Articles from the March 30, 2017 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    March 30, 2017

Pot excise drafts considered in Assembly

The Wrangell Borough Assembly passed on first reading several ordinances related to marijuana, including an additional excise on that cultivated on the island. Under one proposed code change, a new...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 30, 2017

AAU girls take first in Juneau season finale

Wrangell's youth Amateur Athletics Union basketball team took first in Juneau's Mike Jackson Memorial Tournament over the weekend. The program is a gap-bridge for middle school students, giving them...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 30, 2017

Wrangell students learn and play using STEAM machines

Wrangell students got hands-on with robotics and circuitry for most of last week, taking part in a technological workshop put on by the AKTeach program. The program – an acronym for Alaskans Transfo...

 

The Way We Were

April 5, 1917: Wellcome, head of one of the largest wholesale drug concerns in England and the United Kingdom, accompanied by his valet, was in Wrangell from Monday morning till Wednesday afternoon, when he sailed for Seattle on the Spokane. He...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 30, 2017

Wrangell dog gets search certification

One of Wrangell's canine residents finally received its search and rescue certification, after four long years of training. "Katilli," a golden retriever handled by owner Steve Prysunka, took her...

 

Police reports

Monday, March 20 Report of Criminal Mischief. Tuesday, March 21 ATV complaint. Citizen Assist: Caller requested to get their vehicle unlocked. Agency Assist: Several 911 fire calls, Fire Department dispatched. Wednesday, March 22 Catering permit....

 

Dan's Dispatch

In the last few weeks, folks have called and emailed to ask about our budget and what’s happening in the Capitol. There’s a lot of misinformation out there, and in this climate, where every Alaskan is worried about the future, it’s important...

 

Obituary: Lois Bakke Hope, 84

Lois Bakke Hope, 84, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2017 while living in the memory care unit at Patriots Glen in Bellevue, Washington. Lois was born November 29, 1932 to Tink and Maggie... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 30, 2017

Budget bills nearing cross-examination in Juneau

Wrangell’s district representative for the State Legislature teleconferenced in late last week to update constituents on what’s going on in Juneau. Rep. Dan Ortiz (I-District 36) called in to Legislative Information Office locations in Ketchikan...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 30, 2017

Bat surveyors to hold pre-summer meeting in Wrangell

Biologists with the state’s Department of Fish and Game will be making their way to Wrangell this weekend to explain how the ongoing survey of Southeast Alaska’s bat population is going. Staff wildlife biologists Tory Rhoads and Steve Lewis will...

 

Renovations planned for UAS Ketchikan maritime facilities

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – Construction is expected to start later this year on a nearly $6 million overhaul of University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan’s Regional Maritime and Career Center. Wendy Miles Horn, the university’s assistant director...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 30, 2017

Gold rush type hootenanny planned for Tent City weekend

This year's annual Tent City Days celebration will start tomorrow, opening up with the dog show at 5 p.m. Celebrating the town of Wrangell's rustic beginnings, the annual late-winter festivity was...

 

Brewery expansion could help Juneau recycling

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaskan Brewing Company’s plans to expand its Juneau-based facility could help spur the consolidation of the city’s waste services. The brewery is looking to purchase four lots owned by the City and Borough of Juneau for...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 30, 2017

Fish Factor: ​U.S. Navy moving ahead to conduct war training exercises in early May

The required permits are not yet in hand, but the U.S. Navy is moving full steam ahead on its plans to conduct war training exercises in the Gulf of Alaska for two weeks in early May. Meanwhile, nine...

 

Manager candidates to meet public in open house

A public meet and greet has been scheduled for next week to allow residents the opportunity to see the front-running candidates for city manager. Candidates Gene Green and Lisa Von Bargen will be coming here for in-person interviews with the Borough...

 

SE commercial troll meetings schedule set

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Tuesday its schedule of public meetings for the commercial troll fishery around Southeast Alaska and Yakutat. Wrangell’s will be held on Wednesday, April 12, inside the Nolan Center classroom at 6...

 

Juneau lab preserves Alaska's historical documents

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Everyone has enemies. Cats have dogs. Mice have cats. Dust mites have vacuum cleaners. Seth Irwin has Scotch Tape. For the past few weeks and for a few more Irwin is preserving and protecting some of Alaska’s most precious...

 

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