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Tribal members take field trip to Anan Creek

A group of Tlingit residents had a unique opportunity for an historical site visit with state archaeologists last week at Anan Creek, revisiting a traditional fishing ground. Now known best for its...

Fourth royalty candidates unfurled for coming competition

This year's candidates for Wrangell's Fourth of July Royalty competition were announced at the Stikine Inn during a meet and greet Monday. Three young people will be running during next month's...

Walker makes stop into Petersburg for May 17 festival

PETERSBURG ­– Gov. Bill Walker stopped in Petersburg for a brief visit Friday, making the rounds for meetings and taking some time to participate in its Little Norway festivities. "It's perfect. I ...

Ortiz reflects on compromise budget as session ends

The 30th Legislature drew its latest session to a close earlier last week, pushing forward a budget deal that would tap into earnings from Alaska’s Permanent Fund to draw down its spending deficit from the billions to around $700 million next...

Sport fishing for kings opening in nearby hatchery areas

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Tuesday some sport fishing opportunity for hatchery-produced king salmon will soon start in areas near Petersburg and Wrangell. From June 1 - July 31...

Windstar cruise line returns to Southeast after 20-year break

As estimates for cruise ship tourists this year seem set to break records in Alaska, a new vessel will be making Wrangell a port of call this summer. Fresh from a six-month tour of Asian waters, the 212-passenger ship Star Legend will be arriving...

A real life adjustment

Wrangell High School's graduating class of 2018 adjust their tassels during Friday's ceremony. At commencement students start by wearing them to the right, then move them to the left after receiving ...

The Way We Were

May 23, 1918 The United States Food administration has set the prices for salmon as: Salmon taken by crews operating with company boat, gear, and fuel: Red Kings, 6c/lb; White Kings, 3c/lb.; Sockeyes and Cohoes, 25c/fish; Chums, 6c/fish; Pinks,...

Letter to The Editor

To the Editor: It is with a sad and heavy heart I write this. As much as it is horrible it does need to be shared in the community of Wrangell. The Presbyterian Church of Wrangell has been an open door, 24-7, sanctuary for all who come. For...

Scoping meetings held over past year in Alaska communities represent history of how generations of families adapt to fishery changes

The way that fisheries are managed determines the daily tempo for fishing families’ lives.  Managers set the dates and times…the when’s and where’s and who’s … and the amounts that fishermen can catch.  What happens to fishing...

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