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Assembly approves hotel tidelands purchase

At its rescheduled meeting last week, the City and Borough Assembly approved a bid by the Stikine Inn to purchase adjacent tidelands for less than assessed value. Southeast Properties LLC, which has...

Candidate search to reboot after fly-in interview

After meeting with one candidate in a closed-door session last week, the Wrangell Borough Assembly has decided to put the city manager position back out for advertisement. In the position since 2013, present manager Jeff Jabusch announced last...

Hospital reports billing contractor saving money

The hospital approved a response to the Wrangell Borough Assembly regarding the future of its billing services contract. At an August 23 meeting, the city’s governing body asked that Wrangell Medical Center put together an assessment of its...

Clarification

Following the February 16 article on its new Knowledge Imaging Center, the Irene Ingle Public Library wanted to acknowledge Wrangell Cooperative Association as the lead organization for the IMLS Grant that provided funds for its purchase. The...

Wrangell man partakes in March for Life

A Wrangellite took part in the 44th annual March for Life, which last month made its way through the streets of Washington, D.C. Since 1974, the annual nondenominational march is held each year on...

Parks looking to resurface Volunteer Park trail

Wrangell Parks and Recreation is looking to raise some funds and gather a few hands to spruce up the trail at Volunteer Park. Volunteer is the most popular public use facility in Wrangell, outside of the city’s ports and harbor system. It already...

Alaska governor signs order with plans to fight opioid abuse

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Gov. Bill Walker signed an administrative order Thursday directing state agencies to pursue grant funding to help combat opioid abuse in Alaska. The order directs the state health department to establish an “incident...

Bear program still comforting after 30 years

Women of a local service organization celebrated 30 years of its teddy bear program this Valentine's Day. The Wrangell chapter of Beta Sigma Phi (ΒΣΦ) continued its February 14 tradition of a...

Lady Wolves win two in final home games

Wrangell High School's girls finished off the home stretch of their season with a pair of wins over Haines last weekend. On Friday the game began very much back-and-forth, with Wrangell leading 7-6...

Fouls give boys 1-1 in Haines weekend

Wrangell’s high school basketball boys won one and lost one in a match-up at Haines last weekend. The boys played a pair of close games against the Glacier Bears. In Friday’s game, the Wolves followed just behind through much of the first half,...

The Way We Were

February 22, 1917: Silas Silverman, son of Sam Silverman, the well known mining man, arrived from the south on the Spokane last Thursday evening and sailed for Seattle on the Princess Sophia the next evening. Mr. Silverman is at present engaged in...

Dan's Dispatch

This session, I am honored to be serving as Chair of the House Finance Department of Education and Early Learning Budget Subcommittee, which reviews Alaska’s education budget. In this capacity I will closely examine Alaska’s school funding, and...

Obituary: Gary James Stevens, 75

Gary James Stevens, 75, passed away Feb. 12, 2017, just days after his birthday. He was born on Feb. 10, 1942 to James C. Stevens and Patricia Younes, one of five children born to them. Gary spent... Full story

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