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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 16, 2018 

WCA shares grant money with community

The Wrangell Cooperative Association recently received a $50,000 grant from SEARHC. According to WCA Tribal Administrator Esther Ashton, several other communities with First Nations entities also...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 16, 2018 

Wonderfulness Parade prepares to march through Wrangell

"I've always liked parades because you can dress up as crazy as you want," said Anny Newport, organizer of the upcoming Wonderfulness Parade. Newport has brought her love of costumes and parades...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 16, 2018 

Telegraph Creek fire not contained yet

The ongoing wildfire near Telegraph Creek, a small town on the Stikine River, has not yet been contained. According to Jody Lucius with the British Columbia Wildfire Service, the fire is a very...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 16, 2018 

Wrangell officer takes job in Hoonah as chief of police

Rick Groshong has been a part of the Wrangell Police Department for 22 years, according to his resume, having joined the force in 1996. As senior patrol officer, Groshong has been responsible for...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 16, 2018 

Offshore Drilling dentistry coming to Wrangell

Starting last summer Dr. Victor Stime, with over 30 years of experience, began a new venture, bringing mobile dentist services to towns across Southeast Alaska on his boat "Offshore Drilling."...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 16, 2018 

Wrangell Cooperative Association tests 10-mile pipe, plankton, shellfish

10-mile pipe is an important fixture for many in Wrangell. Located along Zimovia Highway, just before the 10-mile marker, a metal pipe continuously allows groundwater to flow to the surface. As the...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 16, 2018 

Wrangell school board meets to accept resignation

The Wrangell School Board met last Friday for a short meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to accept the resignation of school board president Georgianna Buhler. Buhler has been on the school board for almost 10 years, she said, from 2002 to...

 By Brian Varela    News    August 16, 2018 

Ocean Beauty Seafoods closes Petersburg facility

PETERSBURG – Ocean Beauty Seafoods has announced that they’ll be closing their facility in Petersburg to focus on their Excursion Inlet facility. "They have been removing equipment out of the building for a few years, the can lines, the ice machi...


Court: Some sex offenders don't need to register in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that some sex offenders convicted outside the state are not required to register in Alaska. The court ruled Friday that a strict reading of the 1994 Alaska Sex Offender Registration Act...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 16, 2018 

Telegraph Creek fire not contained yet

The ongoing wildfire near Telegraph Creek, a small town on the Stikine River, has not yet been contained. According to Jody Lucius with the British Columbia Wildfire Service, the fire is a very... Full story

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

Don Young holds discusses the issues in Wrangell

U.S. Representative Don Young stopped in Wrangell the weekend of June 28 for some meet-and-greets with the locals. Stopping at the Stikine Inn, Young went from table to table to chat with people, answering questions and getting to know the people he...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

Wrangell to host coho salmon derby through August

The coho salmon derby kicks off this weekend, and runs every weekend until September . Anyone with a fishing rod is welcome to take part in the coho derby. According to Alicia Holder, with the Wrangel...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

A budding business: Happy Cannabis

Marijuana legalization is a hot topic of discussion across the country. Several states have legalized the drug. One such state is Alaska. In 2015 Ballot Measure 2 was passed, according to the Alaska...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

New principal for Wrangell MS and HS

In his 32nd year of teaching, David Macri has a lot of experience behind him. He said that he has worked as an industrial arts teacher, a 5th-12th grade principal, a school business manager, and...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

Anan Wildlife Observatory a special place for people and animals

Early on Thursday morning, several members of the U.S. Forest Service left Wrangell with some guests for a trip to the Anan Wildlife Observatory. Present on the trip were Michael Saxton and Leslie...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

Second OCS position open in Petersburg

The Office of Child Services works across Alaska to support and protect children across the state. According to their website, the main goals of OCS are to give children a “healthy start, to provide them with safe and permanent homes, to maintain...


Explosive material removed from Blue Lake near Sitka

SITKA, Alaska (AP) – The low water level at a lake near Sitka led to the discovery of explosive material near the shore. The Daily Sitka Sentinel reports a person found plastic tubes near a ramp leading into Blue Lake last week and reported the...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

Assembly discusses new position at Nolan Center, request for toxicology report

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday night to hold a meeting that was rescheduled from July 24. Before getting into new business, the assembly heard a request from Lavern Lawrence, who lives at...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 2, 2018

Symposium: Mining pollution impacts bears

A symposium was held Wednesday night at the Nolan Center to discuss the effects of mining on Southeast Alaska's bear population. Lance Craighead, a bear biologist, said that mining has the potential...

 By Dan Rudy    News    August 2, 2018

Upcoming golf tournament rallying funds for cancer care

The hospital's charitable foundation is planning a big weekend August 11 and 12 for its annual golf tournament, hoping to boost its cancer care travel fund. The Wrangell Medical Center Foundation was...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 2, 2018

Wrangell marathon draws 62 runners

The Wrangell marathon, kicking off at 8 a.m. Sunday morning, saw 15 people participating. Also running were 18 participants in a half-marathon and 29 people in a 5K. The male and female winners of...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 2, 2018

Smoked salmon contest held at city docks

Friday night saw a smoked salmon contest at city dock beside the Stikine Inn. There were seven entries into the contest, nearly double what chairwoman of the Bearfest board Sylvia Ettefagh was...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 2, 2018

Native stories shared at Shakes House last Saturday

Chief Shakes Tribal House was filled with curious visitors looking to learn about the Tlingits, a Native Alaskan people indigenous to Southeast Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Wrangell is home to many people of Tlingit descent, some of whom came...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 2, 2018

Bears featured in art workshop

"The reason I'm 'Michael' is I have eight brothers and sisters, and I'm the oldest. Guess what they [my parents] had wanted?" Michael Bania introduced herself to her class. Bania hosted an art worksho...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 26, 2018

Wrangell, Petersburg police collaborate in active shooter training

Members of the Wrangell and Petersburg police departments collaborated on some active shooter training on July 19 and 20. About four members of the Petersburg police department joined five members of...


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