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Articles from the May 9, 2019 edition

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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 9, 2019

Disaster drill helps first responders stay prepared

Fire, smoke, and sirens could all be seen and heard at the Wrangell airport last Tuesday afternoon. While there was no real emergency, the situation was meant to simulate one. A disaster drill was...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 9, 2019

AmeriCorps volunteers helping out around Wrangell

From building flower pots to repairing walls, a group of AmeriCorps volunteers will be spending six weeks volunteering in Wrangell. "Green 3," as the team is called, came to Wrangell at the request of...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 9, 2019

School district tightens belt and adopts "no fat" budget

Lean times are ahead for the Wrangell School District, according to the budget that was adopted on April 30. Funding for the district has been a topic of much concern ever since Governor Mike...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 9, 2019

"Close Up" group returns from trip to D.C., NYC

Five Wrangell High School students recently returned from a trip to Washington D.C. and New York City, as a part of the Close Up program. Close Up is a nonprofit student government nonprofit...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 9, 2019

Assembly adopts agreement for Nome generators, holds budget workshop

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held an emergency meeting last Thursday night to adopt a "surplus property agreement" with the Nome Joint Utility System. The surplus property in question is a pair of...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Tongass National Forest timber sale nearing completion

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ The first phase of the largest timber sale in Tongass National Forest in decades is moving ahead, and the U.S. Forest Service is asking for public comment through May 13. The Forest Service has confirmed it plans to offer about...

 

Police report

April 29, 2019 Harassment/civil. Noise complaint. Parking complaint. Intoxicated person: Caller reported person staggering up Pine Street. Suicide threats: Officer and family members responded. DVO denial paper served. Assault: Unfounded....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    May 9, 2019

Wolverines and Cubs both 2-2 for the season

The Cubs and the Wolverines, the two major league teams in the Wrangell Little League, met for their third game of the season on Wednesday, May 1. Both teams had beaten the other before, in the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    May 9, 2019

Bears come out strong in first games of the season, Rays and Sharks showing improvement

The Rays and the Sharks, both a part of the Wrangell Little League's minor league division, had their first game of the season on April 30. The game went heavily in the Rays' favor and they won the...

 

Golf Roundup

Wrangell IGA sponsored a pair of golf tournaments at Muskeg Meadows last weekend. Saturday’s tournament saw 18 participants. First place went to a team composed of Rocky Littleton, Marva Reid, and Rodney Littleton. Second place went to Spencer...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    May 9, 2019

Dan's Dispatch

As the State of Alaska grapples with our current fiscal situation, legislators are considering ways to balance the budget while protecting our savings and preserving the PFD. I urge my colleagues to focus on an important part of the discussion: oil t...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 9, 2019

Alaska Fish Factor

Bulldozers, blasters, excavators, vibrators, jaw crushers, drillers, graders, crushers, huge trucks and other heavy equipment are tools of the trade when building and operating large mines - and they all kick up a lot of dust. In the case of the...

 

The Way We Were

May 8, 1919 The regular monthly meeting of the town council was held on last Thursday evening in the town hall. All members of the council were present. E.F. Carlstrom of the health committee reported an urgent need for a general clean up. Dr....

 

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