Articles from the July 23, 2020 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    July 23, 2020

WPSD town hall answers SMART Start questions

The Wrangell Public School District held a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday, July 16, where school officials answered submitted questions from families regarding the SMART Start reopening plan fo...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 23, 2020

New food security project starting up in Wrangell

"Concern" is a common theme in the COVID-19 pandemic. People are concerned about their health, their jobs, getting their kids back into school, and the economic prospects of their community, among...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 23, 2020

Progress made on new hospital

Progress has been made on the new Wrangell Medical Center, according to a press release from SEARHC. Thanks to increases in crew sizes, and new trades coming onto the project, the project has gained m...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 23, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: Tenth case of COVID-19 announced

The tenth case of COVID-19 in Wrangell was confirmed by city officials this afternoon. According to a press release from the City and Borough of Wrangell, the city's unified command was made aware of the new case today, July 24. Of the ten total... Full story

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 23, 2020

Bearfest schedule of events

While many traditional events in Wrangell have been altered or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the public still gets to enjoy Bearfest this summer. Bearfest is an annual event in Wrangell,...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 23, 2020

Assembly approves CARES Act funding for school district

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening for a special meeting, to consider CARES Act funding for the school district. Wrangell, and many other communities, recently received special funds...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 23, 2020

Candidacy for local election opening soon

Declarations of candidacy for Wrangell's election will be opening in the near future. A July 9 Facebook post on the city's page listed open positions interested candidates may consider. The position...


Police report

Monday, July 13 Civil Issue. Tuesday, July 14 Barking Dog. Animal Cruelty. Dog at Large. Wednesday, July 15 Civil Matter. Agency Assist: Harbor Department. Welfare Check. Dog Complaint. Thursday, July 16 Criminal Mischief. Animal Complaint: Dead...

 By Bert Stedman    Opinion    July 23, 2020

Guest Commentary: Protecting the Permanent Fund

At a time when the fiscal future of many states looks uncertain, Alaska made the smart choice to protect the state's future income for our children and grandchildren. On June 30, $4.9 billion was tran... Full story


Obituary: Joyce Vivian Phillips, 86

Joyce Vivian Twiss, 86, died July 16, 2020 at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was born October 13, 1933 to Ben and Martha Twiss in Riverside, California. Her mother was diagnosed with... Full story

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 23, 2020

Fish Factor: Seafood is Alaska's top export, source of state's largest manufacturing base

Most Alaskans are surprised to learn that seafood is by far Alaska’s top export, the source of the state’s largest manufacturing base and its #1 private employer. More surprising is that those simple to find facts are not included in the off...


Top goes on the Mariners' Memorial gazebo

The top of the Mariners' Memorial gazebo was installed last Monday, July 20. The memorial has been a long-running project to recognize Wrangellites who have lost their lives at sea...


The Way We Were

July 22, 1920 The Columbia & Northern cold storage plant at Wrangell has been secured by A.H. Range of Portland who will arrive in Wrangell at an early date for the purpose of starting a crab cannery here. Mr. Range came north last month seeking a...


Stikine Inn construction continues

Construction of a new warehouse by the Stikine Inn is ongoing. The project was approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission last November. The project, as described in that meeting, was to...


New COVID-19 case announced, 11 total in Wrangell

The City and Borough of Wrangell announced in a press release dated 11:45 a.m. Saturday, July 25, that there was another confirmed case of COVID-19 on the island. The case is symptomatic, according to a press release, and the patient is a Wrangell... Full story


Twelfth case of COVID-19 announced, close contact with previous case

The City and Borough of Wrangell announced the twelfth case of COVID-19 in Wrangell on Monday afternoon, July 27. This is the fourth case considered to be active in the community, the others are... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    July 23, 2020

Four dead in car crash

PETERSBURG- Four individuals died in a car crash that occurred late Monday night or early Tuesday morning on Mitkof Island when their SUV drove off the roadway near the 27 mile marker of Mitkof... Full story


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