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Articles from the September 7, 2017 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    September 7, 2017

Variety of problems plague public safety building

Bad luck came in threes for Wrangell's Public Safety Building last month, the latest in a long line of problems with the facility. A failing elevator, water damage and a colony of carpenter ants have...

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 7, 2017

Local café raising funds for Hurrican Harvey relief

A Wrangell café is raising funds for disaster relief, following the hurricane and deadly floods affecting Texas last month. Zak's Cafe owners James George and Katherine George-Byrd plan to send all...


Yesterday's News

September 13, 1917: The town council met in regular monthly session Thursday night. The school board was authorized to purchase three typewriters and a microscope. The school board was directed to submit plans for a shed for the school playground....

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 7, 2017

Fourth special session may be called for revenues

Last week, Alaska's lawmakers received word from the governor's office another session may be called for October. On August 31 emails were sent to members of the Alaska Legislature, letting them know a special session – the fourth of the year ...


Police Report

Monday, August 28 Title 47. Civil matter: Yard equipment returned to owner. Paper service. Line crew called out for power outage all up and going. Tuesday, August 29 Report dead deer. DVO papers. Agency assist: Harbor department boat alarm going...

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 7, 2017

SE Conference to focus on ferries, budget

Later this month the region’s economic development organization will be meeting in Haines to discuss new trends, problems and opportunities it will face in the coming year. Representing many of the area’s municipalities, federally-recognized trib...

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 7, 2017

Unrelated June strike delay costs SEAPA

Delays to line maintenance prompted by a public employee strike in Wrangell this June will cost a regional power utility an extra $103,000. Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) chief executive Trey Acteson presented board members with a change...


Obituary: Annie Armstrong

Annie Armstrong got her wish, to die at home, and was united with the Lord, July 23rd 2017. She began her life April 11th, 1921 having been born in her parents' house near Omeeme Ontario Canada. She... Full story


Candidates set for October ballot

A deadline passed last week for getting placed on the October 3 municipal election ballot. Most seats up for election have at least one candidate, with one seat still without candidates and another to be contested in a three-way race. Contending for...


Fish Factor: Sea Cucumbers added to list of foods claiming to kill cancer cells

Alaska sea cucumber divers could be helping to cure cancer! Sea cucumber meat and skins have long been considered a delicacy in Asian cuisines; they also are hailed for having healing properties that soothe sore joints and arthritis. Most recently...


WHS runners

Wrangell High School's cross-country team gets in a group photo on August 26, after its first meet of the season in Juneau. Heading to Klawock the following weekend, senior student JD Barratt (second...

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 7, 2017

Moose season to start next week

The 2017 moose season is set to begin next week, with the monthlong harvest opening on September 15. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has already seen an increase in permits being issued as the...


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