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 By Dan Rudy    News    April 28, 2016 

Experts: Big Bites breakwater would not muddle Mill

The City and Borough Assembly was able to put its concerns to bed regarding a proposed mooring facility and breakwater. At the April 12 meeting assembly members had opted to postpone their decision on a request by prospective recreational outfit Big... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 28, 2016 

Wrangell Tribe initiates algal bloom study

Wrangell's tribal environmental office has joined step with others in the region in tracking the spread of harmful algal blooms. Wrangell Cooperative Association's Indian Environmental General Assista... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 28, 2016 

Chamber dinner as good as gold

It was a full ballroom in the Nolan Center Friday for the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce's 26th Annual Fundraising Dinner. The theme for this year was "Good as Gold," highlighting the partnership the... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 28, 2016 

Tree downs power across SEAPA network

Power went down across three Southeast communities Tuesday morning, after a downed tree cut lines in Ketchikan. “Evidently there was some wind or storm action,” said Clay Hammer, superintendent of Wrangell Municipal Light and Power. Three section...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 28, 2016 

Byford cleanup larger project than expected

Work to clean up the former Byford junkyard site has proven to be a larger task than first thought. Though the contaminated property is owned by the City and Borough of Wrangell, remediation is being undertaken by the Alaska Department of...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 28, 2016 

Public school budget draft using black ink

Wrangell’s Public School Board approved a second draft of its Fiscal Year 2017 budget during a special session Tuesday evening. Several sizable changes were made to both its expenditures and revenues, reflecting previously unacknowledged items....

 
 News    April 28, 2016 

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 By Dan Rudy    News    April 21, 2016

Assembly supports Landless group, defers breakwater request

The Wrangell City and Borough Assembly passed a resolution supporting the Landless Natives of Wrangell, a group seeking recognition in the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The resolution was presented for consideration at the Assembly’s Ap... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 21, 2016

Weather contributed to crash, NTSB report suggests

A preliminary report for the investigation into the April 8 plane crash which killed three and injured another was released late last week. The National Transportation Safety Board found that weather conditions may have contributed to the accident, w... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 21, 2016

WCA hosts transportation program workshop

The Nolan Center was the site of a four-day workshop on tribal transportation last week, held collaboratively by the Alaska Tribal Technical Assistance Program Center (AKTTAP) and Federal Highway... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 21, 2016

Hotel celebrates 10th anniversary, looks at next 5

The Stikine Inn celebrated a decade under its current management on Friday, a stretch of time marked by an extensive remodel and plans for future expansion. Located on the commercial district’s waterfront, Bill and Cheryl Goodale of Southeast...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 21, 2016

City sewer pump replacement on schedule

Work to replace the city's ailing sewage pump system is on schedule, set to be completed just after mid-May. Drivers on their way to the laundromat and Reliance Harbor will have noticed workers...

 
 News    April 21, 2016

Legislators head into overtime with big issues unresolved

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Legislature went into overtime Monday as it continued to wrestle with how to confront an estimated $4 billion state budget deficit. House Speaker Mike Chenault said legislative leaders planned to keep working past...

 
 News    April 21, 2016

House panel looks at tax measures in waning days of session

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A co-chair of the Alaska House Finance Committee said he would like to see a proposal to reinstitute a personal state income tax advanced for a floor vote. But it faces opposition in the Senate and Rep. Steve Thompson...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 21, 2016

Pot shop plans not consistent with zoning, city says

The community’s dialogue on how it wants to proceed with regulated cannabis continued on April 14, with a public workshop held before the monthly Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. While members of the public were invited to attend and...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 14, 2016

Public forays into cannabis pros and cons

Though it has discussed the matter before, the City and Borough Assembly held its first public workshop fully devoted to cannabis since its legalization was approved by referendum. The Tuesday evening meeting was intended to get members thinking abou... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 14, 2016

Plane crashes on Admiralty; three dead, one survives

A passenger plane based out of Wrangell crashed on Admiralty Island April 8, during a morning flight to Angoon. Of the four onboard the Cessna 206, the pilot and two passengers were killed. A third... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 14, 2016

Successful rescue of skiers stranded on Harding Glacier

A pair of skiers were successfully rescued Tuesday afternoon, after being stranded on a glacier for four days. Jennifer Neyman, 36, of Wrangell, and Soldotna resident Christopher Hanna, 45, had been dropped off by airplane on the Kenai Peninsula's... Full story

 
 News    April 14, 2016

Search suspended for missing kayaker

The United States Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers announced Saturday the search for a missing kayaker has been suspended. AST received a report on April 7 that Sitka resident Jesse Mills, 40, had embarked on a kayaking trip the previous...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 14, 2016

Jury rules presumption of death for missing Wrangellite

A Wrangell jury unanimously reached a presumptive death verdict in the matter of missing resident Brandon Peterson. Peterson, 38, had last been seen on or about Dec. 13, 2015, at his Thoms Place cabin. A welfare check had been requested of Wrangell V...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 14, 2016

Locals learn art of basket weaving

Residents had their hands full last week, working out knots and weaving cedar into baskets as part of an extended class. Alaska Native Sisterhood Association sponsored the event, which was led by...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 14, 2016

Changes adopted for next year's game regs

Alaska’s Board of Game adopted a number of changes for the upcoming regulatory year, which take effect July 1. Of local interest, the definition of spike-fork antlers was updated to read as “antlers of a bull moose with only one or two tines on a...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 14, 2016

Three-stop ferry to start new season

A three-stop interisland ferry is to resume service on Friday after a four-month hiatus. Rainforest Islands Ferry anticipates a 26-week run through the summer, connecting communities in Wrangell, Petersburg and on Prince of Wales Island. Launched by...

 
 News    April 14, 2016

SE Alaska King Salmon Sport Fishing Regulations for 2016

The 2016 sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast Alaska and Yakutat will be effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2016 – 11:59 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2017. Alaska resident: The resident bag and possession limit is three king salmon,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 14, 2016

Ports still undecided about rate hike

Port commissioners continued to wrangle over potential rate increases last week, holding a workshop ahead of its regular meeting on April 7. In particular, they looked at raising rates for boatyard haulout fees, one of the Harbor Department’s five...

 

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