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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 9, 2020

Community members making face masks to help fight COVID-19

As the COVID-19 virus continues to impact the world, and Alaska, many people are doing their part to mitigate its spread. People are working from home, self-isolating, and social distancing. A recent...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 9, 2020

Assembly considers new emergency ordinance

The Wrangell Borough Assembly convened via teleconference last Monday evening, April 6, to discuss a new proposed emergency ordinance. This new ordinance would institute three local health mandates...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 9, 2020

Hospital continuing preparations for any COVID-19 outbreak

As of April 6, there have been 293 COVID-19 tests conducted across the entire Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium. Clinics across Southeast Alaska are putting together "surge plans" to...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 9, 2020

SEAPA board hears operations plan update, approves operating budget increases

The board of directors of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency held a teleconference meeting March 31, to hear an annual operations plan update as well as some operating budget increases, among other...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 9, 2020

Senators explain CARES Act

Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan held an electronic town hall meeting last week to talk about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act and what kind of aid it provides to small...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 9, 2020

Hannah's Place organizing "social distancing" egg hunt this Easter

Easter is typically a time for people to come together for religious services, Easter egg hunts, or any other number of community events. This Easter, however, will be unique thanks to the COVID-19...

 

Closure of borough playgrounds and best practices in parks

Effective immediately, all Borough playgrounds are closed to the public. Parks and Recreation discourages use of park shelters, picnic tables, and benches as a means of mitigating the transmission of COVID-19. Public health officials say that the...

 

Positive Case in Petersburg

PETERSBURG – Petersburg Medical Center has informed the Borough of Petersburg of a positive test result for COVID-19 in Petersburg. The individual had traveled to the Lower 48, returned to...

 

Court report

16: Kory Versteeg pled guilty to a commercial fish king crab gear marking violation. Charges of a buoy marking violation and using crab pots that did not allow escapement of undersized crabs were dismissed as part of a plea agreement. He was ordered...

 

Police report

March 30 Agency Assist: Alaska Airlines. Agency Assist: Alarm. March 31 Agency Assist: Alaska State Troopers. Traffic Stop. Alan Fenwick, 39: Parking Complaint Citation issued. Courtesy Transport. April 1 Report of Theft. Quarantine Violation....

 

Guest Commentary

By Commissioner Dr. Tamika Ledbetter, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development Where were you when the pandemic came to Alaska? Future generations will demand an answer from each of us.... Full story

 

Guest Commentary

By Attorney General Kevin Clarkson, Alaska Department of Law Where were you when the pandemic came to Alaska? Future generations will demand an answer from each of us. Did we change our habits to...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I wanted to compliment you on calling SEARHC's claims that privacy concerns prevent it from releasing community data on Covid-19 test numbers a bunch of BS. Well because they are and...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 9, 2020

Alaska Fish Factor: State of Alaska wants input by April 10 on plans to distribute nearly $24.5 million in federal disaster relief funds for 2018 Gulf of Alaska cod crash

The State of Alaska wants input on plans to distribute nearly $24.5 million in federal disaster relief funds for stakeholders and communities hurt by the 2018 Gulf of Alaska cod crash. Better make it quick – the deadline to comment is April 10....

 

The Way We Were

­­­­April 8, 1920 C.W. Hawksworth, Superintendent of Schools under the U.S. Bureau of Education arrived in Wrangell last Friday night. Mr. Hawksworth has been on the Murre making a tour of the government schools in this districk. Thursday night...

 

Drive-in movie

The Nolan Center and Harbor Light Assembly of God partnered together to host a drive-in movie night last Sunday night, April 5. The church provided the parking and wall wide enough to project a...

 

COVID-19 testing site

This trailer outside of the AICS clinic, property of the Wrangell Fire Department, serves as the community's COVID-19 testing site. Patients who meet certain screening qualifications are tested here....

 

T-Rex at City Market

There was more than one dinosaur roaming around City Market last Thursday morning, during the grocery store's senior citizen shopping morning. The store has set aside Tuesday and Thursday mornings...

 

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