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 By Dan Rudy    News    December 21, 2017

Planning and Zoning gives OK to tideland sales

The Planning and Zoning Commission moved forward several developments of properties neighboring the ferry terminal at its monthly meeting last week. It signed off on a conditional use permit for the...


PSG man indicted for child porn charges, posts exploitative on Twitter

PETERSBURG–A Petersburg man was indicted by a Juneau grand jury last week and charged with 12 counts related to the possession of child pornogrpahy, according to a press release from the Department...


The Way We Were

December 27, 1917: Ernest and Leonard Campbell, who left Wrangell a few weeks ago for the purpose of enlisting, are now both in uniform. Ernest Campbell has enlisted in the Navy and is stationed at Bremerton. Leonard Campbell has enlisted in the...

 By Ben Muir    News    December 21, 2017

Motion to slash rebate from power agency fails, but topic still on table

A hydro power agency in Southeast Alaska proposed to cut a customer rebate last week after it increased by nearly $1 million in 2017, but the board shot it down while keeping the possibility of a future slash in play. Trey Acteson, CEO of the...

 By Ben Muir    News    December 21, 2017

Former Petersburg cop banned from being certified after sexual harassment allegations

PETERSBURG­-A former Petersburg police officer was banned from working in the state of Alaska after sexual harassment allegations against him were presented to a state ethics council in early...


Trooper Report

November 25 Alaska Wildlife Troopers received information about two deer which were not fully salvaged. Investigation determined Jerome Bakeberg, 82, of Wrangell, failed to salvage the rib meat from two deer. Bakeberg was issued a summons to appear...


Police report

Monday, Dec. 11 Civil issue: Individual spoke with officer. Tuesday, Dec. 12 Noise complaint: Officer responded. Wednesday, Dec. 13 Citizen Assist: Vehicle unlocked. Agency Assist: Traffic stop. Agency Assist: Line crew: Power lines by Pat’s Lake...

 By Dan Rudy    News    December 21, 2017

New disciplinary policy set for elementary, board looks ahead to budget

School may be out for Wrangell students’ winter break, but the Public School Board still came together for its last meeting of the year on Monday. Board members were given a preview of a new disciplinary policy for students at Evergreen Elementary...

 By Dan Rudy    News    December 21, 2017

Week left for comment on fisheries proposals

In an announcement last week, the public is reminded a comment deadline for proposed changes to fisheries management is quickly coming up. The Board of Fisheries, the regulatory body charged with oversight over the state’s fisheries management will...


Alaska Fish Factor: Cod fish stocks crash throughout Gulf of Alaska - younger fish not surviving warm ocean temperatures to blame

Kodiak officials already are drafting a disaster declaration due to the crash of cod stocks throughout the Gulf of Alaska. The shortage will hurt many other coastal communities as well. Gulf cod catches for 2018 will drop by 80 percent to just under...

 By Dan Rudy    Sports    December 21, 2017

Wrangell Wrestlers finish 11th at State

Wrangell’s high school wrestling team finished up its season at the state championships in Anchorage last weekend, securing 11th overall with 58.5 points. Competing at the Alaska Airlines Center Friday through Sunday, students from 56 different sch...


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