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 By Dan Rudy    News    January 18, 2018 

KSTK awaits FCC approval for license transfer

Radio station KSTK is now awaiting decision by the Federal Communications Commission on whether to approve a proposed acquisition by CoastAlaska, a regional service headquartered in Juneau. Applicatio...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 18, 2018 

Schools readying for special ed review, drafting budget

Wrangell's public school system got encouraging marks for its special education provision, during a special report Monday evening. The Public School District board met with Bob Hadaway, a consultant w...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    January 18, 2018 

The Wrangell Wolves win two in Craig weekend

The Wrangell Wolves had a winning weekend over the Panthers last weekend during their games at Craig High School. “It was a long trip, but we came out with two JV wins and two varsity wins, so you can’t be too disappointed about that,”...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    January 18, 2018 

Girls split against Lady Panthers

You win some and sometimes lose some, the Lady Wolves showed during the weekend’s basketball matches in Craig. The high school girls’ performance was their second split so far of the regular season, following a similar showing at Petersburg the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 18, 2018 

Crabbers seek otter relief, BoF rejects crab plan repeal

After deliberation on Saturday the Alaska Board of Fisheries rejected a proposal to scrap the Southeast Alaska management plan for Dungeness crab fisheries. The BoF is currently convened in Sitka for its meeting on the region’s shellfish and...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 11, 2018

Courthouse remains closed, Assembly discusses upcoming legislation

The city will be trying to return court services to the Public Safety Building as quickly as possible. The Alaska Court System curtailed its courtroom and legal services in Wrangell just before Thanksgiving, citing air quality concerns with the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 11, 2018

Evening lingerie larceny alleged in break-in

A Wrangell store owner was surprised to discover her shop had been entered during the night last week, with some items stolen. Located on the back side of the Churchill Building, Silver Liningz Boutique had apparently been broken into sometime...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 11, 2018

Stedman makes Wrangell stop, proposing constitutional PFD amendment

Before the 30th Alaska Legislature meets for its second regular session next Tuesday, Sen. Bert Stedman (R-Sitka) stopped in Wrangell last week to meet with constituents. Visiting with the city...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    January 11, 2018

Wolves 1-1 after weekend away games

The Wolves split a two-game tournament in Petersburg over the weekend during its regular season opener. They weren't the team's first games of the year, however, with the Wolves taking part in the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    January 11, 2018

Girls split in Petersburg homecoming weekend

The Lady Wolves finished the weekend with a win and a loss, starting its regular season on an even footing. Playing in Petersburg during that high school’s homecoming weekend, the Wrangell girls started things out with a close loss Friday evening....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 4, 2018

2017 – a year in review

Another year begins this week, and 2018 both holds promise and poses challenges to Wrangell residents. Economic trials will perhaps be of the greatest concern as state coffers seem set to dry up and...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 4, 2018

Assembly and Ortiz to meet on legislative priorities

The Wrangell Assembly will be holding a workshop with its state representative Tuesday, ahead of its regularly scheduled meeting. Set for 6 p.m., Rep. Dan Ortiz (Unaffiliated – District 36) plans...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    January 4, 2018

Wrangell basketball teams take eighth in preseason tourney

The girls and boys basketball teams brought back no awards but learned some lessons in a preseason tournament in Ketchikan last week. The Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic is a longstanding Ketchikan tournament, typically held between the holidays....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 4, 2018

Weather not so hot in 2017

2017 was a cooler, wetter year than usual for Southeast Alaska, according to National Weather Service data. Looking back on the weather for 2017, Juneau meteorologist Rick Fritsch summed things up on Tuesday with his annual climatological report....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 4, 2018

Nine firefighters to take part in 2018 stair climb

A group of Wrangell firefighters raising money for cancer research will have grown this year, with nine to take part in the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb in Seattle March 11. Drawing 2,000...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 28, 2017

Traveling physician shares a bit of magic in library show

Winter wasn't the only source of wonder in Wrangell last week, as residents crowded into the public library to watch a magic show. Illuminating minds under the stage name of Rondoc, Dr. Myron Fribush...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 28, 2017

KSTK to transfer assets to CoastAlaska in sale

The board of Wrangell’s public radio station last month approved a deal which would transfer its ownership to a regional corporation. Following a decision by its governing board to do so in November, Wrangell Radio Group (WRG) on December 11 filed...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 28, 2017

Courthouse repairs still awaiting mold test and grant application

The borough and Alaska Court System are awaiting results of air quality testing at Wrangell’s Public Safety Building before courthouse services can be resumed. ACS shuttered the office space it rents there just before Thanksgiving, citing safety...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 28, 2017

Draft action plans released for 2018 Chinook fisheries

Action plans for the emergency management of Chinook salmon in Southeast Alaskan rivers have been drafted ahead of next month's Board of Fisheries meeting in Sitka. The board, which reviews...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 28, 2017

Hospital cash at 20-day mark; architect to be sought

Wrangell Medical Center passed its annual financial audit without complaint, though its cash flow situation is still not in the best of health. Financial officer Doran Hammett ran down the numbers for members of the hospital’s governing board...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 21, 2017

Sushi feed raises thousands for cancer treatment

A home-harvested fundraiser raised just over $3,800 for a child's medical expenses on Sunday, which follows another effort in October that had raised $1,800. The funds are for Taryn Lee, a...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 21, 2017

Planning and Zoning gives OK to tideland sales

The Planning and Zoning Commission moved forward several developments of properties neighboring the ferry terminal at its monthly meeting last week. It signed off on a conditional use permit for the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 21, 2017

New disciplinary policy set for elementary, board looks ahead to budget

School may be out for Wrangell students’ winter break, but the Public School Board still came together for its last meeting of the year on Monday. Board members were given a preview of a new disciplinary policy for students at Evergreen Elementary...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 21, 2017

Week left for comment on fisheries proposals

In an announcement last week, the public is reminded a comment deadline for proposed changes to fisheries management is quickly coming up. The Board of Fisheries, the regulatory body charged with oversight over the state’s fisheries management will...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    December 21, 2017

Wrangell Wrestlers finish 11th at State

Wrangell’s high school wrestling team finished up its season at the state championships in Anchorage last weekend, securing 11th overall with 58.5 points. Competing at the Alaska Airlines Center Friday through Sunday, students from 56 different sch...

 

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