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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 21, 2020 

COVID-19 daily update:

May 21 There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wrangell as of this date. In today’s update, Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen said she was excited to report that the Nolan Center, Parks and Rec... Full story

 

Alaska campers fight wildfire until emergency crews arrive

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Firefighters were able to contain an Alaska wildfire that was initially fought by campers who first spotted the blaze, the U.S. Forest Service said. Several groups were camping at Boy Scout Beach in Juneau when some of them...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 23, 2020

CVB discuss Birdfest cancellation, TBMPs, travel planner development

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Friday afternoon, April 17. Among the items on the meeting's agenda was the cancellation of this year's Birdfest, and what could be done in its...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 16, 2020

P&Z Commission gives final plat approval for land swap

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission met remotely last Thursday evening, April 9, to give final plat approval of various land surveys for a proposed land swap between Alaska Mental Health and...

 

Police report

March 23 Speed Complaint. Traffic Stop. Agency Assist: Ambulance. Agency Assist: Search and Rescue. Suspicious Circumstance. March 24 False Alarm. Citizen Assist: Vehicle Unlock. Civil Issue. Trespassing. Citizen Assist. March 25 Civil Issue. Dog at...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 26, 2020

COVID-19 daily update:

4/1/20 COVID-19 Update Mayor Steve Prysunka and Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen hosted a brief teleconference, on Wed., April 1, to share pertinent information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic with... Full story

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 19, 2020

Alaska Fish Factor

 Genetically tweaked salmon that grows three times faster than normal fish…fillets grown in labs from fish cells…now plant-based seafoods such as “vegan shrimp,” or “Toona” are gaining footholds in the marketplace - and confusing custome...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 12, 2020

Wrangell man collects 35 years of rainfall data

As any resident of Southeast Alaska knows, rain is a common occurrence. This is no different for Wrangell. One Wrangell resident, Bill Messmer, has made a hobby out of tracking the amount of rainfall...

 

Police report

February 17 Agency Assist: Hoonah P.D. Civil Issue. Traffic Stop. Disturbance. February 18 Traffic Stop: Michael Howell, 47, citation for failure to provide proof of insurance. Deer Complaint. February 19 Citizen Assist: Unlocked vehicle. Summons...

 

Forest Service reviews basics of Forest Plan

The Wrangell Ranger District of the Forest Service held a workshop at city hall last week to give the public a brief overview of the 2016 Land and Resource Management Plan. The workshop was led by Sue...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Which Alaska region is home to the most fishing boats and where do most of Alaska's fishermen live? Answers to those questions and many others can be found in the annual report Economic Value of Alas...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

It’s been a long time coming but payments should soon be in hand for Alaska fishermen, processors and coastal communities hurt by the 2016 pink salmon run failure, the worst in 40 years. The funds are earmarked for Kodiak, Prince William Sound, Chi...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 9, 2020

2019: A year in review Part 2, July - December

Below is the second half of The Wrangell Sentinel's review of 2019, covering the months of July to December: July July 4 - Wrangell Police Chief Doug McCloskey was recognized for his service to the...

 

Assembly hears from Rep. Ortiz, takes stance on Roadless Rule, discusses tax refund

The Borough assembly had a busy night during their meeting on Dec. 10. The meeting opened with a report from State Representative Dan Ortiz. Ortiz said he is going around to the communities he...

 

Port commission discusses completed Shoemaker work

The Wrangell Port Commission met last Thursday, Dec. 5, for a relatively brief meeting. A workshop was held beforehand to continue ongoing discussions on the cruise industry in Wrangell, and...

 

Mayor Prysunka goes to Washington last week

Mayor Steve Prysunka travelled to Washington D.C. last week to speak before the Senate Committee on Energy and National Resources. He was invited to speak on behalf of the National Association of...

 

Editorial: Lift the Roadless Rule on Tongass

Southeast Alaskans have been given the opportunity to lift the onerous roadless designation from the Tongass National Forest, and yet many have testified to leave it in place. We're astonished....

 

Alaska salmon permit values ticked upwards in regions with good fisheries this year while others tanked 

The value of Alaska salmon permits has ticked upwards in regions that experienced a good fishery this year while others have tanked.  Not surprisingly, the record sockeye fishery at Bristol Bay has boosted sales of driftnet permits to nearly $200,00...

 

Diverse opinions voiced at Roadless Rule meeting

The Forest Service has been hosting numerous public meetings across Southeast Alaska, recently, to share information on proposed changes to the Roadless Rule and to take comments from the public. One...

 

Assembly adopts memorandum with Forest Service, accepts money for water treatment plant, continues discussion on dump truck

The borough assembly met Tuesday night, Nov. 12, for their only scheduled meeting this month. The meeting opened with a work session on Wrangell's local contractor policy. The policy was established...

 

Roadless Rule discussed in CVB meeting

The Roadless Rule is legislation from 2001 designed to keep roadless areas of the country off-limits from future development. According to the Forest Service's website, this legislation prohibits road...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

The federal government’s plan to raze more roads through the Tongass National Forest is facing strong headwinds from fishermen, Native groups and coastal communities throughout Southeast Alaska.             Over 220 Southeast Alaskan...

 

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

October 30, 1919 The Town of Wrangell last night established a quarantine against the Town of Petersburg During the past two or three days there have been rumors that smallpox existed at Petersburg. Yesterday a cablegram was sent to the Territorial...

 

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...

 

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