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 By Dan Rudy    News    September 11, 2014 

Animal control ordinance sent back to committee

At the public hearing preceding Tuesday’s regular Wrangell Borough Assembly meeting, a few people showed up to listen but only one took to the lectern with her concerns with ordinance number 887, which would amend the municipal code dealing with... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 11, 2014 

Port Commission keen to clean up harbors

Closely mirroring the mood of the last Wrangell Borough Assembly meeting, dogs were on the mind of the Port Commission as it met for its first meeting of the season Thursday. Wayne Kaer came to the me... Full story

 By Mary Koppes and Dan Rud    News    September 11, 2014 

Thomas Bay Power Commission reviews its role

Wrangell’s members of the Thomas Bay Power Commission (TBPC) gathered around a telephone Tuesday morning at City Hall to discuss the body’s future with their Petersburg counterparts. The TPBC is the acting body for the Thomas Bay Power Authority... Full story

 By Mary Koppes and Dan Rud    News    September 11, 2014 

SEAPA approves rebates, Whitman Lake agreement

At their regular board meeting last week in Ketchikan, Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) approved rebates to member utilities, discussed the progress of the Swan Lake expansion project and approved the Whitman Lake True Up Agreement. Though...

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 11, 2014 

Mathis to leave Parks and Rec board

At the outset of their Wednesday meeting, chairman Grover Mathis told his fellow members on the Wrangell Parks and Recreation Advisory Board that he would soon be departing. “I’m not going to put my name up for reappointment,” he said. Mathis...

 News    September 11, 2014 

Meet the Candidate- Port Commissioner

What experience or qualities do you have that would make you an effective Port Commissioner? "Commitment to Wrangell and working with others. I have lived in Wrangell since 1983 and I'm committed to...

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 11, 2014 

A whole lot is going on, says Healthy Wrangell

As the borough catches some of the last rays of summer, members of the Healthy Wrangell Coalition looked at a number of upcoming events this fall at its monthly meeting Tuesday. The coalition is a collaborative group representing the community’s...

 News    September 11, 2014 

Alaska, Japanese agencies sign agreement

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – State and Japanese agencies have agreed to keep the lines of communication open over a proposed mega-liquefied natural gas project. Alaska is pursuing the project with three major energy companies, TransCanada Corp. and the...

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 11, 2014 

Weaver indicted on two counts in explosives case

PETERSBURG – Mark Weaver, 59, was indicted by a Grand Jury in U.S. District Court on two counts of Possession of Unregistered Destructive Devices in conjunction with an explosion at the Petersburg rock quarry July 13. He was arrested Aug. 27 in...

 News    September 11, 2014 

Southeast timber sale needed for mill

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) Southeast Alaska’s last mid-sized timber mill is at risk of closing if a sale that would clear-cut 3,700 acres of old-growth forest stalls, according to industry representatives and the U.S. Forest Service. Viking Lumber Co. in...

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 11, 2014 

Local volunteer wins grant money for summer camp

Like catching halibut with a herring, one good deed can sometimes attract another. Wells Fargo announced Monday it will contribute $1,000 to Camp Carmel on Vank Island to honor its Wrangell-branch...

 News    September 11, 2014 

Alaska's Internet speeds are among the slowest in the country

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A new report finds Alaska’s Internet speeds are among the slowest in the country. Only Arkansas had slower speeds during the second quarter of 2014, according to the report, set for release later this month, from Internet...

 News    September 11, 2014 

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 By Dan Rudy    News    September 4, 2014

Candidates announced for regular election

An official list of candidates for this year’s City and Borough of Wrangell regular election on Oct. 7 was released by Borough Clerk Kim Lane on Friday evening. At the moment, only two offices are... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 4, 2014

Open house kicks off new school year

School is back in session for the borough's students, after classes resumed last week. To mark the occasion, Wrangell High School and Stikine Middle School hosted their open house Tuesday evening, welcoming parents, students and faculty to mingle a... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 4, 2014

School program getting girls on the right track

Taking a cue from the success of Evergreen Elementary School's winter Girls on the Run program, for the first time a similar Girls on Track group has been started for girls at Stikine Middle School.... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 4, 2014

Canadian mines on upcoming tribal conference agenda

Representatives of Southeast Alaskan tribal groups will be meeting in Juneau next week to discuss regional concerns at the annual Southeast Environmental Conference in the city’s Vocational...

 News    September 4, 2014

Preparing for Pacific patrol

YOKOSUKA (AP) – Japan Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Trey Torvend, uses a deck crawler to strip hangar bay door tracks aboard the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS...

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 4, 2014

Relocation efforts help sockeye salmon reach escapement goal

PETERSBURG – Efforts by the Canadian agency Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to relocate salmon across a barrier created by a landslide in late May are helping sockeye salmon reach escapement goals. DFO began relocating sockeye and Chinook salmon...

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 4, 2014

Wrangell artists impress at State Fair

Wrangellites fared well this year at the Southeast Alaska State Fair in Haines, with a dozen local artists garnering 22 prizes. "All the entries placed pretty well," said Shawna Buness of the...

 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

 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...


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