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Anan improvements to target outhouses and trailhead

For visitors this summer to Anan Wildlife Observatory, trips to the restroom will become a bit less hectic. Up to the present, the oft-visited outdoor attraction's outhouse is sited apart from the...

P&Z moves forward with preliminary plats

Planning and Zoning approved review of a trio of preliminary plats zoned for waterfront development. The first was Lot 5 at the Woodbury Tidelands Subdivision II, in Inner Harbor. Sale of tidelands at the site to owner Brett Woodbury was approved...

School budget growing, despite cuts

Wrangell's Public School Board approved a second draft for the upcoming year's budget, which begins in July. The addition of $375,000 in funds from the school's capital improvement fund approved in...

SEAPA revisits line maintenance contract award

At a special meeting held last week, the governing board for Southeast Alaska Power Agency reconfirmed its approval of a contract for transmission line maintenance through 2019. The bid was awarded at the board’s regularly scheduled February 8...

Land exchange bills introduced in House and Senate

A pair of bills were submitted to the State Legislature which would help move forward a proposed land exchange between the United States Forest Service and the state Mental Health Trust Authority. House Bill 155 was introduced by Rep. Dan Ortiz...

Senate PFD restructure could repurpose portion of ERA

The Senate Finance Committee reviewed a bill which could end up reshaping the future of the state’s finances last week. As with two other bills under consideration, the Permanent Fund Protection Act (Senate Bill 26) would arrange the Permanent...

Wolves season ends after tightly-played bracket

Wrangell High School's boys finished up in third place during last week's Region V tournament, after losing in the final round to second-place Metlakatla. Heading to hosts Juneau-Douglas High School, ...

Girls finish third in regional tournament

Wrangell's high school girls basketball team finished up its season with a hard-fought third place finish at last week's Region V in Juneau. The girls started on good footing against Haines on...

Local youth takes second in statewide free-throw competition

A Wrangell girl has taken second place in the state for the 2016-17 Elk's Hoop Shoot. Jamie Early sank 18 of 25 baskets during the Wrangell Lodge's shoot in December, taking first among the girls 12...

The Way We Were

March 15, 1917: Forty years ago last Saturday Judge Wm. G, Thomas arrived in Wrangell. When asked if any of the buildings that were here then are still standing Judge Thomas said: “The only buildings standing now which were here when I landed on...

Obituary: Marion St. Clair, 96

Marion St. Clair, 96, died on Feb. 17, 2017 in Wrangell, Alaska. She was born on May 20, 1920 in Meanook, Alberta, Canada to John E. and Lillian Peterson. Mom loved all of her caretakers and friends... Full story

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