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Diverse opinions voiced at Roadless Rule meeting

The Forest Service has been hosting numerous public meetings across Southeast Alaska, recently, to share information on proposed changes to the Roadless Rule and to take comments from the public. One...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 3, 2019

Deteriorating batteries at Tyee facility to be replaced

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency Board approved $97,750 to replace the backup battery bank at the Tyee Lake hydro facility at a regular board meeting last Thursday. Early last month, Petersburg and...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 15, 2019

Water levels in Tyee Lake below six-year average

As the dry weather persists though the summer, Tyee Lake water levels continue to be below the normal levels for early August. As part of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency, Tyee Lake dedicates its...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 25, 2019

Assembly considers rate stabilization fund, rejects pursuing further SEAPA reimbursement

The borough assembly held a second reading of a proposed amendment to Wrangell's municipal code during their meeting Tuesday. The amendment would be to chapter 15.12, Electricity, and would add a sect...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 18, 2019

Water conservation and hydropower covered in town hall meeting

A town hall meeting was held at the Nolan Center last Wednesday evening, July 10, to discuss ongoing water issues in Wrangell and the wider Southeast Alaska region. In short, drought conditions...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 27, 2019

Borough recognizes Chief McCloskey, discusses water situation

Wrangell Police Chief Dough McCloskey was honored by the borough assembly last Tuesday night, in recognition of his upcoming retirement. McCloskey came to Wrangell in 1992, after a career as a police...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 27, 2019

SEAPA board approves payment to Wrangell and Petersburg, sets wholesale power rates

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency held a two-day meeting in Wrangell last week, on June 19 and 20. The SEAPA board of directors consists of five voting community members and their alternates from...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 13, 2019

Brief power outage hits Wrangell and Petersburg

At approximately 4:20 p.m. last Friday, June 7, the power went out in the towns of Wrangell and Petersburg. Both islands completely lost power for about 40 minutes, before diesel generators were fired...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019

Assembly continues budget workshop, hears SEAPA update

The Wrangell Borough Assembly sat down for a continuation of their ongoing series of budget workshops on Tuesday, May 14. The assembly has been putting together their FY 2019-2020 budget for the past...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 25, 2019

SEAPA postpones $841,000 payment to Wrangell and Petersburg

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency, representing the communities of Wrangell, Petersburg, and Ketchikan, decided to postpone a reimbursement plan to its two northern communities in their last meeting....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 14, 2019

Vote on noise ordinance postponed after assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly came together for their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday evening, March 12. The meeting drew an unusually large crowd, as well, as the assembly was scheduled to vote on a proposed noise ordinance after its second...

 

Nuisance codes, power issues covered in Assembly meeting

It was a long night for the Wrangell Borough Assembly. Beginning with a work session to discuss the borough’s federal priorities for 2019 at 5:30 p.m. last Tuesday evening, the assembly and more dedicated members of the public did not leave city...

 

SEAPA board meets over energy problems

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency held a teleconference last week, on Feb. 15, to discuss the ongoing power issues in the region. The SEAPA Board of Directors is made up of community members from the three cities: Two directors from Ketchikan, one...

 

Assembly discusses low water levels, police statistics

Water levels in Swan and Tyee lakes were a hot topic at Tuesday night’s assembly meeting. Mayor Steve Prysunka gave a presentation to the borough assembly, informing them that Wrangell might be facing power supply issues in the future. He explained...

 

Icy runway causes minor incident at Tyee Hydro Plant

Ice on the runway caused a minor incident involving an aircraft at the Tyee Lake Hydro Facility. On the morning of Dec. 17, a pilot contracted with Southeast Alaska Power Agency landed at the facility, located at the head of Bradfield Canal, about...

 

Assembly discusses "Stand With Salmon" ballot measure

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday night to discuss Ballot Measure 1, better known as the “Stand With Salmon” measure. This state measure is on the ballot in Alaska this year, and could have a large effect on Wrangell, as well as many...

 

Candidate roundup for local election

The city and borough of Wrangell will be holding an election on Oct 2. There are several positions needing to be filled, and there are many people seeking to fill them with 13 people running for office. The Wrangell Sentinel has created a roundup of...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 26, 2018

Maintenance on SEAPA pole causes power outage out the road

PETERSBURG – Petersburg Municipal Power & Light shut down power on June 19 in order to replace a Southeast Alaska Power Agency transmission pole in Falls Creek. The power was shut off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Twin Creek road and Crystal Lake...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 28, 2018

Rates remain the same in new SEAPA budget

Meeting in Wrangell this week, board members with Southeast Alaska Power Agency approved a municipal rebate and power rates for the coming year. Headquartered in Ketchikan, the organization generates...

 

Power outage presages weeklong diesel run

A power outage on June 13 came as a bit of a surprise to the community, turning off the juice across the island for more than half an hour. The unplanned cut came as technicians at Wrangell Municipal Light and Power were testing their diesel...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 17, 2018

City looking at snips and cuts as budget patched together

Second and third budget workshops this month were held Monday and Tuesday night as the city moves closer to a final budget draft for the coming year. A fourth workshop has been scheduled for this...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    April 5, 2018

Southeast power agency CEO updates Petersburg assembly on savings, water levels

PETERSBURG – The CEO of Southeast Alaska’s wholesale power provider stopped by an assembly meeting on Monday to update Petersburg on its projects and financial wins so far this year. Trey Acteson, CEO of Southeast Alaska Power Agency, the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 8, 2018

Vacancy on SEAPA board to be filled

With the recent resignation of Clay Hammer from the Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) board of directors, the City and Borough of Wrangell is seeking letters of interest to fill the vacancy. SEAPA provides power to the communities of Wrangell,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 1, 2018

City to consider some reorganization after several impending departures

The Wrangell Borough Assembly and City Hall staff held a roundtable discussion Tuesday evening about reorganizing several departments in light of upcoming retirements and departures. City manager...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 15, 2018

SEAPA greenlights big maintenance projects at hydro plants

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency governing board last week approved moving forward with a remote inspection of the tunnels underlying the Tyee Lake hydroelectric plant. In his report to the board on February 8, SEAPA power systems specialist Ed Scho...

 

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