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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 15, 2019

P&Z meeting postponed due to lack of quorum

A planning and zoning commission meeting, scheduled for Aug. 8, was postponed due to a lack of quorum. Of the five members of the commission, only Commissioner Kate Hein was able to attend. The others were unavailable due to unspecified personal...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 15, 2019

School budget/finance committee discusses walk-through with city officials, updates to accounting software

The Wrangell School District's budget/finance committee held a brief meeting last Wednesday, Aug. 7. One of the topics covered related to infrastructure and capital improvements. Capital improvement p...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 15, 2019

"Wonderfulness Parade" this weekend

Anny Newport, locally known as the "Free Toy Fairy" by some around town, has organized a parade for this weekend. The "Wonderfulness Parade," as it is called, is a tradition that has travelled with...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 15, 2019

Shoemaker renovations 95 percent complete

Renovations to Shoemaker Harbor are about 95 percent complete, according to Wrangell Capital Facilities Director Amber Al-Haddad. The project was originally planned to be finished in June, but renovat...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 15, 2019

Bennett Street work continues

Renovations to Bennett Street and the Airport loop road, which began last May, are still ongoing. Workers with SECON have been doing a complete rehab of Bennett Street. This includes repaving the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 15, 2019

Water levels in Tyee Lake below six-year average

As the dry weather persists though the summer, Tyee Lake water levels continue to be below the normal levels for early August. As part of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency, Tyee Lake dedicates its...

 

Bad weather may have caused fatal airplane crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A southeast Alaskan pilot had told family members the weather might be bad before his single-engine plane was found crashed, a report said. An investigation began after the...

 

Scientists warn of too many pink salmon in North Pacific

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Biological oceanographer Sonia Batten experienced her lightbulb moment on the perils of too many salmon three years ago as she prepared a talk on the most important North...

 

Cross country team holds overview meeting for the new season

Members of Wrangell High School's cross country team, and their parents met in the high school commons Aug. 7 to meet with the team's new coach. Drew Larrabee, who teaches the high school's CTE...

 

Rally for Cancer Care golf tournament results

Last weekend was the Wrangell Medical Center Foundation's Rally for Cancer Care Tournament, held at Muskeg Meadows. The annual event draws sizable crowds from both Wrangell and Petersburg, to raise mo...

 

Over Par Princesses

The "Over Par Princesses" at last Saturday's cancer care golf tournament. Pictured here, left to right, are Brenda Norheim, Marva Reid, Desi Burrell, and Barb Luhr....

 

The Way We Were

August 14, 1919 Either the Admiral Farragut or the Spokane, formerly running from Seattle to Skagway by way of Ketchikan, will be returned to the northern run within a month, according to the announcement made by V. A. Peterson, agent of the Pacific...

 

Court report

July 30: Aaron Young pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. He was sentenced to 180 days imprisonment with 150 suspended. He was also given a $3,000 fine, has had his license revoked for a year, must undergo a substance abuse treatment...

 

Police report

August 5, 2019 Parking complaint. Arrested: James Howe, 47. On charges of unlawful contact and violating conditions of release. Abandoned vehicle. Two citizen assists: Unlocked vehicles. Subpoena service. Harassment. August 6, 2019 Courtesy...

 

Tour group

John Waddington (left) sharing native stories with a tour group at the totem pole park last Thursday, Aug. 8....

 

Death Notice

Laurence Bryan Taylor, Jr., 55, passed away on August 6, 2019 after a battle with cancer. A celebration of life will be held August 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at City Park. An obituary will follow.... Full story

 

Alaska Chamber of Commerce says seafood industry and coastal community members for the most part aren't speaking up 

The Alaska Chamber of Commerce touts itself as “the voice of Alaska business” but seafood industry and coastal community members are largely left out of the conversation. The Chamber isn’t entirely at fault; it appears that most of those memb...

 

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