News

Sorted by date  Results 26 - 50 of 2688

Page Up



 By Dan Rudy    News    April 5, 2018

Rehabilitation of Evergreen Avenue going ahead

The Department of Transportation is finally able to get started on a major Wrangell road repaving project. Perforated by potholes, the borough’s Evergreen Avenue will finally be resurfaced and repaired, with pedestrian improvements and other fixes....

 

Coast Guard to conduct commercial fishing vessel dockside safety exams

Coast Guard Commercial Fishing Vessel Examiners will be conducting dockside examinations for Commercial Fishing Vessels in Wrangell from April 16-18. Our new vessel specific checklist generator located at www.fishsafewest.info will allow you to...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 5, 2018

Water alert level lowers to Stage II watch

The city has lowered its alert stage level for water conservation, dropping from its red-level Stage III stance to an intermediate Stage II. Citing dwindling supplies at its reservoirs, on March 13...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    April 5, 2018

Southeast power agency CEO updates Petersburg assembly on savings, water levels

PETERSBURG – The CEO of Southeast Alaska’s wholesale power provider stopped by an assembly meeting on Monday to update Petersburg on its projects and financial wins so far this year. Trey Acteson, CEO of Southeast Alaska Power Agency, the...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    April 5, 2018

Petersburg man charged in heroin investigation

PETERSBURG – A Petersburg man is facing controlled substance charges after police intercepted a package shipped to him that contained about an ounce of heroin. Kelsey McCay, 25, was arrested on... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 29, 2018

School safety big focus at monthly board meeting

Safety was the watchword of last week’s meeting of the Public School Board, with parents and staff alike weighing in on security at Wrangell’s public schools. The crux of their concern was an incident involving a high school student on February...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 29, 2018

Documentary highlights continued need for tighter mining oversight

A free showing of a documentary highlighting the hazards of mining on transboundary rivers drew a pretty decent crowd Monday evening, with seats at the Nolan Center filling up fast. Released last...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    March 29, 2018

Two Petersburg residents charged after allegedly shipping meth to Petersburg

PETERSBURG – ­Two Petersburg residents are facing controlled substance charges after they allegedly coordinated the shipment of methamphetamine from Mexico to Mitkof Island. Carlos Sandoval, 53,...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    March 29, 2018

Charges likely to come after police seize items consistent with meth lab

PETERSBURG ­– Police seized items from a residence in Petersburg last week that are consistent with the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine, according to a release from the department. Last Thursday and Friday, Petersburg officers...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 29, 2018

City staff undergoing ALICE response training

Residents and city employees sat in on some crisis response training sessions last week, outlining proactive responses to conflict. James Nelson, now working as an officer with Wrangell's Forest...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 29, 2018

Take a letter: SEARHC-hospital partnership to be explored further

The Borough Assembly in a special meeting last week adopted a letter outlining its intent to potentially partner up with Southeast Alaska Rural Health Consortium on Wrangell’s hospital. Held on March 22, the early evening meeting covered some of...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 29, 2018

Dissolved air flotation plant given go-ahead by borough, funding sought

In a special meeting of the City and Borough Assembly on March 15, members finally moved ahead toward replacing Wrangell’s water treatment plant. The outdated plant has had a number of production problems over the years, starting not long after...

 

House votes for full dividend this year

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska House on Monday voted to pay out a full Alaska Permanent Fund dividend this year, but residents shouldn't start thinking about how they'll spend the big check just yet. The measure now moves to the Senate, where...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    March 29, 2018

Petersburg library totem pole to be installed in mid-May

PETERSBURG – The library in Petersburg is about a month away from unveiling its 20-foot storyteller totem pole. The Petersburg Public Library is adding a roughly $40,000 red cedar totem pole called...

 

ADFG thinks Chinook numbers in Taku may be overestimated

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game said it has been overestimating how many Chinook and sockeye salmon make it up the Taku River. Department officials said the statistical bias is being corrected by new state-of-the-art...

 

Alaska February jobs down 2,300 from 2017

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – State labor officials say Alaska lost about 2,300 jobs in February compared to the same month last year. Total employment fell an estimated 0.7 percent in February from February 2017. Employment in oil and gas jobs declined...

 

Juneau school officials consider teaching climate change

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Juneau school officials are considering adopting national science education standards that include teaching middle and high school students about climate change. Alaska's Energy Desk reports the Juneau School District is...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 29, 2018

Literacy program encourages reading and culture

Wrangell's Head Start program will be opening its doors to families Friday evening as part of a recent educational collaboration between Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Tlingit and Haida Central...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 29, 2018

Meter position rewrite grounded by assembly

Revisiting an issue held over from its March 13 meeting, the City and Borough Assembly on Tuesday dug back into redefining job descriptions for a unionized electrical position. Being proposed is a modification to the groundman/meter reading position...

 

King salmon sport fishery closed down across the board starting Sunday

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Thursday the extent of its king salmon sport fishing restrictions this season. Citing a poor preseason forecast, the department has decided to close... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 22, 2018

Language loss getting notice in Alaska communities

The Alaska House on Monday passed a concurrent resolution that would urge Gov. Bill Walker to declare a state of "linguistic emergency" for Native languages. HCR 19 passed by 34-4 and will be taken up...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 22, 2018

Anan rebuild to be unveiled this evening

Residents, guides and other users of the facilities at Anan Creek are encouraged to chime in tonight on a conceptualized redesign of its wildlife observatory. Just to its south on the mainland,...

 

Little time left to file for 2018 Permanent Fund Dividend

Registered Alaska residents are reminded to submit applications for this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) before the March 31 deadline. Falling on a Saturday, the walk-in deadline to turn in applications at offices in Fairbanks, Anchorage and...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 22, 2018

Decrepitude continues at courthouse after failed grant bid

Wrangell’s courthouse was not selected for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, the city has learned. Located inside the Public Safety Building, Alaska Court System’s office and courtroom area shares the building with the Department...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 22, 2018

Monofill project delay continues with new report

The second phase of site reclamation work at the former Byford junkyard has been put on another hold, as the state’s environmental agency responds to a new project report prepared on behalf of Wrangell’s tribal government. Wrangell Cooperative...

 

Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2017

Rendered 04/21/2018 06:19