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Articles from the June 15, 2017 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    June 15, 2017

Man charged with seven vehicle thefts in joyride spree

A suspect has been charged and arraigned following a destructive string of vehicle thefts around Wrangell last week. Lief Cheyenne Bosdell, 20, was arraigned June 9 on seven counts of first-degree...


The Way We Were

June 14, 1917: The School Board has elected Miss Edith Carhart principal of the Wrangell Public School for the coming term. Miss Carhart is not a stranger in Wrangell, having been principal of the school here during the term of 1909-10. She was...


Police reports

Monday, June 5 Nothing to report. Tuesday, June 6 Officer responded to report of reckless driver. Suspicious Caller: Stated someone ringing doorbell several times, then left. Criminal Mischief: Report of damage at outdoor shooting range. Theft:...



June 15 The following residents were summoned to Wrangell Courthouse at 9 a.m. to explain to the judge why jury questionnaires sent to them for the 2017 term have not been completed and returned: Aaron Angerman, Dawn Davidson, Jean Kim, David...

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 15, 2017

New elementary principal selected, up for visit

A new principal has been hired for Evergreen Elementary School and is expected later this summer. A selection panel made up of Wrangell Public Schools teachers, paraprofessionals, the secondary...


Death Notice

Shannan Lee Phillips passed away on June 2, 2017. Services will be held at Harbor Light Assembly Of God, Friday, June 30 at 3 pm. Full obituary to follow.... Full story


One for the books

John Buness holds up the 31.1 pound fish that won him the fourth and final weekly prize in Wrangell's King Salmon Derby. All wrapped up, the competition's award night is set for this evening at 6:30...

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 15, 2017

FY18 budget approved, scrap drive set for next week

At Tuesday evening’s meeting of the City and Borough Assembly, the operating budget for the new year was adopted. The fiscal year begins July 1, and for the coming year will use about $457,311 in previous-year surpluses to cover the difference...

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 15, 2017

Assembly rejects union offer, strike a possibility

The Wrangell Borough Assembly rejected a last best offer on terms for a new collective bargaining agreement put forward by its public employees’ union. Negotiators with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1547 arrived in...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 15, 2017

Fish Factor

Want a fishing license to crew on a salmon boat this summer? Got friends or family visiting who want to wet a line for a prized Alaska catch? Don’t count on it. If the Alaska legislature continues to defy its constitutional obligation to pass a...

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 15, 2017

Residents asked to conserve power during diesel run

The city’s annual switch-over to diesel power is scheduled to begin next week, lasting just under two weeks. Electrical superintendent Clay Hammer explained the temporary transition is to allow Southeast Alaska Power Agency – a utility providing...

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 15, 2017

Boat race to make some waves this Fourth of July

An updated schedule for next month's Independence Day festivities was put out this week by Wrangell's Chamber of Commerce. The big change in this year's lineup will be the return of boat racing,...


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