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 By James Brooks    News    February 14, 2024

Alaska governor would like to send state Guard troops to Texas

Gov. Mike Dunleavy told reporters on Feb. 7 that he’d like to answer Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s request for National Guard soldiers to support a state-run effort along the Mexico border, but he’s not sure the Alaska Legislature will approve the... Full story

 

New director wants to add exhibits, events at Nolan Center

Jeanie Arnold, who started work as the new director at the Nolan Center on Nov. 27, said she wants to "provide an overall sense of joy to the community of Wrangell through artistic exposure and...

 
 By Jeff McMurray    News    August 23, 2023

Alaska will receive $44 million in federal aid to replace fish culverts

Alaska will receive $44 million in federal aid to replace fish culverts By Jeff McMurray, Associated Press The U.S. Department of Transportation on Aug. 16 announced nearly $200 million in federal grants to upgrade culverts — the tunnels that...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    May 24, 2023

Wrangell students share their See Stories statewide

Look out, Martin Scorsese You've got some up-and-coming competition on your hands. Stikine Middle School students spent the past two weeks recording video footage and conducting interviews as part of...

 

Robinson steps up to become new Parks and Recreation director

For Lucy Robinson, the Parks and Recreation Department provides residents with far more than workouts, programs and professional development opportunities - it is the "lifeblood of a healthy...

 

Trident reopening welcome news for town

Wrangell has come up short in good economic news in recent years, what with business closures, the loss of Alaska Crossings a year ago, not-so-great salmon runs and crab harvests, rising consumer prices and worker shortages. So it was especially...

 

2022 in review: The stories that captivated Wrangell

From impressive athletic successes and community celebrations to business closures and painful losses, Wrangell's 2022 was full of engaging stories, both triumphant and tragic. Last January was a mont...

 

Economic report says Wrangell's future could go either way

Readers can find both an optimistic view and gloomy numbers in the borough’s annual economic conditions report, issued last month. “With some of the lowest electrical rates in Alaska, the highest school district test scores, the potential to...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    August 24, 2022

New second grade teacher returns from Thorne Bay to put down roots

Aly Howell has patiently waited like a student watching the clock for recess. After eight years working on Prince of Wales Island, she has returned to Wrangell to teach. On Thursday, second graders...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    July 27, 2022

Wrangell businesses in the running for $25,000 start-up prize

Two businesses based in Wrangell and one looking to be based here are among a dozen Southeast finalists for a pair of $25,000 cash prizes. Path to Prosperity, a competition for small businesses and start-ups in Southeast, announced 12 finalists, two...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    June 29, 2022

Loss of construction, Crossings and Trident jobs adds up for Wrangell

Two key economic indicators are falling in Wrangell—the unemployment rate, and the number of people in the labor force. Combined, the two datapoints help explain the ongoing worker shortage in the community, stressing out business owners who have...

 
 By Shannon Haugland    News    June 29, 2022

SEARHC continues to expand behavioral health services in Sitka

SEARHC is continuing to expand its behavioral health services in Sitka and also to serve residents of other Southeast communities, an official of the health care provider has told the Sitka borough assembly. “I wanted to bring your attention to som...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    March 23, 2022

Office of Children's Services caseworker transfers to Wrangell

For the first time in more than a decade, Wrangell has a state child protection services caseworker. Jennifer Ridgeway was the Office of Children's Services worker in Petersburg from October 2021...

 

Borough smart to think long-term

Sometimes, governments just have to take a chance. They need to ensure the pieces are in place for economic development of their community, even if that means spending money on the potential — not a guarantee — of building jobs in the future. In...

 

Alaska truckers show support for Canadians protesting vaccine mandates

Alaska truck drivers have rallied in support of their counterparts in Canada who oppose COVID-19 vaccine mandates. More than 100 truck drivers on Sunday drove the 10 miles from Anchorage to Eagle River to support truckers in Canada who have been loud...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    February 2, 2022

Artist preserves Southeast beauty in resin jewelry and crafts

Mad Hesler has always noticed the tiny stuff. The Wrangell artist and business owner of Tongass Resin grew up in northern New Hampshire in the White Mountains, and first came to Alaska in 2015 for a s...

 

Correction

The Sentinel incorrectly reported in the Jan. 20 issue that Lindsay Pomeroy worked at Alaska Crossings. Only her husband, Sebastian, worked at Crossings. She works at the elementary school....

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    January 20, 2022

Closure of outdoor program for at-risk teens hits Wrangell

SEARHC's announcement last week that it was shuttering the 21-year-old Alaska Crossings program in Wrangell, a wilderness therapy program for at-risk children that the health care provider took over...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    January 13, 2022

SEARHC closes Crossings in Wrangell, expands operation in Sitka

Posted Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 12 Alaska Crossings, a program that helps at-risk teens and takes them on guided wilderness expeditions throughout Southeast, is closing its Wrangell base of operations and moving to Sitka. Crossings has been based... Full story

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    October 14, 2021

Wrangell offers winter fitness options, motivation to keep moving

Devyn Johnson grew up playing sports in Wrangell. She didn't think about fitness until she was an adult – who, like a lot of people, gained the "Freshman 15" after high school, that bit of extra...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    September 23, 2021

Growing number of produce farmers cropping up throughout the community

Wrangell is seeing some positive growth. The number of farming operations is on the rise throughout the community, and it's contributing to a healthier economy. There are two farms in Wrangell that...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    September 16, 2021

Demand exceeds tight supply in Wrangell housing market

Finding an apartment or home to rent or buy is difficult in Wrangell, leaving many scrambling for a place to live. “Wrangell is extremely tight, plain and simple,” said Bennett McGrath, owner of Anchor Properties in Petersburg. McGrath’s...

 

Find Your Adventure at Wrangell's 4th of July

Friday, July 2 3-on-3 Basketball: Start at 10 a.m. At the covered play area behind Evergreen Elementary School. Chairperson: Christie Good Art Clark Scrap Fish Derby: 11 a.m. City Dock Summer Float...  PDF

 

Editorial: Sharp idea for tourism marketing

States and cities have tried a lot of creative slogans over the years to entice people to come visit. "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." The iconic "I Love NY" slogan and logo. And there's the ro...

 

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