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Assembly moving ahead with SEARHC hospital transfer

The City and Borough Assembly took its next serious step in redirecting Wrangell Medical Center’s future on Tuesday, authorizing a resolution to pursue a strategic affiliation with Southeast Alaska Rural Health Consortium. Earlier this year the...

AmeriCorps crew making friends and working projects

A group of visiting AmeriCorps volunteers have been leaving their mark around Wrangell the past month, with the community being their last stop in a 10-month tour of service. Ten volunteers coming...

Accident at bridge results in two fatalities

A bridgeside traffic accident was discovered Monday evening, one which resulted in two fatalities and left two more passengers critically injured. Rainie Doak was traveling with her three children...

Substitute steps in for royalty competition

The three-way royalty competition leading up to this year's July 4 celebrations has had a change of cast, Wrangell Chamber of Commerce announced last week. A regular feature of the local...

2018-19 budget adopted amid maintenance needs

Following an estimated 14 hours of discussion over three separate workshops, members of the Wrangell City and Borough Assembly approved a budget for the 2019 fiscal year, which begins July 1. Getting there has not been an easy process, mulling over...

Candidates file for district House races

With the legislative season at an end and no special sessions left in sight, candidates for Alaska’s primaries and general elections have already put themselves forward for voters’ consideration. By the end of the June 1 filing deadline, House...

Mental Health Trust violated law, audit asserts

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority violated several state laws, according to a special audit. The Alaska Division of Legislative Audit released a report Tuesday that said the Trust Authority violated state statutes...

Large cruise company to buy up Skagway rail access

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – One of the world's largest cruise companies plans to buy a railroad used to carry summer tourists between the Alaska community of Skagway and Carcross in Canada's Yukon. Carnival Corp. announced Thursday that it plans to buy...

Wrangell Olympian earns three golds at state summer games

A Wrangell boy earned three more medals at his second showing at the Special Olympics Summer Games, held last weekend in Anchorage. A swimmer, Carter Hammer competed in a total of four events. For...

Weekend tourneys draw good crowd

Taking advantage of the fair weather, dozens of golfers hit the links at Muskeg Meadows over the weekend for a pair of tournaments. On June 8 the Stikine Sportsmen Association's annual tournament...

The Way We Were

June 13, 1918 A meeting of the local War Savings Stamps Committee will be held at the Town hall June 17, at 8 p.m. for the purpose of making arrangements and appointing sub committees to handle the War Savings Stamp drive of the 28th inst.,...

Dan's Dispatch

Legislative session has ended, and now that I’m back in the district, I’d like to give you a brief overview of this year’s legislative actions that will impact Wrangell.  As your state representative, I sponsored and passed three bills –...

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