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 By Dan Rudy    About Town    April 26, 2018

Assembly to tackle budget at upcoming workshops

Next week the Wrangell Assembly is scheduled to parse over its line items and budget figures for the coming fiscal year. Bound drafts were handed out to members at their Tuesday evening meeting, to digest before a pair of sessions set for May 1 and...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 26, 2018

Torch run to raise travel funds for Olympic meet

A five-kilometer run will be held later next month to benefit participants in this year's Special Olympics. Special Olympics Alaska is a state chapter of the wider program that provides year-round...

 

Yesterday's News

April 18, 1918 “Welcome to our city” were the words with which Wrangell people greeted Captain Baughman and General Manager Bush of the Humboldt Steamship company upon the arrival of the Humboldt in port Saturday morning. During the winter the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 26, 2018

Updated senior resources booklet now available

A directory aimed at assisting the community’s seniors has recently been put out by Hospice of Wrangell. Finished last month, the 2018 Wrangell Senior Resource Directory identifies various support services that could be of use to members of that...

 

Police Report

Monday, April 16 Citizen Assist. Found Passport: Returned to owner. Civil Issue: Forgery. Driving complaint: Officer made contact with driver warning given. Suspicious circumstance. Tuesday, April 17 Dance permit. Ambulance requested. Traffic stop: V...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 26, 2018

New director at the Senior Center

There's a new face behind the big desk at Wrangell Senior Center. Leeann Martin took over management at the local center on March 19, having previously worked IT for the school system. Originally...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 26, 2018

Without principals: administrative transition ahead for WPSD

Wrangell Public School District learned last week its secondary school principal, Bill Schwan, will be departing after the current academic year ends. His departure is the latest among the district’s top administrators. At Evergreen Elementary,...

 

A fine time for wine

Escaping Friday's evening rain, visitors to Groundswell munch on cheese and sausage, sip on wine and window shop during the Chamber of Commerce's first-ever Sip and Shop. Coupling with distributor...

 

Death Notice

Kathaleen J. Maixner (Grover) passed away peacefully with her daughter by her side at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage on February 15, 2018 due to an acute illness.  There will be an obituary and services to follow at a later... Full story

 

Letter to The Editor

Be courteous to everyone and pick up your dog feces, especially on the sidewalks in town. Debrah Johnson...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 26, 2018

ADF&G provides dock prices for nearly every fish species with comparisons going back to 1984

Two commercial fisheries open each spring at Upper Cook Inlet that attract little notice and few participants, but each pays big bucks to fishermen. The first is a food and bait herring fishery that runs from April 20 through the end of May. The 150...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 26, 2018

Economic designation a potential opportunity for Wrangell

Wrangell was last week granted a special economic designation by the state along with 24 other Alaskan communities. The Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development named the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 26, 2018

Monofill likely a go, though capital appropriation for transport possible

The City and Borough Assembly met with a delegation of the state’s project leads and contractors associated with the former Byford yard cleanup. The purpose of the session was for the Department of...

 

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