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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 14, 2021 

COVID-19 daily update:

December 17 Jamie Roberts, with the Wrangell EOC, reported that there are currently no active cases of COVID-19 in the community. Statewide, Alaska’s case count is 41,859 as of yesterday. This is... Full story

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 7, 2021

Year in review

January Jan. 2: Along with the lights, trees and carolers, the Salvation Army's red Christmas kettles are a common sight during the holiday season. Lt. Jon Tollerud, Wrangell's new corps officer,...


Juneteenth solidarity walk

Despite rainy weather, about 30 people gathered together last Friday evening to march in recognition of Juneteenth which is a holiday that originated in Texas. On June 19, 1865, General Gordon...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 26, 2020

COVID-19 daily update:

4/1/20 COVID-19 Update Mayor Steve Prysunka and Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen hosted a brief teleconference, on Wed., April 1, to share pertinent information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic with... Full story

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 5, 2020

Alaska Crossings preparing for another year of helping youth

Alaska Crossings, the behavioral health program, is gearing up for another season of helping kids in need. The program is geared towards teenagers who have struggles in their home life, or at school...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 2, 2020

2019: A year in review

Following is the Wrangell Sentinel's news review for January through June of 2019. Next week the review will include events from July through December. January Jan. 13 - The Fairbanks Arts...


Alaska Fish Factor

The federal government’s plan to raze more roads through the Tongass National Forest is facing strong headwinds from fishermen, Native groups and coastal communities throughout Southeast Alaska.             Over 220 Southeast Alaskan...


Meet the Candidates:

The City and Borough Assembly: Three Year Tearm Julie Decker is seeking re-election to the Wrangell Borough Assembly for a three-year term. There are several reasons she wants to sit for another term...

 By Brian Varela    News    August 29, 2019

Four residents become U.S. citizens

In the past year, at least four citizens from Petersburg and Wrangell have sought and gained their U.S. citizenship to be with their families and for peace of mind. Elisa Teodori originates from...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 4, 2019

People test their endurance at the Tongass ToughMan

Wrangell's first-ever Tongass ToughMan triathlon took place last Sunday. Beginning at 6 a.m., participants faced a 1.2-mile (42.5 laps) swim, a 56-mile bike ride, and a 14.5-mile run over Rainbow...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 6, 2019

Bear killed after encounter with campers east of Wrangell

A brown bear has been killed by Wildlife Troopers and Forest Service personnel after a run-in with a group of Alaska Crossings campers just north of Berg Bay, across the narrows on the mainland near...


Coast Guard gives a demonstration

The Coast Guard flew into town last Friday to show off some rescue maneuvers to a crowd of curious onlookers. They dropped swimmers into the water, between City Dock and the Nolan Center, and...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 14, 2019

Alaska Crossings gearing up for new season

Alaska Crossings has been a part of the Wrangell community since its inception in the early 2000s. The behavioral health program is designed to help troubled teens from all over the state. From April...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 7, 2019

Suicide Prevention Training offers tips on how to help friends and family in need

Many members of the Wrangell community, as well as guides from Alaska Crossings, crammed into the Stikine Middle School commons last Saturday afternoon for QPR suicide prevention training. The trainin...


Harbor Light begins renovations with $15,000 grant

Harbor Light Assembly of God, located across Zimovia Highway from Alaska Housing, began renovations to its downstairs portion of the church earlier this month. The renovations are thanks, in part, to a $15,000 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation they...


Boat accident off Heritage Harbor

Early on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 14, a boat accident occurred off of Heritage Harbor. Greg Meissner, with the harbor department, said that one boat was leaving the harbor and sailing westward, towards Zarembo Island. Another boat, with Alaska...


BRAVE to host Family Resilience Fair on Oct. 9

BRAVE, the Wrangell organization advocating for stronger community relationships, will be hosting a Family Resilience Fair on Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Nolan Center. According to volunteer Maleah Wenzel, the fair is meant to provide Wrangell...

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 28, 2018

Evergreen work begins, Shoemaker contract pending

A pair of major state-managed construction projects are either under way or about to move forward for 2018. Years in the making, after wrapping up some outstanding right-of-way issues this winter, the rehabilitation of Wrangell’s Evergreen Avenue...

 By Dan Rudy    News    March 29, 2018

Documentary highlights continued need for tighter mining oversight

A free showing of a documentary highlighting the hazards of mining on transboundary rivers drew a pretty decent crowd Monday evening, with seats at the Nolan Center filling up fast. Released last...

 By Dan Rudy    News    March 15, 2018

Crossings staff gearing up for 2018 programming

Alaska Crossings is gearing up for its 2018 season, with guide training formally starting last week. The youth-oriented behavioral health program has operated out of Wrangell since its inception,...


Meet the Candidates - Caitlin Cardinell

Caitlin Cardinell One of three candidates running for an unexpired two-year term on the Wrangell Public School Board. (Incumbent member Robert Rang and candidate David Wilson will be featured in next...

 By Dan Rudy    News    February 16, 2017

Chamber of Commerce dinner recognizes community contributions

At its 27th Annual Fundraiser Dinner on Saturday, the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce announced its honors list for 2017. There were five nominees for this year’s Wrangell Citizen of the Year: school board member and Wells Fargo Bank employee Aleisha...

 By Dan Rudy    About Town    July 7, 2016

4th of July Independence Day

Carter Howell shows off his catch during the Tiny Tots Scrap Fish Derby on Saturday. Dozens of kids angled for whatever they could catch, and were rewarded with toys and games donated by a variety of...

 By Dan Rudy    News    February 25, 2016

Tent City schedule packed with activities

Between Midnight Madness in December and the King Salmon Derby in April, Wrangell's annual Tent City Days celebration gives residents a reason to shake away the winter blues and have a little fun on... Full story


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