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 By Dan Rudy    News    October 23, 2014

Wrangell doctor charged in child porn case

On the morning of Oct. 15, Wrangell physician Greg Salard was arrested for the alleged receipt, possession and distribution of child pornography following a search of his home by law enforcement... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 23, 2014

Mining meeting to be held in Wrangell

Salmon Beyond Borders and the United Tribal Transboundary Mining Working Group will be holding a presentation in Wrangell on the effects of large-scale mining on local river systems on Tuesday, 6 p.m., at the Nolan Center. The public forum is one of... Full story

 

The Way We Were

November 5, 1914: The Wrangell Fire Department held their regular meeting at the City Hall last Monday evening. The feature of the evening was the thorough discussion of a baseball park for Wrangell. The idea is one that should be thoroughly worked...

 

Families turn out for local youth fair

Scores of families came to the gym at Evergreen Elementary School Saturday morning for this year's Wrangell Early Childhood Coalition – Best Beginnings Children's Fair. "It's going very well," said... Full story

 

Police reports

Monday, October 13 Citizen Assist: DVO Paper served. Deer Complaint. Citizen Assist: Unlock Vehicle. Tuesday, October 14 Report of Lost Property. Traffic Complaint – Verbal warning for driving habits. Report of Missing Key. Wednesday, October 15...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 23, 2014

President and other posts picked for hospital board

Officer positions were decided at the Wrangell Medical Center Board's monthly meeting Oct. 15. Present were Judy Ellen, Barb Conine, Bernie Massin, Cori Robinson and Dorothy Sweat, while among those teleconferencing in were members Woody Wilson and...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 23, 2014

Moose harvest confirmed best in five years

Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) confirmed Tuesday that the 2014 moose harvest was the second-best on record for the Wrangell-Petersburg area. “The harvest of 104 moose this fall ranks as the second highest on record for the local RM038...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    October 23, 2014

Wolves wrestle regional best for division in Petersburg

Wrangell's wrestling Wolves did well at the 2014 Petersburg High School Invitational and Round Robin last Friday and Saturday. "We took the region," said the team's coach, Jeff Rooney. He figured Satu...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 23, 2014

Warmer temps likely going into winter, possible El Niño year

Winter in Wrangell is likely to be a bit warmer than the nights of yesteryear, though whether there will be a white or just slushy entrance to the spring season is still up in the air. “They are going with a greater than 40 percent chance that...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    October 23, 2014

Wolves serve three for five at volleyball seeding

Wrangell's Lady Wolves volleyball team performed well last week, as the borough hosted this year's High School North Seeding Tournament. "Things went without a hitch," Wrangell Public Schools...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 23, 2014

Wrangell schools score high in state index

The Wrangell School Board scarcely had a quorum at its Monday evening meeting when it reappointed its officers following the results of the Oct. 7 local election. Susan Eagle was re-elected by voters, and after a unanimous 3-0 vote was reinstated as...

 

Fish Factor

The Bering Sea crab fleet now stands at 77 vessels, a far cry from the nearly 250 boats before the fishery downsized to catch shares in 2005. Fewer boats means less hands on deck, and as with so many others, the Bering Sea crabbers are ‘graying...

 

Local station begins fall fundraising

Wrangell's public radio station KSTK began its annual fall membership drive Monday, with hopes to raise $18,000 by Saturday. The fundraiser is one of two the station holds each year, raising a total of $36,000 for its yearly operating budget. The...

 

Runners mark Alaska Day, raise cash for cancer

There was a good turnout for the Southeast Beasts' first-ever Alaska Day five-kilometer fun run and half-marathon Saturday morning, with around 65 participants. It was an almost perfect Alaska...

 

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