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Articles from the February 25, 2021 edition

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School district down to four candidates for superintendent

The Wrangell School Board has narrowed down the list to four superintendent applicants to succeed Debbie Lancaster, who plans to leave the job June 30. Three of the four candidates work in Alaska,...

 

New group wants to improve school and students' lives

A self-organized group of Wrangell high school and middle school students decided someone had to step up and try to make life better in the schools, and it might as well be them. "We want students to...

 

Assembly prepares for return to limited in-person meetings

The Borough Assembly will hold in-person meetings in the near future, with limits on people in the room to account for the COVID-19 pandemic. During their meeting Tuesday night, the assembly adopted...

 

The Way We Were

Feb. 24, 1921 The annual ball of the Wrangell Fire Department, an event always looked forward to as one of the big affairs of the year, was held Saturday night. The hall was decorated with flags, helmets, ladders and axes, and a three-piece orchestra...

 

Legislature will consider boost to 1970 motor fuel tax rate

Alaska's motor fuel tax rate is the lowest in the nation; less than one-third the average of the other 49 states. The 8-cent-a-gallon tax has not budged since 1970. Lawmakers again this year will...

 

City rejects mayoral recall application

The city has rejected an application to begin the recall process against Mayor Steve Prysunka. Borough Clerk Kim Lane, in a Feb. 17 letter, said the petitioners' list of grievances against the mayor...

 

Editorial: Don't we have bigger problems

A state Senate committee is scheduled this week to hear a 13-page bill to rewrite (tighten) parts of Alaska's election code dealing with voter registration, absentee voting, mail-in ballots, and...

 

From the Publisher: These students set a better example than I did

The 18 or so Wrangell middle school and high school students who belong to BASE - Building a Supportive Environment - are the role models I never paid attention to when I was their age long ago...

 

Opinion: Republicans must act as a party of principles

The Republican Party must soon make some major policy decisions or it will become a split party with two factions - one a single-person party cult and the other a Republican Party based on principles...

 

Letters to the Editor

Schools ready to help students in need Due to COVID-19, the level of depression and anxiety our teens are experiencing has skyrocketed. Hospitals across the country - including Juneau - are seeing...

 

Fourth of July needs royalty candidates

The Fourth of July is a little more than four months away but it's not too soon to begin planning for the event and start recruiting royalty candidates to help with fundraising. "We're planning a...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 25, 2021

Petersburg goes to high-risk COVID status

With a growing number of COVID-19 cases in the community - 36 between Thursday and Wednesday morning - Petersburg officials have elevated the community risk level to red. The number of active cases...

 

Open Swim

Reagan Smith enjoys her time in the pool at open swim Monday evening. Parks and Rec offers open swim Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Due to COVID-19, the limit is 20 people in the pool at a...

 

Water quality back to allowable range

The city reports that levels of haloacetic acids (HAA5) in the community water supply are back down to allowable levels. HAA5 is a byproduct created when chlorine mixes with organic material during...

 

KSTK chili feed, art auction Saturday

Radio station KSTK, instead of its traditional cooking competition, will hold a chili feed at 11 a.m. Saturday at the downtown pavilion. Winners of KSTK's past cook-offs will serve bowls of their...

 

Wrangell basketball teams play at home this weekend

For the second week in a row, poor weather last weekend forced the Wrangell High School boys and girls basketball teams to cancel their travel plans for games in Metlakatla. The contests were to have...

 

Sixth graders share technology knowledge

Stikine Middle School students explained to a statewide audience how they are using technology to cope with the pandemic-induced changes in their education. Members of the sixth grade class spoke at...

 

Janice Churchill loved hunting, fishing, and Mexico

Janice Churchill, 77, passed away Jan. 27, 2021, from complications of a stroke. She had lived in Wrangell since her family moved from Tacoma, Washington, when she was 3 years old. Churchill graduated... Full story

 

Eagle

A bald eagle overlooks Totem Park from its perch on Monday....

 

Police report

Monday, Feb. 15 Agency assist: Fire department. Tuesday, Feb. 16 Agency assist: Pre-trial enforcement division. Traffic stop: Citation issued for speed in a school zone and failure to provide proof of insurance. Paper summons service. Wednesday, Feb....

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Russian exports compete with Alaska salmon

Alaskans are preparing for another salmon season of poor to average runs to most regions. The big exception once again is Bristol Bay, where another massive return of more than 51 million sockeyes is expected. Managers predict that surge will...

 

A piece of history

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Wrangell is the oldest Catholic parish in the state. The first church was built in 1879, according to the church's website, but was dismantled in 1898. A new...

 

DMV working through backlog, says police chief

There is a backlog at the driver's license and vehicle registration office in Wrangell, said Police Chief Tom Radke, but they are working their way down the list and hope to have things running smoothly in the near future. The office in the Public...

 

Judge halts sale of National Archives building in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) - A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction to stop the sale of the National Archives building in Seattle. More than two dozen Native American and Alaska Native tribes and cultural groups from the Northwest, along with the...

 

Report says pilot ran out of fuel just short of airport

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - The crash of a small plane in waters near Port Angeles, Washington, in late January that killed a Kodiak man occurred after the plane apparently ran out of fuel a few miles from an airport, The National Transportation...

 

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