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 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 6, 2020 

Seafood netted historic firsts in nation's new dietary guidelines

It got little attention from the mainstream media but seafood netted some historic firsts in the nation’s new dietary guidelines. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee submitted a report in July to the Secretaries of Agriculture and Health and...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 23, 2020

Fish Factor: Seafood is Alaska's top export, source of state's largest manufacturing base

Most Alaskans are surprised to learn that seafood is by far Alaska’s top export, the source of the state’s largest manufacturing base and its #1 private employer. More surprising is that those simple to find facts are not included in the...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 30, 2020

Alaska's COVID prevention guidelines; Fish Board brouhaha; Trolling lawsuit

Strict new rules are now in place for Alaska fishermen and their vessels to protect against and prevent the spread of COVID-19 during the 2020 salmon season. Effective April 24, Governor Dunleavy provided 11 pages of mandates that specifically...

 

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

March 25, 1920 W.E. Parrott received a letter yesterday from A. Everson of Telegraph Creek. Mr. Everson states that he had the misfortune of getting burned out on January 22 when the temperature was 34 below zero. He reports that his wife and little...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 12, 2020

Alaska Fish Factor

Alaska shellfish farmers and divers fear they won't be 'open for business' much longer if they're forced to pick up the tab for federally required lab tests as outlined in Governor Dunleavy's budget....

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    February 20, 2020

Dan's Dispatch

Each session, the Legislature’s biggest responsibility is to pass a budget for the State of Alaska. The House Budget Subcommittees - which examine the details of each department budget - have finished their budget recommendations. I serve as Chair...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Fish Factor's annual Fishing Picks and Pans for 2019

Every year since 1991 Fish Factor has selected “picks and pans” for Alaska’s seafood industry - a no-holds-barred look back at some of the year’s best and worst fishing highlights, and my choice for the biggest fish story of the year. Here...

 

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...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    April 25, 2019

Dan's Dispatch

Last week, the Alaska House of Representatives passed a budget for the State of Alaska. As a member of the Finance Committee and the Chair of the Education & Early Development, Fish & Game,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 7, 2019

Roadless Rule, Galore Creek Mine hot topics during SEACC visit

The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, SEACC, was founded in 1970 to protect the land and wildlife of the Tongass National Forest. The SEACC board of directors is made up of people who have made...

 

2018: A year in review, Part 1

The past year has been a busy one for the community of Wrangell, and also one full of changes. Elections have come and gone, the school district saw a new superintendent and two new principals, a high school swimming and diving team was organized,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 3, 2019

Petersburg Borough approves $600,000 for new baler in first reading

PETERSBURG – The borough assembly passed ordinance 2018-21 on Dec.17 in its first reading which allocates $400,000 from the sanitation fund and $200,000 from the Motor Pool to replace the borough’s baler. Last month, the assembly had voted to...

 

The Way We Were

November 7, 1918 The committee in charge of the benefit dance given by local Moose last Thursday evening spared no pains in their endeavor to make the affair successful. Redmen hall was beautifully decorated in bunting and flags. Beneath the stars...

 

Forest service holds meeting on Roadless Rule

In 2001, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a nationwide regulation on the management of roadless areas in national forests across the country. The “Roadless Rule,” as it’s known, generally prohibits timber harvesting and road...

 

Byford Junkyard soil relocation 1/3 complete

Ongoing efforts to remove contaminated soil from the site of the Byford junkyard are about a third of the way complete, according to Sally Schlichting with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. The soil is being packed into large bags...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 19, 2018

Races, photographs and plenty of bears in annual festival

events next week, the ninth Wrangell has hosted. The five-day series of events has been organized each year by Sylvia Ettefagh, an outfitter with Alaska Vistas whose work frequently conveys visitors...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 5, 2018

ADEC annual report: the water's fine

With the start of the borough’s new business year beginning Sunday, residents Monday found summaries for local water quality during 2017 in their postal boxes. Conducted last year by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s Drinking...

 

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

June 28, 1918 The Postmaster will have on hand at the Wrangell Post Office a sufficient supply of war savings stamps to take care of the large amount of extra sales on that day. Representatives of the War Savings Committee will be at the Town Hall...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 14, 2018

Assembly moving ahead with SEARHC hospital transfer

The City and Borough Assembly took its next serious step in redirecting Wrangell Medical Center’s future on Tuesday, authorizing a resolution to pursue a strategic affiliation with Southeast Alaska Rural Health Consortium. Earlier this year the...

 

The Way We Were

June 13, 1918 A meeting of the local War Savings Stamps Committee will be held at the Town hall June 17, at 8 p.m. for the purpose of making arrangements and appointing sub committees to handle the War Savings Stamp drive of the 28th inst.,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 31, 2018

Byford soil barging project to heave to next week

With the addition of funds by the Alaska Legislature into next year’s budget, treated soil at the former Byford junkyard site will be shifted to a staging area for transport off-island. For decades used as a private scrapyard, the four-acre site...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 24, 2018

Ortiz reflects on compromise budget as session ends

The 30th Legislature drew its latest session to a close earlier last week, pushing forward a budget deal that would tap into earnings from Alaska’s Permanent Fund to draw down its spending deficit from the billions to around $700 million next...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 17, 2018

Budget allows for Byford soil to be shipped off-island

Money appears to be available for Wrangell’s Byford yard cleanup that would allow remaining contaminated soil to be shipped off-island rather than disposed of in a local monofill. At the behest of Gov. Bill Walker, the Alaska Legislature approved...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 10, 2018

Byford monofill on hold again for possible finance boost

At a public presentation at the Nolan Center on Monday, staff with the Department of Environmental Conservation and its contractors updated Wrangell on the status of a proposed monofill site on the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 10, 2018

Assembly advised staged approach to nuisances, makes Byford call

In a draft plan outlining action on borough-wide nuisance abatement, Wrangell manager Lisa Von Bargen advised a cautious approach to the City and Borough Assembly. Since last September assembly members have had tidying up the stacked junk and...

 

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