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Southeast communities disrupted by ferry shutdown

With the M/V Matanuska going out of service last week, ferry service via the Alaska Marine Highway has completely shut down. According to a press release from the Alaska Department of Transportation,...

 

Governor's Southeast visits hampered by bad weather

Governor Mike Dunleavy's planned visits to two Southeast Alaska communities, Petersburg and Wrangell, have been cancelled due to bad weather. Cold temperatures plus snow and rain have made travel...

 

ACLU urges Alaskans to contact governor for immigration help

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska has encouraged residents with immigration problems to contact Gov. Mike Dunleavy after he asked the president to aid his...

 

Governor Dunleavy to visit Wrangell

January 31, 2020 (Juneau, AK) – Today, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy announced his Conversations with Alaskans town hall series, to further engage with the public on their vision of Alaska’s... Full story

 
 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...

 

A small cod fishery will happen in Gulf state waters for 2020

They say good things come in small packages and that’s the case for Alaska cod fishermen heading into the new year. A small cod fishery will occur in Gulf state waters (out to three miles) for 2020, putting to rest speculation that no cod would be...

 

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...

 

Alaska Native leader Peratrovich commemorated on $1 coin

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A young Alaska Native woman left an impression on Alaska's territorial Senate in 1945, delivering a speech that led to the passage of the nation's first anti-discrimination...

 

Wrangell voices heard in Dunleavy recall effort

Setting up a booth behind Rayme's Bar on Sunday and Monday, Wrangell resident Maleah Wenzel spent her Labor Day weekend taking signatures for the ongoing recall effort against Governor Mike Dunleavy....

 

Alaska governor cuts $5M in additional ferry service funding

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska’s governor has vetoed additional funding for the state’s ferry service that was placed in the budget by the Legislature, a report said. Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed $5 million Monday that was added to the...

 

Hundreds of Alaska ferry workers go on strike

Juneau, Alaska (AP) - A spokesman for a union representing workers for the Alaska ferry system says the union has gone on strike. Hundreds of ferry workers went on strike Wednesday after failing to... Full story

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 18, 2019

 In terms of Gov. Dunleavy's budget cuts, fisheries fare better than most people

Fisheries fare better than most people in terms of Governor Mike Dunleavy’s budget cuts. Just under one million dollars was cut from the commercial fisheries division of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, leaving it with an $85 million...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 11, 2019

Alaska Fish Factor

One fisheries item that appears to have escaped Governor Mike Dunleavy’s veto pen so far is his desire to divert local fish taxes from coastal communities into state coffers. Dunleavy’s initial budget in February aimed to repeal the sharing of...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 11, 2019

Dan Ortiz holds teleconference with Wrangell and Ketchikan

State Representative Dan Ortiz (I) held a teleconference with constituents in Ketchikan and Wrangell Monday, July 8, to hear public opinions on the state budget, the PFD, and other items. Monday was...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 4, 2019

Rep. Dan Ortiz plans teleconference to discuss state budget

According to a press release from the Wrangell Legislative Information Office, State Representative Dan Ortiz will be holding a teleconference on July 8, from 5 to 6 p.m. to receive feedback from the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019

Borough assembly and school district meet for joint budget workshop

Members of the Wrangell School District and the borough assembly came together for a joint workshop on the school district’s recently adopted budget. As Superintendent Debbe Lancaster said in the past, and repeated in Monday evening’s meeting,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 9, 2019

School district tightens belt and adopts "no fat" budget

Lean times are ahead for the Wrangell School District, according to the budget that was adopted on April 30. Funding for the district has been a topic of much concern ever since Governor Mike...

 

Alaskans weigh cost of fortifying yearly oil-wealth checks

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – During Republican Mike Dunleavy’s successful run for governor last year, he offered few specifics for his vision of limited government but was clear that Alaska residents should get a full payout from the state’s...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

City and school board hold budget workshop

The Wrangell Borough Assembly and the Wrangell School Board held a joint work session last Thursday to discuss the school district's proposed budget for the 2020 school year. Earlier this year,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 21, 2019

School board discusses school safety, second budget draft

The Wrangell School Board met last Monday evening. During the meeting, Superintendent Debbe Lancaster provided the board with a brief recap of a recent public meeting the district held on school safety. For those unaware, concerns were raised among...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 14, 2019

Town hall meeting called over proposed state budget cuts

Ever since Governor Mike Dunleavy announced his proposed budget, it has been a hot topic of debate across Southeast Alaska. The proposed budget does offer a full PFD to all Alaska residents, as well as supply “back pay” for PFDs that were...

 

Ortiz meet and greet

State Representative Dan Ortiz made a stop in Wrangell last week to discuss the proposed budget cuts by Governor Mike Dunleavy. He was present at a town hall meeting on how the cuts could affect Wrangell last Wednesday. He also stopped at the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 7, 2019

School safety discussed at public meeting

Safety in the Wrangell School District has been a hot topic around town these past few days. On Saturday, March 2, school officials were made aware of a high school student making threatening comments on Snapchat. The student, who is underage and wil...

 
 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...

 

Senator hopes for agreement to fund ferries through mid-2020

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP)– A co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said Thursday he wants to reach a budget agreement that would fund the state’s ferry system through mid-2020. Sen. Bert Stedman, a Sitka Republican, said that would allow time...

 

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