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Assembly approves tail insurance policies for medical center

The borough assembly held a short special meeting last Friday night, Jan. 11. The purpose of the meeting was to approve of two tail insurance policies for the Wrangell Medical Center. Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen explained that tail insurance is...

City meets to discuss priorities for future cruise seasons

The 2019 cruise season is just around the corner. Starting in April and ending in October, about 57 cruise ships are scheduled to stop at the city dock. To get ahead of the upcoming busy season, city officials and businessmen all came together on...

Planning and Zoning Commission approve "Curleyville" replat

Wrangell’s planning and zoning commission met last Thursday evening to review and approve of the rezoning of several lots owned by Armstrong Rents, LLC. Robert Armstrong came before the commission to give some history on the lots, which are...

Borough assembly hears hospital update, approves legislative priorities

The Wrangell borough assembly met last Tuesday night to hear an update on the transition of the Wrangell Medical Center to SEARHC control. The regional healthcare consortium took over the medical center late last year and is in the process of...

Alaska's population declines for second consecutive year

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska’s population has declined for a second consecutive year, dropping by 1,608 people to a total of 736,239, according to a state report. A report released Thursday by the state Department of Labor and Workforce...

Blood Bank of Alaska opens permanent facility in Juneau

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Blood Bank of Alaska has opened a permanent center in Juneau. The Juneau Empire reports the facility has operated for a week and plans a grand opening Jan. 17. Blood Bank of Alaska chairman Chris Mello says organization...

2018: A year in review, Part 2

April 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 be resurfaced and repaired, with pedestrian improvements and other fixes....

Snowy Days in Wrangell

Wrangell got quite a bit of snow last week. Here, Hannah Buness and Vincent Mitchell can be seen building a snowman outside of Stikine Middle...

Kiteboarding is a Southeast recreation option

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The two objects were unmistakable from the Egan Drive traffic. Large kites, similar in appearance to the ones used by paragliders in the summer, sailed gently above Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge on a rainy December...

Lady Wolves dominate in first home games of the season

Wrangell High School hosted their first home games of the basketball season last weekend with Craig. The games on Friday and Saturday were hard-fought, but the Wrangell Lady Wolves came out...

Strong opening for Wolves basketball season

After going three-to-one in the Rally the Regions tournament earlier this month, the Wrangell Wolves played their first games of the regular season last weekend. Wrangell hosted the Craig Panthers,...

Behavioral health trip

Four students from Wrangell High School will be heading to Juneau Jan. 27 to Feb. 1 to learn more about behavioral health and potential careers in the field. While in Juneau, they will be touring...

The Way We Were

January 23, 1919 The people of Wrangell enjoyed a treat Saturday evening when Richard Surratt’s motion pictures of the Stikine River and its wonderful scenery were shown at the Rex Theatre. The pictures are so real that if any one who knows the...

Girl Scouts give to Little Free Library

Members of Girl Scout Troop 31 gathered together some gently used books this week and made a donation to Wrangell's Little Free Library. They also handcrafted some bookmarks to donate alongside the...

ANSEP trip

Kids from Stikine Middle School left for Anchorage on Jan. 11, to attend an ANSEP STEM camp. They're being chaperoned by teachers Winston Davies (top right) and Brian Ashton, and are scheduled to...

Hoop Shoot winners

The winners of the Elks' Hoop Shoot contest were recognized at halftime during the Lady Wolve's Friday night game against Craig High School. The contest let local kids between the ages of 8 to...

Fish Factor: A German engineering company planning to farm Atlantic salmon aboard the world's largest sailboats by the year 2023

Eating seafood can save lives. Premature birth is the leading cause of death for children under 5 years old worldwide, accounting for nearly one million deaths annually. Now there is proof that eating seafood or marine oils can significantly reduce...

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