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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019

Borough assembly holds workshop with Rep. Don Young

Don Young, currently serving his 23rd term as Alaska's sole congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives, stopped in Wrangell for a workshop with the borough assembly the morning on Monday, April...

 

Work begins for the new hospital

Work began to clear land for Wrangell's new hospital last week. Kendall Nielsen, with Dawson Construction, said that they began cutting down trees on April 4, and will continue to clear and level...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019

"Healthy Homes" coming to town this summer

Members of the Wrangell Cooperative Association and the Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority held a short presentation last Wednesday evening on some upcoming home renovations the organizations...

 

The Way We Were

April 17, 1919 A branch of the Alaska Labor Union was organized in Wrangell Tuesday night with 72 members. H.V. Henrickson, secretary of Alaska Labor Union No. 5 at Ketchikan, arrived in Wrangell Tuesday. A large audience turned out in response to th...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019

P&Z Commission accept variance request, vacation home rental request

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission had a short meeting last Thursday and one of the main things they discussed in the meeting was a variance request for a front yard setback reduction, by...

 

Wrangell community-clean up

Many people came out the morning of Saturday, April 13, to participate in the Wrangell Community Clean-Up. Both individuals and local organizations participated in picking up trash wherever it could...

 

Murkowski Announces $10.9 Million in Secure Rural Schools Payments to Alaska

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, announced on Tuesday that communities across Alaska will soon receive a total of $10,990,708 to fund schools and local budget priorities. The payments are being...

 

Police report

April 8, 2019 Civil issue. Agency assist. Found property. Welfare check. April 9, 2019 Suspicious circumstance. Security check. April 10, 2019 Three subpoena services. Reckless driving. April 11, 2019 Citizen report of DUI. Unsecured premises....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019

School board reviews report card to the public, discusses new key code system

The Wrangell School Board reviewed the school district's "report card to the public" in their recent meeting on Monday, April 15. The report card, released by the Alaska Department of Education and Ea...

 

Ernestine Hayes meets the locals

Ernestine Hayes, author of "The Tao of Raven," "Blonde Indian," and "Juneau (Images of America)" was in Wrangell last weekend to host a writer's workshop. She also visited with Wrangell residents at...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: We need resolutions from the cities of Wrangell, Ketchikan, Juneau, Hoonah, Unalaska, etc. that request that the Alaska Senate and Legislature keep the Alaska Marine Highway in...

 

Local reporter wins photography awards

Local reporter Caleb Vierkant recently won two awards in the 2019 North and East Texas Press Association Newspaper Contest. Before moving to Wrangell last July, Vierkant was a reporter for the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019

Community Market back for its seventh season

The Nolan Center held its first community market of the season last Saturday, after a six-month hiatus over the winter. The Wrangell Community Market typically runs from April through September, and...

 

Swim Club competes in Southeast Regional Championship

Last week, 16 swimmers from the Wrangell Swim Club participated in the Southeast Regional Championship. The championship, held from April 5 to 7, was open to swimmers from the ages of 7 to...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 18, 2019

Fish Factor: Southeast have partnered with Net Your Problem to recycle old or derelict seine and gillnets

The Panhandle plans to be the next Alaska region to give new life to old fishing gear by sending it to plastic recycling centers. The tons of nets and lines piled up in local lots and landfills will become the raw material for soda bottles, cell...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019

McKinley Angerman Kellogg received bachelor's degree, accepts position with Chinook Shores Lodge

McKinley Angerman Kellogg, granddaughter of Wrangell residents Dick and Barbara Angerman, has recently earned her bachelor's degree and has also accepted a management position with Chinook Shores...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019

Wrangell log painted at City Park

City park is a popular spot for locals and tourists to enjoy the outdoors. The park is also the site of some artwork that is equally popular amongst locals and tourists. A large log, with the town's n...

 

Blanket shoot

The Wrangell Rod and Gun Club held a "blanket shoot" at the outdoor range last Thursday afternoon. The shoot was very successful, according to a post on the club's Facebook page. Participants were...

 

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