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Assembly clarifies questions for legal advice

The Wrangell Borough Assembly clarified questions to be put to an attorney relating to the ongoing debate over the Thomas Bay Power Authority. Discussion focused around questions to be put to a power attorney – borough manager Jeff Jabusch... Full story

 

SEAPA CEO: 'Overwhelming misinformation' in TBPA debate

Southeast Alaska Power Agency CEO Trey Acteson this week decried what he called the ‘overwhelming amount of misinformation’ circulated at a city council meeting Sept. 24. Acteson focused primarily on accusations made at that meeting during the... Full story

 

Harbor work nearing completion

Contractors were hard at work Monday closing out the last big construction project of the season at the marine haul-out facility. Their tasks included installing rebar, over which concrete will... Full story

 

Domestic Abuse Awareness month

This year’s Domestic Abuse Awareness month finds officials with the Healthy Wrangell Coalition working to re-establish a somewhat lapsed network of support. Last month the coalition launched a committee to examine the potential for supporting...

 

The Way We Were

October 30, 1913: Martin Hofstad has been a busy man during the past two weeks getting the new General Merchandise Store of Martin and Richard Hofstad into shape for the opening the latter part of next week. The store is situated in the new Uhler Bui...

 

Courts

First District Judge Kevin Miller adjudicated the following cases: September 23 David Makol, 26, was found guilty of Disorderly Conduct – Challenge to Fight reduced from Assault in the 4th Degree and Violating Conditions of Release. He was...

 

Police reports

Monday, September 30 Disturbance. Dog At Large/Impound: Citation issued to Jim Holder for Dog At Large. Dog At Large/Impound: Male, Chocolate Lab with red collar. Tuesday, October 1 Vacation Check. Wednesday, October 2 Traffic stop verbal warning...

 

Uncertainty greets start of Obamacare

Widely reported technical glitches and uncertainty over how a new influx of insured patients would affect the local medical business greeted the Alaska version of the Federal government’s new health insurance exchange program. Users seeking to...

 

Fish Factor

Kodiak’s waterfront is bedecked with hundreds of “7 by’s” as boats stack their pots and gear up for the big crab fisheries in the Bering Sea. The Bristol Bay red king crab season is set to open on October 15, with a harvest of 8.6 million pou...

 

Wolves Wrestlers look to overcome turnover

Like many other teams at Wrangell High School this year, the Wolves wrestlers have seen a fair amount of turnover this season. However, unlike some other teams, the wrestling team has roots in a...

 

Volleyball team prepares for growing year

The Lady Wolves varsity volleyball team graduated six seniors last year, leaving something of a hole for senior leadership, coaches said. If you ask head coach Jessica Whitaker, this year’s seniors...

 

Election results certified

The borough assembly certified the results of the Oct. 1 election on Monday. The official results presented by borough clerk Kim Lane to the council are identical to informal results announced after...

 

Judge signs off on shipping merger

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A state court has approved the purchase of Northland Marine Services by its shipping competitor, Alaska Marine Lines. Anchorage Superior Court Judge Andrew Guidi approved the deal this week after the close of a 60-day comment pe...

 

Wolves conclude State season with promising future

The Wrangell High School boys’ cross country team finished out the season in Anchorage with performances at or near their personal bests. Sophomore Bryce Gerald led the pack for Wrangell at 17:53,...

 

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