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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 30, 2020 

Three new COVID cases over four days in Wrangell

Three new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Wrangell over a period of four days this past week. This has brought the total number of cases of the virus in town up to 12. The first case in this...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 30, 2020 

Assembly meeting canceled

The Wrangell Borough Assembly was planning to hold a work session and meeting Tuesday evening, July 28. However, it was unexpectedly cancelled earlier that afternoon. Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 30, 2020 

Ranger district planning for Roosevelt Harbor restoration project

The Wrangell Ranger District is beginning the planning process for a restoration of the Roosevelt Harbor area. The harbor, located on Zarembo Island west of Wrangell, is graded inadequately and has...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 30, 2020 

COVID-19 daily update:

July 29 As of today’s date, there are 12 total cases of COVID-19 in Wrangell. Only three are considered active. Jamie Roberts with the EOC, said that there are 2,797 resident cases across the state... Full story

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 23, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: Tenth case of COVID-19 announced

The tenth case of COVID-19 in Wrangell was confirmed by city officials this afternoon. According to a press release from the City and Borough of Wrangell, the city's unified command was made aware of the new case today, July 24. Of the ten total... Full story

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 23, 2020

Assembly approves CARES Act funding for school district

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening for a special meeting, to consider CARES Act funding for the school district. Wrangell, and many other communities, recently received special funds...


New COVID-19 case announced, 11 total in Wrangell

The City and Borough of Wrangell announced in a press release dated 11:45 a.m. Saturday, July 25, that there was another confirmed case of COVID-19 on the island. The case is symptomatic, according to a press release, and the patient is a Wrangell... Full story


Twelfth case of COVID-19 announced, close contact with previous case

The City and Borough of Wrangell announced the twelfth case of COVID-19 in Wrangell on Monday afternoon, July 27. This is the fourth case considered to be active in the community, the others are... Full story

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 16, 2020

Parks and Rec Board review budget, discuss tentative summer programming

The Wrangell Parks and Recreation Advisory Board met Monday, June 29. During the meeting, the board reviewed the department's new budget for FY 2021, and also took a look at some tentative plans for...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 16, 2020

Convention and Visitor Bureau discuss branding goals

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Thursday, to workshop their goals for a rebranding project. As part of a large to-do list recently approved by the borough assembly, the CVB is...


Wrangell announces COVID-19 economic relief programs

The City and Borough of Wrangell (City) will begin rolling out a series of programs of economic relief for businesses, non-profits and residents in Wrangell who have been impacted by the COVID-19...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 9, 2020

All COVID cases in Wrangell considered recovered

The City and Borough of Wrangell announced on Tuesday morning, July 7, that all eight COVID-19 cases reported in Wrangell are now considered recovered. Two cases were from local Wrangell residents,...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 2, 2020

Town hall meeting held on community policing

With recent national attention on the topics of racial bias and police brutality, the community of Wrangell met via web conference last Monday evening for a town hall meeting to discuss policing...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 2, 2020

Questions remain around former Wrangell police officer

In early June, the Wrangell Sentinel received several emails regarding one of the city's police officers, Paul Jay Huerta. One of these emails linked to a news article and video, alleging that Huerta...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 2, 2020

Attorneys disagree on local Open Meetings Act question

As Wrangell residents may remember, the borough assembly held a vote early in June to appoint Ryan Howe to fill an empty assembly seat. There was some question about this vote and whether or not it...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Questions on COVID-19 answered in online town hall

City officials organized an online town hall meeting last Thursday evening, June 18, to try and answer some community questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The town hall also saw some special...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Eight total COVID cases in Wrangell

The number of COVID-19 cases in Wrangell has increased since last week's edition of the Wrangell Sentinel. As of Tuesday, June 23, there are eight total cases of the virus in town. The fourth case was...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Assembly holds final budget workshop

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held one of their last budget work sessions last Wednesday evening, June 17, to finalize next year's budget for the city. For FY 2021, Wrangell is looking at revenues of...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Resignation, budget amendments, other projects covered in assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening, June 23. While the adoption of the FY 2021 budget was the primary topic of discussion, and is covered in another article, there were several other...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

CVB puts finishing touches on marketing plan

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Wednesday afternoon, June 17, to finish up a proposed marketing plan to bring before the borough assembly. In the time of COVID-19, the bureau was...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Assembly adopts budget for FY 2021

After multiple workshops, rewrites, and edits, the borough assembly met Tuesday evening to finally adopt a budget for FY 2021. This budget, overall, barely breaks even between revenues and expenses. H...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 18, 2020

Wrangell up to three total COVID cases, one recovered

After last week's announcement of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Wrangell, two other cases were confirmed shortly after. Wrangell now has three total cases of the virus. One case has been dec...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 18, 2020

Assembly gives direction on general fund deficit

In one of their final budget workshops for FY 2021, the borough assembly gave guidance to city administration to do as much as they can to close Wrangell's general fund deficit. According to the...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 18, 2020

Calls to protect funding for Chamber of Commerce, KSTK heard in public hearing

The Wrangell Borough Assembly hosted a public hearing on next year's budget Tuesday night, June 16. This was an opportunity for members of the public to voice their opinions and concerns regarding FY...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 18, 2020

Planning and Zoning Commission hear request to purchase city land, discuss Institute rezoning

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission met last Thursday, June 11. During this meeting, they heard a request to purchase city land, continued their ongoing discussion of rezoning the old Institut...


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