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Wrangell man receives Excellence in Service Award from the Department of Fish and Game

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released the winners of the 2019 Excellence in Service Award earlier this month. Up to five members of advisory committees across the state are given this award...

 

Wrangell advisory committee discusses reorganizing moose meat distribution

Moose meat was an important topic of discussion at the Wrangell Fish and Game Advisory Committee meeting on Mon., Jan. 7. The process by which meat from a forfeited moose is distributed through town...

 

The Way We Were

January 30, 1919 In a letter from The National Red Cross to Wrangell Chapter: “Dear Madam, It is a pleasure to acknowledge the contribution of $1,344.69. The amount will endow two beds for a year in the American Hospital No. 1 at Neuilly, and we...

 

School board meets new maintenance director, reviews policy on standing committees

The Wrangell school board held a meeting on Monday, Jan. 21, to meet with the district’s new maintenance director. Josh Blatchley came before the board to introduce himself, and to relate to the board some of the things he feels need attention, in...

 

Joint Boards nominate Vincent-Lang for top ADFG post

The State of Alaska Joint Boards of Fisheries and Game last night unanimously voted to nominate Doug Vincent-Lang as Commissioner of the Department of Fish and Game. Vincent-Lang, who has more than 34 years of experience with the department, has...

 

Police report

January 14, 2019 Illegal parking. Agency assist. Civil issue. Harassment. Parking complaint. Traffic stop: Verbal warning for taillight out. Traffic stop: Citation issued to Adam Tacker, 53. Failure to provide proof of insurance and operating with...

 

Lady Wolves take down Glacier Bears

The Lady Wolves basketball team travelled to Haines to face off against the Glacier Bears in the second weekend of conference games this season. Things went in Wrangell's favor in both games, and the...

 

Legal services proposals discussed at Assembly workshop

Over the recent holiday season, the city and borough of Wrangell issued a RFP, or “request for proposal” for municipal legal services. Borough Clerk Kim Lane explained that the borough assembly, by majority, opted to see what other legal...

 

School News

Kayla Hay has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall of 2018 semester at Montana State University located in Bozeman, Montana....

 

Wolves go 1-1 in close games against Haines

The Wrangell Wolves basketball team had a hard-fought set of games against the Haines Glacier Bears last weekend. Each game had its tense moments, as both games were determined by only a few baskets....

 

Alaska Fish Factor

When most people think of Alaska crab, they envision huge boats pulling up “7 bys” for millions of pounds of bounty in the Bering Sea. (7 bys refers to the 7’x7’x3’ size of the crab pots.) But it is the smaller, local crab fisheries that...

 

Assembly discusses low water levels, police statistics

Water levels in Swan and Tyee lakes were a hot topic at Tuesday night’s assembly meeting. Mayor Steve Prysunka gave a presentation to the borough assembly, informing them that Wrangell might be facing power supply issues in the future. He explained...

 

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