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Landmark Lingit-language children's book published

The title translates to "orphan" in English, but people celebrating the release of the Lingít-language children's book "Kuhaantí" emphasized the project is very much a multigenerational family...


Students make statewide connections at Elders & Youth Conference

Ten Alaska Native youth from the Wrangell School District learned about their heritage and made connections with the statewide Native community at the Elders & Youth Conference in Anchorage last month. The event, which featured cultural and...


James Leslie brews up plans for a bespoke beer flavor in Wrangell

Wrangell may soon be home to its own unique variety of beer. James Leslie of Alaska Waters has plans to open the town’s first brewery in a century, and though he still has plenty of permitting hurdles left to clear, the borough assembly had no...


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HELP WANTED Wrangell Public Schools is accepting applications for the following positions for the 2023-2024 school year: - Paraprofessional: This is a part-time, 9-month classified position, working 5.75 hours per day. Salary placement is in Column... Full story

 By Larry Persily    News    August 9, 2023

Tlingit & Haida Head Start plans to cut 80 classroom spots

The Head Start program operated in 10 Southeast communities by the Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska wants to reduce its authorized enrollment by 80 children as the nonprofit adjusts to a tightening budget situation and...

 By Claire Stremple    News    July 19, 2023

Governor's budget veto hits Head Start programs statewide, including Wrangell

Only a third of Alaska children meet the state’s goals to be ready for kindergarten. But the state’s share of funding for Head Start, a mostly federally funded child care and health program that promotes school readiness specifically for... Full story

 By Marc Lutz    News    July 12, 2023

Upward Bound trip gives freshman head start on high school career

It was a month of learning, exploring, brainstorming and playing in the wilds of Alaska that left one Wrangell youth with a lot to think about. Andrei Bardin-Siekawitch was the only teen from...


Getting old would be easier, if I could sleep

There are many joys of aging, such as discounts at stores and services, using it as a convenient excuse for being forgetful, and smiling that few thieves would know how to drive my stick shift VW Beetle. I can also stop obsessing about everything I...


The governor talks fiscal plan but has not followed through

More than two months ago, Gov. Mike Dunleavy told legislators he would introduce a state sales tax as part of a long-term, budget-balancing fiscal plan. Something is needed to end the annual budget battles that have dominated Alaska politics for the...

 By Larry Persily    News    June 28, 2023

Legislators disappointed but not surprised at governor's education funding veto

Southeast legislators said they were disappointed that Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed half of the one-time increase in state money for K-12 public schools, but will try again next year to address education funding needs. “We heard from school districts...

 By Claire Stremple    News    June 28, 2023

Angoon students launch first canoe in 140 years; named 'Unity'

Angoon students led a procession of regalia-clad residents down the village's Front Street on June 19. Elders and family members looked on as they sang and drummed Tlingit songs in the afternoon sun,... Full story

 By Sentinel staff    News    June 21, 2023

Governor vetoes half of school funding increase

Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Monday vetoed half of the $175 million increase that legislators appropriated for school districts across Alaska — cutting back the first boost in state funding for K-12 public schools in more than six years. The Wrangell... Full story


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HELP WANTED Wrangell Public Schools is accepting applications for the following positions: - Custodian: This is a full-time, year-round classified position with benefits, 7.5 hours per day. Salary placement is on Column B of the Classified Salary... Full story

 By Marc Lutz    News    May 10, 2023

Field trip up Stikine teaches lifelong lessons for elementary students

A simple 30-minute trip by jet boat could be the outing of a lifetime for many Wrangell and Petersburg youths, and if they pay attention, it could mean extending that lifetime. On May 2, a mix of...

 By Marc Lutz    News    April 26, 2023

Students learn first-hand about ocean food chain

If there's one thing fourth graders can count on each year, it's that they will see a dead animal inside and out. Teacher Brian Merritt uses various animals to teach about science, whether biology,...

 By Marc Lutz    News    April 26, 2023

Shooter drills not active part of Wrangell schools safety protocol

Active shooter drills have become as commonplace in schools across the country as fire drills. However, that is not the case in Wrangell just yet. At the school board meeting on April 17, Devyn Johnson, a parent with two children enrolled at Evergree...

 By Larry Persily    News    April 19, 2023

The trash is free for the picking, as are the gloves and lunch for the pickers

Wrangell’s annual community cleanup is planned for April 29, with free lunch, free trash bags, free disposable gloves, and cash prizes for volunteer picker-uppers. And while organizers hope the incentives will get people to turn out, the real...


House version of state budget falls short of long-term help for more school district funding

The Alaska House has debated the state budget and, as the representative for southern Southeast, helping to create the budget is one of my main duties. There were some amendments in the House Finance Committee that are encouraging: We increased fundi...

 By Marc Lutz    Sports    March 29, 2023

Student interest in spring sports goes deep; coaches hope it's enough to play ball

For the first time in more than a decade, it's possible that Wrangell High School could have not only a baseball team but a softball team as well. But the question remains as to whether umps will...


Losing billions gets Legislature's attention

It’s embarrassing that it took billions of dollars in losses for some legislators to acknowledge that the state’s fiscal house is leaking worse than a broken downspout on a Southeast Alaska roof. It’s too bad Gov. Mike Dunleavy acts like he...

 By Marc Lutz    News    February 15, 2023

Cuts in ferry service lead to uptick in water taxi business

It has been more than a month without state ferry service after the Kennicott last stopped in Wrangell on Jan. 11. Ferry service is scheduled to start again on Friday, with the Columbia pulling in on...

 By Marc Lutz    News    February 8, 2023

WCA tribal council candidates share their views on serving

Wrangell Cooperative Association members will vote later this month to fill four seats on the eight-member tribal council, which oversees decisions for the tribe. Council members must be members of th...


State trying to fix food stamp delays, acknowledges people get frustrated when they're hungry

A month after a major backlog in Alaska’s food stamp application processing surfaced publicly, state officials are scrambling to hire emergency workers to address delays reaching crisis levels for Alaskans who depend on the federal program to feed...

 By Marc Lutz    Sports    January 25, 2023

Wrangell nets more wins than losses in Petersburg homecoming weekend

It may have been Petersburg's homecoming weekend but two of Wrangell High School's basketball teams were the ones coming home with wins. In two days of tough competition last Friday and Saturday,...

 By Marc Lutz    Sports    January 18, 2023

Wolves lose one, win one against Glacier Bears on the road

From the start of the game, the Wrangell High School boys basketball team had their work cut out for them against Haines. The energy from both the Wolves and the Glacier Bears was evident from tipoff...


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