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 By Dan Rudy    News    October 23, 2014 

Wrangell doctor charged in child porn case

On the morning of Oct. 15, Wrangell physician Greg Salard was arrested for the alleged receipt, possession and distribution of child pornography following a search of his home by law enforcement... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 23, 2014 

Mining meeting to be held in Wrangell

Salmon Beyond Borders and the United Tribal Transboundary Mining Working Group will be holding a presentation in Wrangell on the effects of large-scale mining on local river systems on Tuesday, 6 p.m., at the Nolan Center. The public forum is one of... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 23, 2014 

President and other posts picked for hospital board

Officer positions were decided at the Wrangell Medical Center Board's monthly meeting Oct. 15. Present were Judy Ellen, Barb Conine, Bernie Massin, Cori Robinson and Dorothy Sweat, while among those teleconferencing in were members Woody Wilson and...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 23, 2014 

Moose harvest confirmed best in five years

Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) confirmed Tuesday that the 2014 moose harvest was the second-best on record for the Wrangell-Petersburg area. “The harvest of 104 moose this fall ranks as the second highest on record for the local RM038...

 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 23, 2014 

Warmer temps likely going into winter, possible El Niño year

Winter in Wrangell is likely to be a bit warmer than the nights of yesteryear, though whether there will be a white or just slushy entrance to the spring season is still up in the air. “They are going with a greater than 40 percent chance that...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 23, 2014 

Wrangell schools score high in state index

The Wrangell School Board scarcely had a quorum at its Monday evening meeting when it reappointed its officers following the results of the Oct. 7 local election. Susan Eagle was re-elected by voters, and after a unanimous 3-0 vote was reinstated as...

 News    October 23, 2014 

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 By Dan Rudy    News    October 16, 2014

Assembly addresses wandering dogs, timber tangles

Tuesday's Regular Borough Assembly meeting was preceded by a public hearing on Ordinance 887 being proposed, an amended section of the Wrangell Municipal Code largely dealing with the control of... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 16, 2014

Newly elected office holders sworn in

Members of the Wrangell Borough Assembly met Monday at a special midday session to formally approve election results certified by the Borough Canvass Board on Oct. 9. The official results included vot... Full story

 News    October 16, 2014

First shavings fall in new carving facility

The inaugural project of Wrangell Cooperative Association's new carving facility began Friday, as a special adzing crew from White Enterprises started work. "We've been hired by Alaska State Museums... Full story

 News    October 16, 2014

Head librarian to retire after 34 years

After nearly 34 years of service, Irene Ingle Public Library will be getting a new head librarian after Kay Jabusch retires at the end of this year. She began there in June 1980, working closely with...

 News    October 16, 2014

House candidates debate positions

Candidates for Alaska House District 36 met in Wrangell Thursday evening for an on-air forum hosted by radio station KSTK. Republican candidate Chere Klein and Independent Dan Ortiz – both from... Full story

 News    October 16, 2014

Senate hopeful stops to stump in Wrangell

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Dan Sullivan visited Wrangell Thursday as part of a broader tour of Southeast Alaska. "We're on a pretty big Southeast tour," he explained, visiting Ketchikan and...

 News    October 16, 2014

Unity ticket candidate visits Wrangell

Independent candidate for lieutenant governor Byron Mallott stopped in Wrangell for a meet-and-greet with potential voters at the Stikine Native Organization building's dance hall Thursday evening...

 News    October 16, 2014

Health officials say Ebola threat low in Alaska

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — State health officials say Alaska is at a lower risk of an Ebola outbreak than Lower 48 states but they're not taking the threat lightly. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the Division of Epidemiology within the...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 16, 2014

Bountiful moose harvest reported as season wraps up

It appears to have been a successful month for moose hunters as the season came to an end yesterday. As of Tuesday morning, Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) biologist Rich Lowell reported it...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 9, 2014

Parks and Rec proposes rate changes

After several years of remaining unchanged, fee rates for using Wrangell’s Parks and Recreation facilities may soon see a readjustment. At its monthly meeting Oct. 1, the Parks and Rec Advisory Board examined a new fee schedule being developed.... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 9, 2014

Medical center staff receive top quality award

Staff members at Wrangell Medical Center last month were awarded the 2014 Hospital Quality Award by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health Foundation, which supports healthcare groups in Alaska, Hawaii,... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 9, 2014

David Jack retains mayoral seat after Tuesday vote

The unofficial results of Tuesday's local elections in Wrangell saw 312 ballots cast, considerably fewer than at last year's election. Of eight open positions there had been only two contested seats, one two-year term for mayor and a three-year term... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 9, 2014

October special offered for cancer screenings

Women in Wrangell are encouraged to focus on their health during Breast Cancer Awareness month this October. Throughout the month, Wrangell Medical Center will be offering reduced-rate mammograms for locals, lowering the cost by more than 30 percent....

 News    October 9, 2014

Timber sale awarded to mill in southeast Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service has awarded a contract for a timber sale in southeast Alaska to the region's last mid-size mill, Viking Lumber Co. Lawsuits were filed over the Big Thorne sale before the contract was awarded, and...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 9, 2014

Art group celebrates fifty years in Wrangell

The ladies at the Wrangell Art Gallery on Front Street will be celebrating half a century of making artwork together this weekend, hosting an open house with refreshments on Tax Free Day which is...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 9, 2014

Shoppers save during Tax Free Day on Saturday

Wrangellites will be able to save a bit on sales on Saturday during this season’s Tax Free Day. For one day only local businesses will be exempt from the Borough’s seven-percent sales tax, so a number of shops will be offering special discounts...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 9, 2014

Educators and businesses learn e-marketing skills

Local businesses and educators will have the first of three opportunities to brush up on their ‘e’s’, as Wrangell School District and the Chamber of Commerce host a pair of technological experts to come to improve people’s e-commerce and...

 News    October 9, 2014

Applicants sought for Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Board

The Federal Subsistence Board is accepting applications through January 23, 2015 to fill seats on the 10 Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils. Council membership appointments are typically 3-year terms. There are approximately 35 seats open for...


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