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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 15, 2020 

COVID-19 daily update:

October 8 In this week’s COVID-19 update, Jamie Roberts reported that Wrangell has no active cases of COVID-19 as of this date. Wrangell has seen 20 total cases. The state of Alaska has seen a... Full story

 

Police report

Monday, Sept. 21 Agency Assist: Alarm. Illegal Parking: Vehicle parked in front of fire hydrant by middle school. Tuesday, Sept. 22 Threats. Driving Complaint. Dog Complaint: Barking. VCOR: Arrest, for Violation Conditions of Release. Wednesday,...

 

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....

 

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...

 

Police report

August 17 Agency Assist: Department of Transportation. Agency Assist: Fire Department. Disturbance. August 18 Agency Assist: US Forest Service. Agency Assist: Office of Child Services. Suspicious Circumstance. Welfare Check. August 19 Burglar Alarm....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 13, 2020

Relocation of Forest Service boat discussed in port commission workshop

The Wrangell Port Commission met Thursday evening, Aug. 6, to discuss plans to relocate an old Forest Service vessel. The borough assembly adopted a memorandum with the Forest Service last November,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 6, 2020

State Troopers say driver may have lost control of vehicle

Alaska State Troopers continue to investigate a fatal accident that claimed the lives of four seine boat crewmembers sometime after 10 P.M. on Monday, July 27. A Ford Excursion driven by Siguard...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 30, 2020

Bearfest symposium covers history of bears, Anan

The Nolan Center hosted the annual Bearfest symposium last Thursday afternoon, July 23. The symposium brings together experts each year to give lectures on a variety of bear-themed topics. This...

 
 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...

 

The Way We Were

July 22, 1920 The Columbia & Northern cold storage plant at Wrangell has been secured by A.H. Range of Portland who will arrive in Wrangell at an early date for the purpose of starting a crab cannery here. Mr. Range came north last month seeking a...

 

Police report

July 6: Animal Complaint. Agency Assist: US Forest Service. Scam/Possible Mail Fraud. Agency Assist: Line Crew. 86’d Letter served. July 7: Agency Assist: Dead Deer. Disorderly Conduct. Citizen Assist: Vehicle Unlock. Warrant Check. Motor Vehicle...

 

The Way We Were

July 1, 1920 That Wrangell is to have a crab canning plant is an assured fact, according to A. H. Range of Portland who was here last week working on the proposition. Mr. Range recently patented a machine for extracting crabmeat from the shells by...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 11, 2020

Culture camp, other projects approved in RAC meeting

The Wrangell-Petersburg-Kake Resource Advisory Committee met last Tuesday evening, June 2, to consider multiple projects to recommend funding for. Among these was a plan for a culture camp, presented...

 
 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...

 

Police report

May 25 Agency Assist: Hoonah P.D. Suspicious Circumstance. May 26 Agency Assist: Hoonah P.D. Arson: Unfounded. May 27 Trespass. Agency Assist: Hoonah P.D. Traffic Stop: Verbal warning to park vehicle until brakes fixed. Probation violation. May 28...

 

Alaska campers fight wildfire until emergency crews arrive

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Firefighters were able to contain an Alaska wildfire that was initially fought by campers who first spotted the blaze, the U.S. Forest Service said. Several groups were camping at Boy Scout Beach in Juneau when some of them...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 23, 2020

CVB discuss Birdfest cancellation, TBMPs, travel planner development

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Friday afternoon, April 17. Among the items on the meeting's agenda was the cancellation of this year's Birdfest, and what could be done in its...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 16, 2020

P&Z Commission gives final plat approval for land swap

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission met remotely last Thursday evening, April 9, to give final plat approval of various land surveys for a proposed land swap between Alaska Mental Health and...

 

Police report

March 23 Speed Complaint. Traffic Stop. Agency Assist: Ambulance. Agency Assist: Search and Rescue. Suspicious Circumstance. March 24 False Alarm. Citizen Assist: Vehicle Unlock. Civil Issue. Trespassing. Citizen Assist. March 25 Civil Issue. Dog at...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 26, 2020

COVID-19 daily update:

4/1/20 COVID-19 Update Mayor Steve Prysunka and Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen hosted a brief teleconference, on Wed., April 1, to share pertinent information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic with... Full story

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 19, 2020

Alaska Fish Factor

 Genetically tweaked salmon that grows three times faster than normal fish…fillets grown in labs from fish cells…now plant-based seafoods such as “vegan shrimp,” or “Toona” are gaining footholds in the marketplace - and confusing custome...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 12, 2020

Wrangell man collects 35 years of rainfall data

As any resident of Southeast Alaska knows, rain is a common occurrence. This is no different for Wrangell. One Wrangell resident, Bill Messmer, has made a hobby out of tracking the amount of rainfall...

 

Police report

February 17 Agency Assist: Hoonah P.D. Civil Issue. Traffic Stop. Disturbance. February 18 Traffic Stop: Michael Howell, 47, citation for failure to provide proof of insurance. Deer Complaint. February 19 Citizen Assist: Unlocked vehicle. Summons...

 

Forest Service reviews basics of Forest Plan

The Wrangell Ranger District of the Forest Service held a workshop at city hall last week to give the public a brief overview of the 2016 Land and Resource Management Plan. The workshop was led by Sue...

 

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