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Harbor Light begins renovations with $15,000 grant

Harbor Light Assembly of God, located across Zimovia Highway from Alaska Housing, began renovations to its downstairs portion of the church earlier this month. The renovations are thanks, in part, to a $15,000 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation they...

 

Workshop held on how to better support those going through grief

Erin Matthes, health educator with SEARHC in Sitka, came up with the idea for a "grief and bereavement workshop" out of a desire to debunk myths about grief and help lessen stigmas attached to it....

 

The Way We Were

January 30, 1919 Captain Johnson, M. P. Olson and Verne Clark left Wrangell on October 29 on the gas boat Myrtle H. and since that time they have been at the mercy of the sea. Olson remained in charge of the boat, which is on the beach at Egg...

 

THRHA gives update on home renovations last week

The Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority (THRHA) held a meeting in Wrangell last week, on Jan. 23, to give an update on a project they have been working on to reduce the cost of living for low-income tribal citizens. Thanks to an ICDBG grant...

 

School district holds staff meeting to get input on future budget

The Wrangell School District held a staff meeting in the high school commons on Jan. 23. Budget season is beginning to loom, and the district is starting to put together a proposed budget for the...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I recently read the story of the new maintenance director, Josh Blatchly’s, report to the (COF) School Board. This is the type of nonsense I expect from an unqualified, “just going to spend your money to justify my possession...

 

Police report

January 21, 2019 Subpoena service. Agency assist: Alarm. January 22, 2019 Citation issued: Tracy Churchill, 46. Operating with expired registration and verbal warning for faulty equipment. January 23, 2019 Citation issued: Mark Hamley, 41. Failure...

 

Obituary: James Frederick King, 89

James Frederick King, 89, passed away in Marysville, Washington on January 28, 2019. Jim was born on July 20, 1929 in Nipawin, Saskatchewan to Fred and Dorothy King. He was the youngest of four boys....

 

Lady Wolves claim victory over Metlakatla

After two hard-fought games this past weekend, the Wrangell Lady Wolves walked away with another set of victories in what has been a successful season. The girl's basketball team remains undefeated...

 

Wrangell Wolves fall to Metlakatla Chiefs

Wrangell Wolves Coach Cody Angerman said he knew going against Metlakatla would be a challenge. They were last year's 2A state champions, and have a very strong team this year. After last weekend's lo...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Heading into the 2019 salmon season markets are looking good as global demand exceeds supply. That’s due in part to constraints on the world’s biggest producers of farmed Atlantic salmon – Norway and Chile. While farmed production continues to...

 

Fatal house fire on Saturday

KAKE — At 5:52 a.m. Saturday Alaska State Troopers received a report of a structure fire on Silver Spike Road in Kake. The owner of the residence, Loren Jackson, 39 of Kake, was unaccounted for. The Kake Fire Department extinguished the fire but...

 

New Shoemaker floats to be installed starting next week

The project to renovate Shoemaker Bay Harbor, which has been ongoing since last September, is about to enter a new stage in renovation. The project, a joint venture by Tamico Inc. and Rock-N-Road Cons...

 

New Sport and Commercial Fisheries Directors named at ADF&G

Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Doug Vincent-Lang recently announced two director-level appointments as he continues to fill key leadership roles at ADF&G. Lang has named Dave Rutz Director of the Division of Sport Fish. Sam...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 31, 2019

USCG, Petersburg Search and Rescue search for overdue aircraft near Kake

The United States Coast Guard has located possible debris from an aircraft with three people onboard that was due to land in Kake Tuesday evening at 6:19 P.M., according to a USCG press release. On... Full story

 

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