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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 25, 2019

Part 2: Food fight between SE fishermen and sea otters

Sea otters are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act, a federal law that prohibits the harvesting of marine mammals. However, this law does allow for some exceptions. Under section 101 of the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 25, 2019

State trooper Freeberg seeking increased local collaboration

State Wildlife Trooper Kyle Freeberg moved to Wrangell back in April. As a state trooper, Freeberg's job includes patrolling old logging roads during the hunting season, and watching the commercial an...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 25, 2019

Tickets available for coho and halibut derbies

August is just around the corner, meaning it is almost time for Wrangell's annual fishing derby. Fishing derbies have been a longstanding tradition in Wrangell, and for many years the king salmon...

 

Stikine River Federal subsistence Sockeye Salmon fishery closed

Wrangell District Ranger Clint Kolarich, under authority delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board, is closing the June 21 – July 31, 2019 Federal subsistence Sockeye Salmon fishery in the Stikine...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 25, 2019

SafeTALK training gives people tips for helping those contemplating suicide

Suicide is an important topic in Alaska, as the state has one of the highest suicide rates per capita in the country. According to the Statewide Suicide Prevention Council, in 2014 there were 22.3 suicides per 100,000 people across Alaska. As such,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 25, 2019

Southeast Alaska of the 19th century revealed in new Nolan Center exhibit

The Nolan Center hosted a grand opening presentation for its most recent exhibit last Tuesday, July 16: "Muybridge in Alaska: 1868." The exhibit has been traveling around the state this year, first being shown in the Alaska Native Heritage Museum in...

 

Nonresident King Salmon Retention Prohibited August 1 Through September 15

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced July 22, nonresident anglers may not retain king salmon from August 1 through September 15 in Southeast Alaska and Yakutat marine waters, except in...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 25, 2019

Community members coming together in support of the senior center

As the debates over the state budget and Governor Mike Dunleavy's vetoes continue, many Alaskans are left to worry about how they will be affected. In a Facebook post on July 22, Mayor Steve Prysunka...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 25, 2019

Assembly considers rate stabilization fund, rejects pursuing further SEAPA reimbursement

The borough assembly held a second reading of a proposed amendment to Wrangell's municipal code during their meeting Tuesday. The amendment would be to chapter 15.12, Electricity, and would add a sect...

 

Strike threatened: Ferry workers vote on Governor Dunleavy's contract proposal

JUNEAU – Hundreds of public ferry workers who operate Alaska's vital Marine Highway conducted a vote this week – and decided by a margin of 86% to reject the package of harsh measures proposed by...

 

The Way We Were

July 24, 1919 Since the opening days of the recent World War, customs in a good many lines have undergone marked changes. In no direction has this been more noticeable than in furs. Though custom furs were worn only in the late fall and winter...

 

Police report

July 15, 2019 Illegal parking. Suspicious activity. Two citizen assists: Unlock vehicle. Trespass: People were warned not to come back. Citizen report DUI: Unable to locate. July 16, 2019 Two citizen assists: Unlock vehicle. Summons service. July...

 

Preparing for Bearfest performance

The Wrangell Community Orchestra met at Evergreen Elementary School last Saturday morning to practice for an upcoming performance during Bearfest. The orchestra will be playing at the Nolan Center on...

 

Death Notice

Nadine Ione Phillips, 88, passed away on July 15, 2019 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Service arrangements to be announced. An obituary will follow.... Full story

 

Obituary: Norman L. Ream, 96

Norman L. Ream, 96, passed away on June 24, 2019. He was born in Ketchikan, Territory of Alaska, on November 23, 1922, the second of four children of Anna and Joel S. Ream. Norm graduated from the Uni... Full story

 

Meet and Greet with Heath Scott

There was a meet and greet with Heath Scott, the current candidate for Wrangell Chief of Police last Friday evening. Scott has been the police chief in Haines for the past three years, and before...

 

Golf roundup

First Bank hosted two best ball tournaments last weekend at Muskeg Meadows. There were 29 participants in the tournament on Sat., July 20. First place went to a team consisting of Brian Slick, Kathy...

 

Hundreds of Alaska ferry workers go on strike

Juneau, Alaska (AP) - A spokesman for a union representing workers for the Alaska ferry system says the union has gone on strike. Hundreds of ferry workers went on strike Wednesday after failing to... Full story

 

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