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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 13, 2020 

100-year anniversary of New York to Nome air expedition

About this time a century ago, eight members of the U.S. Army Air Service reached an important milestone of a long journey. Using DH-4 biplanes, used as bombers during World War I, several members of...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 13, 2020 

COVID-19 daily update:

August 12 In this week’s COVID-19 update, Jamie Roberts with the EOC reminded everyone that new travel protocols took effect August 11. According to these new guidelines, all non-resident... Full story

 
 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 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 23, 2020

Bearfest schedule of events

While many traditional events in Wrangell have been altered or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the public still gets to enjoy Bearfest this summer. Bearfest is an annual event in Wrangell,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 9, 2020

Nolan Center featuring new exhibit on women's suffrage

The Nolan Center's newest museum exhibit, "Alaska's Suffrage Star," opened for public viewing on July 1 last week. The exhibit covers the history of the women's suffrage movement in Alaska, how...

 
 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...

 

Helping our gardens at the Nolan Center

Community members joined in last Friday afternoon for a "Helping Our Gardens" event at the Nolan Center. The public was invited to help weed the gardens in front of the community center and movie...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 11, 2020

Deficit gap, revenue reductions discussed in budget workshop

The Wrangell Borough assembly held another budget workshop last week, Wednesday, June 3. In this meeting the assembly briefly reviewed a looming budget deficit in the borough's general fund. They...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 30, 2020

Local author releases new book, "Silty Water People"

Local writer Vivian Faith Prescott recently announced the publication of her newest book, Silty Water People. The book is a collection of some of her oldest poems, she said, and is a look at "the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 30, 2020

Uncertainties across industries as Wrangell economy works through pandemic

With Health Mandate 16, part of Governor Mike Dunleavy's plan to reopen Alaska's economy safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, communities across the state are considering what the near future may...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 23, 2020

Planning underway for prom, senior awards, and graduation

With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, many events and traditions in the Wrangell community have been cancelled. The Wrangell School District has closed its doors for the remainder of the academic year,...

 

Police report

April 6 Summons Service. Agency Assist: Harbor Dept. Suspicious Circumstance. April 7 Agency Assist: Fire Department. Fireworks. Domestic Disturbance. Agency Assist: Brush Fire. Harassment. Civil Matter. April 8 Nothing to report today. April 9...

 

Drive-in movie

The Nolan Center and Harbor Light Assembly of God partnered together to host a drive-in movie night last Sunday night, April 5. The church provided the parking and wall wide enough to project a...

 
 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...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    March 19, 2020

Dan's Dispatch

Last week, Alaska had its first case of the Coronavirus: a cargo pilot traveling through Anchorage. With the amount of travel that Alaskans have done over the last month, it is likely that there are more untested and unverified cases already here....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 19, 2020

Gardening tips shared at first chautauqua of the season

Local gardeners met at the Nolan Center Thursday evening, March 12, to share advice in Wrangell's first chautauqua event of the season. The name "chautauqua" comes from a movement that began in the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 5, 2020

Assembly holds follow-up on staffing questions, repeals fee schedule

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday, Feb. 25, to have a follow-up work session on staffing issues at the Irene Ingle Public Library and the Nolan Center. As covered in a Feb. 13 article of the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 5, 2020

Census, "Financial Cent$'' and home maintenance covered in THRHA workshop

The Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Authority held a workshop at the Nolan Center last week, to cover a variety of topics. The group brought together members of Wrangell's native community, and...

 

Nolan Center open house

The Nolan Center held an open house last Thursday, Feb. 20, to commemorate Elizabeth Peratrovich Day. The open house featured performances by the JOM dancers, a museum display of Alaskan civil rights...

 

Youth advocate Derek Peterson discusses importance of "webs of support"

Derek Peterson visited Wrangell on Monday and Tuesday to host a series of workshops to talk about Integrative Youth Development and how it could help the community's children. According to a flyer...

 

Elizabeth Peratrovich Day, Sunday February 16, 2020 - The face of Alaska Native civil rights

Elizabeth Peratrovich Day took place this past Sunday, Feb. 16. Peratrovich was one of Alaska's better-known civil rights activists. Born in Petersburg in 1911 and coming from the Tlingit nation, she...

 

Assembly workshops library and Nolan Center staffing issues

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Monday, Feb. 10, to workshop some staffing issues at the Irene Ingle Public Library and the Nolan Center. The assembly originally planned to hold a special assembly...

 

Governor Dunleavy to visit Wrangell

January 31, 2020 (Juneau, AK) – Today, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy announced his Conversations with Alaskans town hall series, to further engage with the public on their vision of Alaska’s... Full story

 

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