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Articles from the May 11, 2017 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    May 11, 2017

Hospital and water rates may rise, Assembly hires new city manager

With the department heads scrambling to prepare budgets before the month’s end, rate discussions and spending plans seemed inevitable at the City and Borough Assembly’s Tuesday evening meeting. High up on its agenda was a continued discussion of...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    May 11, 2017

Queen candidates announced for 2017 Fourth festivities

A pair of high schoolers announced plans to run for the crown in this year's Fourth of July Royalty competition. Each spring the competition raises funds for Wrangell's Independence Day celebrations,...

 

Yesterday's News

May 19, 1917: Miss Mary Louise Bihler, teacher of primary department of the Wrangell public school, gave an exhibit of the children’s work in her room last Friday afternoon. The four walls of the room were covered with written exercises, drawings,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 11, 2017

New temporary staff hired for water plant

Staff numbers have been boosted for Wrangell’s ailing water treatment plant this summer in an effort to keep up with increased demand. Sedimentation has built up over the life of the 18-year-old plant’s slow sand filtration system, an increasing...

 

Police reports

Monday, May 1 Disorderly conduct warning given. Tuesday, May 2 Agency Assist: FD. Found Property. Wednesday, May 3 Harassing phone calls: Officer spoke to individual regarding phone calls. Thursday, May 4 Found Property. Lost Property. Agency...

 

Take me out to the ball game

Players on Wrangell's little and minor league baseball teams doff hats out of respect during the Pledge of Allegiance Monday evening, at the season opener. Three tee-ball teams – the Thunder,...

 

Obituary, Marian Glenz, 80

Marian Glenz, 80, of Wrangell, Alaska died on April 26, 2017 at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. She was born to Buckshot and Irene Woolery on August19, 1936, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. She grew up in Port Protection,... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 11, 2017

Household waste drive to collect hazardous materials

The city will be collecting a variety of household hazardous waste items this weekend at its waste disposal facility on Evergreen Avenue. Public Works director Amber Al-Haddad said the doors at the center will be open to residents this Friday and...

 

It's an honor

Along with Penny Mazona from Peters Creek, Wrangell Unit 6 Auxiliaries Marilyn Mork, Zona Gregg, Barbara Hommel and Juanita Courson are recognized for their service within the American Legion at a...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    May 11, 2017

Murders, romance and adventure in Wrangell-set novel

A relatively recent resident to Wrangell took a novel view of the place, in February self-publishing a fictional adventure set here. K.E. Hoover’s book West of North follows character Josh Campbell, a man who has come to Wrangell looking for a new...

 

Alaska students walk out to support education funding

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Hundreds of Alaska residents and students gathered in Fairbanks on Sunday to show support for schools facing heavy budget cuts. The rally happened two days after hundreds of high school and middle school students in the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    May 11, 2017

Salmon derby launches on Saturday

The month-long King Salmon Derby will get to a start on Saturday, the 65th in Wrangell's long-running competition. Wrangell's annual derby is organized by the Chamber of Commerce, and during its...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 11, 2017

Fish Factor: In less than two weeks, Alaska's salmon season is set to get underway

Alaska’s salmon season officially gets underway in less than two weeks! The first fishery for sockeye and king salmon is set for May 18 at Copper River and the town of Cordova is buzzing, said Christa Hoover, executive director of the Copper...

 

Forecast closes Stikine Chinook subsistence fishery

The Federal Subsistence Board announced Monday that the Stikine River Chinook salmon subsistence fishery has been closed. Emergency Special Action Request FSA17-02 was approved, and delegation of authority given to the in-season manager to rescind...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    May 11, 2017

Two poetry books forthcoming for Wrangell writer

Bringing to a conclusion a writing grant received two years ago, local poet Vivian Prescott will be publishing a pair of works this summer. “The newest book that’s coming out in July is a poetry chapbook,” she explained. “So it’s small, abo...

 

Petersburg wins in Ryder Cup, cut short by weather

Reversing Wrangell’s fortunes last year, the Ray Pederson Memorial Ryder Cup returned to Petersburg this weekend after its golfers edged out locals in a 5-4 win. Due to expected weather conditions Sunday, the usually two-day annual tournament was...

 

Murkowski: Omnibus bill yields benefits for Alaska

Last week the United States Senate passed an omnibus bill to fund the government through the end of Fiscal Year 2017. A member of the Appropriations Committee and Chairman of the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) an...

 

Lawmaker silent amid apology demand for abortion remarks

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska lawmaker who set off a firestorm by suggesting women try to get pregnant for a “free trip to the city” for abortions is a military veteran and first-year representative who has developed a reputation for being...

 

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