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Wrangell receives first batch of COVID vaccines

There were no sled dogs, and Nome is far away from Wrangell, but last week's delivery of COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines was still very Alaskan. Wrangell received its first batch of vaccines for the virus We...

 

Jack Carney named assistant coach of the year

By Caleb Vierkant Sentinel writer Family, friends, students, and coworkers gathered online and in the WHS gym last Thursday, Dec. 17, to surprise teacher Jack Carney. Carney was named "Assistant...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 24, 2020

Dr. Zink "cautiously optimistic" in COVID update

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska's chief medical officer, called in to a special meeting of the Wrangell Borough Assembly last Friday afternoon, Dec. 18, to give a brief update on the COVID-19 situation across...

 

City provides update on water quality

The City and Borough of Wrangell gave the public an update on the city's drinking water quality in a press release on Dec. 18. A few months ago, it was reported that Wrangell's drinking water...

 

The Way We Were

December 23, 1920 The merchants of Wrangell have had unusually beautiful window displays this year. Toys, jewelry, articles of wearing apparel, tempting foodstuffs, and fruits and nuts, mingled with brilliant reds and greens of the holiday...

 

Police report

Monday, December 14 Agency Assist: Search and Rescue. Tuesday, December 15 Welfare Check. Shoplifting: Unfounded. Krysta Gillen, 25, Cited for Dog at Large Complaint. Citizen Assist. Wednesday, December 16 Agency Assist: Wrangell School. Security...

 

Happy holidays at SEARHC

SEARHC staff dressed up for the holiday season (L-R, from the top left): Vince Balansag, Jason Haslip, Jennifer Mangaser, and Cathy Gunther....

 

Obituary: Robert H. Grant, Jr., 83

Robert H. Grant, Jr., 83, a retired teacher, and longtime resident of Wrangell, died on October 21, 2020 in Wrangell, Alaska. He was born on April 19, 1937 to Robert and Catherine Grant in Dubuque,... Full story

 

Christmas concert goes virtual

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot when it comes to day-to-day life, especially at the Wrangell School District. Some things remain the same, however, even if they look different. Last...

 

Holiday market

Paula Rak at her booth during last Saturday's holiday market, selling jewelry and custom-made paddles....

 

Assembly approves final CARES Act spending plan

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met last Friday afternoon, Dec. 18, for a special meeting. They convened to approve of a final spending plan for the city's remaining CARES Act funding before the close...

 

Alaska coastal communities will get economic boost in 2021

Alaska coastal communities will get a bit of an economic boost in 2021 from increased catches of Pacific cod. The stock, which crashed after a multi-year heat wave starting in 2014 wiped out several year classes, appears to be rebounding throughout...

 

Boat parade powers forward despite bad weather

Despite cold weather and choppy water, Wrangell's annual holiday boat parade took place Sunday night. The Doc Davenport Christmas Boat parade has been a local tradition for decades, going back to the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 24, 2020

Erosion causes landslide at Public Works in Petersburg

PETERSBURG - Water from this month's heavy rainfall ripped at deformities in a culvert that runs underneath the Public Works yard, opening up a portion of the pipe and causing a landslide near Hammer...

 

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