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Argument leads to felony assault, gunfire

An argument between several residents last week quickly grew out of control, with discharge of a firearm and assault among several crimes alleged. Michael Allen Stephens, 57, was arrested outside his Evergreen Avenue residence on September 11,...

Session sets water plant and new hospital as priorities

The city’s new manager sat down with the Wrangell Assembly last week to hammer out priorities for the coming year. Beginning the position in mid-July, Lisa Von Bargen decided she preferred to work more closely with the city’s elected officials,...

Defendant changes plea in felony joyriding case

The defendant in a case involving multiple vehicular thefts and extensive property damage earlier this summer last week changed his plea to “guilty.” Lief Cheyenne Bosdell, 19, entered guilty pleas for two counts after charges against him were...

Meet the Candidates - Mark Mitchell

Age: 64 About: "I've been around the block more than once, a lot of different businesses, self-employed most of my life. I was an elk rancher in Colorado, I'm a crab fisherman now. I've done just...

Meet the Candidates - Rebecca Christensen

Running unopposed for one four-year term on the Wrangell Medical Center Board Age: 45 About: "I am a stay-at-home mom. My husband started a business here, CTT Marine. We moved here about a year ago,...

Meet the Candidates - Robert Rang, incumbent

Running for unexpired two-year term on Public School Board Age: 55 About: "I've been in healthcare the past almost 30 years, and on the leadership side almost 20 of that. I've been serving on...

State cuts and poor harvests hampering SE economy

With Southeast Conference wrapping up in Haines this morning, municipalities, businesses and individuals from around the region should have a better idea of how the economy is faring. Each year, SEC's Southeast Alaska By the Numbers report looks at...

Group to discuss transboundary mining issues

Three years after a major tailings dam failure in Canada’s British Columbia province, an environmental advocacy group will be meeting with assemblies and residents in Southeast Alaska communities soon. Salmon Beyond Borders is a campaign driven...

Mariners memorial gets 501(c)(3) status, seeking memberships

A steering committee for a proposed memorial is seeking out public support for the project. A memorial dedicated to Wrangell's lost mariners has been a longstanding ambition for a number of...

Activist recommends rafts for walruses due to declining sea ice

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – An environmental activist is calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider placing anchored rafts in the ocean as resting platforms for walruses after stampedes killed 64 animals on Alaska's northwest coast....

It's Grandparents' Day!

Students at Evergreen Elementary were invited to bring along their elders to school last week during a pair of events. Students of Mrs. Miller's third grade class headed to the museum inside the...

The Way We Were

September 27, 1917: Charles Hawkesworth, superintendent of the Indian schools, was in Wrangell Saturday. He was present at the opening of the Native school at Hydaburg, which is in charge of J. P. Wells, a school man who comes from southern Oregon...

Grandparent's Day

September 12th & September...

Obituary: Amy Jo Sarff

Amy Jo (Tomlinson) Sarff passed away in her home in Whale Pass, Alaska, September 2, 2017. Amy was born June 12, 1957 in Fairfield, California (Travis Air Force Base) to Joseph Tomlinson and Doreen... Full story

Fish Factor: The oceans are being viewed as the last economic frontier

A growing cluster of entrepreneurs is seeding prospects for Alaska’s new “blue economy” and it is attracting interest from around the world. Marine technology experts are meeting at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage this week as part of the...

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