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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 26, 2018

Wrangell, Petersburg police collaborate in active shooter training

Members of the Wrangell and Petersburg police departments collaborated on some active shooter training on July 19 and 20. About four members of the Petersburg police department joined five members of...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 26, 2018

New principal comes to Evergreen Elementary

Evergreen Elementary School will be under new leadership come August. Virginia Tulley, the school's new principal, is looking forward to making a difference in Wrangell. "I went into teaching because...

 

The way we were

August 1, 1918 Surgeon General G. Sterling Ryerson, founder and past president of the Canadian Red Cross, will leave Seattle August 2, on the Spokane, and upon arrival in Wrangell, will be at the disposal of the local Red Cross Chapter while the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 26, 2018

New president, VP named at medical board meeting

The Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors met July 18, at city hall for their regularly scheduled meeting. While not initially on the agenda, the board appointed a new president and vice...

 

Allen to serve 7-years pending plea hearing on August 8

PETERSBURG – William Christopher Allen’s attorney and the State Prosecutor have reached a negotiated agreement where the defendant will face a sentence of 16-years in jail with nine suspended, leaving seven years to serve. Allen was facing multip...

 

Police Report

July 16 Arrested: David Sweat, 58. On charges of MVA/DUI. Bear sighting: Report of bear in yard. Citations issued: Celsee Churchill for objectionable animal and dog license. Citizen assist: Officer open vehicle for owner. July 17 Title 47. Driving...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I’m a bit late but would like to thank the organizers of the 4th of July boat races for all their sincere efforts and success. I would also like to especially thank the young men participating in the event that helped me in many...

 

Reflections

The first of August I board the ferry to return to Washington State. I have spent two years in Wrangell, serving as the pastor of Island of Faith Lutheran Church. Before I leave, I appreciate the opportunity to share in print some of the memories I...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 26, 2018

Fun run continues to attract the younger generation

Lucy Robinson started her running group, Southeast Beasts, in 2012. The group is meant to offer both new and experienced runners an informal, fun place for people to exercise and enjoy the Alaskan...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 26, 2018

Petersburg South Harbor dredging awaits study results

PETERSBURG – A feasibility study is currently underway to determine if the United States Army Corps of Engineers will dredge South Harbor and allow smoother access. Some vessels are scraping and hitting the bottom of the harbor, especially during...

 

Alaska officials: Salmon ballot initiative could be costly

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska ballot initiative that aims to strengthen state law protecting salmon habitat could be costly and delay infrastructure projects, state officials said. The officials noted the possible negative effects during the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 26, 2018

Maintenance on SEAPA pole causes power outage out the road

PETERSBURG – Petersburg Municipal Power & Light shut down power on June 19 in order to replace a Southeast Alaska Power Agency transmission pole in Falls Creek. The power was shut off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Twin Creek road and Crystal Lake...

 

Data: Job losses appear to be slowing across Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Recent figures indicate Alaska’s unemployment rate improved slightly last month. The Juneau Empire reports numbers from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development say the state’s seasonally adjusted...

 

Water levels recede after glacial dam outburst in Juneau

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Water levels have receded on Mendenhall Lake in Alaska’s capital city following a glacial dam outburst. National Weather Service Meteorologist Jessica Voveris in Juneau says water levels crested at 10.92 feet late Thursday...

 
 By Laine Welsch    Dockside    July 26, 2018

Alaska Fish Factor: Salmon customers at home and abroad poised to take all wild Alaska salmon they can get

Alaska’s salmon fisheries continue to lag alarmingly in several regions, with overall catches down by a third from the same time last year. The single exception is at the unconquerable Bristol Bay, where a 37 million sockeye catch so far has single...

 

Tax Break for Sitka seniors ends: Future in doubt

SITKA — Sitka’s senior citizen sales tax exemption ends at midnight Saturday, June 30, replaced by a needs-based rebate. In a cost-savings move, the Assembly at its April 24 meeting narrowly approved eliminating the long-standing exemption from...

 

Golf roundup

There were over 20 participants in July 21 and 22’s golf tournaments sponsored by First Bank. First place in Saturday’s best ball tournament went to a team composed of Wayne Harding, Kathleen Harding and Grover Mathis. This team had a net score...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 26, 2018

Von Wrangels share history with namesake town

"For us, this journey is called 'In the footsteps of Ferdinand von Wrangel,' and you are a big footstep," said Carola von Wrangel to the gathered crowd at the Nolan Center. Ferdinand von Wrangel was g...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 26, 2018

Petersburg Police Department seeks suspect in skiff theft

Michael Boseman is wanted by the Petersburg Police Department for a felony assault warrant and several misdemeanor warrants, according to authorities. Boseman is also a suspect in the theft of an 18'... Full story

 

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