Articles from the July 30, 2020 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    July 30, 2020

Four dead in car crash

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 Highway at a high...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 30, 2020

New confirmed case of COVID-19

A new case of COVID-19 was announced Friday afternoon, July 31. According to a press release from the city, this case was a close contact from a previous case that was announced last week. The press release also states that the new case is a local... Full story

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 30, 2020

Two new COVID cases announced

Two new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Wrangell today, Aug. 1. This brings the total number of cases Wrangell has seen up to 15, and the number of active cases up to 6. The first case was announced in a press release from the city early this... Full story

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 30, 2020

Bearfest symposium covers history of bears, Anan

The Nolan Center hosted the annual Bearfest symposium last Thursday afternoon, July 23. The symposium brings together experts each year to give lectures on a variety of bear-themed topics. This...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 30, 2020

Three new COVID cases over four days in Wrangell

Three new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Wrangell over a period of four days this past week. This has brought the total number of cases of the virus in town up to 12. The first case in this...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 30, 2020

Assembly meeting canceled

The Wrangell Borough Assembly was planning to hold a work session and meeting Tuesday evening, July 28. However, it was unexpectedly cancelled earlier that afternoon. Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 30, 2020

Ranger district planning for Roosevelt Harbor restoration project

The Wrangell Ranger District is beginning the planning process for a restoration of the Roosevelt Harbor area. The harbor, located on Zarembo Island west of Wrangell, is graded inadequately and has...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 30, 2020

Meet Bob Davis, the new secondary school lead teacher

With the resignation of David Macri late last school year, and a brief run by Jack Carney as interim principal, Wrangell's secondary schools were left without a principal. The position is now filled,...

 By Brian Varela    News    July 30, 2020

Power outages in two cities may be linked

At 12:27 P.M. on Saturday, power went out in parts of Petersburg. Three minutes later, downtown Wrangell was also left in the dark, leaving Petersburg and Wrangell officials to think that the two...


Police report

Monday, July 20. Travis Wassillie, 21: Charged with Unlawful Contact I and II. Harassment. Agency Assist: Deer. Summons Service. Lost Property. Tuesday, July 21. Welfare check. Wednesday, July 22. Two Agency Assists: Public Works. Citizen Assist....

 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    July 30, 2020

Dan's Dispatch

The implementation of the CARES Act, which are the funds provided by the federal government to states to combat COVID-19, is constantly evolving. Earlier this month, after three Alaska House Labor and Commerce Committee meetings and hours of public...


Bearfest marathon

The annual Bearfest Marathon took place Sunday, July 26. The event was socially distanced, due to COVID-19, and different races had different start times. According to race results shared on the...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 30, 2020

Fish Factor: Seafood industry stakeholders have chances to provide input on policy decisions that affect them; for several, window is tight

Alaska’s seafood industry stakeholders have a four bagger chance to provide input on policy decisions that directly affect their livelihoods: trade, relief payouts for cod and salmon, Board of Fisheries meeting plans and appointees. For several, th...


Teddy bear clinic

The Irene Ingle Public Library hosted a "teddy bear clinic" at their outdoor gazebo last week, as part of Bearfest. Families could bring their old and damaged stuffed animals to get them patched up....


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