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 By Sarah Aslam    News    September 30, 2021

Volunteers help bring subsistence foods to elders

When the tide is low, the table is set. Sandy Churchill, a teacher at Tlingit & Haida Head Start in Wrangell, was referring to the ocean's banquet of sea cucumbers - known as yein in Tlingit -...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 1, 2021

The triathlon is real, even if it is 'unofficial'

Try telling the competitors who swim 1.2 miles in open water, bike for 56 miles and run for 15 miles that they are “unofficial.” Nicholas Howell organized the inaugural Tongass ToughMan Triathlon in 2019 as an official event, but the COVID-19...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 27, 2021

Alaska Fish Factor: Recycled fishing nets turned into fiber to make outerwear

Grundens is using recycled plastics from old fishing gear for a new line of rugged casual wear, and the first batch contains contributions from Cordova. Grundens, whose motto is “We are fishing,” is the go-to brand for outerwear and foul-weather...

 

Basketball team scores with fundraiser

Jamie Early (left) and Adeline Andrews (with the hose) were among the crew at the Wrangell Lady Wolves high school basketball team car wash fundraiser Saturday morning. Coach Christy Good said that...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 22, 2021

City approves funding for trash baler

Wrangell is getting a machine to cut, mash and bundle up its trash into compact bales for the ride out of town. The borough assembly on April 13 approved spending more than $600,000 to buy and...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 22, 2021

More stay-at-home diners upgrade to crab, lobster

“Insatiable” is the word being used to describe the demand for snow crab as the world’s largest fishery got underway on April 5 in eastern Canada. And while more snow crab will be available this year, buyers expect a tight supply. Global...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    April 8, 2021

Head Start helps feed kids each week

While they have not been able to meet in person due to the pandemic, the Head Start preschool program is still working to make sure Wrangell's kids get the help they need. Besides hosting their...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 8, 2021

Fish Factor: U.S. senators want Coast Guard to drop face mask requirement

Alaska’s two U.S. senators are trying to get the face mask requirement aboard fishing vessels removed. A Coast Guard Marine Safety Information Bulletin issued March 22 recites its authority to restrict vessel access to ports and at-sea operations...

 

Janice Churchill loved hunting, fishing, and Mexico

Janice Churchill, 77, passed away Jan. 27, 2021, from complications of a stroke. She had lived in Wrangell since her family moved from Tacoma, Washington, when she was 3 years old. Churchill graduated... Full story

 

Alaska Fish Factor

The single biggest hit to fishermen from the COVID-19 virus is lower dock prices, according to Alaska and West Coast harvesters, and 98% said their businesses have been badly bashed by the pandemic....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 16, 2020

Applications due for back-to-school backpacks

The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes is once again distributing back-to-school backpacks across multiple Southeast Alaskan communities this year. Applications for the backpacks are...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 2, 2020

Alaska salmon: Bristol Bay opens with Pebble Mine decision pending

The biggest red salmon run in the world is building at Bristol Bay. Up to 50 million fish could surge into its eight river systems in coming weeks, on par with past seasons. When it's all done, the...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 21, 2020

Alaska to receive $50 million from $300 million fisheries relief funds in CARES Act

 Giving COVID relief funds to the seafood industry and stepping on the gas for offshore fish farming are two big takeaways from the executive orders and congressional packages coming out of the nation’s capital. Recent news that Alaska would recei...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 12, 2020

Port Commission continues workshopping cruise ship fee changes, jet boat fees

The Wrangell Port Commission continued its discussion of increasing the fees they gather from visiting cruise ships last week, March 5. This has been an ongoing topic of discussion for the commission...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 5, 2020

Census, "Financial Cent$'' and home maintenance covered in THRHA workshop

The Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Authority held a workshop at the Nolan Center last week, to cover a variety of topics. The group brought together members of Wrangell's native community, and...

 

How ferry shutdown impacts school districts

The shutdown of ferry service in Southeast Alaska has impacted many aspects of day-to-day life in communities across the region. In previous reporting by the Wrangell Sentinel and Petersburg Pilot,...

 

Elizabeth Peratrovich Day, Sunday February 16, 2020 - The face of Alaska Native civil rights

Students of Evergreen Elementary School, and Head Start, gathered together at the elementary school gym for a celebration of the annual Elizabeth Peratrovich Day on Feb. 18 in Alaska. As the holiday...

 

Fish and Game Advisory Committee elect officers, review moose harvest, discuss potential elk hunt

Wrangell's advisory committee for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game met last Thursday evening, Jan. 16, to cover several important topics. The first of which was the election of new officers to...

 

Wrangell groups discuss fair division of moose meat

Members of the Wrangell Fish and Game Advisory Committee and other local organizations met at the Salvation Army building on Dec. 11 to discuss how best to distribute this year's collection of moose m...

 

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...

 

Assembly covers committee appointments, derelict boat, dump truck, and more

Running three-and-a-half hours long before even coming to an executive session, the borough assembly meeting on Oct. 22 saw a wide variety of topics covered. One of them was overseeing several appoint...

 

Donna McKay recognized for three decades of service at Head Start

Donna McKay, assistant teacher at Head Start in Wrangell, was recently recognized for hitting the 30-year mark in her career. She was given a plaque last Monday, Oct. 14, in Fairbanks during an award...

 

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...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Federal agencies are meeting now through next March to define U.S. dietary guidelines for 2020-2025, and a high powered group of doctors and nutritionists are making sure the health benefits of seafood are front and center. For the first time in the...

 

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