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 By Dan Rudy    News    June 30, 2016

Fourth festivities to last through four-day weekend

A finalized event schedule has been put out for the 2016 Fourth of July Celebration in Wrangell, which begins tomorrow and will last through Monday evening. This year’s celebratory theme is “Back to the Rock,” highlighting the annual Fourth hol... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    News    June 30, 2016

Ketchikan swimmer takes on the Wrangell Narrows

Navigating the Wrangell Narrows can be tricky, if not treacherous, depending on the vessel size and time of year. On June 14, Britta Adams of Ketchikan became the first known individual to swim the... Full story

 

The Way We Were

July 4, 1941: Under the leadership of a go-getter committee, consisting of Chet Lloyd, Harry Coulter, Mickey Shain and headed by Wrangell’s mayor Dr. E.J. Wheeler, Wrangell’s merchants and citizens responded nobly to a subscription of funds to...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 30, 2016

Tribe initiates housing needs assessment

A survey to gauge the housing needs of Wrangell’s Native population launched last week. Wrangell Cooperative Association is conducting a housing needs assessment, following up on a community needs survey completed last year and the results of a... Full story

 

Public Health to field questions on nursing cutback

With Wrangell’s Public Health Center effectively unmanned due to statewide budget cuts, steps are being taken to ensure area residents can still receive some level of service. Citing budget cuts of nearly 25 percent over the past two years,...

 

Police reports

Monday, June 20 Inmate Booking: Booked Bryan E. Humphrey, 24, on charges of Probation Violation. Citizen Assist/Vehicle Unlocked. Tuesday, June 21 Civil Standby. Road Hazard. Wednesday, June 22 Citizen report of DUI. Agency Assist: Public Works....

 

Muskeg Meadows news

The Kito’s Kave Best Ball Tournament was held June 25 and 26 with 23 participants. June 25: First Place Team: Brian Smith, Renee Claggett, Kevin Skeek. Net Score: 18, Team Handicap: 18. Second Place Team: Eric Kading, Keene Kohrt, Faye Kohrt. Net...

 

Obituary: Richard Bert Hansen, 85

Richard Bert Hansen, 85, passed away June 20, 2016 in Palm Springs, California. He was born in Cordova, Alaska on December 8, 1930 to Grace and William Hansen. Richard grew up in Cordova and Juneau,... Full story

 

Input sought on preserving Alaska's cultural heritage

The state Office of History and Archaeology is launching a historic preservation planning effort by inviting Alaskans to identify historic places throughout the state that are important to them. Alaska’s current Historic Preservation Plan expires...

 

School News

Victoria Ingram, of Wrangell has made the dean’s list at Eastern Oregon University for the 2016 spring term...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 30, 2016

Budget passed for next fiscal year

The City and Borough Assembly passed a budget this week, at a specially held session at City Hall on Monday. The meeting involved a work session which gave its members time to discuss individual line items with finance director Lee Burgess. The...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 30, 2016

Assembly boosts accelerated school, changes health co-pay

Wrangell officially threw its support behind a proposed accelerated high school program, after the Borough Assembly issued a resolution in favor of it at Tuesday’s meeting. Coming to view during the planning process for the former Institute...

 

Group says fracking will harm endangered Alaska beluga whale

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)­ ­­– A national environmental group on Wednesday asked federal fisheries officials to block an oil company’s plans for offshore hydraulic fracturing underneath Alaska’s Cook Inlet because of the threat to the...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 30, 2016

Fish Factor

Turning crab shells into every day products is becoming a reality for the Tidal Vision team of eco-entrepreneurs from Juneau. The products are derived from chitin in the crab shells, the second most abundant biopolymer on the planet after cellulose....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 30, 2016

USFS open house highlights timber sale alternatives

The local district of the United States Forest Service invited public comment on different options for a proposed timber sale on Monday. An open house was held at the Wrangell Ranger District office...

 

Click to download the 4th of July Activities in Wrangell

Click link below to access a downloadable PDF file of the 4th of July Schedule........................................................................................................................................................... Full story

 

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