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 By Dan Rudy    News    August 28, 2014

Local Golden Retriever to the search-and-rescue

There are a lot of reasons people decide to get a dog. Besides being pets or boon companions, canines can also serve in a number of capacities from assisting the blind to herding, hunting, detecting... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 28, 2014

Borough's roaming dogs' days are numbered

The Wrangell Borough Assembly had a full plate when it met Tuesday evening, starting with steps toward solving the city's dog problem. Members examined proposed changes drawn up by the borough's code review committee which would reduce loopholes and... Full story

 

The Way We Were

September 10, 1914: The fire department was called out last Sunday to extinguish a fire in the house occupied by J.R. Bender, back of the St. Michaels Trading Company store. The fire started from distillate being spilled on a hot stove which flamed...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 28, 2014

Medical center unrolling e-records system

Administrative and nursing staff from the Wrangell Medical Center (WMC) presented an update of a new patient portal program in progress to the hospital’s board of directors at Wednesday’s monthly meeting. Cathy Gross, Denise McPherson and... Full story

 

Police reports

Monday, August 18 An officer gave an individual a courtesy ride. Police arrested Elwyn J. Bates, 25, on charges of Driving Under Influence, Eluding and Vehicle Theft. 911 – Person stated it was a pocket dial. (2x) Request for school zone lights...

 

Death Notice

Maury Buness passed away Saturday, August 23. Obituary to follow....

 

Obituary: Randy Allan Hooker, 60

Randy Allan Hooker was a devoted father and loving friend. He was the true embodiment of a free spirit, dictating the narrative of his life with little regard for social norms and convincing all... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 28, 2014

WCA distributing backpacks in town

School may have just begun for Wrangell students, but they can’t rightly start without notebooks, pencils and other supplies. For those still needing materials, the Wrangell Cooperative Association will be holding its annual backpack giveaway on...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 28, 2014

First Presbyterian cross comes down

It had risen above Wrangell's rooftops for well over a century, acting as a beacon both to Sunday-morning parishioners and ships at sea alike. Now, no more. On Tuesday morning, a hydraulic lift run...

 

Search for missing woman expands to mine shafts

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Searchers turned their attention underground Monday for a Juneau woman missing for three months. An expert on Juneau mine shafts led a team under Mount Roberts to look for hiker Sharon Buis, who disappeared May 24. Brian Weed...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    August 28, 2014

Cancer care tourney raises nearly $15,000

After being rescheduled earlier in the month because of foul weather, supporters of cancer care were finally able to come together this past weekend to golf, mingle and raise funds for a good cause....

 

Peterson Lake Trail sees continued improvements

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Phase one of work on Peterson Lake Trail is complete, meaning the path is more easily walkable for the first three-fourths of a mile, up to the scenic waterfall overlook. Trail Mix Inc. crews have also maintained the path's...

 

Fish Factor

More than 100 researchers and three dozen projects are underway to find clues as to why Alaska’s Chinook salmon production has declined since 2007. The ambitious effort marks the start of a state-backed five year, $30 million Chinook Salmon...

 

So far, southeast Alaska deer season going well

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The population of black-tailed deer in southeast Alaska appears to have rebounded from harsh winters years ago, and the hunting is going well. The Juneau Empire reports that hunters and biologists are seeing a healthy deer...

 

Canadian company eyes new mine in Alaska

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – A Canadian company is moving forward with plans for a new rare-earth metals mine at the end of Kendrick Bay on Prince of Wales Island, sending a team to drill and spending millions sampling rock and studying the area. The...

 

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