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 By Marc Lutz    News    September 16, 2021 

Demand exceeds tight supply in Wrangell housing market

Finding an apartment or home to rent or buy is difficult in Wrangell, leaving many scrambling for a place to live. “Wrangell is extremely tight, plain and simple,” said Bennett McGrath, owner of Anchor Properties in Petersburg. McGrath’s...

 By Marc Lutz    News    September 16, 2021 

Bakeberg selected as Mariners 'Ultimate Fan' for all Alaska

Judy Bakeberg loves baseball. Specifically, she loves the Seattle Mariners. She's been following the team since its inception in 1977, and she's been a fan of baseball since she was a child. Now the...

 By Marc Lutz    News    September 16, 2021 

Schools keep face mask, distancing protocols in place

Social distancing and masking requirements will continue to stay in place at Wrangell public schools. At the school board meeting on Monday night, Superintendent Bill Burr updated board members on a change in some language in the district’s...

 By Marc Lutz    Sports    September 16, 2021 

Wolves take on 11 teams in first cross country meet of season

Despite intermittent downpours, the Wrangell High School boys' and girls' cross country teams took on several other runners in the first in-person meet of the season last Saturday. Forty-six girls...

 By Marc Lutz    News    September 16, 2021 

Boutique returns downtown after taking temporary break

Sometimes businesses can gain fresh insight with a new perspective. Just ask Terie Loomis, owner of Silver Liningz Boutique. In June, Loomis opened the doors on her Front Street shop down and across...

 By Marc Lutz    News    September 9, 2021

Pastor credits strong spiritual walk for running after being quadriplegic

Brad Traxler is a walking miracle. One could go a step further and say he's a running miracle, literally. Ten years ago, at age 51, Traxler was in an auto collision near Belle Fourche, South Dakota,...

 By Marc Lutz    News    September 9, 2021

Employers have trouble hiring; new programs respond to help

It's a familiar storefront sight throughout Wrangell: "Help Wanted" signs placed in business windows. For various reasons, employers are having trouble filling positions. "We couldn't find someone to...

 By Marc Lutz    Opinion    September 9, 2021

From the Editor

I grew up in a small rural town in California where we played in the streets, kept our doors unlocked, built treehouses, and stayed out late until our parents called us in. That all changed over the years. Sure, I left the state here and there, but...

 By Marc Lutz    News    September 9, 2021

Southeast pink salmon catch far exceeds forecast

It’s looking to be a very good summer for pink salmon commercial fishing, much better than last year’s dismal catch. The pink harvest in Southeast was just over 44 million fish as of Sept. 3, over 50% more than the 28 million forecast issued...

 By Marc Lutz    News    September 9, 2021

Borough seeks bids to start repair work at skeet range

It's been quite a while since the Wrangell skeet range has had any improvements. That's about to change. The borough recently issued a request for bids to surface the parking area, a job it estimates...

 By Marc Lutz    Sports    September 9, 2021

Wrangell swim team competes in first meet of season

The Wrangell High School swim team traveled to Ketchikan this past weekend to compete in its first in-person meet in a year, as COVID-19 restrictions had relegated the team to virtual swim meets. In the two-day Ketchikan Invitational Swim Meet, the...


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