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 By Greg Knight    About Town    May 30, 2013

Rooney's report: Taxes, WMC replacement project

Concern over a proposed tax rate reduction for the City and Borough of Wrangell – from its current 7 percent down to 5.5 percent – led off Borough Manager Tim Rooney’s report to the Assembly this week saw testimony from two local women brought to th...

 By Greg Knight    News    May 30, 2013

AEA approves wind study via research tower

The Alaska Energy Authority has approved the top of the clear-cut across from Muskeg Meadows Golf Course as a test site for a meteorological research tower and work will proceed on construction when all necessary permits are in place. The purpose of...

 By Greg Knight    About Town    May 30, 2013

Mill rate unchanged, Borough budget approved

The Borough Assembly approved the collection of property taxes for the next fiscal year at their May 28 meeting, continuing the mill rate currently paid by residents of the City and Borough of Wrangell for another year. The Assembly voted 7-0 to...

 By Greg Knight    About Town    May 23, 2013

WHS sends 31 graduates into adulthood

The Class of 2013 started their march toward graduation in first grade in 2001 – 12 years ago and seemingly a lifetime away from the world we live in today. Regardless of the march of time, the 31 g... Full story

 By Greg Knight    About Town    May 23, 2013

Food service, paint job discussed by School Board

The Wrangell Public School Board of Education is moving forward on a pair of long-term issues – with one involving Evergreen Elementary and Wrangell High School facility upgrades – and another inv... Full story

 By Greg Knight    News    May 23, 2013

Marshall trial set for June, Mooney ID'd as witness

The trial of Wrangell resident Steven Marshall, who is alleged in court document and police statements to have assaulted a former girlfriend – and then attempted to solicit her murder from a jail cell in Ketchikan – is set for June 3-7 in First Dis...

 By Greg Knight    About Town    May 23, 2013

School Board goes paperless for meetings

With the advent of digital technology, a number of Wrangell’s public and governmental agencies are going “paperless” in an effort to streamline operations, save costs and improve efficiency. One o...

 By Greg Knight    About Town    May 23, 2013

Wrangell takes Petersburg in golf tiebreaker

Wrangell held tightly to the 2013 Ryder Cup this past weekend as the Borough’s combined teams defeated Petersburg for victory during the annual tournament held May 18-19 at Muskeg Meadows golf c...

 By Greg Knight    News    May 23, 2013

Seattle, Portland bands to headline Bear Fest 2013

The entertainment lineup for Bear Fest 2013 has been announced and includes two groups from the Pacific Northwest, notably Portland, Ore. and Seattle, Wash. Opening up the festivities will be the retu...


TBPA Commissioners discuss conflicts of interest within commission

Members of the Thomas Bay Power Authority Commission met for their regular meeting on Wednesday, May 15 to discuss possible conflicts of interest within the organization. TBPA Commissioner and Petersburg Municipal Power and Light Superintendent Joe... Full story

 By Greg Knight    About Town    May 16, 2013

Borough talks budget, DNR land claims rejection

The Borough Assembly held a public hearing regarding the draft form of the 2013-14 Fiscal Year budget for the city on Tuesday, May 14 at City Hall, taking testimony from two citizens. Cyni... Full story

 By Greg Knight    About Town    May 16, 2013

$1M Shakes House took year to rebuild

It took more than a year to complete, but the Chief Shakes Tribal House came together late last week as project manager Todd White and his crew installed the newly carved Bear screen and put finishing touches on the interior of the structure. The... Full story

 By Greg Knight    About Town    May 16, 2013

Electronic medical records come to WMC

The transition from paper to electronic files in patient records is a move Wrangell Medical Center is currently in the middle of completing – thanks to the implementation of a new, computerized record keeping system at the hospital. According to W...

 By Greg Knight    About Town    May 16, 2013

New educational system installed at library

The Irene Ingle Public Library has added a new system to enhance the reading and learning experience for younger users of the library. The Early Literacy Station is a computer-based educational tool that contains more than 55 educational software...

 By Greg Knight    News    May 9, 2013

Rededication: Shakes Tribal House rises again

On May 4, the sun rose on Wrangell Island under gray skies – though those skies would part slightly and sunshine would descend upon a place that is the spiritual heartland of the Tlingit in W... Full story

 By Greg Knight    News    May 9, 2013

Rededication spurs economic boon across town

During the rededication of Chief Shakes Tribal House, Wrangell saw an uptick in retail sales and money spent by nearly 1,000 visitors on lodging, food and services, providing a much needed boost to the local economy. Ernie Christian, who is both a me... Full story

 By Greg Knight    News    May 9, 2013

Robinson takes on Chamber board presidency

After a the recent and successful 2013 Wrangell Chamber of Commerce awards dinner and auction, the group’s Board of Directors is seeing a change in lineup. Cori Robinson, a 13-year member of the C... Full story

 By Greg Knight    News    May 9, 2013

TBPA Commission refuses Southland's severance

The Thomas Bay Power Authority commissioners met in executive session on Friday, May 3 to discuss the issue of former TBPA general manager Paul Southland’s severance package. In a 5-1 vote, with c... Full story

 By Greg Knight    About Town    May 9, 2013

Three WHS students receive $20K scholarship

Three Wrangell High School students are a step closer to their dream of a college degree as they each received a $20,000 scholarship to pay for post-high school education and living expenses. The...

 By Greg Knight    About Town    May 9, 2013

Tléix' Táakw: A Shakes renovation year in review

The new Chief Shakes Tribal House did not reappear magically overnight. It took a number of years of planning, funding acquisition and construction to see it through to completion, which happened...

 By Greg Knight    News    May 9, 2013

Rohers looking for answers on Stikine petroglyph

A discovery of a petroglyph along the Stikine River last year by Wrangellites Don and Bonnie Roher has the couple asking questions about the purpose and location of the rock artwork. The Rohers...

 By Greg Knight    News    May 9, 2013

Muskeg Meadows opens 2013 season

A waft of heavy mist and cooler temperatures did nothing to stop Muskeg Meadows Golf Course from opening their 2013 season May 4-5 for the annual Angerman’s kickoff tournament. “We want to thank tournament sponsor, Angerman’s Inc. and Outlet Store, a...

 By Greg Knight    News    May 9, 2013

Symons to leave KSTK FM

Sentinel writer Mike Symons, the general manager of KSTK FM, has resigned his position as head of the station citing a wish to return to California. His position with the station will end on Tuesday,...


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