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Articles from the March 1, 2018 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    March 1, 2018

City to consider some reorganization after several impending departures

The Wrangell Borough Assembly and City Hall staff held a roundtable discussion Tuesday evening about reorganizing several departments in light of upcoming retirements and departures. City manager...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 1, 2018

A dry freeze: City announces wintertime water shortage

The City and Borough of Wrangell has issued a conservation advisory to water utility users, as increased wintertime demand outpaces replenishment of the town’s reservoirs. A water watch was declared last Friday, the first of three stages in the...

 

The Way We Were

March 7, 1918: The City of Seattle’s call at the port of Wrangell on Friday afternoon was a most pleasant one for both the passengers and the townspeople. When it was found that the vessel would remain in port till 11 p.m. the passengers visited th...

 

Ferry to adjust schedule for Region V Music in Juneau

The Alaska Marine Highway System announced it has adjusted ferry service schedules for the middle of April in order to help roughly 400 students and chaperones from across Southeast travel to the Region V Music Festival in Juneau. AMHS will be...

 

Trooper Report

February 16 Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Wrangell resident Jon Abrahamson, 48, for participating in a commercial Tanner crab fishery without a valid 2018 commercial crewmember’s license in possession. Bail is set at $260 in the First Judicial...

 

Court report

February 13 Michael D. Hall, 49, appeared before First District Court Judicial Officer Chris Ellis to face a charge of Driving Under the Influence. The defendant pleaded guilty and was ordered to serve 20 days of jail/monitoring with 17 suspended,...

 

Police report

Monday, February 19 Nothing to report. Tuesday, February 20 Parking: Warning given for parking. Theft reported. Wednesday, February 21 Summons served. Illegal parking. Suspicious incident. Garbage complaint. Thursday, February 22 Suspicious...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 1, 2018

Byford monofill options still in discussion

With a month left before work is scheduled to resume, discussions continue on the future of a stockpile of contaminated soil excavated from the former Byford junkyard. Heading the cleanup effort that...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 1, 2018

City and hospital to set transition committee amid revenue problems

Assembly members commiserated with city and hospital staff on Monday to discuss how to move forward on new organizational arrangement at Wrangell Medical Center. Currently the hospital is a public asset, managed by the City and Borough of Wrangell....

 

Mostly mauling the Bears

Boys varsity Glacier Bears Wolves Sunday, February 25 59 61 Monday, February 26 56 40 Girls varsity Glacier Bears Lady Wolves Sunday, February 25 44 84 Monday, February 26 36 65...

 
 By Laine Welsch    Dockside    March 1, 2018

Alaska Fish Factor: In the Northwest and Alaska, only 50 to 60 E-Stops are being used out of a fleet of about 1,500 boats

The most common piece of gear on a seine vessel is also one of the deadliest – the rotating capstan winch used for winding ropes. Anyone who has ever worked aboard a seiner has horror stories of close calls, or worse. “The deck winch is the most...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 1, 2018

Open mic for Alaskans on operating budget draft

Wrangell residents will have an opportunity to offer their two cents on the state operating budget currently in development in the Alaska House. The basis for the draft budget was proposed by Gov. Bill Walker last December. Being considered now in...

 

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