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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    December 3, 2020 

Midnight Madness this Friday

Midnight Madness, Wrangell’s annual welcoming of the Christmas season, is scheduled to take place this Friday, Dec. 4. Stephanie Cook, with the chamber of commerce, said that people can expect many of the usual traditions of Midnight Madness, but...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    December 3, 2020 

COVID-19 daily update:

December 3 Wrangell currently has one active case of COVID-19, according to Jamie Roberts in her weekly update. It was determined to be from community spread, she said. Statewide, Alaska has 33,797 ca... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    December 3, 2020 

Tree lighting ceremony postponed

Wrangell’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony has been postponed due to bad weather and ongoing efforts by the city’s electrical department to keep power running, according to the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce. In a Facebook post on Thursday, Dec.... Full story

 

Harvest Fest contest winner

The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce hosted a contest this past weekend, Harvest Fest, to promote local businesses. Shoppers were given the opportunity to get cards stamped at participating businesses,...

 

Mask up this Halloween, says chamber of commerce

With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, and with cases increasing across the state, there has been some discussion in Wrangell about what Halloween could look like this year. Stephanie Cook, with...

 

Alaska US Senate debate focuses on mine, money, fisheries

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan and challenger Al Gross met in a debate focused on fisheries policy that ended up focusing on other issues including federal COVID-19 relief funding and Pebble Mine. The candidates for Sullivan’s...

 

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

October 7, 1920 Articles of incorporation have been filed in the office of the secretary of Alaska for the Wrangell Mining, Pulp & Power company. The company is incorporated for $1,000,000 and is divided into 10,000 shares for $100 a share. The...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Some surprising results are revealed in the first of a series of briefing papers showing how Alaska’s seafood industry has been affected by the pandemic from dock to dinner plates. The updates, compiled by the McDowell Group for the Alaska Seafood...

 

Fishing derby results

With the close of Labor Day weekend, Wrangell's coho and halibut derbies have come to an end. Results have been posted to the chamber of commerce's derby website. In the halibut derby, first place wen...

 

Kodiak to be first debate between candidates in Alaska's highest-profile political race: the U.S. Senate

Kodiak has again scored a first debate between candidates in one of Alaska’s most high-profile political races: the U.S. Senate. Kodiak has been hosting debates for congressional and gubernatorial hopefuls since 1999 with a single focus:...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 27, 2020

Coho derby kicks off tomorrow, halibut derby on Labor Day weekend

Wrangell's annual coho and halibut derbies are just around the corner. The coho salmon derby begins tomorrow, Aug. 28, and will run until Sept. 7. The halibut derby, meanwhile, will take place from...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 16, 2020

Convention and Visitor Bureau discuss branding goals

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Thursday, to workshop their goals for a rebranding project. As part of a large to-do list recently approved by the borough assembly, the CVB is...

 

Wrangell announces COVID-19 economic relief programs

The City and Borough of Wrangell (City) will begin rolling out a series of programs of economic relief for businesses, non-profits and residents in Wrangell who have been impacted by the COVID-19...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 2, 2020

Plans announced for limited 4th of July celebration

While Wrangell is well known for its Fourth of July celebration, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered the community's plans for Independence Day. While many popular and traditional events...

 

The Way We Were

July 1, 1920 That Wrangell is to have a crab canning plant is an assured fact, according to A. H. Range of Portland who was here last week working on the proposition. Mr. Range recently patented a machine for extracting crabmeat from the shells by...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Assembly holds final budget workshop

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held one of their last budget work sessions last Wednesday evening, June 17, to finalize next year's budget for the city. For FY 2021, Wrangell is looking at revenues of...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

CVB puts finishing touches on marketing plan

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Wednesday afternoon, June 17, to finish up a proposed marketing plan to bring before the borough assembly. In the time of COVID-19, the bureau was...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Wrangell Emergency Operations Center seeks increased testing

Members of Wrangell's Unified Command reconvened on June 17, through teleconference to consolidate the community COVID-19 response.  Talks were largely focused on recent efforts by the Emergency...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 18, 2020

Calls to protect funding for Chamber of Commerce, KSTK heard in public hearing

The Wrangell Borough Assembly hosted a public hearing on next year's budget Tuesday night, June 16. This was an opportunity for members of the public to voice their opinions and concerns regarding FY...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 28, 2020

Assembly holds Fourth of July workshop

The Wrangell Borough assembly metTuesday evening, May 26, to host a workshop on the drawing-near Fourth of July. This was an initial discussion to talk about how Wrangell's famous Independence Day...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 21, 2020

Economic Development Committee workshops financial assistance ideas

The Wrangell Economic Development Committee met Tuesday afternoon, May 19, to workshop several financial assistance ideas they will be bringing before the borough assembly in the near future. With the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 21, 2020

Senior awards night via web conference

Graduating students of Wrangell High School, school staff, and other community members came together via web conference last week for senior awards night. During the web conference, graduating...

 

The Way We Were

April 22, 1920 Postmaster Stedman has received a considerable quantity of garden and flower seeds from Delegate George B. Grigsby for distribution. These are the seeds furnished by the Department of Agriculture and are of good quality. Anyone...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 16, 2020

Petersburg's Little Norway Festival cancelled

PETERSBURG – The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce has officially cancelled this year's Little Norway Festival due to uncertainties over how long state health mandates to shelter in place and...

 

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

March 18, 1920 A depredation was committed Sunday night when some miscreant tore down the Poodle Dog Cafe’s sign and also capsized the pails containing small trees in front of the building. If the depredator is apprehended he will learn that such...

 

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