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Articles from the May 21, 2015 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    May 21, 2015

Wrangell High School graduates 22 seniors

Twenty-two seniors graduated from Wrangell High School last Friday. This year's graduating class donned their gowns and mortarboards and walked the aisle in front of friends and loved ones in a... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    May 21, 2015

School board weighs food program options, hires new principal

Wrangell School Board held a special session and workshop Tuesday evening to discuss the future of its school lunch program. At its May 19 regular meeting, the board voted in favor of canceling the school district's contract with NANA Management... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    May 21, 2015

Wrangell man arrested for assault charge

A local man was arrested by Wrangell Police Department earlier this month, after allegedly attempting to pick up and then threatening a child. The complaint was filed against Randolph Kalkins, 46, on... Full story


The Way We Were

In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago. May 20, 1915: The new river boat Tyconda arrived up from the south last Saturday morning. Capt. Kildahl, one of the best known navigators of the coast, piloted the vessel up from Seattle. The Tyconda is...


Police reports

Monday, May 11 Random Breath Test. Tuesday, May 12 Report of Harassment/Trespass. Agency Assist. Rodney Wayne Natt, 31, was issued a citation for failing to show valid proof of insurance and a verbal warning for faulty equipment. Wednesday, May 13...

 By Dan Rudy    News    May 21, 2015

Sportsmen fundraiser raises $48K

The Stikine Sportsmen Association raised $48,000 at this year’s annual fundraiser dinner, about $7,000 more than the previous year. Its 35th Annual Game Dinner was held in Wrangell’s American Legion Hall on Feb. 28, and the money was raised...

 By Dan Rudy    Sports    May 21, 2015

Garnet Grit girls take fifth at state

Wrangell's roller derby season came to a positive close last Saturday, with the Garnet Grit Betties taking fifth place at the third annual United We Roll: Alaska Statewide Tournament in Palmer, May 15...

 By Dan Rudy    News    May 21, 2015

From supplements to textiles, uses for seafood byproduct on the rise

Public and private groups are looking at new ways to enhance the value of Alaska's seafood industry. The multibillion-dollar sector is of significant importance to the state's economy, and Southeast is among its largest harvesters of fish and...

 By Dan Rudy    News    May 21, 2015

Wrangell to undergo week of diesel power starting Tuesday

Before the summer weather heats up and the air conditioners kick on, residents are being asked to conserve energy starting May 26. Wrangell Municipal Light and Power (WMLP) announced it will begin...


Kayakers prepare to meet Shell's oil drill rig in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) – Protesters opposed to Arctic oil drilling are preparing to paddle out in kayaks to meet Shell’s massive offshore drilling rig as it arrives any day now in Seattle, raising the stakes in the battle over oil exploration in the...


Governor vetoes budget items, Legislature heads to Anchorage

Anchorage (AP) – The Alaska House and Senate are moving their work from Juneau to Anchorage. Floor sessions are scheduled for Anchorage, starting today. The decision was announced Monday, the same day Gov. Bill Walker sent an email to state...


Users of nation's largest forest urged to be fire wise

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – Officials with the nation's largest forest are warning people to be cautious with fire for the next few days. The warm temperatures and dry conditions, combined with possible high winds, have prompted the warning about...


Fish Factor

Nowhere in the world do people have as much opportunity to speak their minds to fish policy makers as they do in Alaska. As decision day approaches, a groundswell of Alaska voices is demanding that fishery overseers say bye-bye to halibut bycatch in...


Hot springs repair work to begin in July

WRANGELL, Alaska – The Chief Shakes Hot Springs Recreation Area, a popular recreation site in the Wrangell Ranger District, will undergo repairs beginning this summer. Scheduled work includes foundation repairs to decaying cedar posts on the...


Alaska boats link in giant flotilla to protest military plan

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Nearly 50 commercial fishing boats linked together with line, creating a massive flotilla to draw attention to their protest of the Navy’s planned exercises in the Gulf of Alaska. The linked vessels were part of a group...


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