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 By Larry Persily    News    July 29, 2021 

COVID cases accelerate statewide

Wrangell’s half-dozen new COVID-19 cases July 15-27 are a small piece of a wave of infections spreading across Alaska, with more than 2,200 cases reported statewide during that same period. Most of the new cases are people who have not been...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 29, 2021 

Borough plans careful look at Institute grounds

The borough’s plans to subdivide the former Wrangell Institute Native boarding school property will wait until a thorough inspection of the site is conducted for cultural artifacts and remains. “We are working with both the Army Corps of...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 29, 2021 

Junior entrepreneur at work with Lobtail Lemonade stand

"Mostly what I do, when I'm not busy, is I mostly sit inside and ... just think about what I'm going to do," Jonah Hurst said. Jonah, 8 years old, is the young entrepreneur behind Jonah's Lobtail...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 29, 2021 

Borough approves new Shoemaker cell tower

The borough assembly Tuesday evening approved a lease amendment for a new cell tower at the Shoemaker Harbor, which the developer said will bring improved cell service to the island. Action on a second agreement to lease borough land for a new tower...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 29, 2021 

Regional, economic divides hinder compromise on state's fiscal future

Some of the key players in legislative efforts to reach a compromise on a long-term fiscal plan for the state — in addition to settling on an amount for this fall’s Permanent Fund dividend — say growing regional, political and economic...

 
 News    July 29, 2021 

Correction

The Sentinel on July 22 incorrectly reported that Baked for Breakfast plans to add something similar to “Diamond C hash browns” to its menu. The news story should have reported the dish would be similar to “Diamond C hash.” The Sentinel...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 29, 2021 

Salmon runs have been weak

Salmon harvests are coming in slowly in the Wrangell-Petersburg area, according to Sea Level Seafoods and the state fisheries biologist out of Petersburg. Though it’s too early for a lot of specific numbers, both report catches have been lower...

 
 By Cindy Martin    News    July 29, 2021 

Sculptor turns driftwood into life-size animals

Sigrid Vanek, driftwood sculptor, "raises wildlife" on her Wrangell beachfront property. This summer, a curious bear made an appearance for Bearfest, the annual event now underway in town. For years,...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    July 29, 2021 

Postal Service releases Raven stamp this week

The U.S. Postal Service will officially release the "Raven Story" stamp at 11 a.m. Friday at the Sealaska Heritage Institute in Juneau. The stamp, designed by Juneau-based Rico Lanáat' Worl, a...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 29, 2021 

New leader has plans for more chamber events in the community

There's some new leadership at the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce, but the organization's mission is still the same: To promote and support local businesses. To do so, said the new executive director...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 29, 2021 

Fundraiser underway for family that lost boat to fire

The Della G, a Wrangell fishing vessel owned and operated by the Churchill family, was lost to a fire in Juneau on July 13. Nobody was on board the 32-foot boat at the time of the fire, according to news reports in Juneau. The Wrangell community has...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    July 29, 2021 

SEARHC encourages Alaskans to check out new options for low-cost health plans

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has joined the list of health care providers encouraging Alaskans to participate in the potentially money-saving special enrollment period for insurance offered under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 29, 2021 

Disc golfers can take a toss for 18 baskets at Muskeg Meadows

Although the directional signs for each hole have not yet arrived, eager disc golf players are tossing their way through the 18-basket course at Muskeg Meadows. "People are playing, it's just not...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 29, 2021 

High school swim team starts practice Aug. 4

Practice starts next week for the Wrangell High School swim team, which had its season cut short last year by pandemic restrictions. After a month of five-day-a-week practice, the team’s first swim meet is tentatively planned for the first weekend...

 
 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 Larry Persily    News    July 22, 2021

Wrangell scheduled for reduced ferry service October-November

Wrangell would see one northbound ferry every other week during October and November, and one southbound ferry the other weeks in October and November under the draft winter schedule released by the Alaska Marine Highway System. That’s down signifi...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 22, 2021

Borough will update cost estimate for water treatment plant

The borough assembly has directed the administration to pursue an updated cost estimate for solving Wrangell’s deficient water-treatment plant. Progress on replacing the treatment process has moved slowly since a 2017 cost estimate of nearly $10...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    July 22, 2021

Bearfest starts 5-day run on Wednesday

Wrangell's annual Bearfest opens Wednesday and will feature symposiums by bear experts, art and photo workshops, children's games, pool time and more - even a demonstration by a Seattle sushi chef,...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 22, 2021

Cruise ship COVID case count climbs to 16

The COVID-19 case count among the 214 passengers and crew who were aboard the American Constellation’s Southeast Alaska cruise the second week of July has risen to 16, as the ship prepared this week to end its 10-day quarantine in Juneau and...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 22, 2021

Wrangell hosts first Heart Walk with Petersburg

Dozens of people from Wrangell and Petersburg came together at the downtown pavilion Sunday morning for the first Heart Walk of their communities, organized as a fundraiser for the Children's Heart Fo...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 22, 2021

Baked for Breakfast plans to mix old and new

The decision to open a business just sort of happened, according to Bridgette Petticrew. She and Celsee Churchill were sitting with their kids at dinner one night, and had a spur-of-the-moment idea...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    July 22, 2021

Health insurance sign-up extended to August 15

This spring’s federal pandemic aid legislation included a provision that could reduce the cost of health insurance available under the Affordable Care Act, the decade-old program that has provided federally subsidized insurance to millions of...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 22, 2021

Wrangell short of foster homes for kids in need

Wrangell needs more foster homes for children. “A lot of people are afraid to even take that first step,” said Vena Talea Stough, a tribal family and youth services case worker in Wrangell with the Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 22, 2021

Coast Guard promotes formation of Wrangell auxiliary detachment

Liz Buness is working to reestablish a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary detachment in Wrangell, and she received some help last week when a retired vice admiral, a division commander and Alaska district chief of staff were in town to meet with community...

 

Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens can start driving into Canada Aug. 9

TORONTO (AP) - Canada announced Monday it will begin letting fully vaccinated U.S. citizens into the country on Aug. 9 — without a 14-day quarantine requirement and with no restrictions on the reason for traveling — and will allow travelers from...

 

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