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 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 17, 2014

Thomas Bay Power Authority Commission terminates general manager

The Thomas Bay Power Authority (TBPA) Commission terminated TBPA General Manager Michael Nicholls' contract with three months of severance pay after months of lack of communication from him to the... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 17, 2014

New superintendent meets community, prepares for school year

Incoming Wrangell School District Superintendent Patrick Mayer is busy meeting residents and preparing for his first school year when State mandated education standards will change the curriculum and teacher evaluations. “A big part of my job is... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 17, 2014

Assembly to spruce up downtown and advance marine service project

The Wrangell Assembly approved bids for two projects at a special meeting last week. The assembly will use Commercial Passenger Vessel excise tax funds to purchase $22,340 worth of new park benches and waste receptacles that will be installed in... Full story


The Way We Were

July 23, 1914: A wire was received in Wrangell yesterday from I.G. Galvin, who it will be remembered went outside some time ago with considerable gold for the purpose of getting a Keystone Drill to prospect the various claims under his management to...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 17, 2014

Grand jury indicts suspected heroin dealer

PETERSBURG – A grand jury indicted Christafur Morrell, 19, for two out of the three charges Petersburg Police filed against him related to heroin distribution last week. Police seized around $75,000 worth of heroin last Thursday after arresting...


Police reports

Monday, July 7 Noise Complaint. Citizen Assist. Disorderly Conduct. Citizen Assist. Tuesday, July 8 Parking Complaint. Police arrested Corey Torgramsen, 49, on charges of Violating Conditions of Release, DUI, Refuse Chemical Breath Test and Access...


Obituary: Marion Jay Neyman, 83

Marion Jay Neyman died Sunday, July 6, 2014, in his hometown of Wrangell with family by his side. He was born Feb. 19, 1931, in Burley, Idaho, to Dorothy and Virgil Neyman. The family moved to...


Wedding announcement

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wirthlin of Winnemucca, Nev. announce the engagement of their daughter, Staci Wirthlin to Jon Florschutz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Christina Florschutz of Wrangell, Alaska.  Staci...


New B&B opening in Wrangell

Christie Jamieson and Bruce Jamieson are spending their summer opening Squawking Raven Bed & Breakfast. Christie Jamieson said she and her husband have been thinking about turning their home at...


Flood warning after Juneau glacial outburst

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Water crept up on homes and closed roads and popular hiking trails Friday, as residents braced for possible record flooding after the release of water from a glacially dammed lake. The old record of 11.18 feet on Mendenhall...


Alaska Airlines golf tournament results July 12, 2014

Number of participants: 60 1st place: Bryan Ingram, Hal Rhodes, Judge Conniff. Net score 40, team handicap 36.  2nd place: Aaron McPherson, Andy Spruell, Joan Kading and Eric Kading. Net score 41, team handicap 34. 3rd place: Dick and Barb...


2014 Fourth of July Results

2014 ROYALTY 108,701 TICKETS! Queen: Erica Smith - 33,471 Princesses: Cassie Schilling - 29,500 Kira Torvend and Robyn Booker - 23,080 Delila Wigg – 22,650 THE ROYALTY TICKET PULL WINNERS: 1st: $5000 - Todd White 2nd: $3000 –Eric Yancey 3rd:...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 17, 2014

Fish Factor

Ocean chemists are calling it “revolutionary technology” as unmanned gliders track how melting glaciers may be intensifying corrosive waters in Prince William Sound. “It’s been hugely successful. We’ve flown these things all over inside...

 By Kyle Clayton    Dockside    July 17, 2014

Seine fishery closes harvest area

The Southeast Seine fishery is performing as expected despite a closure last week, said Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) biologist Dan Gray. “As expected, we have a fairly low pink salmon forecast and it’s early yet in the development...


Information on prisoner deaths expensive to get

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ­– The Alaska Department of Law is considering declassifying an unpublished regulation on investigating the deaths of prisoners in state custody, a deputy commissioner with the Department of Corrections said. Sherrie Daigle...


Well-known humpback whale killed in boat collision

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials are investigating after a 48-foot female whale well-known in the waters of southeast Alaska was killed in a collision with a boat. A tour-boat operator found the whale, which had been seen in...


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