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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 30, 2019

Evergreen Elementary hosts awards ceremony

During their second-to-last day of school, on May 22, Evergreen Elementary School held an awards ceremony to recognize several of their students. All of the classes, from first to fifth grade, gathere...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 30, 2019

Local poet receives Rasmuson Fellowship

The Rasmuson Foundation was created in 1955 as an organization to support Alaskan arts and culture, health, and social services, among other things. They do this through a number of different ways,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 30, 2019

Fifth graders give persuasive speeches at Nolan Center

Sixteen students from Laura Davies' fifth grade class came together at the Nolan Center last Tuesday evening, May 21, to read persuasive speeches they had spent the past month working on. Communicatio...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 30, 2019

Kindergarten "class of 2031" celebrates graduation

Walking onstage to Queen's "We Will Rock You," 27 Evergreen Elementary's "rockstar" kindergarteners held a graduation ceremony of their own last Tuesday afternoon, May 21. The class of 2031, the year...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 30, 2019

Forest Service RAC discuss culture camp, other future projects

The local Forest Service Resource Advisory Committee (RAC), which covers the areas of Wrangell, Petersburg, and Kake, held a meeting last Saturday to discuss a variety of projects the Forest Service is considering in the near future. Among these...

 

Sport fishing for King Salmon opens in hatchery areas near Petersburg And Wrangell

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced May 23, sport fishing regulations for Alaska hatchery-produced king salmon in areas near Petersburg and Wrangell. Wrangell Narrows/Blind Slough...

 

Fish habitat restoration to occur at Wrangell's Pat Creek

Pat Creek Watershed is located on Wrangell Island in Southeast Alaska, about 12 miles south of the community of Wrangell. It supports Coho, Pink, Chum, and Sockeye salmon, Dolly Varden char, and cutthroat trout, and is an important recreational fish...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 30, 2019

Borough assembly forms water management strategy

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a long meeting last Tuesday evening, May 28. The meeting covered a wide variety of topics, from the city’s water management strategy to budget matters. First there was a workshop on the water management strategy....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 30, 2019

SECON beginning work on Bennett Street, Airport Road

Southeast Alaska construction company SECON has returned to Wrangell to do some road work. They were working in Wrangell last summer to renovate Evergreen Avenue, which runs from the ferry terminal past Petroglyph Beach, before transitioning into...

 

The Way We Were

May 29, 1919 Saturday night a cabin was searched by officers. The search was made by Ensign J.J. Hughes, Deputy U.S. Marshall H. J. Wallace and Ernest P. Walker of the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries. Probably the most damaging find made by the officers...

 

Police report

May 20, 2019 Alarm. Road closure. Criminal mischief. Traffic-parking: Citation issued to George Stoican. Welfare check. Traffic stop: Citations issued to George Stoican. Proof of insurance and driver’s license violation. May 21, 2019 Two...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Demand destruction is a phenomenon that is often referred to when oil prices rise high enough to harm the economy and reduce its ability to purchase fuel. I have another example of...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    May 30, 2019

Minor league Rays beat Sharks, lose to Bears

It was more of the same for the little league's minor league division last week: The Sharks lost, the Bears won, and the Rays did both. The Rays faced off against the other two minor league teams...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    Sports    May 30, 2019

Wolverines take the lead

The Wolverines, one of the two major league teams in Wrangell Little League, took the lead over the Cubs last Wednesday, May 22. The two teams have been trading wins back and forth over the season,...

 

Golf roundup

The Totem Bar & Liquor held a best-ball tournament last weekend at Muskeg Meadows Golf Course. There were 21 participants in Saturday’s game, May 25. First place went to a team consisting of Rocky Littleton, Marva Reid, Rodney Littleton, and Ken...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 30, 2019

Fish Factor: Salmon catches remain near all-time highs

Salmon abundance in the North Pacific has declined slightly over the past decade, but salmon catches remain near all-time highs. For nearly 30 years the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) has summarized abundances and catches of salmon...

 

Softball fundraising

The Wrangell Softball Team held a large fundraising event last Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The entire team and coaching staff took over the parking lot of Volunteer Park to host a bake sale,...

 

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