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Articles from the February 28, 2019 edition

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Civil rights activist remembered at WHS

When one thinks of the civil rights movement, there are several names that come to mind. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks are two well known people who were influential civil rights activists....

 

Senior recognition night

The Wrangell High School boys and girls basketball teams held their last home games of the season last weekend. On Saturday, Feb. 23, between the two games, the coaches of both teams took time to...

 

Suicide prevention training available this weekend

Community Roots, Wrangell’s LGBT support group, will be hosting suicide prevention training at the Stikine Middle School Commons this weekend. The training is designed by the QPR Institute, an organization dedicated to training people with...

 

The Way We Were

February 27, 1919 An event in Wrangell, which is looked forward to from one year to the next is the annual firemen’s ball. By common consent, Washington’s Birthday is a date always reserved for the Wrangell Fire Department and the fine boys...

 

Nuisance codes, power issues covered in Assembly meeting

It was a long night for the Wrangell Borough Assembly. Beginning with a work session to discuss the borough’s federal priorities for 2019 at 5:30 p.m. last Tuesday evening, the assembly and more dedicated members of the public did not leave city...

 

Shoemaker renovationa update

Renovations to Shoemaker Bay Harbor are on schedule despite some delays with receiving floats, according to Wrangell Public Facilities Director Amber Al-Haddad. There were some issues with the float...

 

Convention and Visitor Bureau approve "Wrangell By the Numbers" plan

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau held a meeting last Thursday, on Feb. 21. The bureau’s online presence was a big topic of discussion. The bureau is working on a new website. This has been a big project for them for the past several...

 

Local Swim Club makes waves at four meets since December

The Wrangell Swim Club, the local organization for youth swimmers, has been very busy these past few months. Since December, they have participated in three different championship meets as well as a decathlon. Jamie Roberts, coach of the swim club,...

 

Police report

February 18, 2019 MVA: Vehicle hit deer. Agency assist: Fire alarm. February 19, 2019 DVO denial. Summons service. Agency assist: Fire alarm. February 20, 2019 Report of gunshots. Citizen assist: Vehicle unlock. Two summons served. Criminal trespass....

 

Wolves beat Haines Glacier Bears

The Wrangell Wolves, in their last home games of the season, defeated the Haines Glacier Bears. It has been somewhat of a mixed season for the Wolves, with equal numbers of wins and losses. However,...

 

Lady Wolves win last home games of the season

The Wrangell Lady Wolves had a successful series of games against the Haines Glacier Bears last weekend. The Lady Wolves played strong this weekend, after a rough pair of losses to Metlakatla the weekend before. These two wins give the Lady Wolves a...

 

Dunleavy administration has full gag order on AFG&G

Alaska’s new slogan is “open for business” but good luck trying to find out any budget details when it comes to the business of fishing. The Dunleavy administration has a full gag order in place at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Do you know who is running the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) into the ground? Captain John Falvey, the General Manager of AMHS, a graduate of the Maine Maritime Academy spent 25 years operating offshore deep-sea oil tankers for...

 

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