Articles from the December 10, 2015 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    December 10, 2015

Assembly approves mill development study

First steps toward redeveloping the old mill site near Shoemaker Bay were taken at a special meeting of the City and Borough Assembly on Dec. 2. Assembly members approved a proposal received for an assessment and feasibility study for possible... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. December 2, 1915: Commissioner and Mrs. Sowton of the Salvation Army arrived on the Princess last Tuesday morning and since have been holding a Congress here among the workers from the different camps of...

 By Dan Rudy    News    December 10, 2015

Jobs and senior housing top surveys in WCA workshop

A special stakeholders meeting coordinated by Wrangell Cooperative Association and Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority determined jobs and affordable housing for seniors should be top local... Full story



Thursday, December 3 David V. Evenson Jr., 24, appeared before First District Judicial Officer Kevin Miller on charges of Misc/Weapons 4 – Possession While Intoxicated and Reckless Endangerment, both Class A misdemeanors. The defendant pleaded...


Police reports

Monday, November 30 Agency Assist – Alarm going off. FD dispatched. Tuesday, December 1 Arrested Larry Wayne Aitken, 43, on charges of Assault IV/DV. Wednesday, December 2 Suspicious Person. Report of Theft. Thursday, December 3 Agency Assist/FD....

 By Dan Rudy    News    December 10, 2015

Parish priest succumbs to heart attack

The priest who had been serving the Roman Catholic parishes in Petersburg and Wrangell died over the weekend. Fr. Thomas Weise, 46, died Sunday evening, Dec. 6 at a hospital in San Luis Obispo,... Full story


Letters to the Editor

Sealaska has shamed themselves To the Editor: Last week in Petersburg, Alaska’s newest environmental group ‘The Greater Southeast Alaska Conservation Community,’ ( gave a slide show on the latest industrial logging now taking place...

 By Dan Rudy    Sports    December 10, 2015

Wolves looking fierce heading to Region V

Wrangell’s high school wrestlers concluded their last regular tournament of the season strongly, with a couple of first placements and more than a few second- and fourth-placements in Sitka last weekend. “It went very well,” said Coach Jeff Roo...


State stops requiring annual phone books

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska telephone companies will not have to produce annual phone books starting in 2016. A regulation signed by Lt. Gov. Byron Mallot on Wednesday removes the requirement, the Juneau Empire reported (

 By Dan Rudy    News    December 10, 2015

Mariners memorial plans ready, awaiting funding

The plan to build a memorial dedicated to Wrangell's mariners is now shovel-ready – organizers now just need to pull together the funds to buy the shovels. The Port Commission has been spearheading...


Chamber looking for daylight savings input

The Juneau Chamber of Commerce is seeking input from community chambers around Southeast Alaska regarding the elimination of Daylight Savings Time. A bill which would take the state off of DST remains in subcommittee in the Alaska State House, after...


Fish Factor

Despite some encouraging signs that Pacific halibut stocks are stabilizing after being on a downward spiral for nearly two decades, catches could decrease slightly in most regions again next year. That’s IF fishery managers accept the catch...


Harbor video may help track meteor path over Petersburg

PETERSBURG ­–­ Petersburg Harbor video surveillance footage may confirm a meteor did pass over Petersburg in the early morning hours of Sat., Nov. 21. Eyewitness reports placed the fireball at times ranging between 2:22 a.m. to 2:33 a.m....

 By Dan Rudy    News    December 10, 2015

Timber advisory committee concludes recommendations

Members of the Tongass Advisory Committee (TAC) ended a series of meetings last week in Ketchikan, finalizing its recommendations on an updated management strategy for the country’s largest national forest. The TAC was formed 16 months ago to revie...


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