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Assembly holds workshop on meter upgrades

Last week, on Nov. 10, the borough assembly met for a work session on the topic of electric meter upgrades. According to a memo from Electrical Superintendent Rod Rhoades, Wrangell Municipal Light...

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COVID-19 daily update:

November 18 In this week’s update, Jamie Roberts reported that Wrangell is back down to zero active cases of COVID-19. The community has seen a total of 21 cases so far, and all have recovered.... Full story

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City adopts mask mandate

Last Thursday morning, Nov. 12, many Alaskans received an emergency alert on their phones from Governor Mike Dunleavy. The message contained a link to a video of Dunleavy, in which he addressed the...

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WCA election results

Results are in for the Wrangell Cooperative Association's recent election. The WCA is Wrangell's local tribal organization, and last Tuesday, Nov. 10, they held elections for their tribal council....

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Port Commission discusses harbor ladders, other topics

Wrangell's port commission met last Thursday, Nov. 12. A large portion of their discussion that night surrounded the installation of ladders between slip spaces at Shoemaker Harbor. Shoemaker has...

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School Board discusses new doors, superintendent search

The Wrangell School Board met Monday night, Nov. 16, for a regularly scheduled meeting. During the meeting, the board approved expenses to the City and Borough of Wrangell for new doors for Evergreen...

Turkey trot supporting middle school runners and food pantry

Southeast Beasts will be hosting the 9th annual Turkey Trot next Thursday, Nov. 26. Lucy Moline-Robinson, with the running group, said that participants should arrive at the covered basketball court by Evergreen Elementary School at 8:45 a.m. The...

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SEARHC rolling back free asymptomatic tests

In a Nov. 17 press release, the Southeast Alaska Health Consortium announced that they would soon be discontinuing their free asymptomatic COVID-19 testing program. This program has offered free...

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Planning and Zoning Commission approve plat reviews

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission met last Thursday evening, Nov. 12, to cover several items. There were three plat reviews on the agenda that night, two preliminary and one final. A final...

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School board holds workshop with APEI

The Wrangell School Board held a workshop Monday evening, Nov. 16, with Alaska Public Entity Insurance. APEI is the nonprofit administrator of a joint insurance arrangement between a pool of Alaskan...

The Way We Were

November 18, 1920 Wrangell young people enjoyed excellent skating early in the week as a result of the clear cold weather which prevailed for several days. The little folks made good use of the frosty walks and coasting was a favorite pastime with...

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Harvest Fest contest winner

The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce hosted a contest this past weekend, Harvest Fest, to promote local businesses. Shoppers were given the opportunity to get cards stamped at participating businesses,...

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Obituary: Margaret Jane ("Tiny") Hall

Margaret Jane ("Tiny") Hall, 101, died in her home in Kodiak, Alaska on October 30, 2020. She was born on June 15, 1919, in Minneapolis Minnesota, to Phyllis and Raymond Gray, and had two older... Full story

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Obituary: Vera Mae Harto, 90

Vera Mae Harto, 90, died October 31, 2020 in Ritzville, Washington. She was born March 10, 1930 in Central City, Kentucky to Gladys and James Cobb, the eldest of nine children. The family moved to... Full story

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Obituary: Lena Marshall Gillman, 70

Lena Marshall Gillman, 70, passed away November 1, 2020 in Kalispell, Montana where she lived the last 26 years. She was born September 17, 1950 in Wrangell, Alaska, where she spent her years growing...

Police report

November 9 Citizen Assist: Vehicle Unlock. November 10 Dog Complaint. Citizen Assist. Civil Matter. Disturbance. Gunshots. November 11 Citizen Assist. Paper Service. Agency Assist: Ambulance. Citizen Report Driving Under Influence: Unfounded....

Fishing communities should expect lower tax revenues due to toppled markets due to COVID and low salmon returns

Tamped down prices due to toppled markets caused by the Covid virus combined with low salmon returns to many Alaska regions added up to reduced paychecks for fishermen and will mean lower tax revenues for fishing communities. A summary of the...

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Lady Wolves beaten in senior games

Last Saturday morning, The Wrangell Lady Wolves hosted the Petersburg Lady Vikings for their annual senior games. Two Wrangell seniors were recognized prior to the games: Robyn Booker (No. 7) and...

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