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Fishing boat sinks in Shoemaker Harbor

A 38-foot fishing trawler has a potential date with fire after sinking in Shoemaker Bay earlier this month, authorities said. Harbor users reported the Falcon had sunk on the morning of Feb. 13. The... Full story

 

Assembly unanimously votes to approve Thomas Bay letter

The borough assembly voted 5-0 Tuesday to approve a joint letter inviting the Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) to submit an offer on Tyee Lake. A widely disseminated informal offer for SEAPA to take over operations at the Wrangell hydroelectric... Full story

 

The Way We Were

March 5, 1914: The big liner Mariposa went south early this morning and reports having had a very stormy trip all the way north and back. While going to the dock at Ellimar, she struck a rock at high tide and her fuel oil had to be pumped into the ba...

 

Chamber starts campaign for capital funds

The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce launched a letter-writing campaign aimed at getting capital funds placed in the 2015 state budget. A first draft of the budget by Gov. Sean Parnell’s administration included no new capital money for Wrangell... Full story

 

Police reports

Monday, February 17 Noise Complaint. Police arrested Alexander Saint Clair, 20, on charges of Assault in the Fourth Degree. Tuesday, February 18 Nothing to Report. Wednesday, February 19 Report of broken pipes. Officer notified person and water was...

 

Collaboration between AICS, Medical Center on the rise

The Wrangell Medical Center (WMC) board of directors discussed collaboration at the Feb. 19 board meeting. Specifically, board members and medical center officials discussed the growing number of shared services between Alaska Island Community Servic...

 

Peggy's Corner of the House

Hello and welcome to Peggy’s Corner of the House. This week I’d like to review a few of the many education bills that are making their way through the Legislature. In the House Education Committee we are continuing an in-depth review of the...

 

Reflections

Wrangell Ministerial Reflection Last year my father died and left us with a wonderful gift. During the last years of his life he became a writer. He wrote stories from his childhood. He wrote about our mother, his love for her, and the things he...

 

Wrangellite transitions from teeth to tenants to terminals

Ruth Stough will enter this year a third act in a varied career. After completing three days of in-flight training last week, Stough will join the ranks of the attendants for Horizon. She'll make...

 

Begich speaks out against proposed Pebble Mine

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has come out against the proposed Pebble Mine, calling the massive gold-and-copper project “the wrong mine in the wrong place for Alaska.’’ In a statement released by his office Monday, Begich said...

 

State report details fisheries injuries

By Molly Dischner Alaska Journal of Commerce ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A recent state analysis of injuries treated at a Dutch Harbor clinic provides some patterns on who is injured, and on what vessels, in Alaska’s fisheries. According to a report...

 

Local groups start work to prepare traditional dress

The Thursday night beading workshop is quiet, for now. Soon, more than 20 prospective craftspeople will descend on the Johnson-O'Malley room at the Stikine Native Organizations building to finish...

 

Glacier Bears take two from Wolves

The Wrangell High boys' varsity basketball team lost twice in Haines this weekend. Friday's 48-60 loss and Saturday's 47-53 brought the Wolves' record against Haines to 2-2 on the season. The Wolves...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 27, 2014

Business leaders optimistic about increase sales

PETERSBURG – Sales increased for local Petersburg businesses by more than $14 million in 2013 compared to 2012. Business across town such as Viking Travel, Diamante Gift Shoppe and Hammer & Wikan all experienced increased sales. Lee Corrao,...

 

Drama, Debate, and Forensics concludes season

Five Wrangell High School students attended the State Drama Debate and Forensics meet at East Anchorage High School the weekend of Feb. 15. Ben Florschutz, Tyler Eagle, Matthew Covalt, Molly Prysunka...

 

Historic Keku Cannery to be stabilized

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Here’s some good news for the residents of Kake who have for years feared the demise of the historic Keku Cannery: funding to stabilize the crumbling landmark has been approved Gary Williams, executive director for the...

 

Lady Wolves split games against Haines

The Lady Wolves split games this weekend in Haines. They won the opener 35-26 and lost the Saturday sequel, 34-43. Senior Erica Smith led the Wrangell offense Friday with 11 points on four field...

 

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