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Two found in city manager search, water rates may hike

Wrangell’s City and Borough Assembly interviewed a pair of top candidates to replace the city manager next month. Jeff Jabusch announced his plans to retire last September, after serving as manager for nearly four years. He will be finished at...

Jeff Jabusch to bid goodbye to City Hall next week

After four decades of public service, City Hall will bid farewell this month to its longtime finance director and recent borough manager, Jeff Jabusch. "It's going to be kind of strange, every...

New hospital building plans to take shape

A reboot to the local hospital’s new building project was underway last week, with key contractors on site for predevelopment work. Wrangell Medical Center CEO Robert Rang informed the hospital’s governing board at its March 15 meeting that...

Tribe office to gauge air quality of wood stoves

The environmental office of Wrangell Cooperative Association will be conducting field surveys later this spring to gauge air quality in the community. In a presentation to the Healthy Wrangell Coalition at its monthly meeting last week, WCA it was...

Editorial: Thank you Jeff

We join with the community in thanking Jeff Jabusch for his 40 years of service to the citizens of Wrangell. Jeff has maintained the public’s checkbook for much of that time and kept it balanced through boom times and busts. During Alaska’s oil...

Library gets pens moving with writer's workshop

Have you ever had a story you were just aching to tell, but weren't sure how to best get started? Or is there a manuscript in the bureau you'd like to have published, but don't know how to get it...

Inspectors seek review of second AK underwater pipeline

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A federal agency investigating an underwater pipeline leaking natural gas in Alaska’s Cook Inlet is expanding its review to a nearby oil pipeline. In a proposed safety order issued Friday, the Pipeline and Hazardous...

Sea lion study gets crowdsource help

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A federal wildlife agency studying the Steller sea lion decline in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands is looking for help from citizen scientists. Volunteers don’t need raincoats or rubber boots to pitch in, just eyeballs and...

Senate PFD restructure to get hearing in House Finance

A bill that would rearrange how earnings from the Permanent Fund are used passed the Senate last week, with a version set next to be read by the House Finance Committee. The “Permanent Fund Protection Act” (SB 26) would arrange the Fund’s...

M/V Taku for sale through sealed bid

JUNEAU – The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) is selling the M/V Taku through a sealed bid sale. The minimum bid price is $1.5 million and interested bidders...

The Way We Were

March 19,1917: C.G. Burnett, A.B Pennycook, and E.P Clarke returned Saturday afternoon on the gasboat Peggy from a 300 mile cruise through Frederick sound, Chatham strait, and Summer strait. They report that all bays along Baronof Island are still...

Obituary: Donna Lea Larsen, 70

Donna Lea Larsen, 70, died on February 15, 2017. Donna was born on March 24, 1946 to Rosella and Ray Gibson joining her brother Dennis and just seven minutes ahead of her identical twin sister... Full story

Fish Factor, Salmon fishermen could haul in nearly double 2016's catch

Alaska salmon fishermen could haul in a harvest that nearly doubles last year’s catch, due to a projected uptick in the number of pinks.  An Alaska Department of Fish and Game report on 2017 salmon run forecasts and harvest projections pegs...

New rockfish sport fishing regulations take effect this week

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced on Monday the bag, possession and retention regulations for this year's nonpelagic rockfish sport season. For all Southeast waters, Alaska residents...

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