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 By Sentinel staff    News    September 16, 2021 

Parks & Rec wants to help more kids with financial aid

The Wrangell Parks and Recreation Department wants to help more kids whose families who may not be able to afford the fees for activities. “The department believes that everyone should have the opportunity to participate in the scheduled...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 22, 2021

Rising count of infections moves Alaska into high alert

As visitor travel to Alaska picks up strength, as residents participate in summer events, and as the pace of vaccinations slows down, the state’s COVID-19 case count is rising, prompting a return to high-alert status and warnings by health...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 22, 2021

New jiu jitsu class starts next month

“I don’t know, somehow you kind of get addicted to it, I guess,” Matt Nore said. Nore, volunteering with the Parks and Recreation Department, will be hosting jiu jitsu classes starting next month. Nore has grown up enjoying combat sports, he...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    July 15, 2021

Wrangell reports 2nd COVID case this week

Borough officials late Friday afternoon reported Wrangell's second COVID-19 case since the Fourth of July celebration. The individual is a Wrangell resident who had not recently traveled out of town, but is linked to the other case reported earlier... Full story

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 8, 2021

Park restroom vandalism gets worse in the summer

Though vandalism of park facilities is all too frequent, it doesn’t mean staff shrugs off the damage. “Part of this is what we expect, although our hope is not to be dealing with vandalism,” said Kate Thomas, director of the borough’s parks...

 

Find Your Adventure at Wrangell's 4th of July

Friday, July 2 3-on-3 Basketball: Start at 10 a.m. At the covered play area behind Evergreen Elementary School. Chairperson: Christie Good Art Clark Scrap Fish Derby: 11 a.m. City Dock Summer Float...  PDF

 
 By Larry Persily    News    May 27, 2021

Dogs not to blame for waste piles at park

The weeks of cleaning up after others and asking pet owners to pick up what their dogs leave behind looks to have made a difference at Volunteer Park. Volunteer picker-upper Joan Sargent was at the park last Friday and said, “It’s so much...

 

Digging in for downtown

Renate Davies (left) and WCA staff Esther Reece, Lizzie Romane, Deanna Horn and Kim Wickman dug in, pitched in, planted and trimmed one of the 14 downtown garden beds last Friday as part of the...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    May 6, 2021

Volunteers needed to replant downtown gardens this weekend

A few volunteers and city parks and recreation staff have started the work, but the big push to clean up, restore and replant downtown garden beds -and generally spruce up Front Street - is this...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    April 29, 2021

Wrangell competes for mileage against Petersburg and Juneau

Wrangell, Petersburg and Juneau residents are competing to see who can walk, hike or run the farthest - without ever leaving town. "Bragging rights will go to the community that walks/hikes/runs the...

 

The Way We Were

March 3, 1921 About 160 feet of the dock, which is being built by Donald Sinclair for the convenience of fisherman and other boatmen who are patrons of the City Store, have been completed and the balance of the 200 feet, which will be the length of...

 

City general fund projected to end year in surplus

Thanks to the use of federal CARES Act funds to offset wages, and not as bleak a year as had been expected for sales tax revenue, the city general fund is projected to close out Fiscal Year 2021 in th...

 

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...

 

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to all who helped with Polar Plunge and Dip Thanks to all who participated in the 2021 Polar Plunge and Dip. Also, a big thank you to all the folks who came out to help and donate, including...

 

Hot dog lunch

The Wrangell Parks and Recreation Department, and other city employees, celebrated the holiday season with a free hot dog lunch to the community last Wednesday afternoon. Despite rainy weather,...

 

Assembly approves final CARES Act spending plan

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met last Friday afternoon, Dec. 18, for a special meeting. They convened to approve of a final spending plan for the city's remaining CARES Act funding before the close...

 

COVID-19 daily update:

December 17 Jamie Roberts, with the Wrangell EOC, reported that there are currently no active cases of COVID-19 in the community. Statewide, Alaska’s case count is 41,859 as of yesterday. This is... Full story

 

Community pool closed for tank replacement

While borough facilities have been temporarily closed in response to increases in COVID-19 cases across the state, the city's community pool will remain closed a little longer. A replacement project f...

 

Swim season in review

It has been a strange year for high school sports, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. State tournaments were cancelled, mitigation plans were drafted, travel and in-person competition were limited. The...

 

P&R considering options for winter programming

Wrangell Parks and Recreation has learned a lot about adaptability this past year, P&R Director Kate Thomas said. With the COVID-19 pandemic, she said that things could change quickly and her...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 16, 2020

Parks and Rec Board review budget, discuss tentative summer programming

The Wrangell Parks and Recreation Advisory Board met Monday, June 29. During the meeting, the board reviewed the department's new budget for FY 2021, and also took a look at some tentative plans for...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 11, 2020

Deficit gap, revenue reductions discussed in budget workshop

The Wrangell Borough assembly held another budget workshop last week, Wednesday, June 3. In this meeting the assembly briefly reviewed a looming budget deficit in the borough's general fund. They...

 

Winners of "Wrangell's Got Talent" to be announced this Saturday

As the COVID-19 pandemic has gone on, people have turned to technology to help stay in touch from a safe distance. The schools have been hosting lessons online, the borough assembly has been meeting...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 30, 2020

Economic recovery task force meets to discuss business needs, state mandates

The Reopen Wrangell Task Force, made up of several representatives across the community, met last Monday afternoon to discuss ways to assist Wrangell's economy through the COVID-19 pandemic. The task...

 

Closure of borough playgrounds and best practices in parks

Effective immediately, all Borough playgrounds are closed to the public. Parks and Recreation discourages use of park shelters, picnic tables, and benches as a means of mitigating the transmission of COVID-19. Public health officials say that the...

 

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