Articles from the January 31, 2024 edition

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 By Larry Persily    News    January 31, 2024

National Forest Foundation issues contract to rebuild Anan cabin

The National Forest Foundation, working with the U.S. Forest Service, has issued a contract to rebuild the popular Anan Bay cabin, which was taken out by a fallen tree in a February 2023 storm. “It is conceivable that we will have a cabin again t...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    January 31, 2024

Landslide families could receive state parcels under disaster program

The borough assembly has declared as “hazardous” and assigned a property value of zero to the two lots owned by victims of the deadly Nov. 20 landslide at 11-Mile Zimovia Highway, making the owners eligible to possibly receive state land as rep...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    January 31, 2024

Borough readvertises manager job after first round comes up empty

After coming up with no viable candidates in the first round of applications, the borough assembly has decided to readvertise to fill the manager job. The borough received seven applications after posting the job last fall, but the only applicant...

 

Quakers' reparations help fund start of Native healing center near Kake

An unused U.S. Forest Service building in Kake may soon be a healing center for the community to move forward from generations of trauma after a boarding school harmed members of the Alaska Native... Full story

 

The Way We Were

Jan. 31, 1924 Arrangements have been made whereby the Wilson & Sylvester Mill Co. sawmill is to become a lumber manufacturing plant on a large scale. The present mill will resume operations next week, and at the same time work will begin on the...

 

Some residents were suspicious of census survey, but it was legit

In early January, many Wrangell residents were startled to find workers from the U.S. Census Bureau knocking on doors, collecting information on behalf of the American Community Survey. Some residents felt reluctant to participate, unfamiliar with...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    January 31, 2024

Family learns homeowner's insurance does not cover landslides

John Florschutz was surprised to learn that his parents’ homeowner’s insurance policy did not cover the loss from the Nov. 20 landslide that destroyed their home and killed his father, Otto Florschutz. “I think it’s a shock to everyone I talk to...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    January 31, 2024

Annual Recycle Event this weekend features Petersburg donations

Some of the items donated this week at Petersburg’s seventh-annual Project Connect Resource Fair will make it to Wrangell for a community clothing and household goods distribution. “It’s nice to have a change of clothes from another town,” Joan Sa...

 

Public deserves a more believable story

It seems the governor’s office must like country music. Can’t argue with that choice. The lyrics speak of American dreams and heartbreaks. What makes the songs so popular is that they tell stories, believable or not, such as the famous line: “Th...

 

Story of Alaska's income tax like a soap opera

Just because few to none of Alaska’s elected officials are talking about bringing back the personal income tax is no reason to ignore its anniversary. OK, maybe it’s weird to celebrate your anniversary with an ex, but it’s different with the state in...

 

Ketchikan resident announces he will run for state House

I am Robb Arnold and I plan to run for the District 1 seat (Ketchikan, Metlakatla and Wrangell) in the Alaska House of Representatives. I came to Alaska in the early 1990s to work with my dad at a logging camp on Kuiu Island, near Sitka. Rowan Bay...

 

Former resident's novel inspired by her time in Wrangell

Raised in Wrangell then later moving to Illinois, where she now lives with her husband and two sons, Jennifer Weekley recalled it was her friend and Wrangell resident Walt Maenhout who encouraged her...

 

Basketball-playing high school seniors try their hand at coaching

For high school seniors Kayla and Mindy Meissner, basketball has been part of their lives since they were very young, starting when they both participated in the annual Elks Hoop Shoot in first...

 

Wolves split against Petersburg in varsity and JV basketball

After losing two games to Petersburg in Wrangell's homecoming weekend earlier this month, the Wolves' varsity boys basketball team was ready for a rematch during the Vikings' homecoming celebration....

 

Blatchley resigns as schools maintenance director

After almost six years, Josh Blatchley is resigning as facilities and maintenance director for the Wrangell School District. He submitted his resignation the first week of January, effective at the end of April. The job opening is being advertised....

 

Varsity girls endure narrow losses at Petersburg; JV gets a win

The Lady Wolves' varsity girls basketball team visited Petersburg during their homecoming weekend, hoping to duplicate the two wins they scored against the team earlier this month in Wrangell. But it...

 
 By James Brooks    News    January 31, 2024

Proposal for electronic gambling aboard ferries swamped by problems

A Republican legislator from Wasilla has proposed legalizing electronic gambling aboard Alaska Marine Highway System ships to raise money for the state-run ferries. But his proposal encountered rough seas during its first committee hearing as... Full story

 

Alaska resumes flying 737 Max after FAA clearance

Alaska Airlines has begun flying Boeing 737 Max 9 jetliners for the first time since the aircraft were grounded after a panel blew out of the side of one of the airline’s planes. The airline said it resumed flying the Max 9 with a flight from S...

 

Gifts from past year provide a good start for this year

This time of year, we reflect on the past year and look forward to a new year. We look at these moments and events as gifts, mostly because time is a gift, relationships are gifts, being here in... Full story

 

Police report

Monday, Jan. 22 Welfare check. Traffic assistance: Roadblock. Inmate remand: Booked for driving under the influence. Agency assist: Hoonah Police Department. Agency assist: Motor vehicle accident. Tuesday, Jan. 23 Agency assist: Ambulance. Agency...

 

Classified ads

HELP WANTED Wrangell Public Schools is accepting applications for the following positions for the 2023-2024 school year: - Paraprofessional: This is a part-time position working with students in Grades 6 through 12, 5.75 hours per day in the Special...

 

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