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 By Dan Rudy    News    May 26, 2016 

Names given to faces on some stored totems

Seven totem poles transferred this spring from city storage at the boatyard to Wrangell Cooperative Association's new cultural center have been identified. The Tribe contacted master carver Steve... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 26, 2016 

Wrangell bids goodbye to the Class of 2016

As Wrangell High School prepared to send off 19 of its senior class last week, a number of awards and scholarships were distributed to students at a May 18 ceremony in the gym. "This is a phenomenal g... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 26, 2016 

Slimmer ferry schedule proposed for 2016-17

A draft for the Alaska Marine Highway System’s post-summer schedule was released last week. AMHS general manager Captain John Falvey Jr. reported the new schedule will be based on expected funding levels for the next fiscal year, which begins July... Full story

 
 News    May 26, 2016 

Legislature convenes for special session

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Legislature convened a special session Monday called by Gov. Bill Walker to address numerous issues unresolved during the extended regular session, including the budget, oil and gas tax credits and a plan to confron... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 26, 2016 

Assembly explores budget alternatives in public hearing

Before its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday evening, the City and Borough Assembly was prefaced with a public hearing and special presentation on the coming fiscal year's budget. Following up on its first review of the FY2017 draft budget on May 9...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 26, 2016 

Harbor and boatyard rate hike gets first hearing

After many months of preparation, higher rates for Wrangell's harbor and boatyard users passed a penultimate hurdle on Tuesday. The City and Borough Assembly approved on first reading Ordinance 917, amending the fee schedule for Wrangell's Harbor Dep...

 
 News    May 26, 2016 

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 By Dan Rudy    News    May 19, 2016

Zoning revisions being made for pot businesses

On May 12 the Planning and Zoning Commission presided over a lengthy workshop and meeting meant to iron out which cannabis-related businesses would be appropriate for nonresidential zones in... Full story

 
 News    May 19, 2016

Injured hiker rescued after 200-foot fall on Mount Juneau

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A hiker was rescued from Mount Juneau on Friday after he slipped near the peak and tumbled about 200 feet, suffering injuries to his head and shoulder area, authorities said. Tim Haugh, a 57-year-old from Juneau, was listed...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 19, 2016

Local ferry out of commission again

An interisland ferry service startup has stopped again, after reporting trouble with its landing craft. After discovering water in the stern of the Rainforest Islander, operator Rainforest Islands Ferry contacted its customers last week to cancel... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 19, 2016

School year about wrapped up

With its last meeting of the academic year, the Wrangell Public School Board looked back on its progress as measured against its 2015-16 strategic plan goals. The plan started to develop in February 2...

 
 News    May 19, 2016

Fairbanks breaks 101-year-old high temperature record

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – The city of Fairbanks set new record high temperatures over the weekend, including one set more than 100 years ago. The high recorded Saturday at Fairbanks International Airport was 82 degrees, or 2 degrees warmer than the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 19, 2016

No new nurse for Wrangell Public Health

After the start of the new fiscal year on July 1, Wrangell seems set to be permanently without a residential nurse at its Public Health Center due to anticipated budget cuts to the program. In March the Wrangell office’s nurse Ty Esposito retired f...

 
 News    May 19, 2016

Sealaska buys stake in Seattle seafood company

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – poration Sealaska has announced the purchase of a minority stake in a Seattle-based seafood processor, marking its first transition into the seafood industry in nearly 30 years. Sealaska Chief Operating Officer Terry Downes...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 12, 2016

Students learn about Stikine on annual river trip

Four dozen elementary school students from the Wrangell and Petersburg areas partook in a field day, heading upriver for the 19th annual Stikine River field trip on May 3. Encompassing almost 700... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 12, 2016

Budget draft looks at insurance rates, harbor increases

Community members were given a first peek at the budget being proposed for the next fiscal year, in the first of several planned workshops held on Monday. “This is a draft budget. It's certainly the starting point,” Borough Manager Jeff Jabusch... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 12, 2016

Memorial service held for fallen Mounties

Representatives of Alaskan, Canadian, tribal and local agencies all gathered together in Wrangell on Tuesday to pay tribute to two members of the North West Mounted Police who had died during a storm... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 12, 2016

Disaster drill puts city services to the test

On the afternoon of May 4, disaster seemingly struck at the rock quarry north of Wrangell Airport. Vehicles were aflame, pouring a column of smoke into the sunny sky as dozens of wounded lay...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 12, 2016

King salmon derby launches Saturday

Anglers are fueling up their boats and assembling their gear in preparation for the 64th Annual King Salmon Derby, which starts on Saturday. There are only a few changes to this year’s derby from past contests, among which will be three weigh-in st...

 
 News    May 12, 2016

House Majority vows to fight state Medicaid expansion

JUNEAU (AP) – The Alaska House has given notice that it plans to keep fighting Gov. Bill Walker’s authority to expand Medicaid on his own, drawing criticism from minority Democrats who oppose continuing the legal battle. Lawmakers faced a...

 
 News    May 12, 2016

Teen birth rate steadily dropping in Alaska

KENAI, Alaska (AP) – Alaska’s teen birth rate is still dropping. The state’s rate was 27.8 births per 1,000 teens ages 15-19 in 2014, according to the latest information from the Alaska Section of Epidemiology. The state’s rate is still...

 
 News    May 12, 2016

How Alaska's population might change by 2045

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska’s population will continue to climb over the next 30 years, inching closer to the 1 million mark, a new report says. The state’s population is projected to increase by 162,200 from 2015 numbers to 899,825 people...

 
 News    May 12, 2016

Tourists use Alaska homeless shelter to grab coffee, snack

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – Cruise ship passengers have been hanging out at an Alaska homeless shelter to get free coffee and a bite to eat, but few have bothered making a donation, said one of the nonprofit’s board members. Tourists in Ketchikan of...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 5, 2016

Assembly passes on Byford proposal, OKs Wood Street paving

At a special noontime meeting Monday, the City and Borough Assembly decided not to approve a proposal by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to store excess contaminated soil at a site off Spur Road. At work for the past two months... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 5, 2016

SEAPA to look into Tyee expansion

At its board meeting in Ketchikan April 28, Southeast Alaska Power Agency agreed to look into the feasibility of putting in a third generating unit at the Tyee Lake hydroelectric facility. The proposal was put forward by board members representing... Full story

 

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