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Articles from the December 15, 2016 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    December 15, 2016

Junk ordinance passes, water operator jobs revised

Wrangell’s Borough Assembly gave the go-ahead to an ordinance updating the city’s procedures for handling junk vehicles during its Tuesday evening meeting. The new verbiage comes as a result of a workshop addressing the issue held on September...

 By Dan Rudy    News    December 15, 2016

Wrangell house gets center spotlight at new museum

An exhibit built by Wrangell craftsmen is now one of the first sights visitors see when entering the new Alaska State Museum in Juneau. The museum, formally named the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff...


The Way We Were

December 21, 1916: Alaska is the only place over which the American flag flies where two Christmas days are celebrated. This applies especially to the Alaskan peninsula and adjoining islands, where many of the natives belong to the Russian church...

 By Dan Rudy    News    December 15, 2016

Wrangell pot shop obtains conditional use permit

Last week Wrangell’s Planning and Zoning Commission approved a conditional use permit for a cannabis retail and cultivation facility. Happy Cannabis will be a small business just behind the Diamond C Cafe on Front Street. Cafe owner Kelsey...


Matanuska running late due to engine trouble

The M/V Matanuska will be sailing on an altered schedule into next week, according to the Alaska Marine Highway System. Due to problems with one of the vessel’s engines, it remained overnight in Ketchikan for repairs. It resumed its course Monday,...


Police reports

Monday, December 5 Fireworks being shot off UTL. Tuesday, December 6 Nothing to Report. Wednesday, December 7 Noise Complaint – Verbal warning given for loud music. Parking Complaint. Thursday, December 8 Dog at Large. Friday, December 9 Report of...

 By Dan Rudy    Sports    December 15, 2016

Wrestlers take first at Region V, head to State

Wrangell's wrestlers took first for the 1-3A Boys Region V Tournament in Sitka over the weekend, with nine of the high school team's 10 wrestlers headed to State in Anchorage this week. In the Girls...

 By Dan Rudy    Sports    December 15, 2016

Swim team exceeds goals in regional meet

In the team's first regional meet since starting up this year, members of the Wrangell Swimming Club took some top spots and beat personal records earlier this month. The team fielded seven swimmers,...


2016-17 Annual Elks Hoop Shoot

8-9 year-olds Girls 1st - Shailyn Nelson, 5 2nd - Hailey Cook, 4 3rd - Sydnie Young, 3 Boys 1st - Keaton Gadd, 9 2nd - Everett Meissner,7 3rd - Ian Maleski, 7 10-11 year-olds Girls 1st - Kayla Meissner, 7 2nd - McKinley Gillen, 1 3rd - Mindy...

 By Dan Rudy    News    December 15, 2016

ANSEP committee looking for Native support

The special committee tasked with pursuing development of a residential high school in Wrangell is currently courting support from a major consortium of tribal villages in Interior Alaska. The school would be the first year-round residential facility...

 By Dan Rudy    News    December 15, 2016

Assembly takes local preference in dock light project bid

In a special meeting held last week, the Wrangell City and Borough Assembly decided to go with a local contractor over the low bidder in a major lighting project. Buness Electric and Tongass Electric were both bidders from among nine being...


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