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Articles from the August 29, 2013 edition

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Assembly seeks grant to improve water treatment facility

The Wrangell assembly approved a resolution requesting grant funding with the hopes of getting more water to a system that is often tapped. Jeff Jabusch, Interim Borough Manager, said there’s plenty of water but it’s not getting treated fast... Full story


Assembly reimburses vendor "after-the-fact"

The Wrangell Borough Assembly approved a controversial $100,000 reimbursement during its August 27 meeting after services had been rendered. The reimbursement goes to Alaska Island Community Services to offset expenses incurred after it relocated its... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 29, 2013

Rescuers unable to free entangled humpback

PETERSBURG — An entangled humpback whale continues to remain snared in a gill net despite a two day effort last weekend to free the animal. Don Holmes with the Marine Mammal Center in Petersburg rec... Full story


The Way We Were

September 18, 1913: The Norwegian steamer Karen cut the rates between Wrangell and Petersburg so a great many members of the Arctic Brotherhood Camp of Wrangell and friends took advantage of the low rates and attended the dance given by the...


Doug Ely receives 55-year sentence

Doug Ely, standing before Judge Trevor Stephens on Monday, was sentenced to 55-years in jail. During a week-long jury trial held in June, Doug Ely was found guilty of two counts of First Degree...


Police reports

Monday, August 19 -Officer responded to request of asking an individual to leave the area due to being intoxicated. Officer gave person ride to boat. -Officer received some found property. -Report of a MVA. Officer gave accident form to both parties....



On August 19 Wrangell Deputy Magistrate Leanna J. Splinter adjudicated the following case: Daniel Arthur Gonzalez-Fawcett, 24, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct-Challenge To Fight. He was sentenced to probation for one year and ordered to pay...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 29, 2013

Petersburg receives no outside help with dangerous sea lion

PETERSBURG­ – The Petersburg Borough continues to deal with an aggressive sea lion that’s been bothering people in the harbors all summer. Mayor Mark Jensen wrote a letter August 9 in response...


Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Wrangell Lions Club would like to thank the people of Wrangell who continue to recycle their aluminum through the Lions club collection boxes around town. If you have not taken notice of them, you can find collection boxes at Bobs...


Timber Payments - Agency taking back federal funds

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service plans to take a portion of the timber payments it has promised or paid out to 22 states, citing federal budget cuts. Collection letters from Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell went out to governors...


Fish Factor

Alaska salmon continues to get snubbed by ill informed, far away big wigs who believe they are best suited to make the seafood choices for their customers. Last week Sodexo, one of the world’s largest food purveyors - said its policy is to only...


Project wants to know why you love salmon

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) - A Kodiak woman is leading a study to find out why Alaskans love salmon. The Salmon Project, still in an exploratory phase, aims to find out about the deep connections Alaskans have with wild salmon. “We wanted to understand...


Community hopes to save historic cannery in Kake

KAKE, Alaska (AP) _ The southeast Alaska community of Kake is trying to save its historic Keku Cannery. The cannery was named one of the nation’s most endangered historic places earlier this year by the National Trust for Historic Preservation....

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 29, 2013

Petersburg consumers to shop another sales tax-free day

PETERSBURG – The Petersbug Borough Assembly approved a sales tax-free day scheduled for Saturday, October 5. Assembly member Susan Flint said sales tax revenues are ahead of budget this year and the time period would be good for residents. “Octob...


Alaska cruise cancellations disrupt vacations

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Like so many visitors to Alaska, Phyllis McNamara was eager for a seven-day cruise along a majestic stretch of coast that is teeming with whales, bears and glaciers. But the Indianapolis woman and her friends were among...


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