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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    September 24, 2020 

City announces new COVID-19 relief programs

As discussed over several Economic Development Committee meetings, the City and Borough of Wrangell announced last Tuesday morning changes to existing COVID-19 relief programs, as well as a new...

 

Last day of summer

Last Tuesday, Sept. 22, was the official last day of summer for 2020. It was a unique season in Wrangell, with the COVID-19 pandemic and rainy weather. Much like the weather Wrangell saw over the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    September 24, 2020 

Fire truck, water acid levels covered in assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday night to hold a public hearing on a Community Development Block Grant. In 2018, according to the meeting's agenda packet, the borough received a block grant...

 

Gatherings, flu vaccinations discussed by Wrangell Unified Command

The local Unified Command continues to meet weekly to consolidate the local COVID-19 response. During the meeting on Wednesday, September 16, local representatives expressed concerns for gatherings,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    September 24, 2020 

Meet the Candidates:

Election Day is just around the corner, on Oct. 6. Wrangell residents have the opportunity to voice their support for several candidates, seeking various leadership positions across the borough....

 

Guest Commentary

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Alaska has faced its share of monumental challenges. The testing of all incoming travelers, providing relief for devastated tourism businesses, creating a new...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    September 24, 2020 

Dan's Dispatch

Over the past six weeks, I’ve had multiple people reach out to me with issues pertaining to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The most vocalized concern is that the Ketchikan DMV is no longer giving road tests, which means new drivers must...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    September 24, 2020 

Swim team, student travel discussed in school board meeting

The Wrangell School Board met Monday, Sept. 21. Two major topics of discussion during this meeting were the high school swim team, and whether or not students could travel for activities during the...

 

Movie night

For the first time in several months, since the COVID-19 pandemic began to impact life in Wrangell, the Nolan Center showed a new film in its theater last Sunday evening. The theater has still been...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    September 24, 2020 

Wrangellite Maleah Wenzel takes position with Alaska Children's Trust

The Alaska Children's Trust was first established in 1988, with a goal of preventing child abuse across the state. They want to ensure that all Alaskan children can live in a family and community...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    September 24, 2020 

COVID-19 daily update:

September 23 In this week’s COVID-19 update, Jamie Roberts reported that Wrangell’s case count is still at 20 total, with only one active case. Statewide, Alaska has seen 7,941 cases. This is an... Full story

 

School board reprimands superintendent, establishes improvement plan

The Wrangell School Board held a special meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 9, to continue their discussion of a formal reprimand and improvement plan for the superintendent. Late last August,...

 

New COVID case announced last Monday

Around 7 p.m. Monday evening, Sept. 14, the City and Borough of Wrangell announced that the community's 20th case of COVID-19 was confirmed. The latest case was identified in a routine testing program...

 

Valvoda vs. city trial removed from schedule

The lawsuit by Wrangell resident Kipha Valvoda, against several current and former members of the city government, was removed from the trial schedule on Aug. 10. Valvoda's lawsuit contends, as...

 

First cross country meet of the season

Wrangell's cross country team took part in its first meet of the season last Saturday afternoon. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teams could not travel to compete against each other in person. Instead,...

 

EDC continues discussions of expanding grant opportunities

Wrangell's Economic Development Committee met last Wednesday, Sept. 9, to continue their ongoing discussions of expanding existing grant opportunities. The EDC has helped put together multiple grants...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Bering Sea crabbers will soon know how much they can catch for upcoming season that opens Oct. 15

Bering Sea crabbers will soon know how much they can pull up in their pots for the upcoming season that opens October 15. This week the Crab Plan Team, advisers to state and federal fishery managers who jointly manage the fisheries, will review...

 

Be a hero, wear a mask

A poster board outside of Mikki Angerman's classroom, at Evergreen Elementary School, encouraging kids to wear their face masks during the school day. Masks are part of the district's mitigation plan...

 

Dan's Dispatch

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in ways we could not have foreseen. One particularly cumbersome issue is Alaskans’ inability to travel to and through Canada. Most notably, our unique southern southeast town of Hyder - which shares a...

 

School year starts with in-person classes

Wrangell Public School District has opened its new year with in-person classes. The final decision between in-person and online classes was made the Thursday before the first day of school, on Sept....

 

Assembly discusses local COVID-19 risk assessment

During the Wrangell Borough Assembly on Tuesday evening, Sept. 8 they discussed a community risk assessment of Wrangell for COVID-19. This risk assessment was created by Wrangell's Emergency...

 

EDC reviews grant opportunities, recommends changes

The Wrangell Economic Development Committee met last Thursday, Sept. 3, to review grants the city is offering to individuals and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. They wanted to see how the...

 

Kodiak to be first debate between candidates in Alaska's highest-profile political race: the U.S. Senate

Kodiak has again scored a first debate between candidates in one of Alaska’s most high-profile political races: the U.S. Senate. Kodiak has been hosting debates for congressional and gubernatorial hopefuls since 1999 with a single focus:...

 

Over 150 backpacks and laptops passed out by WCA

Ahead of the start of the new school year, the Wrangell Cooperative Association distributed 157 backpacks and Chromebooks. The supplies were part of the Tlingit and Haida Central Council's...

 

High school releases tentative sports schedule

Wrangell High School has provided the Wrangell Sentinel a very tentative schedule for sporting events this season. The COVID-19 pandemic cut the basketball season short last year, and as the pandemic...

 

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