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Articles from the March 15, 2018 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    March 15, 2018

City goes code red as water shortage worsens

City Hall jumped a notch on its alert level Tuesday, declaring a Stage III water shortage watch. The third stage is the most severe in Wrangell’s water shortage management plan, adopted last year by the Borough Assembly. The city was previously on...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 15, 2018

Crossings staff gearing up for 2018 programming

Alaska Crossings is gearing up for its 2018 season, with guide training formally starting last week. The youth-oriented behavioral health program has operated out of Wrangell since its inception,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 15, 2018

Water, soil and hospital fill Assembly's plate Tuesday

Three big issues weighed heavily upon the Wrangell Assembly’s agenda Tuesday; impending crises with the city’s water supply, its hospital’s financial stability, and the state’s site selection for a monofill to house treated lead-contaminated...

 

The Way We Were

March 21, 1918: Capt. H. B. Babbington, I. Less and E. Brennan of Vancouver Dredge and Salvage Company, arrived on the Princess Royal, Tuesday bringing with them a diving outfit. The gentlemen left today with Charles Darwell on the Marguerite for...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 15, 2018

FCC OKs KSTK license transfer

The Federal Communications Commission last week approved the transfer of licenses from Wrangell Radio Group to CoastAlaska. A nonprofit radio and television service based in Juneau, CoastAlaska provid...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    March 15, 2018

Petersburg teens plead not guilty to deer harassment

PETERSBURG – Two Petersburg teens last week pleaded not guilty to charges of harassment in connection to chasing and hitting multiple deer with a pickup truck in early February. Jasmine Ohmer, 17, and Sebastian Davis, 17, appeared before Judge Will...

 

Police report

Monday, March 5 Paper service. Report of assault. Tuesday, March 6 Hit deer. Driving complaint. Citizen assist. Traffic stop: Verbal warning for faulty equipment. Wednesday, March 7 Noise complaint: Verbal warning given. Trespass: Person had already...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 15, 2018

Produce business awarded $25,000 start-up grant

An incipient Wrangell business has won the 2017 Path to Prosperity business competition, which includes a $25,000 grant award for starting up. Calling her business Mighty Bear Roots, resident Dixie Booker has proposed developing an aeroponic garden...

 

Obituary: Ruby Ethel Taylor, 89

Ruby Ethel Taylor, 89, died on Feb. 17, 2018 in Wrangell, Alaska. She was born on Sept. 9, 1929 to Earl and Ethel Hannaford in San Francisco, California, the month before the Great Depression. Her... Full story

 

Future hazy for smoke-free workplace bill

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska is among a handful of states in the West that doesn’t mandate smoke-free workplaces statewide, and one powerful lawmaker is standing in the way of that changing. State Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux chairs the House Rules...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 15, 2018

Forest Service taking ideas for new Tongass project

The Forest Service held a public input session with Wrangell residents last week, as it puts together ideas for a 10- to 15-year project to benefit the Wrangell and Petersburg districts of the...

 

1/5 of Kodiak students report bringing weapon to high school

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) – Twenty percent of high school students in Kodiak reported bringing a weapon to school within the last 30 days, according to an Alaska Department of Health study. The students’ responses raised concerns during a school board...

 

Alaska's population declines for first time in decades

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Alaska’s population declined for the first time since the late 1980s, according to recent figures from Alaska’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The department published the statistics for 2017 in the...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Second batch of old fishing nets soon to be shipped from Dutch Harbor to Denmark to be remade into high end plastics

More big bundles of old fishing nets will soon be on their way from Dutch Harbor to Denmark to be remade into high end plastics. It will be the second batch of nets to leave Dutch for a higher cause and more Alaska fishing towns can get on board. Las...

 

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