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Guardian Flight resumes service in Alaskan communities

Guardian Flight has resumed their air medical transport service in six base locations across Alaska following a 63-hour search for an overdue Guardian King Air 200 medical life flight near Kake....

 

School board prepares for legislative fly-in, discusses legislative priorities

Members of the Wrangell school board and two high school students will be heading to Juneau this week for the legislative fly-in. The fly-in is an event organized by the Association of Alaska School Boards. According to Aleisha Mollen, school board p...

 

The Way We Were

February 6, 1919 We are enjoying a very mild winter, and up to the present have not had any weather below zero. The snowfall has been light; only a depth of eight inches along the river in this vicinity. Also, very little ice is on the Stikine. The...

 

Secondary schools evacuated due to broken water pipe

Classes were disrupted by an unexpected alarm at Wrangell High School and Stikine Middle School the morning of Monday, Feb. 4. Superintendent Debbe Lancaster said that alarms were triggered at 9:50 a.m. According to a press release from the school di...

 

Chamber of Commerce holds luncheon

The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon at the Stikine Inn to introduce the chamber to new people, network with current members, and discuss future events. Several local organizations were...

 

Police report

January 28, 2019 Traffic complaint. Welfare check. Noise complaint: Loud music. Turned down before officer’s arrival. January 29, 2019 Citizen assist: Vehicle unlock. January 30, 2019 Report of theft. Domestic violence: Unfounded. Agency assist:...

 

Chocolate Lovers Festival coming this weekend

Valentine's Day is always a popular holiday among those who enjoy eating chocolate. Chocolate and the holiday for love and romance have long been connected. In Wrangell, however, there is another...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 7, 2019

Petersburg City Cargo notes delivery delays from airline

PETERSBURG – There has a been a decrease in air cargo coming into Petersburg that is affecting the timely arrival of residents’ packages after the retirement of Alaska Airline’s combi 737-400 aircraft, a half passenger and half cargo jet, at th...

 

Lady Wolves continue to go undefeated after homecoming games

Wrangell's Lady Wolves continued their winning streak this weekend, against Petersburg during homecoming. The girl's basketball team is now 8-0 in conference games. Last weekend's games against the...

 

Stikine Hoops Invitational coming next week

The Stikine Hoops Invitational, an annual tournament hosted by the Wrangell girls’ Amateur Athletics Union, will be coming up again next week. Starting on Feb. 14, AAU teams from Sitka, Juneau, and Petersburg will be coming to Wrangell to compete...

 

Wolves end three-game slump at homecoming

Wrangell High School held its annual homecoming basketball games last weekend. The Wrangell Wolves went up against the Petersburg Vikings, after taking two losses to Metlakatla the previous weekend....

 

Homecoming

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Fish Factor: Commercial catches of Pacific halibut increased for 2019

Contrary to all expectations, commercial catches of Pacific halibut were increased for 2019 in all but one Alaska region. The numbers were revealed Friday at the International Pacific Halibut...

 

Anan Wildlife Observatory Permits Available February 12

Permits will soon become available for those wanting an opportunity to visit the world class bear viewing at Anan Wildlife Observatory this summer. Starting Feb. 12, at 8 a.m., the public will be able to reserve permits at www.recreation.gov for the...

 

Alaska town approves observance of daylight saving time

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – Residents of a small town in southeast Alaska have voted for the community to observe daylight saving time. The Metlakatla Indian Community Council authorized the time change last month for the town of about 1,500 people on...

 

Alaska mayor pleads guilty to soliciting prostitution

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – A mayor in southeast Alaska received a 10-day suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to soliciting prostitution. Klawock Mayor Lawrence Armour pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge Wednesday in court on Prince of...

 

Wrangell kids return from ANSEP trip

Students from Stikine Middle School returned from their trip to Anchorage on Jan. 24. The trip, hosted by the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program, let the students get a taste of college lif...

 

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