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Articles from the December 10, 2020 edition

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Mask mandate pulled from assembly agenda

During their meeting on Tuesday night the Wrangell Borough Assembly was scheduled to consider an extension of their mask mandate. However, this item was pulled from the agenda during the meeting. The...

 

Christmas Tree Lane

Christmas Tree Lane is up at Evergreen Elementary School. Trees and quilts have been donated by people and organizations from around Wrangell, to be put up for bid to support the Hospice of Wrangell....

 

Repairs made after stormy week

Last week saw high winds and stormy weather for many Southeast Alaskan communities. In Haines, there was a landslide that led to several people going missing. According to the Associated Press, in an...

 

The Way We Were

December 9, 1920 The Den O’Sweets, recently opened for business, is proving very popular. The attractive fountain can supply one with delectable combinations, pleasing to the eye and appealing to the taste. Cake and sandwiches and appetizing hot di...

 

Police report

November 30 Civil Standby. Warrant Arrest: Casey Seimears, 38, charged on Failure to Appear Warrant. Dog Complaint. Traffic Stop. December 1 Agency Assist: Harbor Dept. Agency Assist: Fire Dept. Agency Assist: Line Crew/D.O.T. Agency Assist: Line...

 

Chimney fire at Wrangell Extended Stay

Last Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 2, there was a report of a chimney fire at Wrangell Extended Stay and Trading Post. The call went out at approximately 12:45 p.m., and the fire department was on the...

 

Tree lighting ceremony postponed

Wrangell's Christmas tree lighting ceremony has been postponed due to bad weather and ongoing efforts by the city's electrical department to keep power running, according to the Wrangell Chamber of...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Lack of fish in freezers encouraging sign for Alaska salmon headed into 2021, driven by increasing customer demand

 A lack of fish in the freezers is an encouraging sign for Alaska salmon as we head into the new year, driven by increasing customer demand. But headwinds from trade disputes and the Covid pandemic also loom large on the 2021 horizon. Those are...

 

Dove Tree ceremony different this year

Wrangell's Dove Tree was set up in the downtown pavilion last week. The tree, an annual tradition by the Hospice of Wrangell, serves as a holiday memorial for loved ones who passed away that year....

 

Community pool closed for tank replacement

While borough facilities have been temporarily closed in response to increases in COVID-19 cases across the state, the city's community pool will remain closed a little longer. A replacement project f...

 

Swim season in review

It has been a strange year for high school sports, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. State tournaments were cancelled, mitigation plans were drafted, travel and in-person competition were limited. The...

 

ADEC settlement covered in Assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday night, Dec. 8, for a work session and regular assembly meeting. There were multiple items covered during the night. Three big topics of discussion included a...

 

Results from Alaska's general election certified

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – ­The results of Alaska’s general election were certified Monday, the Division of Elections announced. Certification followed a review of ballots, voter registers and other materials by a bipartisan board. Certification...

 

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