Wrangell Sentinel -

A link to the free Wrangell Visitor's Guide

(325) stories found containing 'wrangell cooperative association'

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 325



 By Sarah Aslam    News    January 20, 2022 

Closure of outdoor program for at-risk teens hits Wrangell

SEARHC's announcement last week that it was shuttering the 21-year-old Alaska Crossings program in Wrangell, a wilderness therapy program for at-risk children that the health care provider took over...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    January 20, 2022 

Assembly drops 'interim' from borough manager's title; hires Jeff Good

After nearly three months, Jeff Good can drop "interim" from his title. On Friday, the assembly announced it had selected Good as borough manager. A committee took two days in executive session to...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    January 20, 2022 

Libraries working to put decades of Sentinels online

It’s taken a while to turn decades of Sentinel pages into digital images, easily accessible for online searches, but the state and Wrangell libraries are about halfway there. Issues of the Wrangell Sentinel from its founding in 1902 through 1956 ar...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    January 20, 2022 

Forest service gets ready to hire for slew of positions

The U.S. Forest Service is hiring. Tory Houser, acting district ranger, is looking to hire for four positions at the Wrangell Ranger District. A recreation manager, a wilderness and recreation technician, an Anan Wildlife Observatory crew manager,...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    January 20, 2022 

Library extends hours, hires assistant with help of grant

Patrons of the Irene Ingle Public Library will now have more time to peruse the aisles, take advantage of the free Wi-Fi and checkout their favorite books. Thanks to a grant through the American...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    January 13, 2022

Assembly could make borough manager decision this week

The assembly could decide this week on a new borough manager. The three finalists were scheduled for interviews at a special assembly meeting Wednesday afternoon, and assembly members could take action in public after talking with the candidates in p...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    January 13, 2022

SEARHC closes Crossings in Wrangell, expands operation in Sitka

Posted Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 12 Alaska Crossings, a program that helps at-risk teens and takes them on guided wilderness expeditions throughout Southeast, is closing its Wrangell base of operations and moving to Sitka. Crossings has been based... Full story

 

Tlingit & Haida will start wireless internet pilot project in Wrangell

Wrangell has been selected for the initial start-up of Tidal Network, a newly formed enterprise of the Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska that will bring wireless broadband internet service to underserved areas. The new se...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    January 6, 2022

A look back at 2021's top news stories in Wrangell

There were about 1,000 stories in the Wrangell Sentinel last year, covering state and local budgets, the ailing state ferry system, ongoing pandemic and more — including a new owner for the Sentinel. On Jan. 1, Larry Persily bought the newspaper...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    January 6, 2022

Discarded harbor floats present a cleanup headache

Pieces of rigid foam — polystyrene — broken away from harbor floats installed in the 1970s and 1980s are bobbing along Wrangell’s waters and washing up on beaches along Zimovia Strait. Holdovers from the Shoemaker Bay harbor float replacement...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    December 23, 2021

Borough settling scope of work for inspecting former Institute property

The contractor hired by the borough for survey and design work of the former Institute property has signed up a subcontractor to advise on historical and archaeological ground searches, which are required before the borough can move ahead with...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    December 16, 2021

Community garden begins to take root

Wrangell's community garden has a chance to grow once more. On Dec. 8, eight people gathered in the community gym classroom to discuss forming a committee to oversee the direction the project will...

 
 By Becky Bohrer    News    December 16, 2021

Congress works to extend CARES Act deadline for Native corporations

JUNEAU (AP) — The U.S. House has passed legislation to extend a year-end deadline for Alaska Native corporations to use federal coronavirus relief funds. The U.S. Supreme Court in late June ruled the corporations were entitled to receive the CARES...

 

Institute site should serve both as housing and history

The Wrangell Institute was a big part of history — for the Native students who went to school there, for the community and the state. The Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school, which operated at the site above Shoemaker Bay from 1932 to 1975,...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    November 24, 2021

WCA blesses tree for Christmas display at Governor's House

The Wrangell Cooperative Association blessed a tree harvested from ancestral Native land on Etolin Island and headed to the Governor's House in Juneau for Christmas display. The blessing in front of...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    November 18, 2021

Lack of child care sends parents in search of solutions

Nicole Hammer is faced with a child care conundrum that has no easy solutions. As her unemployment benefits run out, she needs to find a job. But finding someone to watch her son is proving to be...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    November 18, 2021

Community garden board surveys public interest

The Wrangell community garden has seen better days. Its board members believe it can see those days - plus a little more - again. A survey was recently posted online to gauge interest from the communi...

 

Second round of WCA pandemic assistance grants available

Wrangell Cooperative Association members are eligible for a second round of pandemic assistance grants for food and utility expenses, with applications due by Nov. 30. The assistance payments will be $1,000 per household for groceries and $1,000 for...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    October 28, 2021

Wrangell submits wish list for Forest Service funding

A federal effort to help Southeast diversify its economy includes $25 million to be shared across the entire region — and Wrangell has weighed in with its requests. The U.S. Forest Service launched the Southeast Alaska Sustainability Strategy over...

 

Students think about life and helping others

Rather than grumbling about face masks or grousing about politics, many of Wrangell’s students are working to improve the school, the community and the world. They are thinking about their life in the future and the life of others today. Good for...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    October 21, 2021

Wrangell working to coordinate Institute property search

The borough will be asking for “archaeological proposals” for a ground survey of the former Wrangell Institute property, consulting with state and federal agencies and the Wrangell Cooperative Association on the process before any work begins....

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    October 7, 2021

Club goes beyond tech to teach life skills

The first rule of Tech Club is talk about Tech Club. Science teacher Heather Howe wants the students who attend Wrangell High's newly formed program to share what they're learning and doing to interes...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    October 7, 2021

Hot tubs, bears and trails: Forest Service gives update on projects

The U.S. Forest Service got to most of its Wrangell-area work projects this past summer, with one big job pushed into next spring. The Anan Wildlife Observatory- which has reached the end of "its...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    September 30, 2021

Composting helps sustain local soil, cut down on landfill volume

To some it may look like a pile of dirt; to others it's a way to sustain agriculture and nurture the land. The popularity of composting is catching on, giving growers a way to keep operations...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    September 30, 2021

Volunteers help bring subsistence foods to elders

When the tide is low, the table is set. Sandy Churchill, a teacher at Tlingit & Haida Head Start in Wrangell, was referring to the ocean's banquet of sea cucumbers - known as yein in Tlingit -...

 

Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021