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 By Caroleine James    News    November 22, 2023 

Three dead, three still missing after 11-Mile landslide covers homes

One juvenile female and two adults are confirmed dead after a massive landslide 11 miles from town covered three homes on Monday night. Three people — one adult and two juveniles — were still miss... Full story


Rock slide knocks community's burn pit out of service

The community’s burn pit at the solid waste transfer station on the north end of the island is closed until further notice after a rockslide Friday morning, Oct. 6, destroyed the steel racks, I-beams and concrete blocks at the facility. “Due to...


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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


WCA distributes fentanyl test strips to reduce chances of overdose deaths

The Wrangell Cooperative Association is taking steps to reduce the harm caused by fentanyl, opiates and other illegal drugs by providing free resources to community members experiencing addiction. As of Sept. 26, fentanyl test strips are available...


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HELP WANTED KSTK has two positions open. A full-time news director and full-time development director. Information online at kstk.org, and click on the employment tab. (907) 874-2345 or cindy@kstk.org. FOR SALE Bronze boat propeller, 2-inch hole.... Full story

 By Sage Smiley    News    September 20, 2023

Wrangell walkers cover 5,500 miles and win Southeast trophy

Wrangell won a regional Parks and Recreation competition as local participants walked more than others in Southeast this summer. On average, Wrangell’s 22 participants in the challenge tallied 252 miles each — enough to walk from Juneau to...

 By Sage Smiley    News    August 30, 2023

Minor fire delays Columbia and ruins 10 cases of beer

No one was reported injured beyond minor smoke inhalation in an early morning small fire aboard the state ferry Columbia on its southbound voyage into Wrangell on Aug. 23. All 11 passengers and crew taken off the ship for medical evaluation in...

 By Marc Lutz    Opinion    August 30, 2023

I really have enjoyed my stay, but I must be moving on

When I arrived almost exactly two years ago, Jeff and Kay Jabusch told me people in Wrangell aren’t necessarily wary of newcomers. Rather, they pointed out, they’re hesitant to get attached since they never know who’s going to stay. I fully...


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HELP WANTED KSTK/CoastAlaska is seeking a development director. Responsible for securing financial support for KSTK and CoastAlaska stations, planning and executing KSTK events. Full time, with benefits. Send resume and letter of interest to... Full story


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HELP WANTED Seeking KSTK/CoastAlaska development director. Responsible for securing financial support for KSTK and CoastAlaska stations, planning and executing KSTK events. Full time, benefits. Send resume and letter of interest to cindy@kstk.org.... Full story

 By Sage Smiley    News    August 9, 2023

Rebuild will keep Roosevelt Harbor dock out of service until next year

The dock at Roosevelt Harbor on Zarembo Island, about 15 miles southwest of Wrangell, was severely damaged in a storm last winter and will be out of service until next year. Initially, the U.S. Forest Service said it hoped to have the dock fixed by...

 By Sage Smiley    News    August 2, 2023

Community in better water shape than last week

It wasn’t a downpour but it was enough to raise the water level at both reservoirs and ease fears of shortages, Public Works Director Tom Wetor said of the rainfall Sunday and Monday. “Overall, I’m feeling pretty good,” he said Monday...


Thank yous

A huge round of applause and shout of thanks goes to all the dog owners and pups who participated in the third annual St. Frances Animal Rescue Dog Show. The volunteers of St. Frances also extend a special thanks to the show’s sponsor, Cooper’s...


The Way We Were

July 5, 1923 The boxing contest between Ralph Prescott and Kid Stokes at the rink on July 4 was the biggest sports attraction of the day. Six rounds were fought and the fight resulted in a draw. Stokes is a Juneau man. Prescott is a home boy. Stokes...

 By Marc Lutz    News    June 21, 2023

Sealaska Heritage Institute names Virginia Oliver 'distinguished educator'

Sealaska Heritage Institute has honored 10 educators from throughout Alaska and Washington for their culturally relevant lessons. Among those is Wrangell's Virginia Oliver, who teaches Tlingit...

 By Sentinel staff    News    May 3, 2023

Sentinel staff collects Alaska Press Club awards

Wrangell Sentinel staff won five awards in the annual Alaska Press Club competition, with radio station KSTK bringing home four honors in the statewide contest for journalists. Marc Lutz won second place in the Best Feature Story category (small...


Thank you

The Wrangell Golf Club board of directors would like to thank everyone who helped make our annual fundraising dinner and auction a success. This was our first time back at it since before COVID, and we couldn’t have asked for a better event. Thank...

 By Caroleine James    News    March 22, 2023

Wrangell readers recommend a wide range of favorite books

National Reading Month is in its final week, and some of the community’s literature lovers are sharing their favorite books for anyone who wants to add to their list — this month, or any month. The month was first celebrated in March of 1994 to...

 By Marc Lutz    News    March 15, 2023

KSTK brings artistic flair to fundraising with auction

One of the challenges of being a nonprofit is continually seeking funds to continue operating, something radio station KSTK is well acquainted with. But instead of just shaking a bucket and hoping...

 By Marc Lutz    News    March 1, 2023

Forest Service cabin at Anan destroyed by fallen tree

One of the U.S. Forest Service's most popular recreational cabins in the area has met an untimely demise. The cabin at Anan Bay was demolished sometime before Feb. 18 by a fallen tree which was most...


Long-time resident Marlene Ann Clarke dies at 86

Marlene Ann Clarke passed away Feb. 7 in the Wrangell long-term care facility. She was born on April 3, 1936, to Nellie Prescott and Howard Messinger in Wrangell. She spent most of her childhood in... Full story


Wrangell schools should end COVID travel testing policy

I am the parent of an upcoming graduating senior at Wrangell High School. This May, I will have had two kids successfully complete their primary and secondary education through the Wrangell public schools. As I write this letter, I aim not to be too...


U.S. House candidate Begich coming to Wrangell on Friday

Nick Begich, who is running against fellow Republican Sarah Palin and Democratic incumbent Mary Peltola for Alaska’s single U.S. House seat, will be in Wrangell on Friday. He is the only one of the three leading candidates to schedule a visit to...


Courson running for mayor, declines new media interviews

Terry Courson, a firearms instructor and retired police officer, is running for borough mayor. Though he declined interviews with KSTK and the Sentinel, he has posted flyers around Wrangell outlining his stances and experience. Courson served on the...


Historian tells story of 1908 shipwreck in 5-part podcast series

The story of a 1908 shipwreck near Wrangell that killed 111 of the 138 men on board – mostly Asian cannery workers returning home after the salmon season had ended – is narrated by current and...


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