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Wrangell outing makes $3,200 for cancer care

Fifty women from Petersburg and Wrangell played in a golf outing on Saturday to raise money for cancer patients in southeast Alaska at the 2017 Rally for Cancer Care. The outing, sponsored by the...

The 'Great American Eclipse' is approaching on August 21

The country is preparing for an astronomical moment that hasn’t happened in 99 years, and southeast Alaska will witness about 60 percent of it. For the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse will cut through the United States on Mon.,...

Fall Dungeness crab open only 30 days

PETERSBURG — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced August 15, that the 2017/2018 commercial Dungeness crab fall fishing season in Registration Area A (Southeastern Alaska) will be reduced in duration. All waters open to commercial...

5 rescued after Alaska plane makes emergency landing

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Five people aboard a commuter plane were rescued Monday after an emergency landing in waters near southeast Alaska. Alaska State Troopers say the Monday morning incident occurred near Coghlan Island a few miles from...

Federal officials tag drug package in Alaska, make arrests

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Two people in Alaska who handled a drug package after it was spotted in the mailing process and then tagged by federal officials have been arrested. Christian John Peters, 44, and Tiffany Jo Spaulding, 34, were arraigned on...

Judge hears motion in August 2015 landslide lawsuit

SITKA, Alaska (AP) – The trial date in a lawsuit related to an August 2015 landslide in Sitka has been set. Superior Court Judge Trevor Stephens on Thursday set the date for Nov. 4, 2019, along with hearing arguments for summary judgment...

Newspaper files for bankruptcy protection, gets new owners

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Dispatch News has announced it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is in the process of transitioning to new ownership. KTVA reports the newspaper’s potential buyers might pay as much as $1 million for...

Men's Cancer Care 9 hole golf tournament

Muskeg Meadows had 14 men participate in the Men’s Cancer Care 9 hole golf tournament on Sun., August 13. The first place team was Wayne Harding, Wayne Ellis, and Brian Smith with a net score of 23 and a team handicap of 15. The second place team...

Paddle weekend

Six women paddled a section of the Stikine River, starting at Great Glacier on Thursday night and ending up in Wrangell on Sunday evening. Pictured having breakfast at the Chief Shakes Hot Tubs on...

The Way We Were

August 23, 1917: Harry Eastman who formerly conducted a shoe shop on Front Street and who left Wrangell for Atlin in January, has enlisted in Ontario and is now on his way to France. Mr. Eastman made many friends in Wrangell. His place of business...

Public meeting for final phase of Wrangell junkyard cleanup

WRANGELL, Alaska – A public meeting to discuss the Wrangell junkyard cleanup project will be Mon., Aug. 21 at 5:30pm in the Wrangell City Chambers at 205 Brueger Street. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and NRC Alaska...

Obituary: Robert Leroy Seimears, 87

Robert Leroy Seimears, 87, passed away on June 6, 2017 in Wrangell, Alaska. He had been in a Long Term Care resident for five years. Robert was born August 5, 1929 in Bellingham, Washington to Clara... Full story

To the Editor

To the Editor: I’ve heard community leaders pose the question, “How can we make Wrangell a community that attracts and retains those in the younger generations?” With the dark economic cloud looming on Alaska’s horizon, the answers to this... Full story

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