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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 16, 2020

Professional boundaries, freedom of speech discussed in school policy workshop

Members of the Policy Committee for the Wrangell School District met last Thursday afternoon to discuss various policies for school board consideration. Among several items on the agenda were two...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 16, 2020

Parks and Rec Board review budget, discuss tentative summer programming

The Wrangell Parks and Recreation Advisory Board met Monday, June 29. During the meeting, the board reviewed the department's new budget for FY 2021, and also took a look at some tentative plans for...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 16, 2020

Public invited to town hall on school district reopening

The Wrangell Public School District will be hosting an online town hall meeting to discuss the reopening plan for fall 2020, tonight at 6 p.m.. Superintendent Debbe Lancaster said that a meeting was...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 16, 2020

Applications due for back-to-school backpacks

The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes is once again distributing back-to-school backpacks across multiple Southeast Alaskan communities this year. Applications for the backpacks are...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 16, 2020

Convention and Visitor Bureau discuss branding goals

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Thursday, to workshop their goals for a rebranding project. As part of a large to-do list recently approved by the borough assembly, the CVB is...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 16, 2020

Port Commission approves subdivision and purchase request

It was a short meeting for the Wrangell Port Commission last Tuesday evening, July 7. There was only one item of new business on their agenda, a request by Josh Blatchley to subdivide and purchase a...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 16, 2020

Two items approved in P&Z meeting

Two items were approved by the Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission last Thursday. The first item was a request to purchase city-owned tidelands, by Josh Blatchley. According to the request, the...

 

Southeast Alaska commercial shrimp beam trawl fishery

The guideline harvest levels (GHLs) for the second fishing period (July 1–August 30) are 308,000 lb in District 6 and 250,000 lb in District 8, in accordance with the preseason GHL news release. Estimated harvest for the first fishing period (May...

 

Wrangell announces COVID-19 economic relief programs

The City and Borough of Wrangell (City) will begin rolling out a series of programs of economic relief for businesses, non-profits and residents in Wrangell who have been impacted by the COVID-19...

 

New ambulance

Wrangell EMS's new ambulance arrived on the barge last week, June 29. The vehicle was purchased with CARES Act money in response to the COVID-19 virus. When the purchase of the new ambulance was...

 

The Way We Were

July 15, 1920 What might have been a most serious calamity occurred last week at the local wharf when the cargo of a steamer was being unloaded. Fifteen sacks of spuds were in the sling when one corner of the net broke loose and the entire fifteen...

 

School News

Jade Balansag and Terra Hoyt were some of the 2020 graduates of the Rural Alaska Honors Institute through the University of Alaska Fairbanks. During the six week session which included 36 high school juniors and seniors from 23 communities...

 

Police report

July 6: Animal Complaint. Agency Assist: US Forest Service. Scam/Possible Mail Fraud. Agency Assist: Line Crew. 86’d Letter served. July 7: Agency Assist: Dead Deer. Disorderly Conduct. Citizen Assist: Vehicle Unlock. Warrant Check. Motor Vehicle...

 

Obituary: Barbara Cecilia Crabtree, 82

Barbara Cecilia Crabtree, 82, passed away May 3 in Wrangell, Alaska, after a short but recurring bout with cancer. She was born on August 13, 1937 in Ketchikan, Alaska. She lived most of her life in... Full story

 

OpEd: Alaska Native Tribes must act fast to close digital divide

Throughout my life, my grandma, Mary Jane Fate, imparted the importance of education on my brothers and me. We understood early on that education is the means through which we can make a difference...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 16, 2020

Fish Factor: Controversial selections to state Board of Fisheries to get legislative hearing in early fall; public comments being accepted

Governor Dunleavy’s controversial selections to the state Board of Fisheries (BOF) will get a legislative hearing in early fall and the call is out for public comments. The board oversees management of the state’s subsistence, commercial, sport a...

 

Asymptomatic testing begins

The Southeast Alaska Health Consortium began their new asymptomatic testing program in Wrangell, and other communities, this past weekend. Members of the public were invited to stop by the testing...

 

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