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Obituary: David Charles (Chuck) Oliver, 90

David Charles (Chuck) Oliver, 90, passed away peacefully March 17, 2019, in Anchorage, Alaska.   He was born September 30, 1928 in Fall Creek, Oregon, to David and Dorothy Oliver and raised by... Full story

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 7, 2019

Alaska pollock noodles swept awards in Juneau's 26th annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood new products competition 

Push that pasta aside. Noodles made from Alaska pollock are poised to become a center of the plate favorite. Alaska Pollock Protein Noodles from Trident Seafoods swept the awards at the 26th annual...

 

Wrangell kids return from ANSEP trip

Students from Stikine Middle School returned from their trip to Anchorage on Jan. 24. The trip, hosted by the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program, let the students get a taste of college lif...

 

Fish Factor: A German engineering company planning to farm Atlantic salmon aboard the world's largest sailboats by the year 2023

Eating seafood can save lives. Premature birth is the leading cause of death for children under 5 years old worldwide, accounting for nearly one million deaths annually. Now there is proof that eating seafood or marine oils can significantly reduce...

 

ANSEP trip

Kids from Stikine Middle School left for Anchorage on Jan. 11, to attend an ANSEP STEM camp. They're being chaperoned by teachers Winston Davies (top right) and Brian Ashton, and are scheduled to...

 

"Tisha" Benson named 2018 Nurse of the Year

At a Nov. 3 dinner at the Hilton in Anchorage, Letitia "Tisha" Benson was named 2018's March of Dimes Nurse of the Year. She received the award of excellence for public health and ambulatory care. Ben...

 

Salmon Sisters add wild salmon Skin Serum as first wellness product to popular line of ocean-themed goods

An Alaskan sisterhood of sorts is advancing a line of tundra botanicals mixed with the sea to create potent anti-aging skin care products bearing the best of both. A wild salmon Skin Serum is the...

 

Fish Factor: Nearly 300,000 lbs. of old fishing gear end up at Denmark recycling company and made into new products

More shipping containers filled with plastic fishing nets, crab lines and other gear left Dutch Harbor last week for recycling plants in Europe, and two more will soon follow from that port and Kodiak. “We’re accepting trawl and crab line and...

 

Obituary: Richard McCormick, 89

Richard Robert McCormick, "Dick", slipped peacefully from this life on November 6, 2018 at age 89. At the time of his death, he was residing in the Anchorage Pioneers Home and was surrounded by... Full story

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska's key species -  pollock and cod appear heading north to colder waters

Catches for next year’s groundfish fisheries reflect ups and downs for Alaska’s key species - pollock and cod – and the stocks appear to be heading north to colder waters. The bulk of Alaska’s fish catches come from waters from three to 200...

 

Fish Factor:

As Alaska’s salmon season draws to a close, lots of fall fisheries are just getting underway from Ketchikan to the Bering Sea. Southeast is one of Alaska’s busiest regions for fall fishing, especially for various kinds of shellfish. Nearly...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Tiny cod fish are reappearing around Kodiak. Researchers aim to find out if it is a blip, or a sign that the stock is recovering after warming waters caused the stocks to crash. Alaska’s seafood industry was shocked last fall when the annual...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 14, 2018

Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska Net Hack Challenge aims to find new uses for tons of old nets stockpiled across the state

Plastics in recycled fishing nets are being used to make an amazing array of products around the globe and Alaska plans to get in on the action. An Alaska Net Hack Challenge is being planned for September 8 and 9 that aims to identify potential...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 5, 2018

Superintendent candidates in town Monday for public meeting

Wrangell Public School District has narrowed the field in its search for a new school superintendent. Current superintendent Patrick Mayer informed the WPSD Board in February his intention to move on after finishing out the current academic year....

 

Obituary: Gary Allen Lewis, 75

Gary Allen Lewis, 75, passed away in Salem, Oregon on March 9, 2018. He was born on Sept. 29, 1942 in Roseburg, Oregon to Floyd and Eleanor Lewis of McMinnville, Oregon. He graduated from McMinnville... Full story

 

What does a bear do in the Alaska woods? Disperse seeds

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) _ A study of bears and berries has determined that the big animals are the main dispersers of fruit seeds in southeast Alaska. The study by Oregon State University researchers says it’s the first instance of a temperate...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    January 4, 2018

Wrangell basketball teams take eighth in preseason tourney

The girls and boys basketball teams brought back no awards but learned some lessons in a preseason tournament in Ketchikan last week. The Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic is a longstanding Ketchikan tournament, typically held between the holidays....

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Annual Fishing Picks and Pan: The best and worst fish stories of 2017

For 27 years this weekly column has featured news for and about Alaska’s commercial fishing industry. It began in 1991 in the Anchorage Daily News and now appears in more than 20 news outlets across Alaska, nationally and in the UK. Today, Alaska...

 

Fish Factor: Fewer men and women went out fishing in Alaska last year

Fewer men and women went out fishing in Alaska last year, in a familiar cycle that reflects the vagaries of Mother Nature. A focus on commercial fishing in the November Alaska Economic Trends by the State Department of Labor shows that the number of...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 19, 2017

Local 5K highlights problem of continued slavery

A group of residents last weekend took part in a march meant to remind the community that slavery is still a problem in the world today. The United Nations' International Labour Organization...

 

Fish Factor: National push to produce biofuels from seaweed centered in Kodiak 

Kodiak is at the center of a national push to produce biofuels from seaweeds. Agents from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) recently traveled to the island to meet with a team of academics,...

 

Activist recommends rafts for walruses due to declining sea ice

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – An environmental activist is calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider placing anchored rafts in the ocean as resting platforms for walruses after stampedes killed 64 animals on Alaska's northwest coast....

 

Fish Factor: Sea Cucumbers added to list of foods claiming to kill cancer cells

Alaska sea cucumber divers could be helping to cure cancer! Sea cucumber meat and skins have long been considered a delicacy in Asian cuisines; they also are hailed for having healing properties that soothe sore joints and arthritis. Most recently...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 27, 2017

New manager learning ins and outs, union raise extended to other workers

Wrangell’s new city manager sat in on her first meeting of the City and Borough Assembly Tuesday evening. Starting work last week, Lisa Von Bargen gave her first report to council members on the state of city departments. Offered the job back in...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 27, 2017

Wrangell sophomore taking part in ANSEP summer school

A Wrangell student is currently in Anchorage getting a full month’s worth of science, math and engineering lessons. On July 8 future sophomore Tasha Massin left for Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program’s (ANSEP) five-week acceleration...

 

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