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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 21, 2021 

COVID-19 daily update:

December 17 Jamie Roberts, with the Wrangell EOC, reported that there are currently no active cases of COVID-19 in the community. Statewide, Alaska’s case count is 41,859 as of yesterday. This is... Full story

 

Year in review

July July 2: With recent national attention on racial bias and police brutality, the community met via web conference June 29 for an evening town hall meeting to discuss policing practices in...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 7, 2021

Year in review

January Jan. 2: Along with the lights, trees and carolers, the Salvation Army's red Christmas kettles are a common sight during the holiday season. Lt. Jon Tollerud, Wrangell's new corps officer,...

 

Boat parade powers forward despite bad weather

Despite cold weather and choppy water, Wrangell's annual holiday boat parade took place Sunday night. The Doc Davenport Christmas Boat parade has been a local tradition for decades, going back to the...

 

The Way We Were

December 16, 1920 Mrs. Towers is drilling the children on Christmas carols for a musical program to be given in the assembly Christmas week. At four o’clock on Christmas eve the carol singers will march in a body down Front street as far as the...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Homer based  Wild Alaskan Company takes seafood e-commerce to a whole new level

The Wild Alaskan Company based in Homer has taken “mission based” seafood e-commerce to a whole new level. While many Alaska fishermen and groups sell boxes of seafood directly to customers and can claim several hundred monthly customers, Wild...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

The number of boots on deck in Alaska has declined and most fisheries have lost jobs over the past five years. Overall, Alaska’s harvesting sector ticked downward by 848 jobs from 2015 through 2019.  A snapshot of fish harvesting jobs is featured...

 

The Way We Were

September 9, 1920 Sourdoughs of Alaska read with interest lately the repetition of the name Wrangell in the press dispatches. Wrangell, in Alaska, was the first town in the territory reached by the airplanes in the flight from New York to Nome. From...

 

The Way We Were In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

September 2, 1920 The Willson & Sylvester Mill of Wrangell has this week been cutting lumber for the construction of the first paper mill in Alaska. On Saturday a scow load of lumber will leave the mill dock for Speel river where the paper mill of...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 20, 2020

Items approved in Planning and Zoning meeting

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission met last Thursday evening, Aug. 13, to cover several items on their agenda. The first item they covered was a preliminary plat review of the D&P Ellis...

 

Calm evening

A calm evening, during a break in the rain, at City Dock on Aug. 5....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 6, 2020

Community comes together in memory of Deckers

Last week, four people died in a car wreck in Petersburg. Among them were two Wrangellites, Siguard and Helen Decker, 21-years-old and 19-years-old. Their deaths shook the community, which has come...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 2, 2020

Plans announced for limited 4th of July celebration

While Wrangell is well known for its Fourth of July celebration, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered the community's plans for Independence Day. While many popular and traditional events...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 2, 2020

Latest cruise numbers at less than 2,000 capacity

The latest cruise ship schedule, provided by Economic Development Director Carol Rushmore on June 23, shows that Wrangell can expect a total of less than 2,000 cruise ship visitors this season. This...

 

Blue Lives Matter march

A group of approximately 50 people joined last Sunday afternoon to walk in support of the Wrangell Police Department. The group walked, or rode motorcycles, from City Dock up to the Public Safety...

 

Juneteenth solidarity walk

Despite rainy weather, about 30 people gathered together last Friday evening to march in recognition of Juneteenth which is a holiday that originated in Texas. On June 19, 1865, General Gordon...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 4, 2020

RAC meeting interrupted by snoring participant

The local Resource Advisory Committee, which covers the areas of Wrangell, Petersburg, and Kake, held a series of meetings last week. The RAC, for those who are unaware, is a committee of residents of these three areas that advise the Forest Service...

 

The Way We Were

June 3, 1920 Thomas Dalgity last evening received a cablegram from United States Marshall J. M. Tanner appointing him deputy marshal at Wrangell, the appointment to take effect as soon as his oath of office reaches him. Mr. Dalgity has been jailer...

 

National Guard Fly-By

As a way of saying "thank you" to medical professionals, first responders, and teachers for all their work during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Guard flew over several Alaskan communities on...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 14, 2020

Assembly makes amendments to budget, rescinds local emergency orders

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening, May 12, to adopt some amendments to the FY 2020 budget. The city recently received both its Secure Rural Schools funding, as well as a grant for COVI...

 

Java Junkie back in business

Local coffee shop Java Junkie celebrated their reopening for the season last Friday, May 1. The coffee shop is located on the cul de sac by City Dock, across from the Stikine Inn. Pictured here is...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 23, 2020

Assembly hears calls to reopen economy, hospital's plans for handling virus

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met remotely last Tuesday, April 14, to hold one of their regularly scheduled meetings. It was a light agenda, as far as items requiring an assembly vote, but there was...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 16, 2020

Health safety discussed in meeting with seafood industry

Representatives of the City and Borough of Wrangell and the local seafood industry held a workshop on Tuesday, April 7, to discuss how public health can be protected with fishing season drawing near....

 

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