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Articles from the October 12, 2022 edition

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 By Marc Lutz    News    October 12, 2022

Survey will help WCA assess child care needs in community

Child care has been a pressing need in the community for some time, and the Wrangell Cooperative Association is hoping to address the issue at least in some part. Starting last week, the WCA distributed surveys on bulletin boards around town, on its...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    October 12, 2022

Boys cross country team wins state title in Anchorage

In a relatively short season, the Wrangell High School boys cross country team went from training to champions. The team won the Division III state title last Saturday at the ASAA/First National Bank...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    October 12, 2022

Forest Service honors Anan bears with unique awards

The U.S. Forest Service spent last week showing that the wildlife at Anan Creek aren't your average bears. From the chilliest to the chunkiest, the inaugural Anan Bear Awards were posted via Facebook...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    October 12, 2022

Residents answer WCA call for winter clothing donations to aid Western Alaska

Several thousand people needed help after communities in Western Alaska were ravaged by the tail end of a typhoon in mid-September. Though the affected region is more than 1,200 miles away from...

 

The Way We Were

Oct. 5, 1922 The following letter received by Mrs. Josephine Mason refers to work allotted to the local Red Cross women last spring for convalescent hospitals. Twenty-two suits of pajamas and 12 convalescent robes were made. For a few weeks a few...

 

In-person library story time returns after pandemic interruption

When the days get chilly and the nights get longer, nothing says fall like curling up with a good book. Last Friday, for the first time in three years, Wrangell children were able to enjoy story time...

 

Economic forum prompts discussion about WCA representation and racism

Wrangell’s Native community is critical of last month’s chamber-sponsored economic forum for its lack of tribal presentations on the agenda and the offensive comment of a speaker. The chamber of commerce organized the five-hour session to spark...

 

Assembly should speak up about needed building repairs

Wrangell voters last week defeated a proposed $8.5 million bond issue that would have paid for needed repairs at the almost 40-year-old Public Safety Building, which suffers from water damage, rot and other problems. Despite general grumpiness...

 

Republican election deniers threaten democracy

It’s not a headline I take lightly, but it’s scary that almost 300 Republican candidates for U.S. Senate, House and key statewide offices around the country have denied or questioned the outcome of the last presidential election. Not on the basis...

 

Assembly certifies election results; Gilbert sworn in as mayor

Patty Gilbert was sworn in as mayor last Thursday, and in her first days in office plans to “(continue) the heavy work.” She hopes to revitalize the borough’s economic development committee, support local businesses and promote new ones....

 

Landers shares her new Wrangell-based novel with the community

From the slate-gray shores of petroglyph beach to the splash of the community pool's chlorine-filled waters, the sights and sounds of Wrangell star in Maryann Landers' most recent novel, "Alaskan...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    October 12, 2022

Jiu-Jitsu provides benefits beyond self-defense - it's good for your health

Joint locks and compression locks might sound like the perils of getting old, but they are among hundreds of moves that are incorporated into Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighting. Though the sport can seem...

 

Forest Service cabins project open to public feedback until end of month

The public can now provide comments on more than 50 cabin projects proposed by the U.S. Forest Service in the Tongass and Chugach National Forests. The comment period is open until Oct. 31. A page on the Forest Service website found at...

 

SEARHC lab receives perfect score from national accreditor

Doctors may get all the attention, hefty salaries and steamy medical TV shows, but they are not the only health care professionals who play essential roles in the real-life drama of a hospital....

 
 By Sean Maguire    News    October 12, 2022

Mat-Su bans voting machines in borough elections starting next year

In what is apparently a first for Alaska, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly passed an ordinance last week that will prohibit the use of voting tabulation machines for borough elections, starting next year. The new Mat-Su ordinance, approved...

 
 By Iris Samuels    News    October 12, 2022

U.S. House candidates talk fisheries issues at Kodiak forum

U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola’s “pro-fish” message was met with scrutiny at an Oct. 4 candidate forum in Kodiak that focused on the commercial fishing industry. Peltola was sworn in to the U.S. House last month after winning a special election to...

 
 By Morgan Krakow    News    October 12, 2022

Wayward sea lion crosses the road in Valdez - twice

An out-of-place Steller sea lion stopped traffic in the Prince William Sound community of Valdez last Friday morning, making for a memorable shift for patrol Sgt. Chad Clements with the Valdez Police Department. Clements said officers began getting...

 
 By Becky Bohrer    News    October 12, 2022

Two Russians flee across Bering Sea to Alaska to avoid military service

Two Russians who said they fled their country to avoid military service have requested asylum in the U.S. after beaching their boat on St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea, Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office said last Thursday. Karina...

 

Permanent Fund board selects longtime state employee as new chief executive

JUNEAU (AP) — Acting state Revenue Commissioner Deven Mitchell has been chosen as the new chief executive of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. The announcement was made Oct. 3. The corporation said in a statement that the selection “is contingent...

 

Police report

Monday, Oct. 3 Parking complaint. Agency assist: Alaska State Troopers. Found property. Traffic stop. Curfew. Tuesday, Oct. 4 Criminal mischief. Harassment. Summons service. Vehicle unlock. Domestic violence: Paper service. Dangerous play:...

 
 By Lisa Phu    News    October 12, 2022

State reports 15th death this year of person in prison custody

Prison reform advocates are calling on Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration to order an independent review of the state Department of Corrections. The department recently reported its 15th death this year of a person in custody death. William...

 

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 By Yereth Rosen    News    October 12, 2022

NOAA report sees opportunities and challenges for Alaska mariculture industry

Alaska has special opportunities for developing a thriving aquaculture industry, but also special challenges that stand in the way of such ambitions, according to a new strategic science plan issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

 

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