Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Local bar to celebrate decade of libation


September 14, 2017

Dan Rudy / Wrangell Sentinel

Reme Privett gets ready to open up Rayme's Bar Monday morning. Just over his shoulder, a stuffed chicken is one of the bar's many trophies. The horns and heads have come from a number of people over the years, but this particular one was his own. "The chicken attacked me. So I got the last laugh on that," he explained.

One of Wrangell's watering holes will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary this weekend.

Rayme's Bar owner Reme Privett had purchased the establishment – then the Brig Bar – back in 2007, reopening its doors on September 14. The Brig's longtime owner, Lawrence Bahovec, had been running the bar since 1962. Though he had just turned 90, Privett recounted Bahovec still worked in the bar six days a week. He was looking to get out of the business as Privett was hoping to get into it, and he approached Bahovec with a proposal to buy the bar.

"What got me into it was I was working for my dad...

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