Articles from the March 16, 2017 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    March 16, 2017

Anan improvements to target outhouses and trailhead

For visitors this summer to Anan Wildlife Observatory, trips to the restroom will become a bit less hectic. Up to the present, the oft-visited outdoor attraction's outhouse is sited apart from the...

 

P&Z moves forward with preliminary plats

Planning and Zoning approved review of a trio of preliminary plats zoned for waterfront development. The first was Lot 5 at the Woodbury Tidelands Subdivision II, in Inner Harbor. Sale of tidelands at the site to owner Brett Woodbury was approved by...

 

The Way We Were

March 15, 1917: Forty years ago last Saturday Judge Wm. G, Thomas arrived in Wrangell. When asked if any of the buildings that were here then are still standing Judge Thomas said: “The only buildings standing now which were here when I landed on...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 16, 2017

School budget growing, despite cuts

Wrangell's Public School Board approved a second draft for the upcoming year's budget, which begins in July. The addition of $375,000 in funds from the school's capital improvement fund approved in...

 

Police reports

Monday, March 6 Nothing to Report. Tuesday, March 7 Safety Concern. Citizen Assist. Agency Assist Wednesday, March 8 Disturbance. Thursday, March 9 Citizen Assist. Friday, March 10 Agency Assist. Agency Assist: 911 smoke alarm going off. Saturday,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 16, 2017

Land exchange bills introduced in House and Senate

A pair of bills were submitted to the State Legislature which would help move forward a proposed land exchange between the United States Forest Service and the state Mental Health Trust Authority. House Bill 155 was introduced by Rep. Dan Ortiz...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 16, 2017

Wolves season ends after tightly-played bracket

Wrangell High School's boys finished up in third place during last week's Region V tournament, after losing in the final round to second-place Metlakatla. Heading to hosts Juneau-Douglas High School,...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: When it comes to a program that collects solid scientific data, and provides resources that lead to more sustainable approaches, look no further than Wrangell IGAP, administered by the Wrangell Cooperative Association. IGAP provides...

 

Obituary: Marion St. Clair, 96

Marion St. Clair, 96, died on Feb. 17, 2017 in Wrangell, Alaska. She was born on May 20, 1920 in Meanook, Alberta, Canada to John E. and Lillian Peterson. Mom loved all of her caretakers and friends... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 16, 2017

Girls finish third in regional tournament

Wrangell's high school girls basketball team finished up its season with a hard-fought third place finish at last week's Region V in Juneau. The girls started on good footing against Haines on...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 16, 2017

SEAPA revisits line maintenance contract award

At a special meeting held last week, the governing board for Southeast Alaska Power Agency reconfirmed its approval of a contract for transmission line maintenance through 2019. The bid was awarded at the board’s regularly scheduled February 8...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 16, 2017

Fish Factor

Massive cuts could be in store for the agencies and people who provide the science and stewardship to preserve and protect our planet. The budget proposed by Donald Trump that starts in October puts on the chopping block the agencies and staff in...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 16, 2017

Local youth takes second in statewide free-throw competition

A Wrangell girl has taken second place in the state for the 2016-17 Elk's Hoop Shoot. Jamie Early sank 18 of 25 baskets during the Wrangell Lodge's shoot in December, taking first among the girls 12...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 16, 2017

Senate PFD restructure could repurpose portion of ERA

The Senate Finance Committee reviewed a bill which could end up reshaping the future of the state’s finances last week. As with two other bills under consideration, the Permanent Fund Protection Act (Senate Bill 26) would arrange the Permanent...

 

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