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Judicial council begins process of replacing ousted judge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A state Superior Court judge ousted in the general election will be replaced by an appointee of Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy. Anchorage television station KTVA reports Judge Michael Corey’s term in office ends 90 days after...

 

Alaska Air unveils new Anchorage hangar

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Airlines has a new, $50 million hangar in Anchorage that’s large enough to house two Boeing 737s. KTVA reports the airline unveiled the massive hangar this week at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The...

 

Alaska fishermen sentenced for killing endangered sea lions

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska salmon boat skipper who killed endangered Steller sea lions with a shotgun and hindered an investigation has been fined $20,000 in federal court. Jon Nichols, 31, of Cordova, was sentenced Tuesday to five...

 

Veterans Day recognized at high school

Wrangell High School hosted numerous local veterans and town residents for a Veterans Day Program on Monday. This past Veterans Day was especially unique, as on Nov. 11 one hundred years ago this...

 

Midterm results are in, almost forty percent of Wrangell turned out

Out of 1,904 registered voters in Wrangell, according to preliminary election results for the 2018 midterms, there was a local turnout of 733. This is a percentage of 38.5 percent. Kim Lane, Wrangell city clerk, said there were 175 early ballots...

 

Evergreen Elementary competes for $10,000 in midterm contest

Many Wrangell residents who went out to vote in the Nov. 6 midterms saw a poster board covered in blue "I Voted" stickers. They were encouraged to add their stickers to the collage to support...

 

Boat accident off Heritage Harbor

Early on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 14, a boat accident occurred off of Heritage Harbor. Greg Meissner, with the harbor department, said that one boat was leaving the harbor and sailing westward, towards Zarembo Island. Another boat, with Alaska...

 

18th Thanksgiving basket handout coming soon

"The Thanksgiving baskets have a long tradition of Wrangell neighbors helping other neighbors who are having hard times," said Don and Bonnie Roher. "This is our 18th year of working with the Thanksgiving Baskets." Thanksgiving is a time for...

 

BRAVE to show "Resilience" film

About two months ago, BRAVE hosted a film screening of “Paper Tigers,” a documentary demonstrating how schools and communities can combat ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) that affect the development of their children. This month, on Nov. 17,...

 

Wrangell votes in midterm elections

The midterms have come again, and Wrangell turned out to make their voice heard in the Nov. 6 election. Polls were open at the Nolan Center. On the ballot was the position of Alaska governor and...

 

Correction

In a previous edition of the Wrangell Sentinel, we wrote that Michelle’s prepared the fundraiser dinner for the Lady Wolves volleyball team. The meals were instead prepared by Lynn Balansag and Lynn Martinsen....

 

Full house at Friends of NRA Banquet

The Friends of NRA is the fundraising wing of the National Rifle Association. According to the group's website, they are a "100 percent grassroots effort" to support the second amendment to raise...

 

WMC Auxiliary votes to disband in the near future

The Wrangell Medical Center Auxiliary is an organization that has worked to assist the hospital in providing services to its patients and to “promote the health and welfare of the community,” according to its stated purpose in the bylaws. With...

 

New school designations released for the Wrangell school district

According to a press release from the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED), new designations and grades have been given to schools across the state. This is meant to provide information to parents about the quality of their...

 

Alaska State Representative Dan Ortiz visits Wrangell on re-election campaign

Alaska State Representative Dan Ortiz visited Wrangell last week on the campaign trail. Ortiz is seeking re-election to the state house. He has represented District 36, which covers towns like...

 

Trevor Shaw, candidate for state representative, is tired of the "status quo"

Trevor Shaw moved to Alaska with his parents in 2001. He said that his father had always wanted to live in Alaska, and when his mother found a nursing job with the hospital in Ketchikan, they made a...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 1, 2018

Poker tournament raises funds for Beat the Odds

PETERSBURG – Participants in the fifth annual Annabelle Baker Poker Tournament raised $1,500 on Sunday for the Beat the Odds organization, which raises money for support groups and services for local cancer patients. The tournament was established...

 

Alaska salmon stakeholders divided on ballot initiative

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska salmon stakeholders are split on a ballot initiative that aims to strengthen state law protecting salmon habitat. Most of the 12 Alaska Native regional corporations are opposing the so-called Stand for Salmon...

 

Earthquake shakes towns in Alaska's interior region

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP)– An earthquake has shaken several communities in Alaska’s interior region, but no damage has been reported. The Alaska Earthquake Center says the magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit at about 9 a.m. Saturday approximately 13 miles...

 

Remainder of Unit 3 Elk Hunt closed

(Sitka) – Due to concerns about low elk numbers, from 2008-2012 the elk hunting season on Zarembo Island was closed by emergency order. In 2013, following several consecutive years of emergency...

 

Cruise ship season comes to a close:

The cruise ship season closed in Wrangell earlier this month. The Oceania Regatta was the last cruise ship that pulled into the city dock in 2018. According to a draft schedule from the chamber of...

 

WMC board holds last meeting before SEARHC transition

The Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors met on Oct. 17 for their last meeting before the long-planned transition of authority to SEARHC. This comes after the successful passing of a ballot measure on Oct. 2 allowing SEARHC to take charge of th...

 

Lutheran church celebrates 17th Alaska Day Luncheon

Island of Faith Lutheran Church opened its doors to Wrangell's elderly for a celebration of their 17th annual Alaska Day Senior Luncheon. Gayle Gross, with the church, said that the luncheon was...

 

Assembly discusses removal of invocation from meeting agendas

It was a long meeting for the Wrangell Borough Assembly on the evening of Oct. 23. Nearly reaching two hours long, a large portion of the meeting was devoted to a proposed amendment to the municipal code, which would remove the invocation as a...

 

Medical Center holds flu shot clinic for seniors

The Wrangell Medical Center held a flu shot clinic for Wrangell's senior citizens last Friday at Harbor Light Church. The clinic was open to community members aged 65 and older, who were able to come...

 

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