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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 7, 2019

School safety discussed at public meeting

Safety in the Wrangell School District has been a hot topic around town these past few days. On Saturday, March 2, school officials were made aware of a high school student making threatening comments on Snapchat. The student, who is underage and wil...

 

Dance recital at Evergreen Elementary

Tory Houser's dance class held their winter dance recital this past weekend, getting the chance to show off what they had been practicing for the past two months. The class was divided into three age...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 7, 2019

Wrangell on Stage 1 water watch

Last Wednesday, Feb. 27, the Wrangell officials declared a Stage 1 water watch. The water watch is a part of Wrangell’s code of ordinances, under the water shortage management plan. The plan requires that the city inform the public when they need...

 

The Way We Were

March 13, 1919 The best music that Wrangell has heard in a long time is the hum of the saw at the new mill of the Wilson & Sylvester Mill Company, which started up in earnest Monday morning. It was last March that fire destroyed the old Wilson,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 7, 2019

New wildlife trooper coming to Wrangell

Kyle Freeberg has been with the Alaska Wildlife Troopers for two years. He's been stationed in Fairbanks since joining, but soon he and his family will be moving south to join the Wrangell Community. Being a wildlife trooper, he said, was a position...

 

Fire at Stikine Auto Works

On March 1, at approximately 2:30 p.m., it was reported that Stikine Auto Works on Peninsula Street was on fire. The Wrangell Volunteer Fire Department responded quickly, and the fire was out before...

 

Police report

February 25, 2019 Subpoena served. Welfare check. Trespass. Defrauding a bartender: Now paid. Propane smell reported. Agency assist: School. OTC papers served. Vehicle left unattended: Person out of gas. Agency assist: Chimney fire. February 26,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 7, 2019

Suicide Prevention Training offers tips on how to help friends and family in need

Many members of the Wrangell community, as well as guides from Alaska Crossings, crammed into the Stikine Middle School commons last Saturday afternoon for QPR suicide prevention training. The trainin...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: My recent letter to the editor seems to have been a hit, for at least some. I received an invitation to be interviewed to clean the grade school bldg.  So being that I will never know their process of hiring, due extensively to their...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 7, 2019

Roadless Rule, Galore Creek Mine hot topics during SEACC visit

The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, SEACC, was founded in 1970 to protect the land and wildlife of the Tongass National Forest. The SEACC board of directors is made up of people who have made...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    March 7, 2019

Lady Wolves win their last regular games of the season

Wrangell's Lady Wolves will be going into regionals this weekend with a lot more confidence, after beating their rival Petersburg Lady Vikings in their last set of regular games for the season. It has...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 7, 2019

Chautauqua speaking series restarting next week

“Chautauqua” was a movement that began in the late 1800s, focused on spreading culture, educating the public, and providing entertainment. The movement takes its name from Lake Chautauqua, in western New York, where it was started. Chautauquas...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    March 7, 2019

Wolves fall to Vikings at Petersburg's homecoming weekend

The Wrangell Wolves, hoping to build some momentum after last weekend's wins against the Haines Glacier Bears, fell short in their final set of regular games of the season. The team travelled to...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 7, 2019

Alaska pollock noodles swept awards in Juneau's 26th annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood new products competition 

Push that pasta aside. Noodles made from Alaska pollock are poised to become a center of the plate favorite. Alaska Pollock Protein Noodles from Trident Seafoods swept the awards at the 26th annual...

 

Happy Ayyam-i-Ha

Members of Wrangell's Baha'i faith came together at the Stikine Inn on Friday night, March 1, to celebrate Ayyam-i-Ha. Ayyam-i-Ha is a festival that comes between the last two months of the Baha'i...

 

Senator hopes for agreement to fund ferries through mid-2020

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP)– A co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said Thursday he wants to reach a budget agreement that would fund the state’s ferry system through mid-2020. Sen. Bert Stedman, a Sitka Republican, said that would allow time...

 

Measure seeks to move legislative sessions from Juneau

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A proposed ballot measure seeks to move Alaska legislative sessions from the state capital of Juneau to the state’s biggest city, Anchorage. Supporters say they’re not trying to move the capital and see the proposal as a w...

 

Juneau looks at supplying power to cruise ships at docks

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Juneau officials are exploring the idea of expanding port infrastructure to allow more cruises ships to connect to the local electrical grid as a way to cut down on dock-side emissions. Princess Cruises has been connecting to...

 

Four Grants Awarded by The Walker Foundation

In 2018 The Walker Foundation provided nearly $50,000 in funding to four Wrangell organizations that support health-related projects. The board selected Community Roots, City of Wrangell Parks and Recreation, City of Wrangell Volunteer Fire...

 

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