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 By Dan Rudy    News    December 14, 2017

Boat parade lines up for return

By popular demand, the Chamber of Commerce will be bringing the holiday spirit back to Wrangell's shores next week with its annual boat parade. Once a tradition every Christmas season, mariners of...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 14, 2017

CVB building new website to showcase community

Board members on the Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau last week approved funding site construction for a new web page showcasing the community to potential visitors. The borough’s current page for tourists, WrangellAlaska.org, has proven a...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 14, 2017

Wrangell Island sale announced, fraction of expectation

The regional forest supervisor with the United States Forest Service issued a final decision on the Wrangell Island timber sale project on Monday. Addressing a number of objections to the project as it was proposed last year, the scope of the sale...

 

The Way We Were

December 20, 1917: A sale of doll clothes and candy will be held at the city hall Friday (tomorrow) afternoon for the benefit of the Red Cross. Tea and chocolate with the proper accompaniments will be served from 3 to 5 for the sum of 15 cents. And...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 14, 2017

Support group to hold public reading for transgender youth

A Wrangell organization will this evening hold a storybook reading along with other communities across the country, to support transgender and non-binary youth. The book is I Am Jazz, a children's boo...

 

Police Report

Monday, Dec. 4 Agency Assist: Report of boat on grid partially underwater: Harbor, owner and officer notified. Theft: Caller reported item missing: Later found. Suspicious circumstance: Officer responded. Citizen Assist: Unlocked vehicle. Agency...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    December 14, 2017

Wrestlers taking all hands to State this weekend

Wrangell’s wrestlers took third at Region V in Ketchikan over the weekend, and will be sending all seven of its students to state-level competition in Anchorage this weekend. The team brought six boys and one girl for the tournament, and between...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    December 14, 2017

Basketball bouncing into action for new season

After volleyball's silver-place showing at State last month and as the wrestling team wraps its own season, Wrangell High School's basketball program is already practicing for its new year. After...

 

44 participate in 2017 Elks Hoop Shoot Competition

Forty-four Wrangell kids took part in this year’s Hoop Shoot, the Elks Lodge’s annual December basketball free-throw competition. Held at the community center court Saturday morning, participants shot their best of 25 and will be competing...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 14, 2017

Chinook outlook not so good for 2018

A preseason forecast for next year's king salmon return to the Stikine River has come up worryingly short, boding ill for local fisheries. Released last week by Alaska Department of Fish and Game,...

 

Fish Factor: Alaska pollock is the nation's largest food fishery

Alaska pollock is the nation’s largest food fishery, usually producing more than three billion pounds each year. The flaky whitefish dominates in fish sticks, fast food sandwiches and surimi “seafood salad” blends - but most Americans don’t...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 14, 2017

Wrangell swimmers make December meet in Ketchikan

A dozen members of Wrangell Swim Club joined swimmers from six other clubs around the region in Ketchikan earlier this month. Entering its second year of competitive swimming, the Wrangell group saw...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 14, 2017

City still scrapping for fight over yard debris

In an effort to curb roadside eyesores around town, Wrangell Public Works announced at last week’s meeting of the Borough Assembly its intention to allow people to dispose of their excess scrap metal for free through the end of December. The...

 

US petroleum reserve lease sale in Alaska draws just 7 bids

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – President Donald Trump’s efforts to make the United States “energy dominant’’with help from Alaska got off to modest results Wednesday. The Interior Department made its largest-ever lease offering within the...

 

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