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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 11, 2020

CVB discusses marketing plans

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Tuesday afternoon, June 9, to workshop various marketing plans. The CVB was looking to put together a list of various ways they could promote Wrange...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 4, 2020

Purchase of new ambulance approved in special assembly meeting

In a special meeting last Thursday evening, May 28, the borough assembly approved the purchase of a new ambulance. This purchase, according to Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen, is to strengthen a poten...


Leaders review commercial COVID testing, CBW resources

On Wednesday, May 27, members of the Wrangell Unified Command met via videoconference to consolidate pandemic information and response from respective local organizations. Wrangell Medical Center...

 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    May 28, 2020

Dan's Dispatch

Earlier this week, the Alaska Legislature met to appropriate COVID-19 relief funds. The State of Alaska received over $1 billion from the Federal Government through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Governor Dunleavy...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 28, 2020

Borough assembly accepts resignation, CARES Act funding

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening, May 26, for their regularly scheduled meeting. In the meeting, the assembly accepted the resignation of one of their members, Drew Larrabee....

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 21, 2020

Economic Development Committee workshops financial assistance ideas

The Wrangell Economic Development Committee met Tuesday afternoon, May 19, to workshop several financial assistance ideas they will be bringing before the borough assembly in the near future. With the...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 21, 2020

Alaska to receive $50 million from $300 million fisheries relief funds in CARES Act

 Giving COVID relief funds to the seafood industry and stepping on the gas for offshore fish farming are two big takeaways from the executive orders and congressional packages coming out of the nation’s capital. Recent news that Alaska would recei...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 14, 2020

Wrangell Command talks COVID-19 isolation plans, testing, community resources

Wrangell's Unified Command participated in their weekly conference call on Wednesday, May 6, to provide organizational updates on COVID-19 developments and changes in respective protocols. The City...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 7, 2020

Three COVID-related items covered in special assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a special meeting Monday evening, May 4, to discuss three agenda items related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Mike Dunleavy and the Department of Health...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 30, 2020

Uncertainties across industries as Wrangell economy works through pandemic

With Health Mandate 16, part of Governor Mike Dunleavy's plan to reopen Alaska's economy safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, communities across the state are considering what the near future may...

 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    April 30, 2020

Dan's Dispatch

This past weekend, I hosted a Facebook Live event to catch up with District 36 while still social distancing. I was happy to see a lot of participation; there were great questions and comments! Thank you to everyone who listened in and offered...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 16, 2020

Alaska Fish Factor: UFA aims to protect communities while fleets go fishing

How can fishermen be sure their vessels are clean of coronavirus contamination? Where can they find out about relief funds that are newly available for fishermen?  COVID-19 has Alaska’s seafood industry traveling in uncharted waters as more...

 By Brian Varela    News    April 9, 2020

Senators explain CARES Act

Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan held an electronic town hall meeting last week to talk about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act and what kind of aid it provides to small...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 18, 2019

Part 1: Food fight between SE fishermen and sea otters

Sea otters are considered by many people to be an adorable animal, an important part of the ecosystem, and also a nuisance that is threatening other marine life populations in Southeast Alaska. In...

 By Greg Knight    News    June 14, 2012

OMA complaint filed against WMC board

A formal complaint against the Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors was filed last week with the City and Borough of Wrangell – and is calling into question whether the board may have violated Alaska’s Open Meetings Act with a Facebook...


Letters to the editor

To the Editor: A recall of the board members will not stop the progress of the new hospital. If you attended the Health Fair this past weekend, you may have been approached by the hospital staff or board members who spent the weekend telling people...


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