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A look back at 2016


January 5, 2017

Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Volunteers and harbor employees begin shifting the Sun Totem from its erstwhile storage at the boatyard to Wrangell Cooperative Center's recently built carving facility. The pole was the biggest of seven moved in March last year.

For Wrangell, the past year was one mixed with successes and setbacks, shared tragedies and uplifting moments. Sales taxes collected over the spring and summer tour seasons neared all-time highs, with the visitor industry

experiencing a good season overall. On the other end, fishermen experienced one of their worst harvests of the summer, which after a disappointing 2015 season has put the fiscal pinch on a number of local families, boat builders, and associated sectors.

As 2017 dawns, concerns over the state budget – and revenue sharing with municipalities – continue with a


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