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Articles from the July 28, 2016 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    July 28, 2016

Bearfest bringing chef in addition to researchers

Events for the 7th Annual Bearfest are already underway, with the first two workshops and symposium presented yesterday at the Nolan Center. The annual activity was started in 2010 by Sylvia... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    July 28, 2016

Assembly revisits contractor list, sets ANSEP committee

Wrangell’s Borough Assembly revisited its local contractors list, which it had adopted last year in order to streamline hiring for small projects. An idea was first put forward to the Assembly by Borough Manager Jeff Jabusch in December 2014,... Full story


The Way We Were

August 8, 1941: Like the ad about the chap that sat down to the piano and nobody thought he could play, they laughed back in 1922 when F.A. Cooper, Wrangell pioneer, decided that fruit could be grown successfully in Wrangell. For several years now...

 By Dan Rudy    News    July 28, 2016

Wrangell resident a business startup competition finalist

A Wrangell resident has been named among this year's Path to Prosperity competition finalists. Dixie Booker has put forward a proposal to cultivate and sell fresh produce. Called Mighty Bear Roots,... Full story



The Harbor Department points out that in last week’s issue, water usage figures for the city dock facilities were inaccurately reported, particularly regarding that sold to cruise ships. From May 16 to July 7 the connection provided 223,995...


Police reports

Monday, July 18 Damaged Vehicle. Fireworks. Agency Assist. Tuesday, July 19 Citizen Assist. Report of Harassment. Report of Theft. Agency Assist – Several reports of power out. Wednesday, July 20 MVA. Citizen Assist/Child Custody. Agency Assist....


Obituary, Alice Lehnert, 102

Alice Lehnert, 102, passed away at the Alaska Native Medical Center on July 11, 2016. Alice belonged to the Tlingit Nation, her Moiety was the Wolf, Tribe was Shtax'heen Kwaan, Clan was Sik'nx,'adi,... Full story


Obituary, Stephanie E. Johnson, 70

Stephanie E. Johnson, 70, went to be with her Heavenly Father July 8, 2016, after battling Alzheimer's for eight years. Stephanie was born in Tillamook, Oregon to Stan and Fran Smouse on January 28,... Full story


Obituary, Lester Alvin Jones "Jonesy", 100

Lester passed away August 30, 2015, in Morgantown, West Virginia, with his partner of 40 years, Joyce Bryner, by his side. In March 2015, Lester turned 100 years old and many family members and... Full story



We celebrate our independence. We go out in the streets and proclaim what a great country we live in. All is well with us on that great day July 4th. Along comes the next day when we return to our daily work no matter what that is. We greet each...


Muskeg Meadows news

The First Bank Best Ball Tournament was held July 24 with 19 participants. First Place Team: Matt Hagen, Christa Hagen, Brian Slick, Kathy Slick. Net Score: 17, Team Handicap: 20. Second Place Team: Wayne Harding, Kathleen Harding, Grover Mathis....

 By Dan Rudy    News    July 28, 2016

Water tanks full, state of crisis continues

Though a crisis in the local water supply has subsided, Wrangell remains in a state of conservation through most of the rest of summer. The City and Borough Assembly formally declared a state of disaster in a special meeting held July 19, after...

 By Dan Rudy    News    July 28, 2016

City looking at selling belt freezer

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held an executive session on July 15 to discuss the sale of its belt tunnel freezer facility. It had been approached by the building's current lessee, Trident Seafoods....


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