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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 15, 2020 

COVID-19 daily update:

October 21 In this week’s COVID-19 update, Jamie Roberts reported that there are still no active cases of the virus in Wrangell at this time. The city has seen a total of 20 cases, but these are... Full story

 

Alaska ranks last in phone, mail, online census responses

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska ranks last in U.S. Census responses that do not involve census takers making personal visits, including phone, mail or online participation, officials said. The state has the lowest level of “self-response” so...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 13, 2020

Alaska behind in 2020 United States Census response

Alaska is ranked last among the 50 states in its response to the 2020 United States Census, as of Tuesday, Aug. 11. Only Puerto Rico is behind Alaska in its response to the census, according to...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 30, 2020

Rushmore answers census questions, encourages responses

April 1 was Census Day, but Carol Rushmore wanted to remind everyone that responses can still be turned in until the end of July. Rushmore, Wrangell's economic development director and head of the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 26, 2020

Census packets delayed by COVID-19, responses still expected

While many events have been postponed or cancelled in response to the spread of COVID-19, in Alaska and across the world, Economic Development Director Carol Rushmore said that a high response rate...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 5, 2020

Census, "Financial Cent$'' and home maintenance covered in THRHA workshop

The Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Authority held a workshop at the Nolan Center last week, to cover a variety of topics. The group brought together members of Wrangell's native community, and...

 

Census committee reviews sample questionnaire

Wrangell's census committee, made up of representatives of several organizations across the community, met last Thursday, Jan. 23, to continue their discussion of how to encourage higher responses to...

 

Census committee workshops getting higher turnout in Wrangell

City officials and other community members came together at city hall last week on Jan. 10 to discuss the upcoming 2020 census. The census occurs nationwide every 10 years, since the government began...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

“Unpredictable” is the way salmon managers describe Alaska’s 2019 salmon season, with “very, very interesting” as an aside. The salmon fishery is near its end, and a statewide catch of nearly 200 million salmon is only six percent off what...

 

 Shuffling at Alaska fisheries offices around state due to veto impacts 

Now the shuffling begins at Alaska fisheries offices around the state as the impacts from back and forth veto volleys become more clear. For the commercial fisheries division of the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, an $85 million budget, about half of...

 

Cruise ship season comes to a close:

The cruise ship season closed in Wrangell earlier this month. The Oceania Regatta was the last cruise ship that pulled into the city dock in 2018. According to a draft schedule from the chamber of...

 

Lutheran church celebrates 17th Alaska Day Luncheon

Island of Faith Lutheran Church opened its doors to Wrangell's elderly for a celebration of their 17th annual Alaska Day Senior Luncheon. Gayle Gross, with the church, said that the luncheon was...

 

The Way We Were In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

October 17, 1918 Repeated communications from Red Cross headquarters emphasize the urgent need for the greatest activity in the campaign for the collection of fruit pits and nutshells. Do not allow your interest and activity in this campaign to lag....

 

Online dashboard gives view of drug seizures across Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska State Troopers are letting the public know the amount of drugs and alcohol being seized by the statewide drug enforcement unit each month through a website. Troopers...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 5, 2017

Tribe receives grant for outmigration plan

The local Tribe has received a substantial grant from the Administration for Native Americans to address outmigration over much of the past several decades. Wrangell Cooperative Association began applying for the grant in April, putting forward a...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 5, 2017

Library group arranges family tree research tool for local use

The local Friends of the Library have acquired a new resource for research at Irene Ingle Public Library. The web-based reference tool, ProQuest’s Ancestry Library Edition, helps users trace family trees more easily. The program maintains millions...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 21, 2017

State cuts and poor harvests hampering SE economy

With Southeast Conference wrapping up in Haines this morning, municipalities, businesses and individuals from around the region should have a better idea of how the economy is faring. Each year, SEC's Southeast Alaska By the Numbers report looks at...

 

The Way We Were

September 20, 1917: The “Rag Doll Party” given at the Rink last evening under the direction of Mrs. C.G. Burnet for the benefit of the Red Cross was largely attended, and was a success financially. The 22 little people taking part furnished an...

 

The Way We Were

November 9, 1916: A few months ago a few natives of Wrangell organized a society to be known as The Sisters and Brothers Society of Wrangell, Alaska. According to the group’s agreement, “The membership shall be composed of sober well disposed...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 22, 2016

SEC report finds economy has grown slightly

As this week's Sentinel hits the streets, Southeast Conference's 2016 Convention and Membership Meeting will be wrapping up in Petersburg. Designated by the state and federal governments as Southeast...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 3, 2016

WCA fisheries program hoping to restore salmon sources

Members of Wrangell Cooperative Association and the wider community were invited out to an informational workshop Tuesday night, introducing them to the Tribe's latest program. Alongside its... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 8, 2015

Workshop gives starting point to charting the past

Residents interested in mapping out their family histories were able to meet at the Irene Ingle Public Library Saturday morning and afternoon for a pair of introductory genealogy sessions. Semi-retired schoolteacher Teresa Campbell of Juneau was invi...

 

Alaska says 1,000 people signed up for health care

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska health department says it has enrolled more than 1,000 people in health care coverage in the first two weeks of the newly expanded Medicaid program. The Alaska Dispatch News reports that state officials are...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 27, 2015

Parks and Rec fee schedule takes effect Tuesday

Runners, swimmers and other fitness-minded folk are reminded that new fees for Wrangell’s Parks and Recreation Department facilities are set to take effect on Sept. 1. The new rates were approved by the Borough Assembly in July. A previous schedule... Full story

 

Labor Department announces unemployment rate at 6.8 percent

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Department of Labor says Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 6.8 percent. The department revised the May rate down .1 percent to 6.7 percent. The national unemployment rate was 5.3...

 

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