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 By Dan Rudy    News    June 21, 2018

New boats add heft to Wrangell's charter fleet

The local tourism sector has seen some logistical gains this season, as a trio of new boats are added to Wrangell's outfitter fleet. Mark Galla, of Alaska Peak and Seas, launched a newly upgraded...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 21, 2018

45th annual Sealaska meeting to be held in Wrangell this weekend

For the first time since 1995, Wrangell will be hosting the annual shareholders’ meeting for Sealaska Corporation this weekend. Formed in 1972 after the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act had been adopted the previous year, Sealaska has become...

 

SEARHC confirms affiliation with city on hospital

In a press release last Friday, Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium announced it will officially move forward with formalizing an affiliation with the City and Borough of Wrangell regarding...

 

Extra Anan permits available for pickup in July

The United States Forest Service announced recently that visitors will soon be able to request the daily permits for the Anan Wildlife Observatory this summer. Permits are required from July 5 -...

 

Family fishing day set for weekend

Kids and their folks are encouraged to gear up this weekend for the seventh annual "Family Fishing Day" at Pats Lake midday Saturday. Put on cooperatively by the Forest Service, Alaska Department of...

 

Black bear cub mortally injured by illegal wolf trap

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A Juneau man could face criminal charges after one of his wolf traps mortally wounded a black bear cub, Alaska State Troopers said. A group of hikers found the cub severely injured near the Ready Bouillon Creek in late May...

 

Power outage presages weeklong diesel run

A power outage on June 13 came as a bit of a surprise to the community, turning off the juice across the island for more than half an hour. The unplanned cut came as technicians at Wrangell Municipal Light and Power were testing their diesel...

 

Alaska officials hope to avoid confusion over voting

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Officials with the state and with Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, hope to avoid any confusion about voting in this year’s primary and general elections. Anchorage has moved to a vote-by-mail system for its local election...

 

Lemonade sales helps Doak family

Friends Katelynn Gillen, CharLee-Ann Seimears, Della Churchill and Aubrey Wynne, last week raised over $555 on their own through the sale of lemonade and handmade bracelets. The girls wanted to put their earnings toward a benefit account set up for...

 

Pot regulators delay onsite pot consumption decision

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska regulators have delayed until August discussion of proposed rules for allowing onsite consumption of marijuana at certain shops. This is the second such delay this year. The previous delay followed the loss of a...

 

Parts of southeast Alaska experience drought conditions

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Parts of southeast Alaska are experiencing drought conditions following a winter and spring with lackluster snowfall and rain, according to the National Weather Service. Ketchikan received 11.2 inches (28.5 centimeters) of...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 14, 2018 

Assembly moving ahead with SEARHC hospital transfer

The City and Borough Assembly took its next serious step in redirecting Wrangell Medical Center’s future on Tuesday, authorizing a resolution to pursue a strategic affiliation with Southeast Alaska Rural Health Consortium. Earlier this year the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 14, 2018 

AmeriCorps crew making friends and working projects

A group of visiting AmeriCorps volunteers have been leaving their mark around Wrangell the past month, with the community being their last stop in a 10-month tour of service. Ten volunteers coming...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 14, 2018 

Accident at bridge results in two fatalities

A bridgeside traffic accident was discovered Monday evening, one which resulted in two fatalities and left two more passengers critically injured. Rainie Doak was traveling with her three children...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 14, 2018 

Substitute steps in for royalty competition

The three-way royalty competition leading up to this year's July 4 celebrations has had a change of cast, Wrangell Chamber of Commerce announced last week. A regular feature of the local festivities,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 14, 2018 

2018-19 budget adopted amid maintenance needs

Following an estimated 14 hours of discussion over three separate workshops, members of the Wrangell City and Borough Assembly approved a budget for the 2019 fiscal year, which begins July 1. Getting there has not been an easy process, mulling over a...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 14, 2018 

Candidates file for district House races

With the legislative season at an end and no special sessions left in sight, candidates for Alaska’s primaries and general elections have already put themselves forward for voters’ consideration. By the end of the June 1 filing deadline, House...

 
 News    June 14, 2018 

Mental Health Trust violated law, audit asserts

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority violated several state laws, according to a special audit. The Alaska Division of Legislative Audit released a report Tuesday that said the Trust Authority violated state statutes...

 
 News    June 14, 2018 

Large cruise company to buy up Skagway rail access

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – One of the world's largest cruise companies plans to buy a railroad used to carry summer tourists between the Alaska community of Skagway and Carcross in Canada's Yukon. Carnival Corp. announced Thursday that it plans to buy...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 7, 2018

Kayakers spreading plastic-free message along coastline

A pair of Australian kayakers navigated their way to Wrangell over the weekend, part of a three-month excursion down the Pacific Ocean's northeastern coastline. Starting in Glacier Bay National Park...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 7, 2018

Royalty competition kicks off ahead of Fourth

It's a royal rumble this month, with the competition to see who gets crowned this year's king or queen of Wrangell's Independence Day celebrations starting off on May 31. Arranged by the Chamber of...

 

Golf Roundup

It was a relatively quiet weekend at the links this weekend, with two teams squaring off during the annual City Market/Sentry Hardware and Marine Golf Tournament. Eight golfers were teamed off at...

 

Former Sen. Begich to challenge Walker in upcoming race

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) ­– Democratic former U.S. Sen. Mark Begich is running for governor of Alaska, complicating Gov. Bill Walker’s re-election bid. Begich made his plans official shortly before a Friday filing deadline. Before the announcement,...

 

Childcare shake-up considered by state

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska childcare providers are concerned drastic changes could be coming to preschools throughout the state. A document outlining proposed changes from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Child Care Program...

 

More districts to open to king salmon shortly

Districts 5, 6, 10 and most of 7 will soon reopen to sport fishermen for king salmon, according to emergency regulations put in place earlier this spring. Chinook harvest opportunity has already...

 

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