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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 21, 2019 

Projects at City Dock discussed in public meeting

A meeting was held at City Hall last Wednesday to discuss the upcoming cruise ship season, as well as some proposed projects around City Dock. Cruise ships will begin arriving in Wrangell in April,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 21, 2019 

Woman sentenced to 2-years SIS for selling marijuana to a minor

A sentencing hearing was held Monday afternoon, March 19, for Kelly Gunderson. Back in October, Gunderson was charged with selling marijuana to a minor. The incident happened on Oct. 1, 2018, according to Wrangell Police Chief Doug McCloskey. They...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 21, 2019 

VA holds town hall meeting at the Nolan Center

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs is a federal agency that works to care for the nation's veterans. The VA offers eligible veterans healthcare, as well as other non-medical benefits...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 21, 2019 

School board discusses school safety, second budget draft

The Wrangell School Board met last Monday evening. During the meeting, Superintendent Debbe Lancaster provided the board with a brief recap of a recent public meeting the district held on school safety. For those unaware, concerns were raised among...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 21, 2019 

Bob Dalrymple, Wrangell's district ranger retires after almost 40-year career

Bob Dalrymple said he first became interested in forestry when he was in the Boy Scouts. It was a fairly linear career trajectory. He said he knew what he wanted to do since high school. He attended...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 21, 2019 

Chili cookoff and rummage sale hosted by KSTK

Radio station KSTK, hosted a chili cookoff last Saturday. The cookoff is an annual fundraiser for the radio station, according to June Leffler. It was hosted in the Wrangell High School Commons this...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 21, 2019 

"A Herd of Orphans" coming to the Nolan Center

Southeast Alaska is well known for its wildlife: Bears, moose, salmon and eagles. The Tongass National Forest is home to a wide variety of creatures. One species that is absent is elephants. Luckily,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 21, 2019 

Pat Creek watershed discussed at first Chautauqua lecture

The Nolan Center hosted the first of several Chautauqua speaking lectures last Thursday. Members of the Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, a regional organization dedicated to the stewardship of Southeast Alaska watersheds, were invited to talk...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    March 21, 2019 

Lady Wolves come home after two narrow losses at state

The Wrangell Lady Wolves had a very strong season this year. They went 11 and 3 in their regular season, their only losses coming from the Craig Lady Panthers and the Metlakatla Miss Chiefs. At...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 14, 2019

Lady Wolves take 1st regional championship in 25 years

After two intense games against the Petersburg Lady Vikings and Metlakatla Miss Chiefs, the Wrangell Lady Wolves claimed victory in the ASAA Region V championship. This is the first time in 25 years...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 14, 2019

Town hall meeting called over proposed state budget cuts

Ever since Governor Mike Dunleavy announced his proposed budget, it has been a hot topic of debate across Southeast Alaska. The proposed budget does offer a full PFD to all Alaska residents, as well as supply “back pay” for PFDs that were...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 14, 2019

Vote on noise ordinance postponed after assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly came together for their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday evening, March 12. The meeting drew an unusually large crowd, as well, as the assembly was scheduled to vote on a proposed noise ordinance after its second...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 14, 2019

Town invited to Adult Prom at the end of the month

Music, dancing, celebration, awkward photographs, there is a lot that goes into a prom that makes the evening special. For most people, going to prom ends after graduating from high school. In...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 14, 2019

WCA IGAP's third e-waste event coming soon

Old televisions, spare power cords, laptop batteries, VCRs, broken keyboards, almost any home is likely to have clutter like this taking up space. What makes this kind of clutter different from the...

 

Wolves' season ends with hard fight at Regionals

The Wrangell Wolves have come to the end of their season after a difficult series of games in Sitka, at the regional tournament. Teams from all over Southeast Alaska came to compete. Wrangell was...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 14, 2019

Alaska Crossings gearing up for new season

Alaska Crossings has been a part of the Wrangell community since its inception in the early 2000s. The behavioral health program is designed to help troubled teens from all over the state. From April...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 7, 2019

School safety discussed at public meeting

Safety in the Wrangell School District has been a hot topic around town these past few days. On Saturday, March 2, school officials were made aware of a high school student making threatening comments on Snapchat. The student, who is underage and wil...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 7, 2019

Wrangell on Stage 1 water watch

Last Wednesday, Feb. 27, the Wrangell officials declared a Stage 1 water watch. The water watch is a part of Wrangell’s code of ordinances, under the water shortage management plan. The plan requires that the city inform the public when they need...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 7, 2019

New wildlife trooper coming to Wrangell

Kyle Freeberg has been with the Alaska Wildlife Troopers for two years. He's been stationed in Fairbanks since joining, but soon he and his family will be moving south to join the Wrangell Community. Being a wildlife trooper, he said, was a position...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 7, 2019

Suicide Prevention Training offers tips on how to help friends and family in need

Many members of the Wrangell community, as well as guides from Alaska Crossings, crammed into the Stikine Middle School commons last Saturday afternoon for QPR suicide prevention training. The trainin...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 7, 2019

Roadless Rule, Galore Creek Mine hot topics during SEACC visit

The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, SEACC, was founded in 1970 to protect the land and wildlife of the Tongass National Forest. The SEACC board of directors is made up of people who have made...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    March 7, 2019

Lady Wolves win their last regular games of the season

Wrangell's Lady Wolves will be going into regionals this weekend with a lot more confidence, after beating their rival Petersburg Lady Vikings in their last set of regular games for the season. It has...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 7, 2019

Chautauqua speaking series restarting next week

“Chautauqua” was a movement that began in the late 1800s, focused on spreading culture, educating the public, and providing entertainment. The movement takes its name from Lake Chautauqua, in western New York, where it was started. Chautauquas...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    March 7, 2019

Wolves fall to Vikings at Petersburg's homecoming weekend

The Wrangell Wolves, hoping to build some momentum after last weekend's wins against the Haines Glacier Bears, fell short in their final set of regular games of the season. The team travelled to...

 

Civil rights activist remembered at WHS

When one thinks of the civil rights movement, there are several names that come to mind. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks are two well known people who were influential civil rights activists....

 

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