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 By Dan Rudy    News    November 10, 2016

French sailor stops in after Arctic adventure

Being "The Last Frontier," Alaska has long been a crossroad for adventure. From the likes of John Muir, Susan Butcher and Jack London, that tradition continues with the arrival of modern-day...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 10, 2016

Assembly talks nepotism after Prysunka resignation, marjiuana taxes

Remaining members of the Borough Assembly revisited local nepotism rules, after member Stephen Prysunka tendered his resignation last month. In a letter explaining the decision, Prysunka said his daughter had applied for a lifeguarding job with the c...

 

Early election results strongly GOP for Wrangell

Local voters took to the polls Tuesday, putting an end to what was for many an overlong campaign season. Nationally, indications showed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to be ahead of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, though by press...

 

The Way We Were

November 23, 1916: The December run of king salmon in Wrangell harbor has begun a little earlier than usual this year. It has been an interesting sight during the past week to see the numerous fishing boats trolling in sight of the Wrangell...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 10, 2016

SEARHC commits to investments, taxes in AICS merger

The heads of two consolidating health providers appeared before the Wrangell City and Borough Assembly Tuesday evening to talk about upcoming plans and to answer any questions the assembly’s members might have about the transition. Last month...

 

Police reports

Monday, October 31 Nothing to Report. Tuesday, November 1 Animal Complaint. Found Items. Driving Complaint. Wednesday, November 2 Agency Assist – DVO Service. Agency Assist – Harbor Department. Illegal Dumping. Thursday, November 3 Scam....

 

Obituary, Gerald Lee Hall, 73

Gerald Lee Hall, 73 died on Oct. 24, 2016. He was born on February 27, 1943, to Marion Louise and Glenn E. Hall, in Seattle, Washington. A year later his mother and dad divorced and his mother married... Full story

 

Sue Gabrinski, 63

Sue (Susan) Linda (Almquist) Gabrinski, 63, died Oct. 16, 2016, with her family by her side. Sue fought colon cancer beginning in May 2013. Sue was born in Wrangell, Alaska on June 19, 1953. In 1954 the family moved back to Willmar, Minnesota. In... Full story

 

Stikine Middle School and Wrangell High School Honor Roll

Stikine Middle School: Principals Honor Roll: Jade Balansag, Emma Martinsen, Samantha Acuna, Elizabeth McIntyre, Jimmy Baggen, Tyson Messmer, Liana Carney, Sophie O’Brien, Honor Roll: Paige Baggen, Aaliyah Messmer, Devlyn Campbell, Mercedes...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 10, 2016

Wrangell visitor season improved over 2015, lower than 2013

The summer visitor season appears to have improved slightly over the last year for Wrangell, according to data available through the city, state and private businesses. One indication of this has...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 10, 2016

School raise money for new kiln

Art students at the middle and high schools are throwing pottery with style, now that a new kiln was purchased. Stikine Middle School and Wrangell High School art teacher Anne Luetkemeyer explained...

 

Fish Factor

As Alaska’s iconic halibut fishery wraps up this week, stakeholders are holding their breath to learn if catches might ratchet up slightly again in 2017. Meanwhile, prices for hard to get shares of the halibut catch are jaw-dropping. The halibut...

 

Native elder needs survey underway

Wrangell Senior Center is conducting a survey this month tracking Native elder health and social issues. The local surveying is a cooperative effort between Southeast Senior Services and Wrangell Cooperative Association. The results go to the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    November 10, 2016

Wrestlers take sixth in statewide invitational

Wrangell’s wrestlers took sixth place overall during the weekend’s annual tournament in Anchorage. The Lime Solar-Anchorage Christian Schools Invitational draws schools from around the state each year, many of them contenders for tops honors at...

 

Alaska's Ketchikan Gateway Borough hires new manage

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – A California city manager has been selected to serve as the new manager for Alaska’s Ketchikan Gateway Borough. The Borough Assembly picked Ruban Duran for the job on Friday. He’s leaving his position as manager of the...

 

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