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 By Dan Rudy    News    December 1, 2016 

Sales taxes indicate businesses doing well

Sales tax returns indicate the spring and summer of 2016 to have been one of the best on record for the local economy. From April through the end of October Wrangell collected more than $1,659,000,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 1, 2016 

Hospital meets with Assembly over hospital construction

Wrangell's hospital administration and members of its advisory board met with the Borough Assembly on Tuesday evening to discuss the next steps for construction of a new building. Wrangell Medical Center desires a new hospital facility in order to...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 1, 2016 

Suspects found in boat burglaries in Reliance Harbor

Local police were able to track down a number of items stolen from boats in Reliance Harbor during a search last week. Two Wrangell residents are being charged with the crime: Aaron Howell, 20, and Laven Ritchie, 19. Each faces six Class C felony cou...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 1, 2016 

Marine fabrication class launching new boats

Students in Wrangell High School's marine fabrication class are putting the finishing touches on some new designs. A longstanding program continued under current industrial arts teacher Drew...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 1, 2016 

Midnight Madness to ensue on Friday

Thanksgiving leftovers about behind it now, Wrangell will be kicking off for the rest of the season's holidays tomorrow evening. The Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual Midnight Madness on...

 
 News    December 1, 2016 

New dog sled race set for December

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – A new 300-mile sled dog race slated for December can help qualify mushers for the Iditarod and Yukon Quest. About 20 teams are expected to compete starting Dec. 17, depending on snowfall around Fairbanks in the next three...

 
 News    December 1, 2016 

Alaska turnout up slightly from last election

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Voter turnout in this month’s general election hit 60.7 percent, up slightly from the previous presidential election in 2012. According to the Division of Elections, turnout in 2012 totaled 59.6 percent. Over the past 20...

 
 News    December 1, 2016 

Survey: Alaska teens drinking, smoking less

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A new state survey shows fewer Alaska teens are engaging in cigarette, alcohol and drug use. The Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows students across the state have reported declines in smoking, substance use, riding...

 
 News    December 1, 2016 

$180,000 donation to fund Craig emergency dispatch update

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – The most populated city on Prince of Wales Island will be able to buy new emergency dispatch equipment with the Craig Tribal Association’s donation of $180,000. The association gave the city the Federal Highway Administra...

 
 News    December 1, 2016 

Anchorage considers local sales tax

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Anchorage officials could soon consider a proposal to bring a sales tax to the city. Anchorage Assembly member Bill Evans is drafting the ordinance that calls for a 4 percent tax on goods and services. He said it will help...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 24, 2016

Local boats rocked by harbor thefts

Several Wrangell boat owners learned they had been burgled early Saturday morning. Wrangell Police Department received a call concerning Heritage Harbor, where it appeared three boats moored there...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 24, 2016

School board has uncomfortable discussion about sex

Wrangell’s Public School Board started in earnest a conversation on the nature and tone of sexual education for students at its Monday evening meeting. The board reviewed on first reading a draft policy on family life and sex education, with...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 24, 2016

Saxitoxin advisory remains for Shoemaker shellfish

Latest samples of butter clams from Shoemaker Bay beaches show levels of saxitoxin have halved since this summer, when specimens were found to be a health hazard. The clams are still considered a health risk, albeit at a lower level. Wrangell...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 24, 2016

State issues letters to unauthorized float house users along the Stikine River

A number of Petersburg and Wrangell residents have been receiving letters from the state, informing them their float houses anchored along the Stikine River need to be permitted or moved. Since the...

 
 News    November 24, 2016

2017 summer schedule released for Alaska ferry system

The Alaska Marine Highway System announced its schedule for the coming summer was ready. The finalized schedule essentially remained the same as a proposal put forward earlier this fall, with an overall 10-week service reduction to operations from...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 News    November 17, 2016

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...

 
 News    November 17, 2016

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...

 
 News    November 17, 2016

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...

 
 News    November 17, 2016

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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