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 By Dan Rudy    Sports    February 22, 2018

Middle school b-ball program holding tourney this weekend

Wrangell's Amateur Athletics Union basketball program will be hosting its 2018 invitational this weekend. A gap bridging program for middle school girls interested in the sport, this is the Wrangell...

 By Dan Rudy    News    February 15, 2018

Chamber dinner honors town's firefighters and new businesses

Ordinarily highlighting new developments in Wrangell’s economy, the Chamber of Commerce’s 28th annual fundraiser dinner was dedicated to something different this year. Decorating the Nolan Center...

 By Dan Rudy    News    February 15, 2018

Second annual drive to collect e-waste set for next weekend

For the second year running, residents will have an opportunity next week to dispose of their antiquated electronics with a collection drive put on by the Tribe. Wrangell Cooperative Association’s Indian Environmental General Assistance Program...

 By Dan Rudy    News    February 15, 2018

Museum grant acquires camera and scanners for bigger jobs

A state grant to the Wrangell Museum is allowing its staff to take on larger projects as they continue to digitally archive its collection. Museums Alaska awarded $9,212 to Wrangell through its...

 By Dan Rudy    News    February 15, 2018

SEAPA greenlights big maintenance projects at hydro plants

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency governing board last week approved moving forward with a remote inspection of the tunnels underlying the Tyee Lake hydroelectric plant. In his report to the board on February 8, SEAPA power systems specialist Ed Scho...

 By Dan Rudy    Sports    February 15, 2018

Boys net two in basketball home games last week

The Wolves won two games over Craig High School during a pair of home games last week. Hosting the Panthers during the middle of the week, on February 7 Wrangell started off with a close first...

 By Dan Rudy    News    February 8, 2018

Nepotism policy again makes assembly agenda

The Borough Assembly revisited its policy on nepotism during Tuesday evening’s regular meeting, at the behest of a resident who had lost his new position because of it. Max Dalton took the lectern to make his case. He had last month begun work as...

 By Dan Rudy    News    February 8, 2018

Fish and Game releases anticipated sport orders

Late last week the Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued a group announcement regarding expected changes for sport fishermen in Southeast this year. In the Petersburg and Wrangell areas, the marine waters of District 8 are going to be closed to...

 By Dan Rudy    News    February 8, 2018

Foundation program offering tax-time help

Tis the season to file for 2017’s income taxes, with the Internal Revenue Service starting to accept returns last week. The IRS plans to receive 155 million individual tax returns this year, with the filing deadline set for April 17. Usually...

 By Dan Rudy    Sports    February 8, 2018

Wrestling tournament courts three despite winter storms

The Stikine Middle School Wolves hosted its first wrestling tournament in three years over the weekend, with students from Ketchikan and Petersburg making the trip. While around 60 students in all...

 By Dan Rudy    News    February 8, 2018

New water plant a better option than renovation

Wrangell appears to be closing in on a solution to its water filtration worries after a workshop held between the City and Borough Assembly, city staff and consultants on Monday. Since its...

 By Dan Rudy    News    February 1, 2018

District 8 closures to limit derby to weekends

The committee responsible for organizing Wrangell's annual king salmon derby decided last week to alter its usual scheduling, in light of anticipated emergency orders limiting sport opportunity at...

 By Dan Rudy    News    February 1, 2018

FS project being planned for Petersburg-Wrangell districts

The United States Forest Service is developing a new initiative for the Wrangell and Petersburg districts, encompassing state and private lands in addition to those managed federally. Tongass...

 By Dan Rudy    News    February 1, 2018

Fisheries board agrees to draft letter on otters

On its regional meeting's concluding day last week the Board of Fisheries agreed to draft a letter to federal authorities, encouraging them to support efforts to curb seafood predation by marine...

 By Dan Rudy    News    February 1, 2018

WCA housing program to use $600,000 locally

A community development grant obtained by Wrangell Cooperative Association last fall will be putting $600,000 back into local homes. The funds come from Housing and Urban Development, through its Community Development Block Grant program. The federal...

 By Dan Rudy    News    February 1, 2018

Fundraiser set to benefit new mariners' memorial

The organizing committee for a planned mariners’ memorial will be holding a winter fundraiser this weekend. A monument dedicated to Wrangell’s lost mariners has been in the making for over a decade. The Port Commission took off with it in 2009,...

 By Dan Rudy    News    January 25, 2018

Court back in session at Public Safety Building

After two months of suspended activity, Alaska Court System has worked out an arrangement with the City of Wrangell so that its staff can resume local legal services. The courtroom and adjoining offices are housed on the second floor of the Public...

 By Dan Rudy    News    January 25, 2018

Shoemaker rebuild coming along after clean bill of health

Following a clean bill of health from contaminants testing of dredge material at Shoemaker Bay, the harbor restoration project looks to be continuing on schedule. Department of Transportation and Publ...

 By Dan Rudy    News    January 25, 2018

Columbia misses week over mechanical issues

The sole ferry linking the region’s seaside communities has had to skip a week of its winter schedule due to mechanical problems. Alaska Marine Highway System reported the M/V Columbia has had to remain in Bellingham, Washington, after its arrival...

 By Dan Rudy    Sports    January 25, 2018

Lady Wolves win two in first home games

The Lady Wolves won a pair of games last week against Haines, during Wrangell's first home games of the 2017/18 season. The two wins put Wrangell at 4-2 so far during its regular basketball season, wh...

 By Dan Rudy    Sports    January 25, 2018

Glacier Bears and Wolves split in Wrangell home games

Wrangell High School's boys basketball team split another weekend with its regional rivals during last week's games. Hosting Haines, it was the Wolves' first home games after several weeks on the...

 By Dan Rudy    News    January 25, 2018

A.G. decision unlikely to alter cannabis legalization in Alaska

Despite a rescinding of Obama-era orders allowing for the state-by-state legalization process of marijuana earlier this month, the relationship between federal and Alaskan agencies seem unlikely to change at the moment. On January 4 Attorney General...

 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,”...


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