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Cruise season opens

The cruise season has officially opened in Wrangell. The Wilderness Adventurer, of UnCruise Adventures, docked early on the morning of Tuesday, April 9. According to Economic Development Director...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

"Friends in Grief" series continues

SEARHC health educator and grief specialist Erin Matthes, of Sitka, visited Wrangell in January to host a workshop on the grieving process and how community members can support those who have experien...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Wrangell Community Clean-Up this Saturday

"I've been organizing this cleanup for probably 30 years now, a long time," said Paula Rak. "I just do it because I just want the city to look nice for everybody." Rak, with the help of the Wrangell...

 

The Way We Were

April 10, 1919 A committee has been busy at the Red Cross rooms the past week cutting refugee garments from material on hand. These garments consist of simply made girls’ petticoats and children’s shirts and they will be ready for distribution ne...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Basketball team, new hospital CEO, library digitizing project covered in assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly recognized the Lady Wolves high school basketball team during their meeting on Tuesday evening for their hard work over the recent season. Mayor Steve Prysunka, in...

 

Police report

April 1, 2019 MVA: Harbor electrical box damaged. Civil issue. Four subpoenas served. April 2, 2019 Agency assist: Abandoned vehicle. Citizen report of possible DUI. Trespass. Agency assist: DOT. April 3, 2019 Welfare check. Hit & run. Intoxicated...

 

Reflections

From helplessness to optimism Changes in feelings and behavior are not easy. So how can we change how we think, feel, and act? Here are a few things anyone can do. Listen to what you are saying to...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor:  I try very hard to keep my budget balanced and pay my bills, so when I hear that a city employee is getting a substantial raise and the Wrangell City Assembly hasn't even passed a...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Aminda Skan, of the Angerman family, receives Excellence in Public Health Award

Aminda Skan, the daughter of former Wrangell resident Mercedes Angerman, is a second-year pharmacy student with Doctor of Pharmacy program that is jointly organized by the Idaho State University and...

 

Charles Marvin Wills

Charles "Charlie" Marvin Wills, 77, a long time resident of Ketchikan, Alaska passed away on March 25, 2019, near Redding, California. He was born on June 29, 1941, in Medford, Oregon to Marvin and... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Salvation Army working to meet needs in the community

The Salvation Army is probably best known for its work around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons, said Major Michael Bates with the Wrangell Salvation Army. However, they work year-round t...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Changes to boat yard rates discussed by port commission

The Wrangell Port Commission met last Thursday, April 4, to discuss a plan to alter lease rates at the boat yard. According to Commission Member John Martin, lease rates at the boat yard cover a wide...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Author Ernestine Hayes hosting writer's workshop this weekend

Ernestine Hayes said that she was raised as the only child of a single mother who was an avid reader. Growing up in Juneau in the '50s, she said, having her mother read to her was one of her main...

 

Two eagles

Two bald eagles were seen on a lamp post near City Dock the morning of Friday, April 5. Bald eagles, the national bird of the United States, are a fairly common sight in Alaska. According to the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

HOP Project, future budget brought up in P&R meeting

The Wrangell Parks and Recreation Advisory Board met for their monthly meeting last Wednesday evening, April 3. Two of the main topics covered in this month's meeting were the upcoming "Helping Our Parks" project, as well as how the parks and...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 11, 2019

Herring opener still on hold; Alaska fishermen could catch 85% more salmon this year

Alaska fishermen could catch 85 percent more salmon this year (nearly a hundred million more) if state forecasts hold true. That’s good news for fishermen in many Gulf of Alaska regions who in 2018 suffered some of the worst catches in 50 years....

 

Alaskans weigh cost of fortifying yearly oil-wealth checks

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – During Republican Mike Dunleavy’s successful run for governor last year, he offered few specifics for his vision of limited government but was clear that Alaska residents should get a full payout from the state’s...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Rod and Gun Club hosting "blanket shoot" tonight

The Wrangell Rod and Gun Club, a relatively new organization that promotes shooting and fishing sports around town, will be hosting a "blanket shoot" at the outdoor range this Thursday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m. All participants should bring a prize to...

 

Bulldozer crushes man towing house on rural Alaska road

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – A 65-year-old Fairbanks man died when he was crushed by a bulldozer on a remote road. Alaska State Troopers say Robert Appleford died. Hikers on Sunday found Appleford severely injured on the Rampart winter road. They...

 

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