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Suicide prevention training available this weekend

Community Roots, Wrangell’s LGBT support group, will be hosting suicide prevention training at the Stikine Middle School Commons this weekend. The training is designed by the QPR Institute, an organization dedicated to training people with...

 

Convention and Visitor Bureau approve "Wrangell By the Numbers" plan

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau held a meeting last Thursday, on Feb. 21. The bureau’s online presence was a big topic of discussion. The bureau is working on a new website. This has been a big project for them for the past several...

 

Local Swim Club makes waves at four meets since December

The Wrangell Swim Club, the local organization for youth swimmers, has been very busy these past few months. Since December, they have participated in three different championship meets as well as a decathlon. Jamie Roberts, coach of the swim club,...

 

Wolves beat Haines Glacier Bears

The Wrangell Wolves, in their last home games of the season, defeated the Haines Glacier Bears. It has been somewhat of a mixed season for the Wolves, with equal numbers of wins and losses. However,...

 

Lady Wolves win last home games of the season

The Wrangell Lady Wolves had a successful series of games against the Haines Glacier Bears last weekend. The Lady Wolves played strong this weekend, after a rough pair of losses to Metlakatla the weekend before. These two wins give the Lady Wolves a...

 

1st budget draft revealed at school board meeting

A first draft of the Wrangell School District’s 2020 budget was made public at last Monday’s school board meeting. In total, the proposed budget for FY 2020 allows for $5.37 million in revenue, and $5.34 million in expenditures. This budget is...

 

SEAPA board meets over energy problems

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency held a teleconference last week, on Feb. 15, to discuss the ongoing power issues in the region. The SEAPA Board of Directors is made up of community members from the three cities: Two directors from Ketchikan, one...

 

Parks and Rec Board discusses 2019 priorities, Helping Our Parks project

The Wrangell Parks and Recreation Advisory Board held their monthly meeting last Wednesday, Feb. 13. Among various topics of discussion was the list of priorities for the department with the new...

 

Planning and Zoning Commission approve nuisance codes

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission met last Thursday, Feb. 14, to discuss proposed changes to the city’s nuisance codes. This project to update Wrangell’s code of ordinances has been in the works for some time, and a draft of the...

 

Lady Wolves now 9-3 after losses in Metlakatla

The Wrangell Lady Wolves had a rough weekend playing against the Metlakatla Miss Chiefs. Metlakatla has proven to be a formidable team this year. The Lady Wolves were able to beat the Miss Chiefs earlier in the season, during some home games in...

 

Wolves stumble in Metlakatla games last weekend

It was a hard-fought weekend for the Wrangell Wolves as they went up against the Metlakatla Chiefs. In two games against last year’s 2A champions, on Feb. 15 and 16, the Wolves were unable to catch a break. The Wolves are now 6-6 in conference...

 

Wrangell says goodbye to Matt Nore as he deploys with the National Guard

The gym at Evergreen Elementary School was packed as teachers, parents, friends, and students from across the school district congregated last Wednesday to say goodbye to a member of their community....

 

Port Commission workshops Mariners' Memorial

The Wrangell Port Commission held its monthly meeting on Feb. 7 to hold a public workshop on the Mariners' Memorial. Members of the community have been working towards a memorial for Wrangell sailors lost at sea for almost two decades, according to...

 

Nolan Center first to host traveling story doll exhibit

The Nolan Center has a new exhibit available for public viewing. A collection of almost 50 "story dolls" currently sit in glass shelves at the center, depicting life of Alaska natives in the rural par...

 

Mother-daughter team ready for Valentine's Day

When one thinks of Valentine's Day, one might think of romantic candlelight dinners, chocolate, or cupid. Another common image of the holiday is flowers. Valentine's Day, as one might expect, is an...

 

Lady Wolves face first loss of the season against Craig

The Lady Wolves, who have gone undefeated in conference games for about half of the season, faced their first defeat last weekend at the hands of the Craig Lady Panthers. The games against Craig, held in their hometown at Craig High School, did not...

 

Wolves go 2-0 against the Craig Panthers

The Wrangell Wolves got to add two more wins to their record this season after last weekend’s games against Craig High School. The Wolves, who have had an equal amount of wins and losses this season, were looking to turn one win against the...

 

Wrangell Little League seeking volunteers for the 2019 season

The Wrangell Little League is getting ready for the upcoming season. It is looking to be a fairly exciting one, as well. Thanks to a large turnout in the 2018 season, League President Briana Schilling said that they are anticipating having teams...

 

Seed Sale to benefit EATS Garden

The EATS Garden, outside of Evergreen Elementary School, has been a fun and educational project for students for several years. Evergreen students get to learn gardening techniques, how plants grow,...

 

School board prepares for legislative fly-in, discusses legislative priorities

Members of the Wrangell school board and two high school students will be heading to Juneau this week for the legislative fly-in. The fly-in is an event organized by the Association of Alaska School Boards. According to Aleisha Mollen, school board p...

 

Secondary schools evacuated due to broken water pipe

Classes were disrupted by an unexpected alarm at Wrangell High School and Stikine Middle School the morning of Monday, Feb. 4. Superintendent Debbe Lancaster said that alarms were triggered at 9:50 a.m. According to a press release from the school di...

 

Chocolate Lovers Festival coming this weekend

Valentine's Day is always a popular holiday among those who enjoy eating chocolate. Chocolate and the holiday for love and romance have long been connected. In Wrangell, however, there is another...

 

Lady Wolves continue to go undefeated after homecoming games

Wrangell's Lady Wolves continued their winning streak this weekend, against Petersburg during homecoming. The girl's basketball team is now 8-0 in conference games. Last weekend's games against the...

 

Stikine Hoops Invitational coming next week

The Stikine Hoops Invitational, an annual tournament hosted by the Wrangell girls’ Amateur Athletics Union, will be coming up again next week. Starting on Feb. 14, AAU teams from Sitka, Juneau, and Petersburg will be coming to Wrangell to compete...

 

Wolves end three-game slump at homecoming

Wrangell High School held its annual homecoming basketball games last weekend. The Wrangell Wolves went up against the Petersburg Vikings, after taking two losses to Metlakatla the previous weekend....

 

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