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Articles from the December 28, 2017 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    December 28, 2017

Traveling physician shares a bit of magic in library show

Winter wasn't the only source of wonder in Wrangell last week, as residents crowded into the public library to watch a magic show. Illuminating minds under the stage name of Rondoc, Dr. Myron Fribush...

 By Dan Rudy    News    December 28, 2017

KSTK to transfer assets to CoastAlaska in sale

The board of Wrangell’s public radio station last month approved a deal which would transfer its ownership to a regional corporation. Following a decision by its governing board to do so in November, Wrangell Radio Group (WRG) on December 11 filed...

 By Dan Rudy    News    December 28, 2017

Courthouse repairs still awaiting mold test and grant application

The borough and Alaska Court System are awaiting results of air quality testing at Wrangell’s Public Safety Building before courthouse services can be resumed. ACS shuttered the office space it rents there just before Thanksgiving, citing safety...


Police report

Monday, December 18 Business alarm: Officer responded. Agency Assist: Power out. Found property: Key turned into PD. Agency Assist: Power outage. Tuesday, December 19 Citizen Assist: Unlock vehicle. Agency Assist: Safety hazard: verbal warning given...

 By Dan Rudy    News    December 28, 2017

Draft action plans released for 2018 Chinook fisheries

Action plans for the emergency management of Chinook salmon in Southeast Alaskan rivers have been drafted ahead of next month's Board of Fisheries meeting in Sitka. The board, which reviews...


Editorial: KFSK should broadcast signal to Wrangell

Lack of support from KSTK public radio listeners and businesses in Wrangell may bring ownership changes to the station. A public notice published in last week’s Wrangell Sentinel foreshadows the transfer of radio station assets to CoastAlaska in...


Alaska Fish Factor: Aging of the fleet prompts recommendations for deckhand apprenticeships; $142,000 grant awarded to get more boots on deck statewide

The clamor of “take me fishing” is taking on new meaning in Alaska. Prospects for a deckhand apprenticeship program just got a big lift from a $142,000 national grant awarded to the Sitka-based Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association (ALFA), an...


Fuel price notices to end

With the next edition, the Wrangell Sentinel and the Petersburg Pilot will discontinue the Posted Fuel Notice that has been published since October 2015. Fuel prices were more volatile then and the price fluctuation was of more interest to the...

 By Dan Rudy    News    December 28, 2017

Hospital cash at 20-day mark; architect to be sought

Wrangell Medical Center passed its annual financial audit without complaint, though its cash flow situation is still not in the best of health. Financial officer Doran Hammett ran down the numbers for members of the hospital’s governing board...


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