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 By Dan Rudy    News    July 12, 2018 

Local businesses highlighted in regional competition

On Monday organizers of the regional business development competition Path to Prosperity announced their 12 finalists for 2018, three of which come from Petersburg and Wrangell. Focused on...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 12, 2018 

Driver reportedly intoxicated in fatal accident

Laboratory results from a fatal car accident last month indicate the driver had been under the influence of alcohol prior to the crash. Rainie Doak had been driving home with her three children on Zimovia Highway late the evening of June 10 when she...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 12, 2018 

New Nolan director named, other vacancies still to fill

A new director for the Nolan Center was named late last week, with Cyni Crary to begin in the position later this month. Crary has been the executive director at the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce for most of the past eight years, coming with a backgro...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 12, 2018 

Ferry troubles strike summer schedule

Technical trouble with the state ferry system has put a crimp on interisland travel recently. The M/V Columbia – one of two vessels making the north-south run each week in Southeast Alaska – had...

 

Wrangell Tribe gifted Totem Park

During Sealaska Corporation's annual shareholder's meeting, held this year in Wrangell late last month, the Native organization bestowed ownership of an important local landmark to its hosts. In...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 5, 2018

ADEC annual report: the water's fine

With the start of the borough’s new business year beginning Sunday, residents Monday found summaries for local water quality during 2017 in their postal boxes. Conducted last year by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s Drinking...

 

King salmon run on Yukon River well below average so far

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – This year’s king salmon run on the Yukon River is on track to be the second- or third-worst ever recorded. Just over 90,000 kings were counted as they swam past the Pilot Station sonar site near the mouth of the Yukon...

 

Dead seabirds washing ashore again in Western AK

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Scientists estimate that thousands of dead seabirds are washing up along the coasts of western Alaska. Common murres, an abundant North Pacific seabird, have been found dead on shores from Shishmaref to St. Lawrence Island...

 

Online dashboard gives view of drug seizures across Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska State Troopers are letting the public know the amount of drugs and alcohol being seized by the statewide drug enforcement unit each month through a website. Troopers...

 

Alaska regs to ban mandatory tip-sharing

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska will prohibit businesses from requiring employees to share tips among other workers. The Juneau Empire reports Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott signed new regulations that go into effect Friday to ban mandatory tip pooling....

 

Molly Parks Estate files wrongful death claim against Petersburg Borough and William "Chris" Allen

PETERSBURG – The Estate of Molly Parks filed a Wrongful Death claim in Petersburg Superior Court on May 18 against the Petersburg Borough and the driver of the Parks and Rec. van, William “Chris” Allen. Parks, 18, was one of two persons killed...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 28, 2018

Assembly gives blessing to Shoemaker bid

In its first relatively short meeting since concluding its budget process earlier this month, the Borough Assembly nonetheless found time to wade into some sizable items Tuesday. Members approved moving ahead with a contract offer to Tamico RnR JV...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 28, 2018

Five-day festival planned for this year's Fourth

This year’s Independence Day festivities are set to start Saturday morning, kicking off five whole days of activities. Organized by the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce, the celebration is a high mark on the community’s annual calendar, typically...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 28, 2018

Water seems to be fine at start of summer

The glass appears to be on the half-full side for Wrangell's water situation, as the season for peak usage of the resource starts up. "Our outlook is very good right now," reported Amber Al-Haddad,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 28, 2018

Rates remain the same in new SEAPA budget

Meeting in Wrangell this week, board members with Southeast Alaska Power Agency approved a municipal rebate and power rates for the coming year. Headquartered in Ketchikan, the organization generates...

 

Weekend golf results

The annual Alaska Airlines tournament at Muskeg Meadows Golf Course drew a couple dozen players this weekend. A total of 27 holes were played over Saturday and Sunday, with golfers teaming up for the best-ball competition. Coming out on top Saturday...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 28, 2018

Search underway for multiple vacancies at city

The hunt is on for a whole crop of high-level management positions in different city departments. The City and Borough of Wrangell is in the early stages of finding replacements for the heads of the Nolan Center, Wrangell Municipal Light and Power...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 28, 2018

Evergreen work begins, Shoemaker contract pending

A pair of major state-managed construction projects are either under way or about to move forward for 2018. Years in the making, after wrapping up some outstanding right-of-way issues this winter, the rehabilitation of Wrangell’s Evergreen Avenue...

 

Whale strikes Alaska ferry, may have suffered mortal injury

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Authorities in Alaska say a whale struck the side of a state ferry traveling a scheduled route between Homer and Kodiak, possibly sustaining mortal injuries. The ferry itself sustained damage to its starboard fin stabilizer,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 28, 2018

Magistrate judge retires after 30 years on bench

After 30 years on the bench, Wrangell's district magistrate will conclude her legal career today. Chris Ellis has served as a magistrate judge for First District Court in Wrangell for 14 of those year...

 

Alaska to receive $56M in relief funds for pink salmon crash

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska is expected to receive more than $56 million in disaster relief for groups impacted by the drop in pink salmon numbers in the Gulf of Alaska. The Juneau Empire reports the money is part of the $200 million that the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 21, 2018

New boats add heft to Wrangell's charter fleet

The local tourism sector has seen some logistical gains this season, as a trio of new boats are added to Wrangell's outfitter fleet. Mark Galla, of Alaska Peak and Seas, launched a newly upgraded...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 21, 2018

45th annual Sealaska meeting to be held in Wrangell this weekend

For the first time since 1995, Wrangell will be hosting the annual shareholders’ meeting for Sealaska Corporation this weekend. Formed in 1972 after the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act had been adopted the previous year, Sealaska has become...

 

SEARHC confirms affiliation with city on hospital

In a press release last Friday, Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium announced it will officially move forward with formalizing an affiliation with the City and Borough of Wrangell regarding...

 

Extra Anan permits available for pickup in July

The United States Forest Service announced recently that visitors will soon be able to request the daily permits for the Anan Wildlife Observatory this summer. Permits are required from July 5 -...

 

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