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Articles from the July 11, 2019 edition

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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 11, 2019

How much wood could a Chuck Oliver Logging Show chuck?

The roundabout near City Dock was blocked off July 4, for the 45th Chuck Oliver Logging Show. The logging show has been a staple of Wrangell's Independence Day celebration since it was first...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 11, 2019

Fun times and broken logs at greased pole competition

Wrangell's annual greased pole competition took place last Tuesday, July 2, at the city dock. The event is a popular part of the city's weeklong Fourth of July celebration. The competition is simple,...


The Way We Were

July 10, 1919 It has always been the custom of Wrangell to celebrate the Fourth in a most joyous and enthusiastic manner, but our celebration this year had an added interest because of the presence of Governor and Mrs. Riggs who arrived Thursday...


Court report

June 24: Dylan Franks pleaded guilty to driving with an invalid license. Judge Kevin Miller sentenced him to 10 days in jail and $150 in fines. Dylan Franks pleaded guilty to violating his conditions of release. Charges of driving with an invalid...


Police report

July 1, 2019 Traffic stop: Verbal warning for driving habits. Found property: Person came in and claimed property. Citation issued: Cary Emens, 51. Dog at large and license required. Parking complaint. July 2, 2019 Suspicious person. Citizen assist:...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 11, 2019

Alaska, 1868: Nolan Center hosts exhibit of first known photographs of life in Southeast Alaska

The Nolan Center, Wrangell's museum, movie theater, and cultural center, is hosting a new exhibit. "Muybridge in Alaska: 1868," is a collection of 16 original stereo views of Southeast Alaska, taken...


Obituary: Melba Ann Marshall, 83

Melba Ann Marshall, 83, passed on June 18, 2019. She was born in Limon, Colorado on April 1, 1936. She came to Wrangell in 2001 to live out her life with her three children and grandchildren. A... Full story


Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: How can it be that we are knee-deep in tourist effluent and Medicaid is being cut? Why isn’t the State Treasury fat with income from the tourist industry? Southeast Alaska is being exploited by tour ships. We need to, A: set a limit...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 11, 2019

Block party thrown in lieu of fireworks

The annual third of July fireworks show was cancelled this year, according to a press release from the City and Borough of Wrangell. This decision was made after borough officials, members of the poli...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 11, 2019

Fun on the Fourth

The Fourth of July was a hot and sunny day in Wrangell, but that did not stop many people from getting out and having a good time. Like all previous years, this year's fourth was the culmination of a...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 11, 2019

Broken sprinkler causes Nolan Center flood, no damages reported

A call went out on the police scanner around 12:45 p.m., July 8, about the Nolan Center flooding. The Nolan Center is Wrangell’s museum, movie theater, tourist destination, and conference center. The fire department responded to the call quickly,...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 11, 2019

Alaska Fish Factor

One fisheries item that appears to have escaped Governor Mike Dunleavy’s veto pen so far is his desire to divert local fish taxes from coastal communities into state coffers. Dunleavy’s initial budget in February aimed to repeal the sharing of...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 11, 2019

History, talent, and royalty at the Fourth of July talent show

Among the many events occurring the week of the Fourth of July in Wrangell is the annual talent show. The event is a great way for locals and visitors to show off their talents, whatever they may be,...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 11, 2019

Wrangell Community Prioritization Survey closes next Friday

Ruby McMurren, with the Wrangell Cooperative Association and project director of the local Administration for Native Americans grant project, wanted to remind everybody in town that the "Wrangell...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 11, 2019

Dan Ortiz holds teleconference with Wrangell and Ketchikan

State Representative Dan Ortiz (I) held a teleconference with constituents in Ketchikan and Wrangell Monday, July 8, to hear public opinions on the state budget, the PFD, and other items. Monday was...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 11, 2019

Wrangell man killed in plane crash near Ketchikan

Wrangell resident and attorney Michael Nash, 68-years-old passed away in a plane crash near Ketchikan on Thursday, July 11. Alaska State Troopers were notified by Ketchikan Flight Service of an... Full story


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