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 By Alex DeMarban    News    August 23, 2023

Alaska's construction industry faces growing shortage of workers

A custom homebuilder in Anchorage said it can now take a full year to complete a house, twice as long as they once did, because workers are hard to find amid a labor shortage that’s predicted to get worse. There aren’t enough framers to erect...

 
 By Claire Stremple    News    August 9, 2023

Sexual assault survivors can track rape kit tests online

A new online tool will allow survivors to check the status of their sexual assault kits, Alaska’s Department of Public Safety announced last month. The department developed a tracker so survivors can stay up to date on their case in “the least... Full story

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    June 14, 2023

Tolleruds transferred to Fairbanks for next ministry

When Lt. Jon Tollerud gave his first sermon in Wrangell, there was one person in the congregation, and it was a newspaper reporter covering the story of the new pastor in town. Now, three and a half...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    December 7, 2022

WCA member households eligible for $2,000 in pandemic aid

Tribal members of the Wrangell Cooperative Association are eligible to receive funding from another round of COVID-19 federal pandemic relief under the American Rescue Plan Act. The WCA is accepting applications through Dec. 16 to distribute $2,000...

 

Alex Angerman to push for day care, community outreach

Alex Angerman, CARES Act coordinator for the Wrangell Cooperative Association, is running for borough assembly to improve community outreach and foster youth engagement in municipal government. "The...

 

Mayor, 3-year assembly seats draw contested races

Two of the races on the Oct. 4 municipal election ballot are contested: There are two candidates for mayor and three candidates to fill two three-year terms on the borough assembly. The other three races on the ballot — for port commission, a...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 13, 2022

WCA provides another round of federal pandemic relief aid

Tribal members can apply for a fourth distribution of federal pandemic relief funds administered by the Wrangell Cooperative Association. This round of financial aid is limited to $2,000 per household. The application period closes May 16. Tribal...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    January 20, 2022

Assembly drops 'interim' from borough manager's title; hires Jeff Good

After nearly three months, Jeff Good can drop "interim" from his title. On Friday, the assembly announced it had selected Good as borough manager. A committee took two days in executive session to...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    January 13, 2022

Assembly could make borough manager decision this week

The assembly could decide this week on a new borough manager. The three finalists were scheduled for interviews at a special assembly meeting Wednesday afternoon, and assembly members could take action in public after talking with the candidates in p...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    December 16, 2021

Windstorm prompts assembly to OK airport backup generator

Responding to the loss of power at the airport during the windstorm which tore through the community on Nov. 30, the borough assembly has voted to spend $80,000 in federal funds to install a backup generator for the airport runway lighting. At its...

 
 By Becky Bohrer    News    December 16, 2021

Congress works to extend CARES Act deadline for Native corporations

JUNEAU (AP) — The U.S. House has passed legislation to extend a year-end deadline for Alaska Native corporations to use federal coronavirus relief funds. The U.S. Supreme Court in late June ruled the corporations were entitled to receive the CARES...

 

Infrastructure bill includes funds for Alaska village water and sewer projects

Tribes nationwide will receive an infusion of federal money from the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill to expand broadband coverage, fix roads and address water and sanitation needs. The measure does not allocate funds to individual tribes on a...

 

Second round of WCA pandemic assistance grants available

Wrangell Cooperative Association members are eligible for a second round of pandemic assistance grants for food and utility expenses, with applications due by Nov. 30. The assistance payments will be $1,000 per household for groceries and $1,000 for...

 

Sealaska still accepting relief payment applications

Sealaska Corp. is still accepting applications from shareholders for a one-time $500 relief payment, funded with federal pandemic aid. As of last week, payments had gone out to 70 shareholders in Wrangell, said Matt Carle, spokesman for the...

 

WCA takes on multiple programs to help tribal citizens during pandemic

From building smokehouses and gardens to assisting with utility and food bills, the Wrangell Cooperative Association has been working to help its tribal citizens make it through the financial and...

 

Wrangell will receive additional $604,000 in pandemic aid

The borough expects to receive an additional $604,000 in federal pandemic relief aid through the state, and will move cautiously as it considers how best to use the money for the community’s benefit. The assembly will need to decide “what is the...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    September 23, 2021

Growing number of produce farmers cropping up throughout the community

Wrangell is seeing some positive growth. The number of farming operations is on the rise throughout the community, and it's contributing to a healthier economy. There are two farms in Wrangell that...

 

From the publisher

There is no precise count but it looks like federal pandemic aid distributed or allocated over the past 18 months to Wrangell residents, businesses, the borough, school district, tribe and nonprofits...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    September 23, 2021

Board candidates express frustration over school communications

Six candidates are vying for three seats on the Wrangell school board. Angela Allen, Alex Angerman, Brittani Robbins and Elizabeth Roundtree are running for two open three-year terms. The top two...

 

Tlingit & Haida offers grants to small business owners

Small business owners of the Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska who have been economically hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to apply for grants of up to $5,000 each. The grant program is funded under the tribal...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 22, 2021

Wrangell short of foster homes for kids in need

Wrangell needs more foster homes for children. “A lot of people are afraid to even take that first step,” said Vena Talea Stough, a tribal family and youth services case worker in Wrangell with the Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes...

 
 By Jessica Gresko    News    July 1, 2021

Alaska Native corporations win access to CARES Act funds

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled June 25 that Alaska Native corporations should benefit from hundreds of millions of dollars in disputed coronavirus relief funds, rather than be denied access and the money instead spread among Native American t...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    June 17, 2021

Borough waits on state to share federal pandemic relief funds

The borough estimates its revenue loss due to the pandemic and its hit to economic activity in town could total almost $2.2 million by June 30, 2022. That total for lost revenue at the marine service center, port and harbors, utilities, the Nolan...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 17, 2021

Wrangell's new tourism branding promotes 'travel outside the lines'

With vibrant colors, an eye-catching logo and the goal of telling visitors what they can expect, Wrangell has launched its new tourism branding campaign. The "Travel Outside The Lines" slogan is...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    June 10, 2021

Sales tax collections better than expected

Despite the pandemic and its hit to the economy, Wrangell’s sales tax collections were higher than expected last year and, though lower this year, still coming in several hundred thousand dollars better than anticipated for the fiscal year that...

 

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