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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 22, 2020 

COVID-19 daily update:

October 21 In this week’s COVID-19 update, Jamie Roberts reported that there are still no active cases of the virus in Wrangell at this time. The city has seen a total of 20 cases, but these are... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 22, 2020 

Little winter ferry service currently planned for Wrangell

Disruptions to ferry service have become a relatively common occurrence in recent history. The Alaska Marine Highway System has faced tight budgets, a strike, and an aging fleet in need of upgrades. With winter drawing near Wrangell will not see any...

 

Judge dismisses Valvoda lawsuit against city

A lawsuit brought against the city by a Wrangell resident has come to a close, after Judge Kevin Miller dismissed the case. Kipha Valvoda brought a lawsuit against several former and current members...

 

P&Z commission review proposed zone changes

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission met last Thursday evening, Oct. 8. During their meeting, they held a public hearing on a proposed zone change on city property. "The City and Borough of Wra...

 

Assembly extends suspension of in-person meetings

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening, Oct. 13. During this meeting, they voted to extend a resolution allowing them to forgo in-person meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. This...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 1, 2020

City responding to HAA5 levels in water

In last week's assembly meeting, Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen reported that the city had recently been informed by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation that they had surpassed...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 1, 2020

Structural instability detected in courthouse

The Public Safety Building has been a topic of much discussion and concern to city government. The building, which houses Wrangell’s police department, fire department, court, and DMV, is in disrepair. It was first constructed in 1987, according to...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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....

 

Brief power outage caused by broken radiator fan

There was a power outage across the city last Thursday afternoon beginning a little after 4:20 p.m. The Wrangell Volunteer Fire Department was called out to the municipal light and power building shor...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Two WPD officers make trip to Ketchikan for training

Two members of the Wrangell Police Department made a four-day trip to Ketchikan last week for some training, according to city officials. The trip raised some questions, as the city has an ongoing mor...

 

Family Resilience Fair takes place this month

The third annual Family Resilience Fair will take place later this month, according to Kay Larson. The fair, set up by local nonprofit BRAVE, is designed to bring together different organizations...

 

Three active COVID-19 cases in Wrangell, 18 total

The community of Wrangell currently has three active cases of COVID-19, as of Tuesday, Sept. 1. The three most recent cases were discovered through routine employee testing programs, according to...

 

Assembly reviews FY 2021 Capital Improvement Projects

Prior to their meeting Tuesday, Aug. 25, the Wrangell Borough Assembly held a workshop to go over several Capital Improvement Projects planned for FY 2021. The city has multiple projects lined up for the near future, across several departments. Last...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 27, 2020

New COVID case, 17 total

The City and Borough of Wrangell announced another confirmed case of COVID-19 this afternoon, Aug. 28. Like the previous case, the newest case is asymptomatic and was identified through an employee testing program. The patient is in isolation. This... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 27, 2020

Another COVID case identified in employee testing program

The City and Borough of Wrangell announced a new case of COVID-19 was identified today, Aug. 31. This case, like the previous case identified on Aug. 28, was found via an employee testing program. The patient is asymptomatic and is in isolation.... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 27, 2020

Assembly reviews 2019 audit, rescinds CARES Act funding for school district, declares economic disaster

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening, Aug. 25. During this meeting, they reviewed an FY 2019 audit of the borough. This item was postponed from their meeting on Aug. 11, to wait for a rep...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 27, 2020

School board discusses Juneau shopping trip in special meeting

The Wrangell School Board held a special meeting Monday, Aug. 24, to discuss recent travel and purchases made by the superintendent and school staff. Last week, Superintendent Debbe Lancaster and...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 20, 2020

Assembly looks at Institute Property in workshop

Prior to last week's assembly meeting on Aug. 11, the Wrangell Borough Assembly held a work session to consider future renovations to the old Institute Property. The Institute Property, located near...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 20, 2020

New COVID case announced, 16 total

The City and Borough of Wrangell announced that a new case of COVID-19 was confirmed this evening, Aug. 21. The announcement came in a press release from the city at 5:10 p.m. The new case, No. 16 in the community’s total case count, was... Full story

 

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