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Articles from the April 2, 2020 edition

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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 2, 2020

SEARHC shares consortium-wide testing numbers, says community-only information too specific

The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, according to several members of Wrangell's local government, has been doing a very good job of communicating with them during the ongoing COVID-19...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 2, 2020

Uncertainties loom as tourist season draws closer

Tourism is an important industry for Wrangell, and one that has typically shown slow but steady growth over the years. A 2019 study by Rain Coast Data reports that the visitor industry accounted for n...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 2, 2020

Fire at 8 mile, second house fire in a month

The Wrangell Fire Department and other public safety officials were called out the road Thursday afternoon, March 27. Dorianne Sprehe, with the fire department, said they received a direct call about...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 2, 2020

Principal Macri resigns, Jack Carney named interim principal

David Macri was brought on as the new principal of Stikine Middle School and Wrangell High School in August of 2018. One year and seven months later, however, he has resigned from the position. Teache...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 2, 2020

Grocery stores taking virus struggles in stride

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused many lifestyle changes in communities across the world, including here in Wrangell. With social distancing and self-quarantining, many people are doing their...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 2, 2020

Assembly approves alternative for reservoir bypass project, hear COVID-19 response update

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met via teleconference last Tuesday evening, March 24. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has spread to Alaska even though not in Wrangell, city officials have taken...

 

COVID-19 stakeholders discuss mandates, surge plans, virtual care

On Wed., March 25, Wrangell COVID-19 responders participated in their weekly joint meeting to discuss the latest actions made in preparation for the coronavirus reaching the island. City and Borough...

 

Teachers on parade

Missing their students, due to the district being closed until May, teachers at Evergreen Elementary School organized a parade around town to see their students. Parents were encouraged to bring...

 

Rainforest Islander to sail again

After years of sitting idle in the shipyard, the Rainforest Islander was put back in the water last Friday, March 27. Eric Yancey, of Breakaway Adventures, purchased the ship to launch a new...

 

Keeping up with homework

While schools are not open for the time being, Wrangell kids are still keeping up with their education. Pictured here are Maria and Dakota Holder starting their homeschooling. "The staff at the...

 

The Way We Were

April 1, 1920 E.A. Rasmussen, president of the Bank of Alaska returned home from a business trip to the States having gone east as far as New York where he saw a number of the stockholders of his institution. Mr. Rasmussen had a rather exciting time...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 2, 2020

Alaska Fish Factor: U.S. seafood industry received $300 million assist from $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress

The U.S. seafood industry received a $300 million assist from the $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress on March 27, and a wide coalition of industry stakeholders is hoping for more. Fishery recipients in the relief bill include...

 

Police report

March 23 Speed Complaint. Traffic Stop. Agency Assist: Ambulance. Agency Assist: Search and Rescue. Suspicious Circumstance. March 24 False Alarm. Citizen Assist: Vehicle Unlock. Civil Issue. Trespassing. Citizen Assist. March 25 Civil Issue. Dog at...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: While I know the novel coronavirus has rightly captured our attention, I think it's important that we don't forget the marine highway. In recent months, I've read disappointing reports of communities throughout the Inside Passage... Full story

 

Editorial: Testing numbers are relevant

While we applaud the work of Wrangell’s health care providers as they prepare for the uncertain times before us, it’s important to remember that they need us as much as we need them. Every citizen has a part to play in flattening the curve so... Full story

 

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