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 By Dan Rudy    News    November 17, 2016

Alaska Republicans to lose House majority to coalition

With 99.55 percent of precincts reporting in the state, it appears the Alaska House Majority will be in new hands at the start of the January session. Numerically speaking, a majority of House seats...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 17, 2016

Sightseers to be barred from boatyard

At its regular meeting last week, members of the Wrangell Port Commission decided against allowing casual traffic through the Marine Service Center yard. Effective immediately, access to the boatyard has been restricted with entry limited to one...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 17, 2016

Art class splashing color onto winter blues

Wrangellites looking for ways to brighten up the fall and winter offseason have another option this winter. Resident Jennifer Bates last month began holding art classes, focused on bringing out...

 

The Way We Were

November 30, 1916: The Fourth Annual convention of the Alaska Native Brotherhood convened at Wrangell on Tuesday in St. Philip’s gymnasium. Owing to the stormy weather the attendance is not as large as was expected. The Alaska Native Brotherhood...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 17, 2016

Swan Lake dam project holding water

Primary construction work at Swan Lake wrapped up last week, leaving full capacity for its hydroelectric dam 15 feet higher than it was at the year's start. The $10,000,000 project was undertaken by...

 

Police report

Monday, November 7 Citation issued to Krysta Gillen for animal at large. Tuesday, November 8 Nothing to Report. Wednesday, November 9 Nothing to Report. Thursday, November 10 Driving Complaint. Friday, November 11 Nothing to Report. Saturday,...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: This fall Governor Walker has been weighing the pros and cons of proceeding with the Juneau road extension. The project entails fifty miles of new pavement, which would dead end at a ferry terminal on the uninhabited Katzehin River...

 

Wrangell High School Honor Roll

Due to a computer glitch at the high school, the honor roll printed last week was incorrect. This is the correct Honor Roll.   Principals Honor Roll: Anna Allen, Alexandra Angerman, Abigail Armstrong, Samuel Armstrong, Karri Buness, Helen Decker, Si...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 17, 2016

Extension granted in borough-union legal suit

A time extension sought by the borough for an ongoing legal suit it is facing with its public employees union has been granted, the Alaska Superior Court decided. Judge Trevor Stephens on November 10 granted the extension, which the City and Borough...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 17, 2016

Veterans Day remembered in Wrangell events

Marking this year's remembrance of the country's veterans, several dinners and ceremonies paid tribute to local servicemen and women on Friday. To start with, a number of businesses closed their...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    November 17, 2016

Wrangell fields first competitive swimmers in 14 years

Young swimmers traveled to Petersburg over the weekend to compete in Wrangell's first competitive meet in over a decade. Fourteen members of the Wrangell Swim Club participated, out of 28 total, and j...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    November 17, 2016

Girls seed fourth for region in V-ball tourney

Wrangell’s high school volleyball team positioned itself for Region V at the month’s end, finishing up in fourth place at the 2A North Seeding Tournament in Skagway over the weekend. “We were...

 

New museum to hold old Sitka stories

SITKA, Alaska (AP) – Life-size models of Prince and Princess Maksoutoff, a changing digital display of Sitka’s landscape, and an interactive exhibit on how Sitka’s past influences its future will be part of the new Sitka History Museum in...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

It was fast and furious for Alaska’s premiere crab fishery with the fleet catching the nearly eight-million pound red king crab quota at Bristol Bay in less than three weeks. The overall take was down 15 percent from the 2015 fishery and will...

 

Anchorage pot shop gets first warning for alleged violation

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The state is advising marijuana shops to be cautious in how they conduct business after issuing a warning to an Anchorage business that allegedly violated pot regulations. The Alaska Marijuana Control Board decided Thursday...

 

Sitka makes symbolic opposition vote to Navy exercises

SITKA, Alaska (AP) – Officials in the city of Sitka have approved a non-binding resolution asking the U.S. Navy move its offshore training exercises in the Gulf of Alaska in an attempt to protect marine life. The Sitka Assembly voted 6-1 Tuesday...

 

Murkowski, Young to pursue Arctic refuge drilling

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski hopes to advance a proposal to allow for oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, seeing an opportunity with Republicans controlling Congress and Republican Donald Trum...

 

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