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 By Sentinel staff    News    June 10, 2021

King salmon derby returns after missing past 3 years

Wrangell’s first king salmon derby since 2017 is just days away from dropping hooks in the water. The derby opens Tuesday and will run through June 30, ending in time for the start of the long Fourth of July holiday weekend. The community’s 66th...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    June 10, 2021

Chamber plans for 4-day 4th celebration

Plans are underway for a four-day Fourth of July celebration in Wrangell, with just a few gaps still to fill. Chairpersons were needed as of Monday for the July 3 Big Wheels races and July 4 parade, said Stephanie Cook, of the Wrangell Chamber of...

 

Feds say Florida lawsuit threatens Alaska cruises

The Petersburg borough is offering $10,000 in prizes during June to encourage residents who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 to get the shot. The Sleeves Up Petersburg drawing is sponsored by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, with...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 10, 2021

Petersburg offers cash-prize drawings for vaccinations

The Petersburg borough is offering $10,000 in prizes during June to encourage residents who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 to get the shot. The Sleeves Up Petersburg drawing is sponsored by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services,...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    May 20, 2021

Graduates earn almost $175,000 in scholarships

Wrangell graduating seniors received scholarships that could total almost $175,000, with many extending through four years of college. The scholarships were announced at the high school awards ceremon...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    May 20, 2021

Ketchikan cancels king salmon derby

Just three days after announcing the Ketchikan king salmon derby would return after a three-year absence, organizers reversed course and said there will be no derby next month. Organizers had planned for two weekends of derby fishing — June 18-20...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    May 13, 2021

Volunteers needed for Fourth; royalty kickoff set for May 31

Plans are set for the Fourth of July royalty kickoff event May 31, while planning is underway for the four-day holiday celebration a month later - but volunteers are still needed. "The big one we real...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    May 6, 2021

King salmon derby returns after missing past 3 years

The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce is making plans for the community’s 66th king salmon derby to open June 15. It’s not exactly the 66th annual, since the derby was canceled 2018-2020 due to weak runs, but after that three-year wait the 66th derby...

 

The Way We Were

April 28, 1921 Four mining load claims located on Zarembo Island, about 20 miles from Wrangell, were recorded at the courthouse this week. The claims are designated as Zarembo load claims Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, and are located on the northeasterly corner...

 

The Way We Were

April 7, 1921 The skating party given at the rink last Thursday night for the benefit of the tennis court was a great success and added a considerable amount to the fund which is being raised for its improvement. Sixteen dollars were netted from the...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    March 25, 2021

Latest cruise ship schedule shows 48 stops this summer

As of last week, Wrangell was hoping for 48 cruise ship stops from May 28 to Sept. 20, about half the number expected last year before the pandemic shut down all cruise ships from coming to Alaska....

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 25, 2021

Alaska Fish Factor

Halibut prices for Alaska fishermen for 2021 have started out significantly higher than last year, despite sluggish demand and transportation logjams in some regions. The Pacific halibut fishery opened on March 6 and two weeks later only 80...

 

The Way We Were

March 3, 1921 About 160 feet of the dock, which is being built by Donald Sinclair for the convenience of fisherman and other boatmen who are patrons of the City Store, have been completed and the balance of the 200 feet, which will be the length of...

 

Fourth of July needs royalty candidates

The Fourth of July is a little more than four months away but it's not too soon to begin planning for the event and start recruiting royalty candidates to help with fundraising. "We're planning a...

 

Letters to the Editor

BRAVE fundraiser was a success To the editor: The overall mission of the BRAVE coalition is to help build and strengthen healthy relationships in Wrangell. The group is reforming after limited activit...

 

Loss of cruise travelers 'another year of hardship'

A month ago, the draft cruise ship schedule for Wrangell showed 50 stops in town, with the two largest vessels able to accommodate 1,100 and 1,300 passengers and crew. But now, there's not much the...

 

Alaska leads with highest vaccination rate in the country

JUNEAU (AP) - Alaska held the enviable position of having the highest rate of coronavirus vaccinations per capita in the nation as of this week, the state said. As of Monday, more than 80,000 Alaskans had received their first dose of a COVID-19...

 
 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,...

 

Polar Bear Plunge happening tomorrow

The year has come to a close, and a new one looms. Many are likely happy to see 2020 go, just as many are also likely eager to see what 2021 has to offer. In either case, this Friday afternoon offers...

 

The Way We Were

January 6, 1921 The entertainment by the Sisters and Brothers society on New Year’s night was well attended, and proved to be a most enjoyable affair. Early in the evening there was a masked parade up Front street which was the beginning of the...

 

Boat parade powers forward despite bad weather

Despite cold weather and choppy water, Wrangell's annual holiday boat parade took place Sunday night. The Doc Davenport Christmas Boat parade has been a local tradition for decades, going back to the...

 

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

 

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...

 

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...

 

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

 

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