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 News    May 2, 2019

Vierkant wins four Alaska Press Club awards

Wrangell Sentinel's news editor Caleb Vierkant won four awards from the Alaska Press Club for his work in 2018. For business reporting he placed first with the story about the end of the cruise ship...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 2, 2019

Borough workshops waste program, removes utility deposit interest rate, gives statement on lawsuit

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a workshop before their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 30, to discuss the future of their solid waste program. According to the agenda packet for the evening, Wrangell has handled its waste by shipping the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

SEAPA postpones $841,000 payment to Wrangell and Petersburg

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency, representing the communities of Wrangell, Petersburg, and Ketchikan, decided to postpone a reimbursement plan to its two northern communities in their last meeting....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Three WHS seniors awarded Sasayama/Alaska Pulp Corporation scholarship

Three senior students at Wrangell High School were informed Monday that they were chosen as recipients of the 2019 Sasayama/Alaska Pulp Corporation scholarship. The scholarship was first put together...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

211 hours of work by volunteers at HOP Project

The third Helping Our Parks Project, according to Wrangell Parks and Recreation Director Kate Thomas, was a huge success. The HOP Project is an annual event organized by the parks and rec department,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Basics of Medicare explained in SEARHC presentation

Andrea Thomas, patient health benefits manager with SEARHC, gave a presentation at the Irene Ingle Public Library last Thursday on the basics of Medicare. As many people know, Medicare is a government-run health insurance program. There is a common...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Tlingit artifacts reviewed at final Chautauqua event

The Nolan Center held its final Chautauqua speaking event of the year last week. Wrangell resident Virginia Oliver gave a presentation on her 2017 trip to Washington D.C. where she got to take an...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Birdfest this weekend

Spring is in full swing in Wrangell, and that means Birdfest is back for another year. Birdfest, or the Stikine River Birding Festival, is a weekend full of bird-related events that happen across town and in the Stikine River area. Spring festivals...

 

Sip & Shop

The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce held its Sip & Shop event last Saturday afternoon. Wrangell residents were invited to come downtown to shop and enjoy some wine. The wine glasses sold by the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Third of July fireworks to change location

The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce recently announced that the annual third of July fireworks, a popular part of the city's week-long Fourth of July celebration, will be changing venues this year....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Hospice of Wrangell donates 400 pounds of medical equipment to Ketchikan

Hospice of Wrangell operates a loan closet from which people all around town are able to borrow medical equipment, such as walkers, wheel chairs, shower benches, and other items. Hospice President...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

Churches unite for Good Friday services

Several religious organizations, sponsored by the Wrangell Ministerial Association, came together last week to share a Good Friday service. The service was held at the Presbyterian Church, but also in attendance and participating in the service were...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019

Borough assembly holds workshop with Rep. Don Young

Don Young, currently serving his 23rd term as Alaska's sole congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives, stopped in Wrangell for a workshop with the borough assembly the morning on Monday, April...

 

Work begins for the new hospital

Work began to clear land for Wrangell's new hospital last week. Kendall Nielsen, with Dawson Construction, said that they began cutting down trees on April 4, and will continue to clear and level...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019

"Healthy Homes" coming to town this summer

Members of the Wrangell Cooperative Association and the Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority held a short presentation last Wednesday evening on some upcoming home renovations the organizations...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019

P&Z Commission accept variance request, vacation home rental request

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission had a short meeting last Thursday and one of the main things they discussed in the meeting was a variance request for a front yard setback reduction, by...

 

Murkowski Announces $10.9 Million in Secure Rural Schools Payments to Alaska

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, announced on Tuesday that communities across Alaska will soon receive a total of $10,990,708 to fund schools and local budget priorities. The payments are being...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019

School board reviews report card to the public, discusses new key code system

The Wrangell School Board reviewed the school district's "report card to the public" in their recent meeting on Monday, April 15. The report card, released by the Alaska Department of Education and Ea...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: We need resolutions from the cities of Wrangell, Ketchikan, Juneau, Hoonah, Unalaska, etc. that request that the Alaska Senate and Legislature keep the Alaska Marine Highway in...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019

Community Market back for its seventh season

The Nolan Center held its first community market of the season last Saturday, after a six-month hiatus over the winter. The Wrangell Community Market typically runs from April through September, and...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019

McKinley Angerman Kellogg received bachelor's degree, accepts position with Chinook Shores Lodge

McKinley Angerman Kellogg, granddaughter of Wrangell residents Dick and Barbara Angerman, has recently earned her bachelor's degree and has also accepted a management position with Chinook Shores...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019

Wrangell log painted at City Park

City park is a popular spot for locals and tourists to enjoy the outdoors. The park is also the site of some artwork that is equally popular amongst locals and tourists. A large log, with the town's n...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

"Friends in Grief" series continues

SEARHC health educator and grief specialist Erin Matthes, of Sitka, visited Wrangell in January to host a workshop on the grieving process and how community members can support those who have experien...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Wrangell Community Clean-Up this Saturday

"I've been organizing this cleanup for probably 30 years now, a long time," said Paula Rak. "I just do it because I just want the city to look nice for everybody." Rak, with the help of the Wrangell...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Basketball team, new hospital CEO, library digitizing project covered in assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly recognized the Lady Wolves high school basketball team during their meeting on Tuesday evening for their hard work over the recent season. Mayor Steve Prysunka, in...

 

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