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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...

 News    October 16, 2014 

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 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...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 2, 2014

Public hearing charts course for trails

There was a good turnout at the Parks and Recreation public information meeting at Wrangell City Hall Monday night, with about two-dozen residents coming to hear about and discuss the department's... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 2, 2014

Cabin removal plan posted online

The United States Forest Service announced that its Tongass National Forest Sustainable Cabin Management project details are now available online. The environmental assessment, maps and appendices are located under the Project Documents – Analysis...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 2, 2014

Wrangell issues letter regarding B.C. Mines

The City and Borough of Wrangell issued a letter last week to Alaska senators Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski, and Rep. Don Young. Drafted with the assistance of Sebastian O’Kelly, a Washington D.C.-based consultant, it expresses concern about a...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 2, 2014

Credit union taking interest in Wrangell

Wrangell residents might have a new banking option in the future. Helen Mickel, chief operating officer and vice president of Tongass Federal Credit Union, paid the island a visit last Thursday, holding a meet and greet that evening in City Hall. Tho...

 By Mary Koppes    News    October 2, 2014

TAC members look at social impact of old-growth timber transition

PETERSBURG – The Tongass Advisory Committee (TAC) heard presentations from Forest Service and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials and discussed the challenges and opportunities associated with an impending transition to young-growth...

 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 2, 2014

Wrangell's line truck loaned to Petersburg for tree trimming

Recently, the Wrangell and Petersburg Boroughs helped one another with a ‘handshake agreement’ that sent Wrangell’s 80-foot Line Truck over to its neighboring municipality for about a week. Petersburg crews worked fast to trim trees close to...


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