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 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    June 4, 2020 

Dan's Dispatch

The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated our lives, and it has been the focus of Alaska leaders in an effort to slow the spread. However, I also want to begin focusing on what we will face once the pandemic subsides. Alaska has challenges different and...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 4, 2020 

COVID-19 daily update:

June 3 There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wrangell as of this date. In today’s update, Mayor Steve Prysunka reported that the state will be opening up to outside travel. It was going to be... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 28, 2020

Assembly discusses potential small ship cruise season this summer

The Wrangell Borough Assembly, between their weekly COVID-19 update and a budget workshop last Thursday, met to discuss the possibility of small cruise ships visiting town this summer. Cruise season...

 

SEARHC introduces COVID-19 Rapid Testing

On Tuesday, April 7, the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Incident Command System (ICS) announced the pending arrival of several COVID-19 rapid test machines from the medical...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 9, 2020

Hospital continuing preparations for any COVID-19 outbreak

As of April 6, there have been 293 COVID-19 tests conducted across the entire Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium. Clinics across Southeast Alaska are putting together "surge plans" to...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 2, 2020

Assembly approves alternative for reservoir bypass project, hear COVID-19 response update

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met via teleconference last Tuesday evening, March 24. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has spread to Alaska even though not in Wrangell, city officials have taken...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 19, 2020

Wrangell takes precautionary steps for coronavirus

With the ongoing spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, many communities across the nation are doing their best to be prepared. This is also true in Alaska. There are only a few confirmed...

 

Wrangell organizations collaborate in coronavirus preparedness

The City and Borough of Wrangell (CBW), the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and local leadership met last Wednesday in the first weekly meeting to collaborate and prepare a local...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Lost in the headlines about the hits to seafood sales from the Trump Administration’s trade war with China is another international barrier with Russia that’s been going on far longer. In August of 2014 Russia placed an embargo on all U.S. food...

 

Chocolate Lover's Festival

Wrangell's annual Chocolate Lover's Festival was held downtown last Saturday morning, Feb. 8. People had the opportunity to buy a box full of homemade chocolates and bid on several raffle items....

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    February 6, 2020

Dan's Dispatch- Standing up for Alaska's Pioneers

Last year, I cosponsored and voted for House Bill 96, which reverses massive rate increases at the Pioneer Homes. This bipartisan legislation passed the House 35-4 and now is being considered by the Senate. If the Senate passes HB 96, we can reverse...

 

Wrangell groups discuss fair division of moose meat

Members of the Wrangell Fish and Game Advisory Committee and other local organizations met at the Salvation Army building on Dec. 11 to discuss how best to distribute this year's collection of moose m...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 3, 2019

Wrangell Medical Center's Cathy Gross honored with quality and safety award

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) Wrangell Medical Center’s (WMC) Cathy Gross, Registered Health Information Technician and WMC Performance Improvement Manager, has been named the 2019 winner of the Front-line Staff Outstanding...

 

Harbor House closes its doors after two years

Harbor House, the assisted living facility, closed its doors on Sept. 1. The facility opened in April of 2017 as a place for Wrangell's senior citizens to live, and also became a popular spot for...

 

SEARHC to receive Awards for Sitka and Wrangell Facilities

SouthEast Alaska Regional Healthcare Consortium's (SEARHC) Sitka Long-Term Care (SLTC) and Wrangell Medical Center Long-Term Care (WMC LTC) will be presented with a trio of quality awards this month...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 22, 2019

New hospital construction on track

Construction of Wrangell's new hospital is on track, according to Hospital Administrator Leatha Merculieff. Construction began back in April, as land next to the AICS Clinic was cleared of trees and...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 4, 2019

Color run supports local organizations

City Park was crowded and colorful last Saturday as people came together for the annual Long Term Care Color Run. The event is sponsored by the Wrangell Medical Center and its Long Term Care unit. The...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: Hello people of Wrangell; this is the latest update on my lawsuit against the hiring managers and some members of the city council. This week I have been inundated with several bundles of filed information from their lawyer in...

 

SEARHC to celebrate groundbreaking of Wrangell's new medical center

On Thursday, May 30, SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Wrangell Medical Center (WMC) from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at 232 Wood Street in...

 

Death Notice Lurine M. McGee

Lurine M. McGee, 96, passed away April 30, 2019 at Wrangell Medical Long Term Care. An obituary will follow.... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Salvation Army working to meet needs in the community

The Salvation Army is probably best known for its work around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons, said Major Michael Bates with the Wrangell Salvation Army. However, they work year-round t...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

Women Pioneers of Alaska helping the elderly, preserving history

The Pioneers of Alaska is one of the older social organizations in the state. According to the organization's website, the first group of pioneers, or "Igloos," was founded in Nome in 1907. The...

 

Wrangell Medical Center's Long-term Care Center repeats top-ranking score for quality measures

For the second straight month, Wrangell Medical Center’s (WMC) Long-Term Care sits atop the state rankings for nursing home quality, based on an average of 11 quality measures used by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). With scores...

 

Chocolate Lovers Festival coming this weekend

Valentine's Day is always a popular holiday among those who enjoy eating chocolate. Chocolate and the holiday for love and romance have long been connected. In Wrangell, however, there is another...

 

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