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Articles from the September 17, 2020 edition

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Brief power outage caused by broken radiator fan

There was a power outage across the city last Thursday afternoon beginning a little after 4:20 p.m. The Wrangell Volunteer Fire Department was called out to the municipal light and power building shor...

 

School board reprimands superintendent, establishes improvement plan

The Wrangell School Board held a special meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 9, to continue their discussion of a formal reprimand and improvement plan for the superintendent. Late last August,...

 

New COVID case announced last Monday

Around 7 p.m. Monday evening, Sept. 14, the City and Borough of Wrangell announced that the community's 20th case of COVID-19 was confirmed. The latest case was identified in a routine testing program...

 

Valvoda vs. city trial removed from schedule

The lawsuit by Wrangell resident Kipha Valvoda, against several current and former members of the city government, was removed from the trial schedule on Aug. 10. Valvoda's lawsuit contends, as...

 

P&Z commission reviews plats, discusses Institute Property plans

Wrangell's planning and zoning commission met last Thursday evening, Sept. 10, to review various final and preliminary plats. They also discussed current plans for the Institute Property, and what...

 

Moose season open until Oct. 15

Moose season opened Tuesday, Sept. 15 and according to Alaska hunting regulations for the area, the season will run until Oct. 15. Wrangell, Petersburg, the surrounding islands and nearby stretch of...

 

Forest Fun Run this weekend

Southeast Beasts, Wrangell's running group, will be hosting a Forest Fun Run this Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m. The 5k run will be around the nature trail loop at Volunteer Park, beginning and ending...

 

First cross country meet of the season

Wrangell's cross country team took part in its first meet of the season last Saturday afternoon. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teams could not travel to compete against each other in person. Instead,...

 

EDC continues discussions of expanding grant opportunities

Wrangell's Economic Development Committee met last Wednesday, Sept. 9, to continue their ongoing discussions of expanding existing grant opportunities. The EDC has helped put together multiple grants...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Bering Sea crabbers will soon know how much they can catch for upcoming season that opens Oct. 15

Bering Sea crabbers will soon know how much they can pull up in their pots for the upcoming season that opens October 15. This week the Crab Plan Team, advisers to state and federal fishery managers who jointly manage the fisheries, will review...

 

The Way We Were

September 16, 1920 George F. Forest of Juneau made a round trip up the Stikine to Telegraph Creek last week. He was present at the landing of the airplanes at Glenora. Mr. Forest is very enthusiastic over the amazing scenery along the Stikine and...

 

Be a hero, wear a mask

A poster board outside of Mikki Angerman's classroom, at Evergreen Elementary School, encouraging kids to wear their face masks during the school day. Masks are part of the district's mitigation plan...

 

Police report

September 7 Gunshot or Fireworks: Reported by Reliance Harbor. Vehicle Theft: Vehicle recovered; charges are pending. September 8 Driving Complaint: Speeders in the school zone by the elementary school. Traffic Complaint: Blue SUV passing in a no...

 

Dan's Dispatch

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in ways we could not have foreseen. One particularly cumbersome issue is Alaskans’ inability to travel to and through Canada. Most notably, our unique southern southeast town of Hyder - which shares a...

 

Death Notice

Edward Robert Naumann, 60, of Wrangell, Alaska, passed away on Sept. 5, 2020, at home. An obituary will be released at a later date. Due to coronavirus, no services are planned at this time.... Full story

 

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