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 By Dan Rudy    News    March 23, 2017 

Two found in city manager search, water rates may hike

Wrangell’s City and Borough Assembly interviewed a pair of top candidates to replace the city manager next month. Jeff Jabusch announced his plans to retire last September, after serving as manager for nearly four years. He will be finished at City...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 23, 2017 

Jeff Jabusch to bid goodbye to City Hall next week

After four decades of public service, City Hall will bid farewell this month to its longtime finance director and recent borough manager, Jeff Jabusch. "It's going to be kind of strange, every morning...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 23, 2017 

New hospital building plans to take shape

A reboot to the local hospital’s new building project was underway last week, with key contractors on site for predevelopment work. Wrangell Medical Center CEO Robert Rang informed the hospital’s governing board at its March 15 meeting that...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

Tribe office to gauge air quality of wood stoves

The environmental office of Wrangell Cooperative Association will be conducting field surveys later this spring to gauge air quality in the community. In a presentation to the Healthy Wrangell Coalition at its monthly meeting last week, WCA it was re...

 

Editorial: Thank you Jeff

We join with the community in thanking Jeff Jabusch for his 40 years of service to the citizens of Wrangell. Jeff has maintained the public’s checkbook for much of that time and kept it balanced through boom times and busts. During Alaska’s oil b...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 23, 2017 

Library gets pens moving with writer's workshop

Have you ever had a story you were just aching to tell, but weren't sure how to best get started? Or is there a manuscript in the bureau you'd like to have published, but don't know how to get it...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

Sea lion study gets crowdsource help

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A federal wildlife agency studying the Steller sea lion decline in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands is looking for help from citizen scientists. Volunteers don’t need raincoats or rubber boots to pitch in, just eyeballs and a...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

Inspectors seek review of second AK underwater pipeline

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A federal agency investigating an underwater pipeline leaking natural gas in Alaska’s Cook Inlet is expanding its review to a nearby oil pipeline. In a proposed safety order issued Friday, the Pipeline and Hazardous...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 23, 2017 

Senate PFD restructure to get hearing in House Finance

A bill that would rearrange how earnings from the Permanent Fund are used passed the Senate last week, with a version set next to be read by the House Finance Committee. The “Permanent Fund Protection Act” (SB 26) would arrange the Fund’s...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

M/V Taku for sale through sealed bid

JUNEAU – The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) is selling the M/V Taku through a sealed bid sale. The minimum bid price is $1.5 million and interested bidders mus...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

Group honors Sitka teens who rescued residents from fire

SITKA, Alaska (AP) – A national group has honored a group of Sitka High School basketball players who last year helped pull residents from a burning building in Anchorage. The National Federation of State High School Associations announced Monday...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

Pebble, EPA seek more time to resolve lawsuit

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Additional time has been requested to try to resolve a lawsuit brought against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency by the group pursuing a gold-and-copper mine in southwest Alaska. Attorneys for the Pebble Limited...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 16, 2017

Anan improvements to target outhouses and trailhead

For visitors this summer to Anan Wildlife Observatory, trips to the restroom will become a bit less hectic. Up to the present, the oft-visited outdoor attraction's outhouse is sited apart from the...

 

P&Z moves forward with preliminary plats

Planning and Zoning approved review of a trio of preliminary plats zoned for waterfront development. The first was Lot 5 at the Woodbury Tidelands Subdivision II, in Inner Harbor. Sale of tidelands at the site to owner Brett Woodbury was approved by...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 16, 2017

School budget growing, despite cuts

Wrangell's Public School Board approved a second draft for the upcoming year's budget, which begins in July. The addition of $375,000 in funds from the school's capital improvement fund approved in...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 16, 2017

Land exchange bills introduced in House and Senate

A pair of bills were submitted to the State Legislature which would help move forward a proposed land exchange between the United States Forest Service and the state Mental Health Trust Authority. House Bill 155 was introduced by Rep. Dan Ortiz...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 16, 2017

SEAPA revisits line maintenance contract award

At a special meeting held last week, the governing board for Southeast Alaska Power Agency reconfirmed its approval of a contract for transmission line maintenance through 2019. The bid was awarded at the board’s regularly scheduled February 8...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 16, 2017

Senate PFD restructure could repurpose portion of ERA

The Senate Finance Committee reviewed a bill which could end up reshaping the future of the state’s finances last week. As with two other bills under consideration, the Permanent Fund Protection Act (Senate Bill 26) would arrange the Permanent...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 9, 2017

Front Street sees opening of new businesses this spring

With the first cruise liner set to stop in Wrangell on April 25, returning visitors may notice a few changes along Front Street when stepping off the city dock. Perhaps the first thing they will...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 9, 2017

Water plant pricing lowered, easier to swallow

The city should be better prepared to meet its water needs this summer, the Borough Assembly learned last week. City manager Jeff Jabusch brought members up to speed on where Wrangell Public Works stands with its water plant situation. Last July the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 9, 2017

Advisory committee to propose designated hunter cap

The Wrangell Advisory Committee (AC) to the Board of Game is currently working on a proposal that would tighten up the federal designated hunter program. Meeting last Thursday, members read over a draft proposal to be submitted to the Federal...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 9, 2017

New trooper settles into Wrangell

Hunters, anglers and others predisposed toward outdoor activities will soon be getting to know a new face around Wrangell. Trooper David Bozman with the Alaska Wildlife Troopers was assigned to the A...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 9, 2017

City manager testifies in school bond cut hearing

Residents of Wrangell concerned about the state’s evolving budget proposals joined those from Cordova, Nome and other rural communities in testifying on House Bill 57 over the weekend. Proposed by the House Finance Committee as part of a package...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 9, 2017

Discounted screenings in run-up to Health Fair

The hospital is offering a special on laboratory tests in the run-up to its annual Health Fair next month. Through March 24, Wrangell Medical Center is discounting a variety of screenings. These include a comprehensive health profile, which measures...

 

Walker proposing more steps to fight opioid abuse

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Gov. Bill Walker on Monday proposed additional steps aimed at addressing opioid abuse in Alaska, including pain management training for medical providers and limits on initial prescriptions. The proposal is the latest from...

 

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