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Articles from the May 15, 2014 edition

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 By Brian O Connor    News    May 15, 2014

Stokes resigns from assembly for medical reasons

By Brian O'Connor Sentinel writer Wilma Stokes resigned from the borough assembly Tuesday. Stokes, 84, has suffered from macular degeneration, making it difficult for her to read, she said. In her... Full story

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 15, 2014

New boat lift arrives in Wrangell

It stands 48 feet, seven inches tall, instantly placing it among the tallest man-made structures in Wrangell. From strap-to-strap, it measures 65 feet, nine inches long, with a slight overhang from th... Full story

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 15, 2014

Zoning commission discusses future for chickens

A rooster heralded a sprawling and at-times unruly conversation about rural identity at the May 8 Planning and Zoning commission meeting. The rooster in question lives in a neighborhood along Zimovia Highway. Its crows have disturbed at least one... Full story

 

Prom Princes and Princesses

The Wrangell High School 2014 prom court is, from left on the floor, freshman princess and prince MaKenna Hammer and Sig Decker, Senior Prince and Princess Robbie Marshall and Erica Smith, sophomore...

 

Police reports

Monday, May 5 Found Property. Lost Property: Bracelet lost around May 1. Animal Complaint. Tuesday, May 6 Nothing to Report. Wednesday, May 7 Citation issued to Steven Barger, 19, for failure to provide proof of insurance. Verbal warning for white...

 

Reflections

Here we are into the month of May. Easter has passed by and we are moving into the family season. Bright outdoor playground weather, baseball, Mother’s Day and graduation. It is with a renewed spirit we take on the fun times ahead. Children are...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: A May 1 letter authored by Kip Valvoda gives readers the impression that Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) is neglecting lead-based paint in its public housing properties. This is not the case. The health and safety of our...

 

Coast Guard Dockside Exams May 20-23

Coast Guard commercial fishing vessel examiners will be conducting voluntary dockside examinations in Wrangell May 20-23. Checkout our new vessel specific checklist generator located at www.fishsafe.info. Exams take about an hour and help foster...

 

School News

Navy Seaman Daniel C. Sims, a 2006 graduate of Wrangell High School, and the son of Tom C. and Tedi M. Sims of Wrangell recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program Sims...

 

Fish Factor

The debate over which sector – commercial or recreational fishing – provides the bigger economic punch can finally be put to rest. The annual ‘Fisheries Economics of the US’ report by the Dept. of Commerce shows once and for all that in...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 15, 2014

RAC votes to continue funding to birding, bear festivals

The Forest Service's Resource Advisory Committee voted unanimously May 9 to recommend continued funding for two prominent Wrangell events. The Stikine River Birding Festival received a recommendation for $24,000 to fund travel, printing educational...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 15, 2014

Gym and pool to change hours

Parks officials will move ahead with hours changes for the community gym and pool facility. A sparsely attended May 7 public hearing drew only a Sentinel reporter, though officials say they have received mostly positive feedback on the proposed hours...

 

Meissner holds salmon derby lead after first weekend

Submitted results: 1. Derek Meissner 36.7 Babbler 5-12-14 2. Bobbie Robbins 32.0 Mill Creek 5-10-14 3. Scott Curley 29.9 Babbler 5-10-14 4. Butch Schmidt 29.2 Shoemaker 5-12-14 5. Rich Rhodes 29.1 Sunrise 5-11-14 6. Frank Grossardt 26.4 Mill Creek...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 15, 2014

Borough assembly votes to move ahead with TBPA negotiations

The borough assembly voted 5-0 in favor of a motion authorizing negotiations over the Tyee Lake power facility. The vote was taken on May 7 in open session after a roughly two-hour closed-door executive session with borough attorney Bob Blasco....

 

Rooney returns from Ethiopia

Among the questions Alice Rooney faced from Evergreen Elementary first-graders Monday: Do they have slides in Ethiopia? Rooney recently returned from a roughly three-month volunteer-teaching trip in...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 15, 2014

Senior projects teach value of community contribution

This year's senior projects are a varied bunch. They range from a documentary movie on the Chief Shakes House rededication to middle-school wrestling programs. Whatever the subject of the senior project, whatever the personal interest of the student...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    May 15, 2014

Ceremony pushes to raise veteran awareness

Veterans, spouses, and family members congregated at Wrangell High School Monday evening for a ceremony that was one part commemorative and one part functional. The commemoration came first. Veterans...

 

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