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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 4, 2019

Color run supports local organizations

City Park was crowded and colorful last Saturday as people came together for the annual Long Term Care Color Run. The event is sponsored by the Wrangell Medical Center and its Long Term Care unit. The...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 4, 2019

Doug McCloskey hangs up badge, ends nearly 40-year career

Wrangell Police Chief Doug McCloskey was recognized for his service to the community at last week's borough assembly meeting. With his recent retirement at the end of June, McCloskey has closed out...

 

Corrections

In last week’s story on the Chuck Oliver Logging Show, we reported that two commemorative prints by Kitty Angerman would be up for auction. These are original art pieces, according to event organizer Randy Oliver, not prints. In last week’s...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 4, 2019

Mariners' Memorial project in progress, receives Rasmuson grant

The Wrangell Mariners' Memorial, an ongoing project to build a memorial to honor Wrangellites who have been lost at sea, has made several big steps forward. Jenn Miller, president of the Mariners'...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 4, 2019

Rep. Dan Ortiz plans teleconference to discuss state budget

According to a press release from the Wrangell Legislative Information Office, State Representative Dan Ortiz will be holding a teleconference on July 8, from 5 to 6 p.m. to receive feedback from the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 4, 2019

People test their endurance at the Tongass ToughMan

Wrangell's first-ever Tongass ToughMan triathlon took place last Sunday. Beginning at 6 a.m., participants faced a 1.2-mile (42.5 laps) swim, a 56-mile bike ride, and a 14.5-mile run over Rainbow...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 4, 2019

Crazy Craft races make a splash

The Fourth of July Crazy Craft races took place last Sunday afternoon at City Dock. The races were divided into two categories, children and adult, and took place on the dock's summer float. The...

 

The Way We Were

July 3, 1919 The Hazel B 4 made her maiden voyage up the Stikine last week. Among the passengers were Mrs. Charles Binkley, Misses Katherine and Margaret Bronson, and Mr. and Mrs. Rolla Shangle. The river being unusually high, the boat did not have o...

 

Police report

June 24, 2019 Traffic: Person parked at the high school. Agency assist: Harbor department. Agency assist: Fire department. Disabled vehicle. Traffic stop: Verbal warning. Verbal domestic. Traffic complaint: Person driving too slow. Dead bird. Report...

 

Logging show prep work

Randy Oliver using a bulldozer to move a large log into position at City Dock, preparing for the annual logging show. The Chuck Oliver Logging Show has been a staple event during Wrangell's Fourth of...

 

Art fair

Anny Newport posing with some of her rock art, which she turned in for the annual art fair this year. Her art received a blue ribbon....

 

Obituary: Judy Ann Rochester, 76

Judy (Judith) Ann Rochester, age 76, passed away on June 22, 2019 with her family at her side in Juneau, Alaska. She was born in Portland, Maine and moved to Sacramento, California at the age of 13.... Full story

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 4, 2019

Eight million pinks landed at South Alaska Peninsula in June

 The biggest fish story for Alaska’s salmon season so far is the early plug of pinks at the South Alaska Peninsula. By June 28, over 8 million pink salmon were taken there out of a statewide catch of just over 8.5 million. Previously, a catch of...

 

Touch-A-Truck event at Volunteer Park

Radio station KSTK held their second annual "Touch-A-Truck" event at Volunteer Park two weeks ago. Families with little kids could see many different kinds of work vehicles, including fire trucks,...

 

Golf Roundup

Alaska Airlines hosted a tournament at Muskeg Meadows last Saturday, after one of the games they sponsored last week was delayed due to bad weather. There were 32 participants in total. First place went to a team consisting of Nick Andrews, Dwight...

 

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