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Southeast communities disrupted by ferry shutdown

With the M/V Matanuska going out of service last week, ferry service via the Alaska Marine Highway has completely shut down. According to a press release from the Alaska Department of Transportation,...

 

Assembly workshops library and Nolan Center staffing issues

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Monday, Feb. 10, to workshop some staffing issues at the Irene Ingle Public Library and the Nolan Center. The assembly originally planned to hold a special assembly...

 

Port Commission ponders cruise ship fee increase

The Wrangell Port Commission met last Thursday, Feb. 6, to continue their ongoing discussion of changing the city's rates for visiting cruise ships. Harbor Master Greg Meissner explained that the...

 

Police report

February 3 Warrant Attempt. Criminal Mischief. Welfare Check. Misconduct Involving Weapons. Found Property. Summons Service. Agency Assist: Breath test. Summons Service. Agency Assist: Ambulance. February 4 Agency Assist: Department of Public Works....

 

Court report

Jan. 21: Caleb Padgett pled guilty to charges of driving under the influence. He was sentenced to 45 days imprisonment, with 42 suspended. He was ordered to pay a fine of $1,500, $150 police training surcharge, $50 initial jail surcharge, and $330...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    February 13, 2020

Dan's Dispatch

Let’s talk about the prospects of this year’s legislative session and budget deliberations as they relate to the AMHS. Our ferry system has been at the forefront of many legislative conversations: On the very first day of the Alaska State...

 

Wolves set new high scores in games against Craig

The Wrangell Wolves faced off against the Craig Panthers for the second time in as many weeks this past weekend. This past meet on Feb. 7 and 8 saw the Wolves win two high scoring games, as well as ac...

 

Mixed results for Lady Wolves in against Lady Panthers

The Lady Wolves travelled to Craig High School this past weekend for another round of games against the Lady Panthers. Wrangell claimed two exciting wins over Craig two weeks ago, on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. This time around, however, the Lady Panthers...

 

Wrangell and Petersburg hit the court

Wrangell and Petersburg faced off in a set of AAU basketball games last Saturday, Feb. 8. Both teams played hard, but Wrangell was able to walk away with two wins. The "B" game ended with a score of...

 

Several fish bills before the Alaska Legislature have wide support from fishermen

Alaska lawmakers are making fast work of several fish bills that have wide support from Alaska’s fishermen.  “I was anticipating a somewhat slow start, but they’re organized and they’re diving right into these issues and taking these bills...

 

Evergreen Elementary recognized at ESEA Conference

In December of 2019, Evergreen Elementary School was recognized as a "Distinguished School" by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Distinguished Schools Recognition Program. Evergreen...

 

The Way We Were

February 13, 1920 It was 16 years ago that Bishop Rowe made his first visit to Wrangell. This year also marks the completion of his 25 years of service as Bishop of Alaska. February 9, 1945 On February 2 the Girl’s Pep Club gave their first party...

 

Chocolate Lover's Festival

Wrangell's annual Chocolate Lover's Festival was held downtown last Saturday morning, Feb. 8. People had the opportunity to buy a box full of homemade chocolates and bid on several raffle items....

 

Eugene (Gene) Mark Hiebert, 84

Eugene (Gene) Mark Hiebert passed away in his sleep in Manila, Philippines on January 20, 2020. He was 84 years old. He was born to Leonard and Clara Hiebert on April 18, 1935 in Napa, California. Gen... Full story

 

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