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 By Larry Persily    News    January 21, 2021 

CARES Act aid totals $8 million for businesses, nonprofits in town

Wrangell businesses and nonprofits received more than $8 million in federal and state CARES Act funds last year. "It absolutely made a difference, but it still wasn't enough," said Carol Rushmore,...

 

Editorial: Have a list ready, just in case

It's no secret that the state of Alaska is short of enough revenues to provide the services its communities need. And until the legislature, the governor and members of the public make hard decisions...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 21, 2021 

City acknowledges little chance of state funding for projects

Acknowledging Alaska's shortage of money, the Wrangell Borough Assembly has put together a list of priority projects for state funding "should the fiscal climate change." Until then, "(the city)...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    January 21, 2021 

COVID slowed down shipyard hauls in 2020

"Wrangell has become a center for vessel repair and services with the help of local investment and community support," said the United Fishermen of Alaska's 2020 annual report "Commercial Fishing...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 21, 2021 

SEARHC urges registration as more vaccine on the way

The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium is encouraging the public to register for their COVID-19 vaccination shot, as the latest allotment of doses has arrived and more will be on the way. SEA...

 
 By Sentinel staff    Sports    January 21, 2021 

Annual Hoop Shoot this Saturday

The event is a month later than most years and COVID-19 safety rules will make it different too, but the goal is the same: Wrangell youth trying to score in the annual Elks Hoop Shoot on Saturday....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    January 21, 2021 

Lady Wolves preparing for unique season

The Wrangell Lady Wolves are preparing for a truly unique basketball season this year. Not only has COVID-19 required the high school to create mitigation plans to keep players safe, but the team has...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    January 21, 2021 

Alaska Fish Factor

The single biggest hit to fishermen from the COVID-19 virus is lower dock prices, according to Alaska and West Coast harvesters, and 98% said their businesses have been badly bashed by the pandemic....

 

Tribes, states sue to block sale of National Archives building in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — More than two dozen Native American and Alaska Native tribes and cultural groups from the Northwest, along with the states of Washington and Oregon, are suing the federal government to stop the sale of the National Archives building...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 21, 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 21, 2021 

New COVID case found in airport test

A Wrangell resident arriving at the airport has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation in town, the city announced today. The state reported the positive case in its statewide numbers on Monday, and Wrangell’s Unified Command was... Full story

 

Wrangell loses as Windstar Cruises cancels summer sailings

Cruise ship companies serving Southeast Alaska are taking reservations for the summer season after losing all of last year to the pandemic - but not all cruise lines will return this year. Windstar...

 

Wrangell assembly extends emergency declaration

The Wrangell Borough Assembly unanimously voted Tuesday evening to extend the borough's COVID-19 emergency declaration through March to ensure the community remains eligible for any financial...

 

Domestic violence shelter seeks board candidates

The Women in Safe Homes (WISH) domestic violence shelter in Ketchikan serves Wrangell families too, and its board seat designated for a Wrangell member will be up at the nonprofit organization's annua...

 

Editorial: Tell the whole truth

To help gain support for his proposal to pay Alaskans $5,000 in Permanent Fund dividends this year, Gov. Mike Dunleavy cites numbers that the Alaska Permanent Fund gained $10 billion on its...

 

Wolves gearing up for new season

While the season's schedule is still tentative amid the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wrangell Wolves are preparing for a new season of basketball. This will be Coach Cody Angerman'...

 

Year in review

July July 2: With recent national attention on racial bias and police brutality, the community met via web conference June 29 for an evening town hall meeting to discuss policing practices in...

 

Rural deliveries pose challenge for Alaska COVID vaccinators

ANCHORAGE (AP) - The usual transportation difficulties in rural Alaska have presented unique obstacles for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, officials said. Dozens of remote villages lack hospitals and road connections, while ultracold freezers...

 

Another year of state ferry budget stress

Between state budget cuts, a mainline vessel engine breakdown, a halt to port calls in Prince Rupert, B.C., and COVID-19 travel restrictions, the Alaska Marine Highway System has struggled the past...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 7, 2021

Wrangell starts 2021 with cautious optimism for the economy

While many are thankful 2020 has come to an end, it does not necessarily mean an end to 2020's problems. Wrangell, like many other communities around the world, has struggled through the COVID-19...

 

FROM THE PUBLISHER: It's good to be back

Walking around Wrangell the days before Christmas, it felt much the same as when I first arrived in town in May 1976. People said hello, starting as soon as I stepped out of the airport terminal....

 

Editorial: Alaska needs to do better for ferry system

Predictability and dependability. More than anything else, that's what the communities served by the Alaska Marine Highway System need. The communities need to know the schedules further in advance...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 7, 2021

Swim club takes over can recycling

The aluminum can recycling bins next to Wrangell IGA are under new management. Kim Wickman, with the Wrangell Cooperative Association's IGAP department, said the Wrangell Swim Club will handle the...

 
 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,...

 

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