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City counting droplets ahead of summer season

The Borough Assembly convened in a special meeting midday Monday to change course on actions it took last week to curb water production issues this summer. Last Tuesday the Assembly approved moving forward with funding the redesign and installation...

Marijuana shop receives state approval, may not open

Licenses for the cultivation and retail of marijuana were approved for a Wrangell applicant earlier this month. The Marijuana Control Board gave the go-ahead to the two applications during its April 4 and 5 meeting, put forward by Kelsey Martinsen...

GCI sold in billion-dollar acquisition

Alaska telecom provider GCI has announced it has reached an agreement with Liberty Interactive Corporation. General Communication, Inc. will be bought out by Liberty Interactive Corporation, an...

SEC seeking private sector data in new survey

Regional economic forum Southeast Conference is seeking out data on private sector investment for its annual report on the economy. The survey is supposed to only take three minutes, asking for general information on significant private project...

Trap legislation advances from committee

Legislation advanced out of the House Resources Committee last week, which would allow municipalities to set their own rules to control trapping. House Bill 201 was proposed last month by Anchorage Democrat Rep. Andy Josephson. Under the bill’s...

Alaska lawmakers approve designating Indigenous Peoples Day

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Columbus Day would be known as Indigenous Peoples Day in Alaska under a measure passed by the state Legislature. The bill, which passed with broad bipartisan support, next goes to Gov. Bill Walker. For the past two years,...

90 days ends with no budget resolution

The allotted 90 days of the Alaska Legislature’s 30th session has passed by with two leading bills on the coming year’s budget still awaiting reconciliation. The House last week passed a version of Senate Bill 26, which among other things...

Planning and Zoning approves three tidelands replats

In a brief meeting Thursday evening, the Planning and Zoning Commission approved final plat review for three items. The final review of a plat for Sea Level Seafoods was approved, creating a new subdivision lot zoned waterfront development. The...

SEAPA to adopt prototype components at Tyee

A prototype component to the turbines at Tyee Lake's hydroelectric facility will be put into use this summer. A new needle position feedback assembly will be going into service, replacing the current ...

Workers plug leaking North Slope pipeline

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – An oil well leaking natural gas on Alaska’s North Slope has been successfully plugged, according to private and government responders. BP Exploration Alaska Inc. confirmed Monday that its well five miles from the...

Roller derby season ends in P-burg bout

Wrangell's roller derby term held its last bout before the summer on April 8, heading over to Petersburg. The Garnet Grit Betties faced the Ragnarök Rollers at the local high school gym. The...

The Way We Were

April 26,1917: There was no little excitement on Front Street Monday afternoon when it was reported that little Clarence, the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis had been drowned. The child fell into the bay at about three o’clock, and it...

Moose taco meal to raise funds for senior center

Local seniors will be holding a moose-meat, Mexican-style fundraiser dinner this weekend to fill out the Wrangell Senior Center larder. The dinner is scheduled for Saturday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Made from scratch by volunteers in the center...

Obituary, Charlotte Lynne Robinson-Neff, 48

Charlotte Lynne Robinson-Neff, 48, died on March 25, 2017 in Anchorage, Alaska. She was born to Noah (Dale) and Linda on February 4, 1969, in Monroe, Louisiana. Charlotte was a licensed hairdresser... Full story

Obituary, Virginia "Ginny" Ellen Gillen/Allen, 73

Virginia "Ginny" Ellen Gillen/Allen, 73, of Wrangell, Alaska, died April 3, 2017 in her Wrangell home surrounded by her family. She was born August 29, 1943 to the late James and Madge Gillen, and... Full story

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