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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 20, 2019 

Jay Huerta: New cop on the beat

Wrangell residents are likely to see a new face patrolling the streets, as the Wrangell Police Department has recently recruited a new officer. Paul Jay Huerta was sworn in on June 10. New to Alaska,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 20, 2019 

Dead whale reported near Wrangell

The carcass of a gray whale was reported floating between Wrangell and Channel Island, in the eastern passage. According to Kate Savage, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, her...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 20, 2019 

Fun and fish habitat restoration at Kids Fishing Day last Saturday

Pats Lake was crowded last Saturday as people came out to enjoy the eighth annual Kids Fishing Day. The day is an event hosted by the Forest Service, to encourage interest in fishing and the great...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 20, 2019 

Workshop held to discuss healthcare and economic development in the community

The Wrangell Cooperative Association, along with Corvus Design and SALT, a consulting team, held a workshop at the Nolan Center last Thursday, June 13. The workshop was part of the Administration for...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 20, 2019 

Flag Day at the Elks Lodge

The Wrangell Elks Lodge hosted a Flag Day ceremony last Friday, June 14. Flag Day is a national holiday to commemorate the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the country's national flag. According t...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 20, 2019 

School board extends bus contract, approve SPED contract addendum

The Wrangell School Board held a meeting last Monday evening, June 17, to review contracts for the next school year. The district holds various contracts with other entities to assist in the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 20, 2019 

Fourth of July Celebration is here again

The Fourth of July is a fun holiday across the country. With fireworks, parades, barbecues, it is hard not to get into the patriotic spirit of the event. Wrangell is known far and wide for going...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    June 20, 2019 

Sharks and Rays end season on a high note

With two final games, the minor league division of the Wrangell Little League's season came to an end last week. The Sharks and the Rays ended their seasons on a high note, both teams taking a final...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 13, 2019

Planning and Zoning reviews hazard mitigation plan

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission held a special meeting last week, June 4, to review the borough’s hazard mitigation plan. The plan, according to Economic Development Coordinator Carol...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    June 13, 2019

Wins, losses, and ties as Wrangell and Petersburg meet on the baseball diamond

After traveling to Petersburg two weeks ago, the Wrangell little league and softball programs hosted a series of home games at Volunteer Park last Saturday, as teams from Petersburg visited Wrangell....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 13, 2019

Assembly adopts budget, approves property tax levy

The Wrangell Borough Assembly gave a second reading of the proposed FY 2020 budget during their meeting on Tuesday, June 11. This year's budget season has been a challenge for local governments...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 13, 2019

Brief power outage hits Wrangell and Petersburg

At approximately 4:20 p.m. last Friday, June 7, the power went out in the towns of Wrangell and Petersburg. Both islands completely lost power for about 40 minutes, before diesel generators were fired...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    June 13, 2019

Rays give Bears first loss of the season

Breaking a season-long winning streak, the minor league Bears faced their first loss of the year at the hands of the Rays. It was not a narrow defeat, either, as the Rays made over twice as many...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    June 13, 2019

Cubs take two wins over Wolverines

The Cubs have taken two wins over the Wolverines this week, putting them one game ahead of their rivals for the season. The first game was on Wednesday, June 5. It went very heavily in the Cubs'...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 13, 2019

Eighth annual Kids' Fishing Day this Saturday

Everybody, especially families with children, are invited to the eighth annual Kids' Fishing Day at Pats Lake this Saturday, June 15. Corree Delabrue, with the Forest Service, said that the fishing da...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 13, 2019

Flag Day ceremony at Elks June 14

The Wrangell Elks Lodge will be hosting a Flag Day ceremony tomorrow, June 14, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Flag Day is a national holiday, celebrated annually on June 14. The holiday was established in...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 6, 2019

"Diamond Club" honored at Nolan Center celebration

With old-time music playing in the background, and friends and family all talking and laughing together, Pastor Kem Haggard of Harbor Light Assembly of God welcomed everybody to the Diamond Club...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 6, 2019

City agrees to $1.3 million contribution to the school district

There was a long and, at times, tense meeting over a single issue at city hall last Friday, May 31. The Wrangell Borough Assembly had called a special meeting to make a last-minute decision on how...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 6, 2019

Bear killed after encounter with campers east of Wrangell

A brown bear has been killed by Wildlife Troopers and Forest Service personnel after a run-in with a group of Alaska Crossings campers just north of Berg Bay, across the narrows on the mainland near...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 6, 2019

Groundbreaking held for new medical center

A groundbreaking ceremony was held next to the AICS clinic on Wood Street last Thursday, May 30, signifying the official beginning of construction of Wrangell's new hospital. Wrangell has been...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 6, 2019

Cooperative Association gives public update on department projects

The Wrangell Cooperative Association held a "meeting of the association" last Wednesday, May 29. The cooperative association is Wrangell's governing body for tribal citizens. The meeting held a dual purpose: To introduce the public to the new tribal...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    June 6, 2019

Wolverines one game ahead of Cubs

The Wolverines have stayed one game ahead in their lead against the Cubs, the other major league team in Wrangell's little league. The teams met on Wednesday, May 29. It was a very high scoring game,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    June 6, 2019

Sharks make their first win of the season

The Sharks, one of the three minor league teams in Wrangell's little league, finally won their first game of the season last week. The Sharks played two games last week, against the Bears and the Rays...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 6, 2019

Community asked to conserve as city goes back on water watch

rangell went on a water watch for a few weeks back in March. Due to a forecast of insufficient rainfall, and ongoing drought conditions across Southeast Alaska, a water watch has been declared once...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 6, 2019

"Kidz Blitz" kicking off this Monday

Wrangell Bible Baptist Church will be hosting their first annual "Kidz Blitz" this coming week, from June 10 to 14. The event is being organized by Tim and Missy Helton, the two Wrangellites behind...

 

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