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Plans for 2020 4th of July celebration discussed in community meeting

The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce and other city officials hosted a public meeting to discuss the upcoming 2020 Fourth of July celebration. Wrangell is well known for going all out with its week-long...

 

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

January 8, 1920 Be it enacted by the State House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that the incorporated town of Wrangell, Alaska, is hereby authorized and empowered to issue its bonds in any sum, not...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 2, 2020

2019: A year in review

Following is the Wrangell Sentinel's news review for January through June of 2019. Next week the review will include events from July through December. January Jan. 13 - The Fairbanks Arts...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 2, 2020

CVB discusses tourism best management practices

Wrangell's Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Monday, Dec. 23, to continue their ongoing work on putting together a "tourism best management practices" document for the city. This conversation...

 

City holds town hall meeting on tourism industry

City officials, community members, and local business owners met at the Nolan Center last Tuesday evening, Dec. 17, to discuss Wrangell's tourism industry. This meeting was to cover the recent...

 

Boat Parade

The Doc Davenport Christmas Boat Parade was held last Saturday evening, Dec. 21. The parade is a decades-long tradition for Wrangell, going back to the 1970s. Boat owners sailed out in the night past...

 

The Way We Were

December 18, 1919 Delegate George Grigsby has introduced in Congress a bill to empower the Town of Wrangell with authority to issue bonds in any sum not exceeding $80,000; provided, that not to exceed $15,000 of the proceeds of the sale of said...

 

Port commission discusses changes to cruise ship fees, derelict boats

The Wrangell Port Commission met for a brief workshop to begin discussions on two topics that Harbor Master Greg Meissner said would be important for the future. One was on potentially changing the...

 

Convention and Visitor Bureau workshops "tourism best management practices" for Wrangell

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau met Monday, Nov. 4, to discuss potential "tourism best management practices." This is something happening in Juneau, according to Economic Development Direct...

 

Convention and Visitor Bureau hear budget update, plan future meetings

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Thursday, Oct. 17, to look over their updated budget and to start planning for future meetings and conventions. On the agenda for the night was the...

 

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

September 25, 1919 At the meeting of Alaska Labor Union No. 10 to be held Saturday night delegates will be elected to the first territorial convention of the Alaska Labor Union, which will convene in Juneau Oct. 10. At present there is no...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 15, 2019

"Wonderfulness Parade" this weekend

Anny Newport, locally known as the "Free Toy Fairy" by some around town, has organized a parade for this weekend. The "Wonderfulness Parade," as it is called, is a tradition that has travelled with...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 25, 2019

Tickets available for coho and halibut derbies

August is just around the corner, meaning it is almost time for Wrangell's annual fishing derby. Fishing derbies have been a longstanding tradition in Wrangell, and for many years the king salmon...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 11, 2019

How much wood could a Chuck Oliver Logging Show chuck?

The roundabout near City Dock was blocked off July 4, for the 45th Chuck Oliver Logging Show. The logging show has been a staple of Wrangell's Independence Day celebration since it was first...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 11, 2019

Fun times and broken logs at greased pole competition

Wrangell's annual greased pole competition took place last Tuesday, July 2, at the city dock. The event is a popular part of the city's weeklong Fourth of July celebration. The competition is simple,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 11, 2019

Fun on the Fourth

The Fourth of July was a hot and sunny day in Wrangell, but that did not stop many people from getting out and having a good time. Like all previous years, this year's fourth was the culmination of a...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 4, 2019

Crazy Craft races make a splash

The Fourth of July Crazy Craft races took place last Sunday afternoon at City Dock. The races were divided into two categories, children and adult, and took place on the dock's summer float. The...

 

Police report

June 24, 2019 Traffic: Person parked at the high school. Agency assist: Harbor department. Agency assist: Fire department. Disabled vehicle. Traffic stop: Verbal warning. Verbal domestic. Traffic complaint: Person driving too slow. Dead bird. Report...

 

Logging show prep work

Randy Oliver using a bulldozer to move a large log into position at City Dock, preparing for the annual logging show. The Chuck Oliver Logging Show has been a staple event during Wrangell's Fourth of...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 27, 2019

End of an era as Randy Oliver returns for one last logging show

One of the most highly anticipated events in Wrangell's Fourth of July celebration is the Chuck Oliver Logging Show. The contest harkens back to Wrangell's days as an important part of the timber...

 

The Way We Were

June 26, 1919 Post Office Inspector P. L. Neill was aboard the Admiral Evans Monday returning from a tour of inspection as far to the Westward as Kodiak. While the vessel was in port the Sentinel reporter approached Mr. Neill for news. The inspector...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 20, 2019

Fourth of July Celebration is here again

The Fourth of July is a fun holiday across the country. With fireworks, parades, barbecues, it is hard not to get into the patriotic spirit of the event. Wrangell is known far and wide for going...

 

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

June 5, 2019 Memorial Day was fittingly observed in Wrangell last Friday. At one o’clock in the afternoon an excellent program was rendered in the Redmen’s hall, which was crowded beyond its seating capacity. F. H. Gray presided. At the...

 

Sport fishing for King Salmon opens in hatchery areas near Petersburg And Wrangell

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced May 23, sport fishing regulations for Alaska hatchery-produced king salmon in areas near Petersburg and Wrangell. Wrangell Narrows/Blind Slough...

 

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