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 By Dan Rudy    News    October 13, 2016

Port commission sets priorities for coming meetings

Meeting last week for the first time since June, Wrangell’s Port Commission set some priorities for its coming sessions. “We have a number of items we’re going to have on our plate,” explained commission president Clay Hammer. Of these, the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 13, 2016

Assembly initiates manager search, approves zoning update

The City and Borough Assembly has begun the search process for a new city manager. At the Assembly’s previous meeting on September 27, current manager Jeff Jabusch announced his intention to retire, effective March 31, 2017. Working for the city...

 

The Way We Were

October 26, 1916: A. O’Kelley was in town from Frosty Bay all last week having some work done at the machine shop. We happened to make a trip to the machine shop while the work for Mr. Kelley was being done, and noticed that in pulling a wheel off...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 13, 2016

Voter turnout 27-percent in municipal election

Wrangell's 2016 Municipal Election concluded last week, with results certified by a special meeting of the Borough Assembly on Monday. The Canvass Board met October 6 to sort through and count additio...

 

Police reports

Monday, October 3 Agency Assist – WMC. Report of Scam. Illegal Parking – Harbor Department. Tuesday, October 4 Citation issued to James Jenkins, 52, for Dog at Large. Agency Assist. Traffic Stop – Verbal warning given for driving habits....

 

Obituary: Albert G. Feller, Sr., 95

Albert G. Feller, Sr., 95, died peacefully at his home in Ketchikan, Alaska on September 21, 2016. He was born on January 21, 1921, in Wrangell to Otto Feller, Sr. and Susie Cooday Feller. Al was a... Full story

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    October 13, 2016

Dan's Dispatch

Public radio is a lifeline for rural communities. It connects our community of islands here in Southeast, and our neighbors scattered across the far and wide villages of Northern Alaska. In many areas of Alaska public radio is the only means of...

 

Reflections

The Lost Ship There was a boy who loved to watch the ships sail. One day while walking home, He thought “I can build a sailboat.” He thought about the design and went about collecting the needed materials. He borrowed tools from his dad, a saw, a...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 13, 2016

Ortiz makes case for re-election

Rep. Dan Ortiz is running for reelection on November 8, to represent District 36 in the Alaska State House. Going door to door through Wrangell on the campaign trail late last month, he stopped in...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 13, 2016

Wrangell welcomes new business in lease transfer

A new business will be setting up shop at Wrangell’s boatyard. At its meeting last week, the Port Commission recommended transfer of Lot 6 at the Marine Service Center, belonging to Josh Young of J&R Fiberglass, to Steve Christensen of CTT Marine....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 13, 2016

Ferry system seeking comment on 2017 summer proposal

The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced Tuesday a proposed ferry schedule for the coming summer. The schedule patterns being proposed for the Alaska Marine Highway System would cover sailings from May through...

 

Fish Factor

Fish on! The lure of reaching a statewide radio audience has once again attracted a full slate of political hopefuls to Kodiak for its popular fisheries debate. On Wednesday, October 12, five candidates for U.S. Senate will travel to the nation’s...

 
 By Jess Field    News    October 13, 2016

Moose total coming up on 100

The end of the RM038 moose season is in sight, and as of noon Tuesday the total stood at 97 moose taken, including 11 illegal kills. The season total is on track to exceed 100 moose for the third year in a row, according to Rich Lowell, area...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 13, 2016

Assembly initiates manager search, approves zoning update

The City and Borough Assembly has begun the search process for a new city manager. At the Assembly’s previous meeting on September 27, current manager Jeff Jabusch announced his intention to retire, effective March 31, 2017. Working for the city...

 

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