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 By Larry Persily    News    October 4, 2023

New school activities director has strong ties to town

Mike Hoyt, who started work as the school district's activities director on Sept. 22, is no stranger to Wrangell. His mother, Diane Comer, graduated high school here. His father, Mike Hoyt, was born...

 
 By Yereth Rosen    News    August 9, 2023

Rural Alaska Natives have nation's highest death rates for suicide, domestic violence

Alaska Natives in certain rural areas of the state have the nation’s highest death rates from suicide and domestic violence and some of the highest rates of accidental deaths, while Asians and Latinos in the state have some of the nation’s... Full story

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    March 29, 2023

SEARHC to hold first health fair since 2019

Busy lifestyles, reluctance and just old-fashion stubbornness can sometimes get in the way of addressing health care needs. The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has the remedy for all the excuses. From 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the...

 
 By Yereth Rosen    News    March 22, 2023

CDC study finds Alaska Natives have highest colon cancer rate in the world

Alaska Natives continued to have the world’s highest rates of colorectal cancer as of 2018, and case rates failed to decline significantly for the two decades leading up to that year, according to a newly published study. The study, by experts from... Full story

 

Here's the tipoff: Celebrity team coming to Wrangell

Communities without 70,000-seat stadiums don’t often get visits from professional athletes, but later this month Wrangell will become an exception to the rule. Players from Team Hollywood celebrity streetball will visit Feb. 21 to share...

 

Christine Jenkins

Christine Jenkins passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on January 4, 2023, at the age of 94. She was a lifelong Wrangell resident and a much-loved and respected member of the Wrangell... Full story

 

Federal spending bill includes advance funding for Indian Health Service

Health care services for Native Americans and Alaska Natives will be bolstered by a provision included in the government spending bill approved by Congress in the final hours of the 2022 session. The measure provides more certainty for a federal...

 

Health care providers watching for flu and other viral infections

Though the combined impacts of COVID-19, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza have burdened medical facilities nationwide, seasonal flu cases appear to be plateauing in Alaska, though activity remains high. Wrangell has largely managed to...

 

Dow receives statewide award for behavioral health service

Wrangell's Davis Dow of the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium received the Rising Star Award at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium's Behavioral Health Aide forum last month. The...

 

Borough moves toward price cut for former hospital property

The borough assembly is moving toward lowering the asking price for the former Wrangell hospital by almost half and hiring a real estate agent to sell the property. The assembly at its Nov. 22 meeting accepted an ordinance to reduce the asking price...

 

Ethel Lund, advocate for Alaska Native health care, dies at 91

Ethel Aanwoogex' Lund, a pioneer of tribal health care, died in the early morning last Friday at the age of 91. She was instrumental in improving the quality of care for Alaska Native people and...

 

I Toowú Klatseen participants complete the program's final run

Last Thursday afternoon was dark and drizzly, but the children and parents of the I Toowú Klatseen running program braved the inauspicious weather to complete a 5K, demonstrating the program’s values of physical and spiritual strength. I Toowú Kl...

 

Wintermyer's work is downtown Wrangell's best-kept artistic secret

From stained glass designers to wood carvers, Wrangell is home to a thriving creative community. But one of the most popular artists in town, whose work appears all over Front Street, is also one of...

 

SEARHC offers guidance for maintaining mental well-being as winter approaches

Whether it’s a pesky case of the winter blues or a more serious health condition, Brooke Reynolds of the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has words of encouragement for community members who are starting to feel the effects of the...

 

Family Resilience Fair to raise awareness about community resources

The entire Wrangell family — consisting of parents, kids, siblings, elders, community members and more — is invited to the Family Resilience Fair at the Nolan Center next month. BRAVE, a domestic violence prevention organization whose name...

 

Economic forum prompts discussion about WCA representation and racism

Wrangell’s Native community is critical of last month’s chamber-sponsored economic forum for its lack of tribal presentations on the agenda and the offensive comment of a speaker. The chamber of commerce organized the five-hour session to spark...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    October 5, 2022

SEARHC to hold flu vaccine clinic on Oct. 22

Despite a global COVID-19 pandemic the past two and a half years, influenza — the flu — is still among us. To that end, the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium will hold a flu clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Wrangell Medical...

 

Alex Angerman to push for day care, community outreach

Alex Angerman, CARES Act coordinator for the Wrangell Cooperative Association, is running for borough assembly to improve community outreach and foster youth engagement in municipal government. "The...

 

SEARHC's expanded long-term care unit to accept residents early next year

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium’s expansion of its long-term care unit at the Wrangell Medical Center remains on target for construction completion at the end of 2022. In June, SEARHC broke ground on an 1,800-square-foot addition...

 

SEARHC is switching food service contractors

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium will switch its food service contractor for the Wrangell Medical Center from NANA Management Services (NMS) to Aramark Corp. The switch in providers, according to SEARHC marketing and communications...

 
 By Melinda Munson    News    August 17, 2022

Skagway may contract with SEARHC to take over health clinic

The Skagway Borough Assembly has directed the borough manager to pursue negotiations for the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium to take over management of the community health clinic and lease the municipally owned building. In the...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 20, 2022

Borough wants to undertake comprehensive review of property assessments

Looking to ensure that all property is taxed fairly and equitably, the borough is considering a reassessment of all residential and commercial properties for next year’s tax bills. The goal is for assessments to be consistent and “fair and...

 
 By Carleigh Minor    News    July 6, 2022

Sealaska Heritage brings Southeast Native history online

Sealaska Heritage Institute has made available online for the public recordings of two important treasures in the preservation of traditional Southeast Native culture, knowledge and history: Radio interviews with Native leaders that go back almost...

 
 By Shannon Haugland    News    June 29, 2022

SEARHC continues to expand behavioral health services in Sitka

SEARHC is continuing to expand its behavioral health services in Sitka and also to serve residents of other Southeast communities, an official of the health care provider has told the Sitka borough assembly. “I wanted to bring your attention to som...

 
 By James Brooks    News    June 29, 2022

Court considers sovereign immunity for tribal health care corporations

The Alaska Supreme Court is considering a case that could redefine the extent of legal protection for corporations — including health care consortiums — jointly operated by Alaska Native tribes. The verdict could have implications across the stat...

 

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