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 By Caroleine James    News    November 23, 2022 

Annual Audubon Christmas bird count scheduled for mid-December

Though you might not find four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree in the rainforest ecosystems of the Tongass, there can be no doubt that counting birds is a quintessential Christmas activity. On Dec....

 
 By Yereth Rosen    News    October 5, 2022

Modeling saw the storm but not the surges that devastated coastal Alaska

When the remnants of Typhoon Merbok were barreling toward western Alaska to unleash what turned out to be the region’s strongest storm in more than half a century, meteorologists knew what was coming. What they could not predict was the exact...

 

Typhoon leaves behind extensive flooding in Western Alaska

The remnants of a massive Pacific typhoon that battered a thousand-mile stretch of Western Alaska dissipated Sunday morning, with floodwaters dropping and communities assessing damage from one of the worst storms on record. The storm left a trail of...

 

Forest Service should allow logging of bug-infested trees

It is ironic and absurd to the point of tears. We are told by the 2016 Tongass National Forest Plan, the Biden administration through Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and, of course, by local and national environmental groups that...

 
 By Ariadne Will    News    August 17, 2022

Online landslide-warning system starts up in Sitka

After several years of research, Sitka’s new online landslide-warning system is now live. But the site — which uses data from the National Weather Service alongside historical data to determine the level of landslide risk in Sitka — is only a...

 

Search suspended for ship passenger who fell overboard

JUNEAU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 40-year-old Texas woman who fell overboard off a cruise ship in Lynn Canal, north of Juneau. The Coast Guard ended the effort May 17 after searching for Selena Pau Pres, of Houston,...

 

Interior secretary will make first trip to Alaska

JUNEAU (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native American to serve as a cabinet secretary, plans to visit Alaska this month, with a planned visit to the community at the center of a long-running dispute over a proposed land exchange...

 
 By Garland Kennedy    News    March 23, 2022

National Geographic outdoors show features Sitka father and son

For years, Robert Miller and his son RJ have hunted, fished and enjoyed the outdoors around Sitka together. And now they have a wide audience through National Geographic's "Life Below Zero: Next Gener...

 

Federal grant funds development of warning systems in Southeast

The Sitka Sound Science Center and several regional and national partners have received a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop natural hazard monitoring and warning systems in tribal communities throughout...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    January 13, 2022

Warmer, wetter weather creates its own set of problems

With this week's warmer weather, the snow shovels may get set aside but the higher temperatures and rain can create their own set of winter problems. Last week's single-digit temperatures gave way to...

 

It's been a wintery start to the new year statewide

High winds, deep snow, below-zero temperatures, frozen pipes, canceled flights and ice-covered everything - it was not a merry Christmas or a happy new year for many Alaskans. Ketchikan endured its...

 

Seabirds suffer as global warming changes their world

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The warming of the planet is taking a deadly toll on seabirds that are suffering population declines from starvation, inability to reproduce, heat waves and extreme weather....

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    December 2, 2021

Unexpected wind gusts knock out power in town

An unexpected, strong weather system sent high winds tearing through Wrangell, snapping three Southeast Alaska Power Agency poles which blocked the highway at City Park and knocked out power to most of Wrangell for much of Tuesday afternoon into the...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    November 18, 2021

Colder-than-normal La Niña winter predicted second year in a row

La Niña climate conditions could yield lower-than-normal temperatures in Wrangell and the rest of Southeast this winter. The National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center last month released its 2021 winter outlook for December through...

 

NTSB finds multiple factors in 2019 Aleutians plane accident

JUNEAU (AP) — The braking system on a plane carrying 42 people that overran a runway at Unalaska in 2019, killing a passenger, was compromised by anti-skid sensors that were not correctly wired, the National Transportation Safety Board determined....

 
 By Don Thompson    News    October 14, 2021

Debate heats up over tree thinning to slow wildfires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters and numerous studies credit intensive forest thinning projects with helping save communities like those recently threatened near Lake Tahoe in California and...

 

High winds expected to hit Southeast; residents urged to stay safe

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the Southeast due to a storm moving through this weekend. The storm will be bringing winds from 24 to 45 miles per hour, with gusts up to 75 mph from 3 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. on Saturd... Full story

 

Fish Factor: Entries due Oct. 4 in statewide seafood competition

The Alaska Symphony of Seafood competition is back and the call is out for entries. The contest has showcased new products since 1994 but was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It encourages value-added seafood production and...

 

Bristol Bay fishermen team up with baby food company

Nutrition, Native ways and knowing where your fish comes from. That message forms the nexus of a new partnership of the Bristol Bay Native Corp. (BBNC), salmon fishermen and Bambino’s Baby Food of Anchorage. Bambino’s launched the nation’s...

 

Super-heated air creates 'fire clouds' over western wildfires

PORTLAND - Smoke and heat from a massive wildfire in southeastern Oregon created giant "fire clouds" over the blaze - dangerous columns of smoke and ash that can reach up to 6 miles in the sky and...

 

The Way We Were

Aug. 4, 1921 The Eagle boat, Bothwell, arrived from Craig on Thursday evening with Chief Deputy Collector of Customs Charles D. Garfield aboard. Mr. Garfield is making a tour of inspection of Southeast Alaska sub-ports and remained here until...

 

Snowstorm forces flyers to abandon planes on Denali

ANCHORAGE (AP) - Five people had to ski through a heavy Alaska snowstorm to a mountain chalet after abandoning their airplanes on a glacier on North America’s tallest peak, where they were stranded for the weekend, officials said Monday. The five...

 

Year in review

July July 2: With recent national attention on racial bias and police brutality, the community met via web conference June 29 for an evening town hall meeting to discuss policing practices in...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 8, 2020

Transmitter at Cape Fanshaw operational

About two weeks ago, the Wrangell Sentinel received an email regarding a weather transmitter at Cape Fanshaw that was not operating. The email claimed that the transmitter has not been in operation...

 

Last day of summer

Last Tuesday, Sept. 22, was the official last day of summer for 2020. It was a unique season in Wrangell, with the COVID-19 pandemic and rainy weather. Much like the weather Wrangell saw over the...

 

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