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Articles from the December 1, 2016 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    December 1, 2016

Sales taxes indicate businesses doing well

Sales tax returns indicate the spring and summer of 2016 to have been one of the best on record for the local economy. From April through the end of October Wrangell collected more than $1,659,000,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 1, 2016

Hospital meets with Assembly over hospital construction

Wrangell's hospital administration and members of its advisory board met with the Borough Assembly on Tuesday evening to discuss the next steps for construction of a new building. Wrangell Medical Center desires a new hospital facility in order to...

 

The Way We Were

December 7, 1916: President Wilson recently signed a proclamation setting apart an area of thirty-eight acres within the Tongass national forest, Alaska, as the Old Kasaan national monument. The tract embraces the abandoned Haida Indian village of...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 1, 2016

Suspects found in boat burglaries in Reliance Harbor

Local police were able to track down a number of items stolen from boats in Reliance Harbor during a search last week. Two Wrangell residents are being charged with the crime: Aaron Howell, 20, and Laven Ritchie, 19. Each faces six Class C felony cou...

 

Police report

Monday, November 21 Civil Issue. Tuesday, November 22 Report of dog being hit. Agency Assist: DOT report of slick roads. Agency Assist: WMC. Citizen Assist. Wednesday, November 23 Agency Assist – Public Works notified of slick roads. Vandalized...

 

Obituary: Dianna Kay Gadd, 53

Dianna Kay Gadd, 53, affectionately known as Kay Kay passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 11, 2016 after a long battle with cancer surrounded by family and close friend Willa Franks. She... Full story

 

Obituary: Jeremy Anthony Neel, 24

Jeremy Anthony Neel, 24, the son of Emilie Hansen Turner and Mitch Turner and Daniel and Janice Neel, and brother of Bradley Neel passed away on October 3, 2016. Jeremy was born on September 23, 1992... Full story

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Watch out. It did happen here. Several years ago I filled out carefully all the documents I was told would direct those in medical care to know how to meet my wishes in case of a medical emergency. I felt secure in the assurance that...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 1, 2016

Marine fabrication class launching new boats

Students in Wrangell High School's marine fabrication class are putting the finishing touches on some new designs. A longstanding program continued under current industrial arts teacher Drew...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 1, 2016

Midnight Madness to ensue on Friday

Thanksgiving leftovers about behind it now, Wrangell will be kicking off for the rest of the season's holidays tomorrow evening. The Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual Midnight Madness on...

 

New dog sled race set for December

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – A new 300-mile sled dog race slated for December can help qualify mushers for the Iditarod and Yukon Quest. About 20 teams are expected to compete starting Dec. 17, depending on snowfall around Fairbanks in the next three...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Alaska seafood goes to roughly 120 countries around the world and competes in a rough and tumble commodities market. Looking ahead to next year, sales conditions are looking positive for Alaska salmon, with some mixed market outlooks for other main...

 

Alaska turnout up slightly from last election

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Voter turnout in this month’s general election hit 60.7 percent, up slightly from the previous presidential election in 2012. According to the Division of Elections, turnout in 2012 totaled 59.6 percent. Over the past 20...

 

Survey: Alaska teens drinking, smoking less

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A new state survey shows fewer Alaska teens are engaging in cigarette, alcohol and drug use. The Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey shows students across the state have reported declines in smoking, substance use, riding...

 

$180,000 donation to fund Craig emergency dispatch update

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – The most populated city on Prince of Wales Island will be able to buy new emergency dispatch equipment with the Craig Tribal Association’s donation of $180,000. The association gave the city the Federal Highway Administra...

 

Anchorage considers local sales tax

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Anchorage officials could soon consider a proposal to bring a sales tax to the city. Anchorage Assembly member Bill Evans is drafting the ordinance that calls for a 4 percent tax on goods and services. He said it will help...

 

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