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Wrangell Tribe gifted Totem Park

During Sealaska Corporation's annual shareholder's meeting, held this year in Wrangell late last month, the Native organization bestowed ownership of an important local landmark to its hosts. In...

 

A splash of color

Volunteer Scott Glaze sends forth a shower of colored powder along the route of this year's Color Run, a 5K fundraiser benefitting Wrangell Medical Center's long-term care unit. Held on Saturday at...

 

The Way We Were

July 8, 1918 D.Y. Yelf who has been Canadian Customs Collector at the Boundary for the past two months was a southbound passenger on the Spokane Monday. Mr. Yelf was succeeded by C. A. Tervo, who will be remembered by Wrangell people as having held... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 5, 2018

ADEC annual report: the water's fine

With the start of the borough’s new business year beginning Sunday, residents Monday found summaries for local water quality during 2017 in their postal boxes. Conducted last year by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s Drinking...

 

Police Report

June 25, 2018 Traffic stop: Warning given. Summons served. Citizen assist: Unlocked vehicle. June 26, 2018 Six Subpoena services served. Agency assist: Fire alarm. Agency assist: Sewage problem. Arrested: David Churchill, 21, on charges of assault...

 

Trooper Report

June 27 Alaska Wildlife Troopers at the Juneau post contacted Jared Gross, 31, of Wrangell, captain and permit-holder on the F/V New Freedom, a gillnetter participating in the Lynn Canal commercial gillnet fishery, after his vessel had been observed...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    July 5, 2018

Dan's Dispatch

Recently, China announced that it will add an additional 25% tariff on seafood imports. China is Alaska’s top seafood customer, spending $1.3 billion on exports last year. This tariff increase will directly impact tens of thousands of fishermen,...

 

Death Notice

Jed Mitchell, 81, passed away June 26, 2018 of a heart attack at home in Arco, Idaho. Cards can be sent to Kathy Mitchell at 2685 N. Highway 93, Arco, Idaho 83213.... Full story

 

King salmon run on Yukon River well below average so far

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – This year’s king salmon run on the Yukon River is on track to be the second- or third-worst ever recorded. Just over 90,000 kings were counted as they swam past the Pilot Station sonar site near the mouth of the Yukon...

 

Dead seabirds washing ashore again in Western AK

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Scientists estimate that thousands of dead seabirds are washing up along the coasts of western Alaska. Common murres, an abundant North Pacific seabird, have been found dead on shores from Shishmaref to St. Lawrence Island...

 

Online dashboard gives view of drug seizures across Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska State Troopers are letting the public know the amount of drugs and alcohol being seized by the statewide drug enforcement unit each month through a website. Troopers...

 

Alaska regs to ban mandatory tip-sharing

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska will prohibit businesses from requiring employees to share tips among other workers. The Juneau Empire reports Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott signed new regulations that go into effect Friday to ban mandatory tip pooling....

 

Molly Parks Estate files wrongful death claim against Petersburg Borough and William "Chris" Allen

PETERSBURG – The Estate of Molly Parks filed a Wrongful Death claim in Petersburg Superior Court on May 18 against the Petersburg Borough and the driver of the Parks and Rec. van, William “Chris” Allen. Parks, 18, was one of two persons killed...

 

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