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 By Sarah Aslam    News    December 2, 2021 

Power restored to remaining 90 homes without light in Wrangell

The aftermath of an unexpectedly strong Tuesday weather system affected life in Wrangell, postponing community events and unfurling an outpouring of support amid power outages. Power was restored to... Full story

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    December 2, 2021 

Unexpected wind gusts knock out power in town

An unexpected, strong weather system sent high winds tearing through Wrangell, snapping three Southeast Alaska Power Agency poles which blocked the highway at City Park and knocked out power to most of Wrangell for much of Tuesday afternoon into the...

 

High winds expected to hit Southeast; residents urged to stay safe

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the Southeast due to a storm moving through this weekend. The storm will be bringing winds from 24 to 45 miles per hour, with gusts up to 75 mph from 3 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. on Saturd... Full story

 

Snowstorm forces flyers to abandon planes on Denali

ANCHORAGE (AP) - Five people had to ski through a heavy Alaska snowstorm to a mountain chalet after abandoning their airplanes on a glacier on North America’s tallest peak, where they were stranded for the weekend, officials said Monday. The five...

 

Repairs made after stormy week

Last week saw high winds and stormy weather for many Southeast Alaskan communities. In Haines, there was a landslide that led to several people going missing. According to the Associated Press, in an...

 

Tree lighting ceremony postponed

Wrangell's Christmas tree lighting ceremony has been postponed due to bad weather and ongoing efforts by the city's electrical department to keep power running, according to the Wrangell Chamber of...

 

ADEC settlement covered in Assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday night, Dec. 8, for a work session and regular assembly meeting. There were multiple items covered during the night. Three big topics of discussion included a...

 

Tree lighting ceremony postponed

Wrangell’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony has been postponed due to bad weather and ongoing efforts by the city’s electrical department to keep power running, according to the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce. In a Facebook post on Thursday, Dec.... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 6, 2020

State Troopers say driver may have lost control of vehicle

Alaska State Troopers continue to investigate a fatal accident that claimed the lives of four seine boat crewmembers sometime after 10 P.M. on Monday, July 27. A Ford Excursion driven by Siguard...

 

Thunder and lightning bolts

A thunderstorm passed over Wrangell last Saturday evening, Aug. 1. While Southeast Alaska sees rain rather frequently, thunder and lightning are less common. Many people sat outside or near their...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Assembly holds final budget workshop

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held one of their last budget work sessions last Wednesday evening, June 17, to finalize next year's budget for the city. For FY 2021, Wrangell is looking at revenues of...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 14, 2020

Hospital construction continues with COVID protections in place

Construction of Wrangell's new hospital is continuing, despite some impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to an update supplied by Sondra Forrester, with SEARHC, the project has suffered from...

 

Reflections

Wrangell is a city where boats are an essential part of life. Even if you don’t personally own one, your life is impacted by a boat. The barge, a ferry, cruise ships, they all have a way of impacting lives here in Wrangell. One of the most...

 

Guest Commentary

As our nation and the world experiences the life-altering impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic, I wanted to take a moment to speak to you directly. If you’ve followed our many press conferences this week, you know that Alaska is rapidly...

 

Wrangell resident found deceased in overturned vessel southwest of Wrangell

Randall Ferdinand, 53, of Wrangell, passed away at sea last Sunday. A dispatch from the Alaska State Troopers reports that they received a report of an overturned vessel about 12 miles southwest of...

 

The Way We Were In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

January 29, 1920 The girl’s Lend a Hand club will give a luncheon and candy sale at the gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. A musical program will be given at the time. The boys of the Grammar and High school rooms invited the girl’s Lend a Hand clu...

 

Nolan Center opens new shipwreck exhibit

The Nolan Center opened its newest exhibit on shipwrecks with much fanfare last Friday, Nov. 8. With food, wine, music, and special presentations, many people turned out for the grand opening. The...

 

The Way We Were In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

November 6 , 1919 Armistice Day, Tuesday, November 11, will be observed in Wrangell by a short patriotic program followed by a dance at the Redmen’s Hall. A special section will be reserved for returned soldier and sailors who are requested to...

 

Alaska Supreme Court to hear youths' climate change lawsuit

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit that claims state policy on fossil fuels is harming the constitutional right of young Alaskans to a safe climate. Sixteen Alaska youths in 2017 sued the st...

 

New monitors aim to help detect landslides in Alaska town

SITKA, Alaska (AP) – New technology distributed in an Alaska community is expected to help detect and study conditions that lead to landslides, a researcher said. The landslide detection system in Sitka will monitor soil moisture levels and help...

 

Editorial: IBU strike benefits Gov. Dunleavy

The strike called for by the Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific (IBU) this week defies all logic. Talk about giving the governor exactly what he wants at a most expeditious time - the script...

 

Obituary: Norman L. Ream, 96

Norman L. Ream, 96, passed away on June 24, 2019. He was born in Ketchikan, Territory of Alaska, on November 23, 1922, the second of four children of Anna and Joel S. Ream. Norm graduated from the Uni... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 30, 2019

SECON beginning work on Bennett Street, Airport Road

Southeast Alaska construction company SECON has returned to Wrangell to do some road work. They were working in Wrangell last summer to renovate Evergreen Avenue, which runs from the ferry terminal past Petroglyph Beach, before transitioning into...

 

Alaska community hits temperature milestone

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A small southeast Alaska community reached 70 degrees last week, which weather data suggests is the earliest point that temperature has been reached in the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Bezenek says...

 

Snow warning

Several towns came under a winter storm warning late last week. Towns like Wrangell, Petersburg, and Kake were told, in a report by the National Weather Service, to expect between five and eight...

 

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