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Articles from the December 21, 2022 edition

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 By James Brooks    News    December 21, 2022

Governor proposes largest dividend ever but no funding increase for schools

Gov. Mike Dunleavy introduced a first-draft $7.3 billion state budget last week, meeting a legally required deadline but acknowledging that the spending plan is likely to change significantly as the administration negotiates with lawmakers in the... Full story

 

Borough solicits community feedback on uses for mill property

Participants in the 6-Mile mill property community forum shared their hopes for the site with borough officials last Thursday. Attendees weren't afraid to dream big as they crafted the headlines...

 

Wrangell will go without ferry service Jan. 11 to Feb. 3

Wrangell will go without any state ferry service for three weeks this winter while the Alaska Marine Highway System cuts back on port calls as its ships head into winter overhaul. There will be nothing northbound out of Wrangell after the...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    December 21, 2022

Blatchley, Churchill close out high school wrestling as state champs

Two senior wrestlers went to Anchorage as regional title holders. They returned to Wrangell with another title to their names: State champions. Ethan Blatchley and Randy Churchill each took on four...

 

The Way We Were

Dec. 21, 1922 Wrangell basketball fans had an opportunity to see the high school team in speedy action last Friday night when they met the Kake town players. The Kake boys were a stalwart bunch, but they were unaccustomed to the latest rules and had...

 

Cowan sentenced to seven years for online enticement of a minor

Dusty Cowan, 41, of Wrangell, was sentenced to seven years in prison last week for online enticement of a minor and distribution of indecent materials to a minor. His crimes included “soliciting sexual photos from a minor as well as sending photos...

 

Planning and zoning explores options for accessory dwelling units

The planning and zoning commission is discussing changes to housing regulations that could allow landowners to build small accessory dwelling units on their properties, intended to help alleviate the community’s housing shortage. “We get a lot...

 

Dow receives statewide award for behavioral health service

Wrangell's Davis Dow of the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium received the Rising Star Award at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium's Behavioral Health Aide forum last month. The...

 

Governor's proposed budget short on so many issues

Newly reelected Gov. Mike Dunleavy last week unveiled his proposed state spending plan for the next budget year. By far, the largest single expense in the entire state budget is the Permanent Fund dividend. The governor’s budget proposes no...

 

Nation needs to learn to work together, again

It’s been almost 40 years since I read “The Good War,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning history as told by more than 120 participants in World War II. They remembered the fighting, the injuries and deaths, the personal sacrifices at home and even the m...

 

American Legion wraps up another Christmas party

The halls of the American Legion were decked out for the Christmas party last Saturday - wreaths and lights covered the walls, wrapped presents hung from the ceiling and children walked through an...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    December 21, 2022

Early graduation has senior tabling project for now

One of the senior projects taken on last year was refurbishing benches in the high school and middle school courtyard. James Shilts and Rowen Wiederspohn cleaned, sanded and repainted the benches. Tho...

 

Federal investigation faults state treatment of children with mental health issues

A major U.S. Department of Justice investigation has concluded that children in Alaska with mental health issues are “forced to endure unnecessary and unduly long” institutionalization in locked psychiatric hospitals and residential treatment...

 
 By Marc Lutz    Sports    December 21, 2022

Wolves win two, lose two in season openers in Sitka

The Wrangell Wolves had a preview of what's to come in this season's basketball tournaments, and the team has its work cut out for them. In competition that spanned three days, the Wrangell High...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    December 21, 2022

Creative endeavors flow to opening of new downtown shop

Word of River's Mouth is spreading, just like one of their locally made jams. It's only been a little over a month since River's Mouth Trading Co. opened in the former GCI storefront on Front Street,...

 

UAS program prepares students for jobs in fishing industry

Everything you could possibly want to know about fish, from their biological characteristics to the commercial fisheries that harvest and sell them to the governmental entities that regulate them, is available through the University of Alaska...

 

Haines embezzlement suspect arrested in Utah

A man who allegedly stole $58,000 from a Haines tour operator earlier this fall was apprehended Dec. 6 in Riverton, Utah, according to Haines Police. As of Dec. 13, Charles was in a Utah jail pending extradition to Alaska. Haines Police Officer Maxwe...

 
 By Yereth Rosen    News    December 21, 2022

Damages increase as warming Arctic threatens entire ecosystem

Disruptions in Alaska over the last year, some of them threatening health and safety of people, are part of the ongoing pattern of rapid warming and transformation of the Arctic, said an annual report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric... Full story

 
 By Yereth Rosen    News    December 21, 2022

Warming seafloor could reduce food for Pacific walruses

There is danger lurking on the floor of the Bering and Chukchi seas for mussels, snails, clams, worms and other cold-water invertebrates, according to a new study led by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists. If climate change... Full story

 

Villages will receive $50 million in federal aid toward relocation

WASHINGTON — Two Alaska Native villages will receive $25 million each from the federal government to help fund their ongoing efforts to relocate to safer ground. The funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law will go to Newtok and Napakiak in...

 

Musk ox kills court services officer in Nome

A procession of emergency vehicles traveled through Anchorage with the body of Court Services Officer Curtis Worland on Dec. 14, a day after the 36-year-old died in a rare attack by a musk ox in Nome, where Worland worked for the Department of...

 

Police report

Monday, Dec. 12 Motor vehicle accident. Reckless driving. Agency assist: Petersburg Police Department. Tuesday, Dec. 13 Fire: Unfounded. Welfare check. Wednesday, Dec. 14 Agency assist: State Troopers. Parking complaint: Citation issued for parking...

 

Fish-farm operator appeals Washington state shutdown order

SEATTLE (AP) — Cooke Aquaculture has filed an appeal against Washington state’s decision to end its leases for fish-farming using net pens in state waters. In court documents filed Dec. 14, the New Brunswick, Canada-based seafood giant said that...

 

Regulators approve removing Klamath River dams to open up salmon habitat

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal regulators have approved a plan to demolish hydroelectric four dams on a California river and open up hundreds of miles of salmon habitat that would be the largest dam removal and river restoration project in the...

 

Classified ads

HELP WANTED Wrangell Public Schools is accepting applications for the following positions: Custodian: This is a full-time, year-round classified position with benefits, 7.5 hours per day. Salary placement is on Column B of the Classified Salary...

 

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