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Articles from the June 9, 2016 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    June 9, 2016

Presentation examines Mill site future

A consultancy returned with its draft findings for a feasibility study of developing Wrangell’s former mill site. A public presentation was given at the Nolan Center yesterday evening, following up on one given on Feb. 17. Washington-based firm... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 9, 2016

Former museum curator putting out Garnet Ledge history

A former resident is finishing a book on Wrangell's famed garnet ledge, from which residents and visitors have extracted the precious gem for over a century. Trish Neal first moved to Wrangell in... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 9, 2016

Wrangell sale EIS up for comment

Five alternatives for a Wrangell Island timber sale were put forward by the United States Forest Service last week. On June 2 the project draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) was completed and... Full story


The Way We Were

June 13, 1941: Wrangell’s first blackout in initial test of the Civil Defense organization Wednesday night was virtually a 100 percent operation. Of 168 men originally registered and assigned to stations, 145 reported when the siren blasted its...


Police reports

Monday, May 30 Nothing toReport. Tuesday, May 31 Agency Assist/Injured deer Extra Patrol/Vacation check Report of Theft Report of Theft Citizen Assist/Dog with porcupine quills Traffic Stop: Verbal warning for driving habits Citizen Assist/EPD...

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 9, 2016

Summer reading program underway

School may be out for the season, but kids can still keep up on their reading skills while picking up some fun gear with the library's summer reading program. Starting up on June 1, Irene Ingle...


Petersburg company wins contract for Vallenar Bay road project

The Alaska Division of Forestry has announced the award of a $3,500,000 construction contract for the Vallenar Bay Access Road to Rock-N-Road Construction of Petersburg. The project provides access to 2,500 acres of the Southeast state forest lands f...


Death Notice

Margaret Gross-Hope passed peacefully on June 3, 2016 in Sitka, Alaska. Services will be held in Sitka, tentatively planned for the week of June 20. A full obituary will follow.... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 9, 2016

Legislature puts forward budget, PFD restructure

After putting forward an operating budget to the governor’s desk late last week, the Legislature is now looking at a measure to restructure the Alaska Permanent Fund. In a special session called by Gov. Bill Walker, legislators were retained in...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 9, 2016

Fish Factor

Alaskan fishermen have raised the bar for big fishing boats with the F/V Northern Leader of Kodiak, and Discovery Canada producers of the popular “Mighty Ships” programs have taken notice. Mighty Ships producers search for unique ships around...

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 9, 2016

Public safety concerns at boatyard weighed

The Wrangell Port Commission was tasked with solving a problem with access to the boatyard, after local sight-seeing operators were presented letters by the city asking them to stop driving buses through on tours. Gold Rush Tours and Alaska Waters...


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