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New booster club to raise money for student athletics

About 20 years ago, a booster club helped raise money for the community’s youth athletics, but the organization has since shut down. Now, a new fundraising organization is about to step up to support student athletes — the Wrangell Athletic Club...

 

Parks conference includes opportunities for locals to help and participate

Community members have a couple of ways to participate in the Alaska Recreation & Parks Association conference that is coming to town Sept. 19-22. One way is to donate artwork and handmade crafts for a fundraising auction. Another is to sign up for...

 

Clan objects return to Wrangell after nearly a century away

Members of the Tlingit community gathered outside the Wrangell airport last Friday while chests carrying four objects -a mudshark hat, a mudshark tunic, a blanket and a blanket with a killer whale...

 

'Cinderella' holds cast callout this week at Nolan Center

The Nolan Center team has decided that “Cinderella” will be the perfect fit for its winter musical, and the community theater is preparing to search the realm far and wide for potential princesses, princes, stepsisters, kings and chorus members...

 

Missy Wright invites community to help celebrate her 100th birthday

Margaret "Missy" Wright is an elegantly dressed woman with a bright white coiffure and a loud, infectious laugh. The long-term care resident has been a fixture of the Wrangell community since she...

 

Wrangell does its best work with volunteers

Wrangell certainly has its challenges. Those include a shortage of housing and available workers, weather-damaged and age-worn public buildings that need millions of dollars in repairs, limited state ferry service that makes it hard to send out a...

 

Family Resilience Fair looking for organizations to participate

The sixth annual Family Resilience Fair will bring games, prizes and educational resources to the community on Oct. 14 at the Nolan Center. BRAVE Wrangell, a domestic violence prevention organization whose name stands for Building Respect and...

 

Borough has $30 million list of capital projects for this year

The borough has nearly $30 million in capital projects in its budget for the current fiscal year that runs through next June 30. The majority of funding — 58% — comes from grants, with 23% from borough coffers and 19% from loans. The costliest...

 

Alaska recreation conference will arrive in Wrangell next month

Wrangell will host the annual Alaska Recreation & Parks Association conference Sept. 19-22 for the first of two consecutive years. The conference will bring over 40 recreation professionals to town from around Alaska and the United States to swap...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    August 2, 2023

Kids, adults get wild for bear and nature-themed art workshop

They gathered around a long table in the front hall of the Nolan Center, cutting construction paper, drawing and coloring images and gluing pieces together. There was focus. There was vision. There...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    July 26, 2023

Budworm outbreak shows signs of ebbing throughout Tongass

Scientists and staff with the U.S. Forest Service are hopeful that the blackheaded budworm outbreak that began three years ago throughout the Tongass National Forest is beginning to decline. Data coll...

 
 By Caroleine James    News    July 26, 2023

The fun has BEARly begun - BearFest kicks off this week

From mouthwatering berry pies and plant-based ice creams to Appalachian bluegrass songs and visual arts workshops, Wrangell’s BearFest will be a feast for all the senses. This annual celebration of one of Alaska’s most beloved mammals will offer...

 

Police report

Monday, July 17 Welfare check: Person was fine. Tuesday, July 18 Summons service. Agency assist: Hoonah Police Department. Agency assist: Warrant. Lost property. Wednesday, July 19 Theft. Agency assist: Department of Transportation. Agency assist:...

 
 By Caroleine James    News    July 19, 2023

Quilt show bears witness to Wrangell's artistic talent

From formidable black bears to cuddly teddy bears, from luxurious queen-sized bedspreads to tiny, hand-pieced landscapes, the Stikine Stitchers' BearFest quilt show - "Bears in July" - displays the...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    July 12, 2023

BearFest comes roaring back to town starting July 26

From a “beary” pie contest to a cub-o-war, art workshops, live music and a usually sold-out dinner, BearFest is returning for its 14th year. The activities start July 26. The popular educational and cultural event celebrates bears and the...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    July 5, 2023

Life in Wrangell captured in 139-year-old watercolor painting

As three days of cultural exchanges wrapped up in Wrangell with the departure of the visiting crew from the Polynesian Voyaging Society, another piece of Wrangell history came to light depicting...

 
 By Caroleine James    News    July 5, 2023

Assembly adopts budget with minimal changes

The borough’s general fund operating budget for the fiscal year that started July 1 totals about $7.25 million, with the biggest pieces going to police services, the Public Works Department, and to pay expenses at the Nolan Center and Parks and...

 
 By Caroleine James    News    June 28, 2023

Fourth schedule packed with festivities, food and fun

From towering Christmas trees to black light Halloween parties, Wrangell goes hard for the holidays. With the community's most spectacular celebration - the Fourth of July - just around the corner,...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    June 28, 2023

Community ready for Hōkūle'a visit after one-day delay

Delayed a day last week for COVID testing after leaving Juneau, the Polynesian Voyaging Society vessel Hōkūle’a was scheduled to arrive in Wrangell for a traditional Tlingit welcome and community reception on Tuesday, June 27. Wrangell...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    June 21, 2023

Welcoming events planned for Hōkūle'a, Hikianalia arrival

UPDATE: The vessels have been delayed in Angoon and their arrival in Wrangell is postponed. The new tentative arrival date is Tuesday, June 27. Next Monday, a nearly four-year journey continues when...

 
 By Caroleine James    News    June 21, 2023

Concert pianist to perform at Nolan Center on Sunday

For many, classical music evokes images of evening gowns, baroque concert halls and impassioned, white-gloved conductors. Its mood is reverent, its audiences are serious and ever-so-slightly snobbish. But concert pianist Roman Rudnytsky has set out...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    June 14, 2023

WCA prepares for arrival of Polynesian vessel in late June

A nearly four-year sailing journey will launch on Thursday from Juneau - and Wrangell is part of the itinerary. The Polynesian Voyaging Society is setting sail in the Hōkūleʻa as part of its...

 
 By Caroleine James    News    June 7, 2023

Calling all creatives: Talent and wearable art shows seek participants

Do you know any magic tricks? Can you juggle five bowling pins or burp the alphabet? Can you do a great Matthew McConaughey impression? Or even better, a terrible Matthew McConaughey impression? If so, you would be a perfect fit for Wrangell’s...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    May 31, 2023

Art gallery to reopen in new location inside Nolan Center

Creative thinking has led to a new home for the Wrangell Art Gallery. This Saturday, during the community market, the gallery and its members will hold a grand opening at its new location inside the...

 
 By Caroleine James    News    May 31, 2023

Assembly approves pay cut for next library director

The borough has cut the salary of the Irene Ingle Public Library’s head librarian as it seeks to replace outgoing Library Director Margaret Villarma. At its May 23 meeting, the assembly voted to reduce the position’s salary by roughly $10,000 a y...

 

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