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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 13, 2021 

Travelers cope as best they can with ferry woes

With frequent breakdowns of the Matanuska — the only state ferry scheduled to serve Wrangell through September — residents are adjusting to the uncertainty, although not always happily. Besides for canceled sailings, Mayor Steve Prysunka also is...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 13, 2021 

Students learn to fly without leaving the ground

High school students reached new heights with a university Upward Bound program. "We started out with some basic drones ... getting the basic mechanics down," said student Terra Hoyt. "Now we're doing...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 13, 2021 

Wrangell profits from strong stock market

Wrangell, just like most other investors, profited from stock market gains of the past year, adding about $1.5 million to the value of the municipal permanent fund over the past 15 months as the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached record highs. The...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 13, 2021 

Seafood processor wants to take over Wrangell location

Tacoma-based Alaska Ice Seafoods, which specializes in geoducks, also markets crab under the Fathom Seafoods name, and it’s the crab and other seafood that is bringing the company to Wrangell. Alaska Ice Seafoods has asked the city to approve an...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 6, 2021

Police chief will want public feedback on body camera policy

The police department wants to get public feedback before its officers start wearing body cameras. The borough assembly took a first look at a draft policy for using the sound and video recording devices at its meeting April 27. The policy is under...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    May 6, 2021

Little League season begins

Despite rainy weather, Wrangell's Little League season opened Saturday morning. Players on the league's sole junior league team for 13 to 14 year olds, and two major league teams for 10 to 12 year...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 6, 2021

May 22 run will be fun finale

Lucy Moline-Robinson is organizing her “finale” fun run for Southeast Beasts May 22. Robinson has been organizing events for Wrangell’s running group since 2012, she said, and it is time for her to step away from the work. “It’s been a...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 6, 2021

Filmmaker looking for Wrangell pictures of 1960s' Rasmuson

The producers of Magnetic North, a series of historical documentaries on interesting and important Alaskans, is calling on Wrangell for photos or home movies of the community and Ed Rasmuson, who managed the town’s only bank branch 1965 to 1967. Ra...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 29, 2021

Trident will not reopen this summer, cites low chum numbers

Trident Seafoods has notified city officials the company will not reopen its Wrangell plant this summer. Plant manager Nick Ohmer called on Tuesday with the expected news, Borough Manager Lisa Von Bar...

 

Wolves bring home six regional wrestling titles

The Wrangell Wolves wrestling team continued its strong season last weekend with several wrestlers taking first place in Southeast regionals and then making a solid showing the next day at the Bill...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 22, 2021

Budget built on lower student count, cuts one teacher

The school district assumes more students will return to classrooms in the fall — though the count would still be down 25% from its pre-pandemic level — with the enrollment drop and tight budget...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 22, 2021

Beachcomber sees art and history in old glass

"The idea is to reclaim, repurpose and recycle," Andrew Hoyt said. "That's where R&R Glassworks got its name, 'reclaimed' and 'repurpose.'" Wrangell residents may be familiar with R&R Glassworks, a...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 22, 2021

Visitor bureau closer to tourism management plan

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau has decided it's almost time to get business input on its draft proposal for how the tourism industry should operate in the community, called "tourism best m...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 22, 2021

City approves funding for trash baler

Wrangell is getting a machine to cut, mash and bundle up its trash into compact bales for the ride out of town. The borough assembly on April 13 approved spending more than $600,000 to buy and...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 22, 2021

City will fill Nolan Center position, but still wants to save money

The Nolan Center, Wrangell's movie theater, museum and community center, is understaffed. Leaving the facility manager position vacant this fiscal year has been too much of a strain on the remaining s...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 15, 2021

Federal aid provides $700,000 boost to school budget

The latest Wrangell School District draft budget for the next school year includes an estimated $700,000 in additional federal relief aid, but board members expressed concern that the money, while...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 15, 2021

City extends declaration to protect any relief funding

To ensure the city qualifies for federal and state disaster relief funding, the borough assembly has voted to extend Wrangell's emergency declaration for the COVID-19 pandemic. In the same meeting...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 15, 2021

Graduation preparations underway, maybe at the city dock

After a long and strange pandemic year, Wrangell's graduating seniors are preparing for the end of their high school education in May. Plans for a different, but in-person, graduation ceremony are...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 15, 2021

Barge ramp due for repairs

Repair work to the city's barge ramp will be necessary in the near future, according to Harbormaster Steve Miller, though a timeline and budget for renovations are still being drawn up. Miller reporte...

 

Wrangell takes second in Tom Sims Invitational

The Wrangell Wolves high school wrestling team took second place at the Tom Sims Invitational, their first home meet of the season, last Friday and Saturday. After two days of wrestling, the Wolves...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 15, 2021

Assembly adopts changes to liveaboard definition

The borough assembly adopted changes Tuesday night to the harbor's liveaboard fee policy to make it easier for collection. The assembly earlier had backed away from a plan to increase the liveaboard f...

 

Little League bats back in business May 1

With somewhere close to 100 kids signed up, Wrangell Little League is gearing up for a new baseball season this summer. League President Briana Schilling said she is excited to see so many people...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 8, 2021

City looks to bale out of shipping its trash in open-top containers

The borough assembly will consider the purchase of a trash baler so that it can stop shipping the community's garbage out of town in open-top containers. The purchase, estimated at $600,000, will be...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    April 8, 2021

Wrangell wrestlers take second in season opener

The Wrangell Wolves High School wrestling team took second place in their first match of the season. The team traveled to Juneau to compete Friday and Saturday in the Brandon Pilot Invitational at...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 8, 2021

Chugach Ranger moved to new home

The Chugach Ranger, the last wooden boat in the U.S. Forest Service fleet, was relocated to its new home beside the Nolan Center on March 31. The city museum and visitor center has been advocating the...

 

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