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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 23, 2020 

Fish and Game Advisory Committee elect officers, review moose harvest, discuss potential elk hunt

Wrangell's advisory committee for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game met last Thursday evening, Jan. 16, to cover several important topics. The first of which was the election of new officers to...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 23, 2020 

AP&T to cease printing phone books

Due to the rising costs of production and numerous electronic options, Alaska Power & Telephone will stop printing phone books after the 2020 edition that is coming out in March. According to...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 23, 2020 

CVB continue drafting best management practices, hear Truly360 report

The Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Thursday, Jan. 16, to continue discussing their rough draft of their tourism best management practices document. The TBMP document, as covered in previous...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 23, 2020 

Assembly opposes whale habitat proposal, considers plastic bag ban, approves "social fabric" resolution

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met last week, Jan. 14, to discuss the potential establishment of critical habitat areas for humpback whales in Southeast Alaska. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 23, 2020 

Parks and Rec Committee review winter activities, discuss HOP Project

The Wrangell Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee met last week, Jan. 15, to discuss the recent series of winter activities, as well as to continue planning for the upcoming Helping Our Parks...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 23, 2020 

School board discusses bus contract, review first budget draft

While not originally on the agenda for the night, the Wrangell School Board discussed the potential future of their contract with Etolin Bus Company during their meeting Monday, Jan. 20. The item was...

 

Two recognized as patriotic employers

This past week two Wrangell residents were recognized as "patriotic employers" by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve program. The ESGR is a Department of Defense program, according to...

 

Meet Thomas Radke, the new police chief

After the retirement of Doug McCloskey last summer, the Wrangell Police Department has been operating without an official police chief. That came to an end last week, as Tom Radke started his job as...

 

Meeting held to cover the importance of advance directives

The Hospice of Wrangell organized a weekend of community education forums on Jan. 11 and 12, to help Wrangell residents learn how to "get their ducks in a row" before they pass away. Some of the...

 

2020 SE Alaska Shrimp Permits Are Now Available Online

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reminds anglers that the 2020 sport shrimp permits are now available online. The 2020 Subsistence and Personal Use permits are also available online...

 

Assembly workshops future priorities, begin talks for budget process

The borough assembly and other city officials met Saturday morning, Jan. 11, to workshop future priorities for the city and to look at the upcoming budget process. A long list of state and federal...

 

Quick meeting for Planning and Zoning Commission

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission held a relatively short meeting last Thursday evening. There was only one main agenda item for the meeting, a request by Sara Gadd for a conditional use...

 

Jury summonses by email in Alaska

When Alaskans are summoned for jury service, they fill out and return a questionnaire that allows court personnel to qualify, defer, or excuse them from service. After historically sending these...

 

How to promote healthy pollinators

Christi Henthorn is a journeyman beekeeper with Wuerker Bee Apiary, of North Carolina. She describes herself on her website as a native of Wisconsin and an Alaskan transplant, currently raising bees...

 

Census committee workshops getting higher turnout in Wrangell

City officials and other community members came together at city hall last week on Jan. 10 to discuss the upcoming 2020 census. The census occurs nationwide every 10 years, since the government began...

 

Wrangell and Petersburg lose power

The cities of Wrangell and Petersburg both briefly lost power on Friday morning, Jan. 10. The power outage occurred a little before 11 a.m. and lasted about an hour. Both cities typically receive...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 9, 2020

Nolan Center welcomes the new decade with a murder mystery

The Nolan Center celebrated the new year on Dec. 31, with a murder mystery party. As this new year marks a new decade, a return to the '20s, the party had a 1920s theme to it. With jazz music, people...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 9, 2020

2019: A year in review Part 2, July - December

Below is the second half of The Wrangell Sentinel's review of 2019, covering the months of July to December: July July 4 - Wrangell Police Chief Doug McCloskey was recognized for his service to the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 2, 2020

2019: A year in review

Following is the Wrangell Sentinel's news review for January through June of 2019. Next week the review will include events from July through December. January Jan. 13 - The Fairbanks Arts...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 2, 2020

CVB discusses tourism best management practices

Wrangell's Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Monday, Dec. 23, to continue their ongoing work on putting together a "tourism best management practices" document for the city. This conversation...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 2, 2020

Salvation Army raises thousands in Wrangell and Petersburg

Along with the lights, the trees and carolers, the Salvation Army's red Christmas kettles are a very common sight during the holiday season. Standing in front of stores and on street corners,...

 

The spirit of giving

A longstanding tradition for Wrangell High School students is their senior project. As their high school careers begin to draw to a close, WHS students will organize a community service project to...

 

City holds town hall meeting on tourism industry

City officials, community members, and local business owners met at the Nolan Center last Tuesday evening, Dec. 17, to discuss Wrangell's tourism industry. This meeting was to cover the recent...

 

Wrangell resident hit with fine from NOAA

On Dec. 20, NOAA issued a press release stating they had given a Notice of Violation Assessment to Wrangell resident Sylvia Ettefagh. She was given a fine for failing to offload and report the...

 

Alaska Natives Without Land begin organizing volunteer efforts

Back at the end of August of this year, Alaska Natives Without Land visited Wrangell to hold a presentation on their organization and mission. The group represents five Alaska Native communities in...

 

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