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Articles from the December 12, 2019 edition

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City looking into sudden rise in electric bills

The City and Borough of Wrangell released a statement last Friday, Dec. 6, in response to several complaints about residents' electric bills suddenly increasing. A Facebook post by Edward Rilatos on...

 

Assembly hears from Rep. Ortiz, takes stance on Roadless Rule, discusses tax refund

The Borough assembly had a busy night during their meeting on Dec. 10. The meeting opened with a report from State Representative Dan Ortiz. Ortiz said he is going around to the communities he...

 

The Way We Were In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

December 11, 1919 The Moose social last Friday evening for Moose and their families was a most enjoyable affair. In the early part of the evening the guests played cards. When scores were counted prizes were awarded as follows: Ladies first prize,...

 

Police report

December 02 Summons Service. Suspicious Circumstance. Arrested: Richard Anderson, 56, on charges of Probation Violation. Traffic stop: Verbal warning for driving without headlights. December 03 Abandoned vehicle. Welfare check. Found Property:...

 

Obituary: Ira Merrill, 83

Ira Merrill loving husband and father passed away on November 27, 2019 at the age of 83. He was born in 1936 in Eureka, California. Even from a young age he loved fishing, both commercial and sport,... Full story

 

Evergreen Elementary receives national recognition

School officials recently announced that Evergreen Elementary is one of two Alaskan schools to receive national recognition from the ESEA Distinguished Schools Recognition Program. Evergreen is being...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Interest in growing seaweeds in Alaska gaining momentum

Weed is set to give a big boost to Alaska’s blue economy!          The interest in growing seaweeds in Alaska is gaining momentum and training more farmers is the goal of a program starting next February in Kodiak, Sitka and Ketchikan. The...

 

Port commission discusses completed Shoemaker work

The Wrangell Port Commission met last Thursday, Dec. 5, for a relatively brief meeting. A workshop was held beforehand to continue ongoing discussions on the cruise industry in Wrangell, and...

 

New record for Hoop Shoot

The Wrangell Elks Lodge hosted its annual Hoop Shoot free throw contest last Saturday, Dec. 7. The contest is held by Elks lodges across the country, open to children from 8 to 13-years-old. Jeff...

 

Officials: Six of Alaska's 11 ferries will be out of service

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – More than half of Alaska’s ferries will be out of service amid a lack of funds to repair the vessels, transportation officials said. The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced this week that the A...

 

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