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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 20, 2020

Assembly looks at Institute Property in workshop

Prior to last week's assembly meeting on Aug. 11, the Wrangell Borough Assembly held a work session to consider future renovations to the old Institute Property. The Institute Property, located near...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 20, 2020

New COVID case announced, 16 total

The City and Borough of Wrangell announced that a new case of COVID-19 was confirmed this evening, Aug. 21. The announcement came in a press release from the city at 5:10 p.m. The new case, No. 16 in the community’s total case count, was... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 20, 2020

St. Frances Animal Rescue planning for future relocation

St. Frances Animal Rescue is beginning plans to relocate. The shelter was first established in 2009 by Rick and Dolores Klinke according to a PSA from the organization. Joan Sargent, lead shelter...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 20, 2020

City job description amended in special assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met last Friday, Aug. 14, to consider amendments to the job description of the Facilities Maintenance Specialist. This item was originally considered in their meeting on...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 20, 2020

Items approved in Planning and Zoning meeting

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission met last Thursday evening, Aug. 13, to cover several items on their agenda. The first item they covered was a preliminary plat review of the D&P Ellis...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 20, 2020

Fallen rock blocks traffic at 8-mile

Monday morning, at about 10 a.m., a large rock fell from the bluff and landed on Zimovia Highway, around 8-mile. Lt. Bruce Smith, with the Wrangell Police Department, said that it was only one rock...

 

Taylor Transportation preparing for school year

For several years, the Wrangell School District has had its transportation needs met by the Etolin Bus Company. However, earlier this year company owner Greg McCormack announced his plans to retire....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 20, 2020

School board approves mask mandate, reviews CARES Act contribution

The Wrangell School Board met Monday evening, Aug. 17. During the meeting, the board adopted a mandate requiring face masks be worn on district property. According to the mandate, masks must be worn...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 20, 2020

Salvation Army offering services in time of COVID-19

In March, when the COVID-19 pandemic first began to impact Alaska, many local businesses and organizations in Wrangell shut down. While many groups saw the time as an opportunity to wait and see how...

 

Police report

August 10 Traffic Stop Dog Attack: Citation issued to Derick Meissner, 37, for objectionable animal Agency Assist: OCS August 11 Citizen Assist: Vehicle Unlock August 12 Agency Assist: Public Works Animal Compliant Animal Complaint: Dog Attack ATV...

 

Alaska police investigate racist graffiti as hate crime

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska police are investigating racist graffiti in the woods near a Juneau middle school as a hate crime. The graffiti near Floyd Dryden Middle School is described by police as including “hateful and vulgar messages.” The...

 

 U.S. Senate candidate Gross says he has 'prescription for change'

It was inaction on health care that ultimately made Dr. Al Gross of Juneau decide to challenge Republican Dan Sullivan, who is running for a second, six-year term to represent Alaska in the U.S....

 

The Way We Were

August 19, 1920 Ted Sterling, the popular purser on the Hazel B, says that in all the time he has been on the Stikine River, he has never seen game so plentiful as at the present time. It is customary to see three or four bears on each trip up and...

 

Calm evening

A calm evening, during a break in the rain, at City Dock on Aug. 5....

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I feel compelled to share information so we can all realize what our town will be faced with this year in economic loss. This information should have been put out long ago so our...

 

Raven on a boat

A raven rests on an old boat outside of the Nolan Center....

 

Primary election day

Tuesday was primary election day in Wrangell and across the state. Alaskans had the opportunity to come out and select which candidates they want to see in the upcoming general election, on state and...

 

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