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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...

 

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...

 

New state budget sees potential closure of Wrangell F&G office

Governor Mike Dunleavy's administration released a proposed budget for FY 2021 on Dec. 11. Total revenues for the state of Alaska would be about $8.77 million, and expenditures at $10.18 million. A...

 

Wrangell groups discuss fair division of moose meat

Members of the Wrangell Fish and Game Advisory Committee and other local organizations met at the Salvation Army building on Dec. 11 to discuss how best to distribute this year's collection of moose m...

 

P&Z Commission holds December meeting

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning commission held their monthly meeting last Thursday, Dec. 12. It was the first meeting for Commissioner Jillian Privett, who was just appointed by the borough...

 

Moose taken in closed season

On 12-4-19, Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Wrangell, investigated a moose that was taken on Wrangell island after the registration moose season had closed. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Wrangell AWT office at...

 

School board reviews budget assumptions

The Wrangell School Board met last Monday evening, Dec. 16, for several important topics. Two of the topics covered in the meeting were a look at the district's 2021 budget assumptions, and a...

 

2020 to be kicked off with a murder mystery ball

There are many different ways to celebrate the coming new year. People go to parties, make toasts, agree to new resolutions. In Wrangell, a new tradition that will be kicking off this New Year's Eve...

 

City looking into sudden rise in electric bills

The City and Borough of Wrangell released a statement last Friday, Dec. 6, in response to several complaints about residents' electric bills suddenly increasing. A Facebook post by Edward Rilatos on...

 

Assembly hears from Rep. Ortiz, takes stance on Roadless Rule, discusses tax refund

The Borough assembly had a busy night during their meeting on Dec. 10. The meeting opened with a report from State Representative Dan Ortiz. Ortiz said he is going around to the communities he...

 

Evergreen Elementary receives national recognition

School officials recently announced that Evergreen Elementary is one of two Alaskan schools to receive national recognition from the ESEA Distinguished Schools Recognition Program. Evergreen is being...

 

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