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Articles from the May 10, 2018 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    May 10, 2018

Byford monofill on hold again for possible finance boost

At a public presentation at the Nolan Center on Monday, staff with the Department of Environmental Conservation and its contractors updated Wrangell on the status of a proposed monofill site on the...


Queen and King 2018

Crowned this year's queen and king, Helen Decker and Riley Blatchley receive court at Wrangell High School's prom, held Saturday evening at the Nolan Center. The Class of 2018 will be graduating 17...

 By Dan Rudy    News    May 10, 2018

Assembly advised staged approach to nuisances, makes Byford call

In a draft plan outlining action on borough-wide nuisance abatement, Wrangell manager Lisa Von Bargen advised a cautious approach to the City and Borough Assembly. Since last September assembly members have had tidying up the stacked junk and...


Yesterday's News

May 16,1918 All things come to him who waits but all things come a little faster to him who hustles while he waits. Wrangell has been waiting for a road to the cemetery for about fifty years, but her time of waiting and hustling has passed and the...


Both reservoirs are overflowing

Wrangell's water situation seems stable heading into the summer, with both reservoirs "overflowing" according to the latest update from Public Works. A combination of factors led to the enforcement...


Police Report

Monday, April 30 Harassment. Violation DVO. Civil issue. Summons service. 20- Day ex parte protective order. Summons service. Tuesday, May 1 Abandoned vehicle. Citizen assist. Toxic smell. Agency assist: Alarm. Wednesday, May 2 Traffic: Disabled vehi...


Obituary: Carol Alice Feller-Brady, Koodeilgé, 91

Carol Alice Feller-Brady, Koodeilgé, 91, passed away surrounded by those she loved in Juneau on May 2, 2018. She was born on Jan. 1, 1927, the youngest of twelve, born to Elizabeth Kadashan of... Full story


Obituary: Michael Dwayne Kagee, 60

Michael Dwayne Kagee, 60, of San Tan Valley, Arizona, passed away unexpectedly on May 2, 2018. He was born on December 22, 1957 in Lebanon, Oregon. He recently moved to the San Tan Valley, but lived m... Full story


Obituary: Agapia "Terri" Kozeroff, 79

Agapia "Terri" Kozeroff, 79, of Wrangell, Alaska, passed away on March 15, 2018 at Wrangell Medical Center. Terri was born May 1, 1938 on St. Paul Island, Alaska to Valentina and Gregory Kozeroff.... Full story


Rescue dog team holding wine fundraiser

Wrangell’s search-and-rescue (SAR) dog program will be holding its second wine-tasting fundraiser on Friday. A component of Wrangell Volunteer Fire Department, SAR dogs are primarily used to assist in searches for missing persons, whether becoming...


Jumping into the next chapter

Taking the opportunity to rinse off after a muddy game of football at the track, Brian Schwartz takes a leap from the top of city dock during Senior Skip Day on Monday. Classmates River Guggenbickler...


Letter to The Editor

To the Editor: Donating a kidney to someone in need is simple… and yet complicated. The simple part is that we are each born with two kidneys, but can live long and healthy lives with only one. When someone’s kidneys fail, the gift of a healthy...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 10, 2018

Fish Factor: Commercial fishing has fatality rate 23 times higher than all other workers in the nation, one of the most dangerous of jobs in the nation

Commercial fishing remains one of the most dangerous jobs in the nation, with a fatality rate that is 23 times higher than for all other workers. Vessel sinkings account for half of all fishing fatalities; second is falling overboard - deaths that...

 By Dan Rudy    News    May 10, 2018

Roadside cleanup part of wider sweep on illegal dumpsites

As the city tries to contend with junk vehicles and collected waste (see Assembly story), other efforts to clean up Wrangell’s act have been underway. In April annual community-wide cleanup of parks and roadsides were undertaken by volunteers for...

 By Dan Rudy    News    May 10, 2018

Wetlands mapping could encourage fish and development both

A regional nonprofit will be conducting a survey of Wrangell’s watersheds this summer in an attempt to encourage wetlands conservation. Angie Flickinger is the Wrangell area coordinator for Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, a regional...


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