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REAL ID compliance coming soon

The Alaska DMV is working to reach compliance with the federal REAL ID Act. According to the Department of Homeland Security’s website, the act sets a minimum standard for identifying documents, such as a driver’s license or a passport. Marla...

 

BBQ fundraiser at the senior center

The Wrangell Senior Center hosted a barbeque fundraiser last Thursday night. (Left to right) Stephanie Foshay, Leeann Martin, and Karl Torgramsen put together plates of pulled pork sandwiches,...

 

Christmas Tree Lane raising funds for the Wrangell Hospice

Anybody who has visited the Nolan Center in the past few weeks has seen all of its holiday decorations. While the numerous lights and other decorations are nice to look at, what may stand out to most...

 

The Way We Were

December 5, 1918 British Day, December 7, will be properly celebrated in Wrangell on Saturday evening by entertainment and a dance. On Wednesday evening of last week Mayor Matheson called a special meeting on the town council to consider the matter o...

 

Earthquake-weary Alaskans still grappling with damage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Life was beginning to return to normal Monday in Alaska following the powerful earthquake near Anchorage, but people nervous about aftershocks were still grappling with damage that closed public buildings and schools, clogg...

 

Christmas shopping at The American Legion

The American Legion was packed last Saturday morning as many Wrangell residents came by to get some Christmas shopping done. There were plenty of holiday decorations available for sale, ranging from...

 

Court report

November 5 – Charges against Alan Frank, for assault in the fourth degree, were dismissed. November 20 – Myrna R. Torgramsen II was found guilty of driving without a valid license. He has been ordered to serve 10 days in jail, with 10 suspended....

 

Police report

November 26, 2018 Citizen assist: Unlock vehicle. Vacation check. Traffic stop: Verbal warning for not driving with headlights. Traffic stop: Verbal warning for faulty equipment, driver had bulb in hand. Traffic stop: Verbal warning faulty...

 

Poetry and stories at second Riverflats open mic night

The Nolan Center hosted its second Riverflats Open Mic Night last Thursday. The event, organized by Community Roots, is meant to be a place for Wrangell residents to enjoy poetry, music, stories, or any talent they feel like sharing. It was a...

 

Santa visits Hannah's Place

Santa Claus made a stop at Hannah's Place last Sunday afternoon to say hello to Wrangell children. Pictured here is Santa and Ayla Daughtery....

 

Lady Wolves return from state tournament, and earthquake, in one piece

After a long and hard-fought season, the Lady Wolves came home for the last time this year. After taking second place in Regionals at Metlakatla last November, the high school volleyball team went to...

 

Sitka meet "a really good tournament" for wrestling team

With the highest player-to-point ratio of any team competing at the Sitka Scramble last weekend, Assistant Coach Jack Carney said that the wrestling team gave their all at their most recent...

 

Elks hosting annual Hoop Shoot this Saturday

The Hoop Shoot, a children’s basketball free throw contest hosted by the Elks, will be hosted at the community gym this Saturday. Jeff Jabusch, local director of the contest, said that the annual event was started in the 1940s for younger children...

 

Pacific halibut stock from California to Bering Sea continues decline

Alaska fishermen are bracing for more cuts to their halibut harvest next year. Results of this year’s surveys showed that the Pacific stock from California to the Bering Sea continues to decline, and will likely result in lower catches. “We estim...

 

Native stories at Baby Raven Reads this Saturday

Baby Raven Reads is a program sponsored by the Sealaska Heritage Institute giving native children an opportunity to learn about their history and culture through stories, activities, and music,...

 

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