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 By Dan Rudy    News    August 28, 2014 

Local Golden Retriever to the search-and-rescue

There are a lot of reasons people decide to get a dog. Besides being pets or boon companions, canines can also serve in a number of capacities from assisting the blind to herding, hunting, detecting... Full story

 
 News    August 28, 2014 

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 By Dan Rudy    News    August 28, 2014 

Borough's roaming dogs' days are numbered

The Wrangell Borough Assembly had a full plate when it met Tuesday evening, starting with steps toward solving the city's dog problem. Members examined proposed changes drawn up by the borough's code review committee which would reduce loopholes and... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 28, 2014 

Medical center unrolling e-records system

Administrative and nursing staff from the Wrangell Medical Center (WMC) presented an update of a new patient portal program in progress to the hospital’s board of directors at Wednesday’s monthly meeting. Cathy Gross, Denise McPherson and... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 28, 2014 

WCA distributing backpacks in town

School may have just begun for Wrangell students, but they can’t rightly start without notebooks, pencils and other supplies. For those still needing materials, the Wrangell Cooperative Association will be holding its annual backpack giveaway on...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 28, 2014 

First Presbyterian cross comes down

It had risen above Wrangell's rooftops for well over a century, acting as a beacon both to Sunday-morning parishioners and ships at sea alike. Now, no more. On Tuesday morning, a hydraulic lift run...

 
 News    August 28, 2014 

Search for missing woman expands to mine shafts

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Searchers turned their attention underground Monday for a Juneau woman missing for three months. An expert on Juneau mine shafts led a team under Mount Roberts to look for hiker Sharon Buis, who disappeared May 24. Brian Weed...

 
 News    August 28, 2014 

Peterson Lake Trail sees continued improvements

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Phase one of work on Peterson Lake Trail is complete, meaning the path is more easily walkable for the first three-fourths of a mile, up to the scenic waterfall overlook. Trail Mix Inc. crews have also maintained the path's...

 
 News    August 28, 2014 

So far, southeast Alaska deer season going well

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The population of black-tailed deer in southeast Alaska appears to have rebounded from harsh winters years ago, and the hunting is going well. The Juneau Empire reports that hunters and biologists are seeing a healthy deer...

 
 News    August 28, 2014 

Canadian company eyes new mine in Alaska

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – A Canadian company is moving forward with plans for a new rare-earth metals mine at the end of Kendrick Bay on Prince of Wales Island, sending a team to drill and spending millions sampling rock and studying the area. The...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 21, 2014

Youth Court program admits two new members

Wrangell Youth Court admitted two new members last week after they passed their bar examinations. Judge Chris Ellis swore in Josephine Lewis and Sean Rooney at the Wrangell Public Safety trial... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 21, 2014

Saltwater heating pumps harness power of the sea

Around two dozen Wrangellites—residents, business managers, shop owners, as well as city and borough officials and curious others—came out to the Nolan Center Monday evening to learn more about making use of saltwater heating pump technology in t... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 21, 2014

Planning and Zoning plots and replats

At their monthly meeting Aug. 14, Planning and Zoning commissioners chose to recommend to the Wrangell Borough Assembly the disposal and eventual subdivision of lot 6A. The nearly 8,000 square-foot lot is an undeveloped city property on Case Avenue.... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 21, 2014

Wrangell voters pick Chere Klein in GOP primary

Wrangell voters gave their say during Tuesday's primary, picking Chere Klein to run as the Republican candidate in November for the Alaska State House District 36 seat and voting "no" on the ballot...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 21, 2014

School board meets before new year begins

The Wrangell School Board met for its monthly meeting Monday, a mere week away from the resumption of classes. “We’re all getting excited for that,” new secondary principal Colter Barnes told the board. The middle and high schools both held...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 21, 2014

Alzheimer group holds state-wide quilting bee

Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska (ARA) is hosting its first-ever Unity Quilting Bee this year to celebrate its 30-year anniversary. Alaskans whose lives have been affected by Alzheimer’s are being invited to send in 12-inch by 12-inch cotton square...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 21, 2014

Jack and Blake discuss mine issue at state conference

Wrangell Mayor David Jack and Borough Assembly member Daniel Blake recently returned from the Alaska Municipal League (AML) Summer Legislative Conference held in Nome last week. The conference is a three-day event bringing together legislators,...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    August 21, 2014

August days break rainfall records

PETERSBURG – Even to those well adjusted to Petersburg weather, the downpour of rain in the past weeks hasn't gone without notice. So far two days this month have set new precipitation records. Nati...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    August 21, 2014

ADOT officials present transportation plan, face scrutiny from residents

PETERSBURG – Representatives from the Alaska Department of Transportation (ADOT&PF) gave a public presentation on their long-range transportation plan for Southeast Alaska last Wednesday. The presentation was followed by a public comment period,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 14, 2014

Rain delay for cancer care tournaments

It isn't often that the weather gets one over on events in Wrangell, but both the ladies' and men's Rally For Cancer Care golf tournaments this past weekend have had to be rescheduled. The course at... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 14, 2014

Carving facility project to be completed this fall

In case you haven't seen past the building's cedar exterior, work on the Wrangell Cooperative Association's new carving facility and cultural center on Front Street continues. “Things are going good at the carving shed,” said Todd White, WCA... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 14, 2014

Wrangell sees net improvement

There's finally a place to put discardable gill nets in Wrangell, perhaps at last solving a problem that has been hassling the island. In a recent survey, Wrangell Cooperative Association's Indian...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 14, 2014

Smoke- free law gains support

Members of the Healthy Wrangell Coalition met Tuesday and decided to support a law being concocted in the state legislature which would make all workplaces completely smoke-free. Coalition members will show their support by sending petitions signed...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 14, 2014

2014 SEC date approaches, Wrangell readying

With only a month left to prepare, organizers for the 2014 Southeast Conference (SEC) are finalizing an agenda and adding names to the register of attendees. “We’re happy to have anyone that wants to come,” said Shelly Wright, SEC executive...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 14, 2014

Wrangell medical staff gives response a tune-up

In a news release Tuesday, Wrangell Medical Center announced its staff have recently collaborated with Alaska Island Community Services (AICS) to improve response time for patients coming to the medical center with critical behavioral health issues....

 

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