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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 21, 2020 

COVID-19 daily update:

May 21 There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wrangell as of this date. In today’s update, Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen said she was excited to report that the Nolan Center, Parks and Rec... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 21, 2020 

Senior awards night via web conference

Graduating students of Wrangell High School, school staff, and other community members came together via web conference last week for senior awards night. During the web conference, graduating...

 
 Police    May 21, 2020 

Police report

May 11 Agency Assist: Ambulance. Welfare Check. Agency Assist: Hoonah P.D. Gun Shots. May 12 Animal Complaint. Agency Assist: Burglar Alarm. Harassment. Agency Assist: Parks & Rec. Traffic Stop: Verbal warning given for headlights. Intoxicated...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 14, 2020

Wrangell Command talks COVID-19 isolation plans, testing, community resources

Wrangell's Unified Command participated in their weekly conference call on Wednesday, May 6, to provide organizational updates on COVID-19 developments and changes in respective protocols. The City...

 

SEARHC hospital staff receive COVID-19 tests

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) recently administered COVID-19 tests on all staff at Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center (MEMC) and Wrangell Medical Center (WMC). Both hospitals...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 14, 2020

Economic Development Committee brainstorm ways to meet community needs

Wrangell's Economic Development Committee met last Wednesday, May 6, to hold a brainstorming session on how to best meet the needs of the community through the COVID-19 pandemic. There are several...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 7, 2020

Three COVID-related items covered in special assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a special meeting Monday evening, May 4, to discuss three agenda items related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Mike Dunleavy and the Department of Health...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 23, 2020

Assembly hears calls to reopen economy, hospital's plans for handling virus

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met remotely last Tuesday, April 14, to hold one of their regularly scheduled meetings. It was a light agenda, as far as items requiring an assembly vote, but there was...

 

Medical director updates assembly and community COVID-19 team addresses mandate

On Wednesday, April 15, representatives from the City and Borough of Wrangell (CBW), Wrangell Medical Center (WMC), the Alaska Division of Public Health, the Alaska Island Community Services (AICS)...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    April 23, 2020

Dan's Dispatch

Wow the folks are getting it done! I have been so impressed with the Coronavirus response here in Southern Southeast Alaska. At every level - from each individual to businesses to local governments - we have worked together diligently to flatten the...

 

Wrangell receives rapid testing equipment

Late last week, the Wrangell Medical Center received an Abbott rapid test machine. This piece of equipment will allow for same-day, in-house testing for COVID-19, according to an April 8 press...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 16, 2020

Assembly considers alternatives to "hollow legislation"

The Wrangell Borough Assembly convened electronically on last Monday, April 6, to consider a new emergency ordinance in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The final vote on Ordinance No. 977 w...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 9, 2020

Community members making face masks to help fight COVID-19

As the COVID-19 virus continues to impact the world, and Alaska, many people are doing their part to mitigate its spread. People are working from home, self-isolating, and social distancing. A recent...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 9, 2020

Assembly considers new emergency ordinance

The Wrangell Borough Assembly convened via teleconference last Monday evening, April 6, to discuss a new proposed emergency ordinance. This new ordinance would institute three local health mandates...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 9, 2020

Hospital continuing preparations for any COVID-19 outbreak

As of April 6, there have been 293 COVID-19 tests conducted across the entire Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium. Clinics across Southeast Alaska are putting together "surge plans" to...

 

Police report

March 30 Agency Assist: Alaska Airlines. Agency Assist: Alarm. March 31 Agency Assist: Alaska State Troopers. Traffic Stop. Alan Fenwick, 39: Parking Complaint Citation issued. Courtesy Transport. April 1 Report of Theft. Quarantine Violation....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 2, 2020

SEARHC shares consortium-wide testing numbers, says community-only information too specific

The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, according to several members of Wrangell's local government, has been doing a very good job of communicating with them during the ongoing COVID-19...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 2, 2020

Assembly approves alternative for reservoir bypass project, hear COVID-19 response update

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met via teleconference last Tuesday evening, March 24. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has spread to Alaska even though not in Wrangell, city officials have taken...

 

COVID-19 stakeholders discuss mandates, surge plans, virtual care

On Wed., March 25, Wrangell COVID-19 responders participated in their weekly joint meeting to discuss the latest actions made in preparation for the coronavirus reaching the island. City and Borough...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 26, 2020

Hospital construction nears end of first year of work

Despite concerns of COVID-19, construction of the new Wrangell Medical Center has continued largely unhindered. Work on the new hospital began back in April of 2019, with an official groundbreaking ce...

 

Police report

CORRECTION: In the March 19 edition of the Sentinel, we printed the police log supplied by the Wrangell Police Department which was a year old. Two weeks of the police log appear below. March 09 Citizen Assist. Animal Complaint: Injured doe. March...

 

Coronavirus update:

Two new cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been identified in Fairbanks, bringing the total known cases in Alaska to three. Conditions and guidance regarding COVID-19 is changing by the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 19, 2020

Wrangell takes precautionary steps for coronavirus

With the ongoing spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, many communities across the nation are doing their best to be prepared. This is also true in Alaska. There are only a few confirmed...

 

Wrangell organizations collaborate in coronavirus preparedness

The City and Borough of Wrangell (CBW), the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and local leadership met last Wednesday in the first weekly meeting to collaborate and prepare a local...

 

Chocolate Lover's Festival

Wrangell's annual Chocolate Lover's Festival was held downtown last Saturday morning, Feb. 8. People had the opportunity to buy a box full of homemade chocolates and bid on several raffle items....

 

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