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 By Andrew Czernek    News    January 14, 2021 

Wrangell loses as Windstar Cruises cancels summer sailings

Cruise ship companies serving Southeast Alaska are taking reservations for the summer season after losing all of last year to the pandemic - but not all cruise lines will return this year. Windstar...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 14, 2021 

COVID-19 daily update:

December 17 Jamie Roberts, with the Wrangell EOC, reported that there are currently no active cases of COVID-19 in the community. Statewide, Alaska’s case count is 41,859 as of yesterday. This is... Full story

 
 By Larry Persily    News    January 14, 2021 

Governor makes dividends key element of legislative session

The Legislature is set to convene next week in Juneau, with the Permanent Fund dividend perhaps the biggest issue lawmakers will confront. Gov. Mike Dunleavy wants the state to pay individual Alaskans...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 14, 2021 

Wrangell assembly extends emergency declaration

The Wrangell Borough Assembly unanimously voted Tuesday evening to extend the borough's COVID-19 emergency declaration through March to ensure the community remains eligible for any financial...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 14, 2021 

Driver escapes after truck falls into Heritage Harbor

A few minutes before 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, an 87-year-old driver pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake on his truck and launched from the parking lot into the water of Heritage Harbor. The...

 
 By Sentinel staff    News    January 14, 2021 

Domestic violence shelter seeks board candidates

The Women in Safe Homes (WISH) domestic violence shelter in Ketchikan serves Wrangell families too, and its board seat designated for a Wrangell member will be up at the nonprofit organization's annua...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 14, 2021 

Wolves gearing up for new season

While the season's schedule is still tentative amid the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wrangell Wolves are preparing for a new season of basketball. This will be Coach Cody Angerman'...

 

Year in review

July July 2: With recent national attention on racial bias and police brutality, the community met via web conference June 29 for an evening town hall meeting to discuss policing practices in...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 14, 2021 

City returns mayoral recall application

The city received an application to recall Mayor Steve Prysunka early this week from a group unhappy with Wrangell's face mask requirement. But the filing was premature, said Borough Clerk Kim Lane,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 14, 2021 

SEARHC offers CNA training program in Wrangell

The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium will host a training program for certified nursing assistants in Wrangell, starting next week. While the program has existed in Wrangell in the past, it...

 

Another year of state ferry budget stress

Between state budget cuts, a mainline vessel engine breakdown, a halt to port calls in Prince Rupert, B.C., and COVID-19 travel restrictions, the Alaska Marine Highway System has struggled the past...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 7, 2021

Deputy Magistrate Nash retiring after 22 years

After two decades at the Wrangell court, Deputy Magistrate Leanna Nash will retire Jan. 30. Nash first accepted a position in the court back in 1999, she said. Twenty-two years later, she felt that...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 7, 2021

Wrangell starts 2021 with cautious optimism for the economy

While many are thankful 2020 has come to an end, it does not necessarily mean an end to 2020's problems. Wrangell, like many other communities around the world, has struggled through the COVID-19...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 7, 2021

Light & Power solves wiring issue with generator

Early last week, Wrangell Municipal Light & Power repaired an issue involving one of its newer diesel generators. Light & Power Director Rod Rhoades said a computer controlling the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 7, 2021

Swim club takes over can recycling

The aluminum can recycling bins next to Wrangell IGA are under new management. Kim Wickman, with the Wrangell Cooperative Association's IGAP department, said the Wrangell Swim Club will handle the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 7, 2021

Year in review

January Jan. 2: Along with the lights, trees and carolers, the Salvation Army's red Christmas kettles are a common sight during the holiday season. Lt. Jon Tollerud, Wrangell's new corps officer,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 7, 2021

Students back in class after winter break

Wrangell Public Schools reopened their doors Tuesday at the end of winter break, sitting down students back in the classroom. "I love school," said second grader Hailey Bartlett as she stood outside...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 7, 2021

Truck drives into Heritage Harbor

A few minutes before 1:30 p.m. Saturday, an 87-year-old driver pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake on his truck and launched from the parking lot into the water of Heritage Harbor. The driver was helped from the truck and did not appear... Full story

 

WCA building smokehouses

Over the past few days, people have been hard at work in and around the WCA carving shed on Front Street, constructing smokehouses. These smokehouses are part of the cooperative association's...

 

Progress made on Mariners' Memorial walls

Groundwork for the Wrangell Mariners' Memorial has come to a halt for winter, but progress has still been made recently. Jenn Miller-Yancey, with the Mariners' Memorial board, reported that work is be...

 

Hospital construction in final stages

Construction of the new Wrangell Medical Center, ongoing since a groundbreaking ceremony in May of 2019, is nearing completion. According to a Dec. 22 press release from the Southeast Alaska Regional...

 

Moderna vaccines arrive within SEARHC care network

On December 22, the first allocations of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination arrived in the communities of Wrangell, Klawock, Haines, Hoonah, Kake, and Angoon. SouthEast Alaska Regional Health...

 

Wrangell receives first batch of COVID vaccines

There were no sled dogs, and Nome is far away from Wrangell, but last week's delivery of COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines was still very Alaskan. Wrangell received its first batch of vaccines for the virus We...

 

Jack Carney named assistant coach of the year

By Caleb Vierkant Sentinel writer Family, friends, students, and coworkers gathered online and in the WHS gym last Thursday, Dec. 17, to surprise teacher Jack Carney. Carney was named "Assistant...

 

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