recess as committees mull budget

As the rest of the Alaska Legislature takes a two-week recess before returning for special session next Tuesday, the Senate and House finance committees have been left behind to continue working toward adoption of a budget. After extending beyond...


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