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Dockside dentistry: practitioner island-hopping around SE

Venturing into Southeast waters this summer, Dr. Victor Stime of Spokane, Washington, plotted out a working retirement for himself. "I've been doing dentistry for 31 years," he explained. "I've been ...

Assembly and union reach 3-year contract agreement

Wrangell's City and Borough Assembly and the city's public employees union finally reached a settlement over a collective bargaining agreement last week, bringing to a close three years of...

Wrangell timber project EIS up for review

The Tongass National Forest supervisor's office announced last week the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) and draft record of decision (ROD) for a prospective timber sale are now available...

Full calendar for 2017 Bearfest

A full complement of events is being arranged for next week's Bearfest, the eighth held since the festival's inception. It was started in 2010 by Alaska Vistas operator Sylvia Ettefagh, in order to...

Alaska lawmakers vote to cut oil, gas drilling subsidies

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska legislators have voted to cut oil and gas drilling subsidies from the budget. The compromise proposal was approved late Saturday in an 18-0 vote in the Senate and a 33-6 vote in the House, the Juneau Empire reported....

WCA gets new admins, designing office space

A new administrator has been hired by Wrangell Cooperative Association, assuming the role last week. Esther Ashton was hired to the position, which had been created in 2015 in order to implement Wrangell Tribal Council’s long-range strategic...

Residents cautioned to be water-conscious

Wrangell’s utility users were advised last week to start being more conservative with their water usage, with the city going into the first phase of its emergency response plan. The plant which has treated the city’s municipal water supply for...

Patricia Roppel Research Library opens to public at museum

The Nolan Center is giving inquisitive locals someplace quiet to research, with Wrangell Museum staff setting up a station inside its office. Speaking Tuesday, Nolan Center director Terri Henson...

Recall application sought for four Assembly members

PETERSBURG ­– The Petersburg Assembly is being accused of violating the Alaska Open Meetings Act in a recall application that is sponsored by 12 community members, including city employees and two former mayors. The petition seeks to oust four...

Sitka brothers bake cookies to help Syrian refugees

SITKA, Alaska (AP) – Three Sitka brothers baked cookies to help a Syrian refugee family arrive safely in Canada. Blake, Dane and Nate LaPerriere, ages 15, 7 and 11, respectively, were excited to learn this week that the family made it to Canada...

The Way We Were

July 26, 1917: Messrs, Kirk and Overbeck of the U.S. Geological Survey were in Wrangell early this week to make arrangements for a cruise in this district. The services of W.C. Waters with his motorboat “The Glenora” were obtained and the party...

Paddle pals in Petersburg

Wrangell paddlers Ian Weishar, Bryan Ottesen, Esther Ashton, Kelsey Leak and Lizzy Romane take part in the 4th annual Paddle Battle in the Narrows on Saturday. With participants taking to either...

Obituary: Harriet Crocker Jackson Schirmer, M.D., 90

Harriet Crocker Jackson Schirmer, M.D., 90 died at Wrangell Medical Center, Wrangell, Alaska on July 10, 2017. She was born on September 25, 1926 to Myron Robinson Jackson M.D. and Mildred Wicker...

Reflections

Here we are well past July 4 and all the excitement of the celebration of our country’s birth. We had great times with ample food to eat, events to watch and participate in. A great day for us. It is fun to see friends and get caught up on their...

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