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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 2, 2020 

Town hall meeting held on community policing

With recent national attention on the topics of racial bias and police brutality, the community of Wrangell met via web conference last Monday evening for a town hall meeting to discuss policing...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 2, 2020 

Attorneys disagree on local Open Meetings Act question

As Wrangell residents may remember, the borough assembly held a vote early in June to appoint Ryan Howe to fill an empty assembly seat. There was some question about this vote and whether or not it...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 2, 2020 

COVID-19 daily update:

June 25 As of this date, there have been eight total cases of COVID-19 in Wrangell. Three are considered recovered, according to Captain Dorianne Sprehe. In a press release this afternoon, SEARHC... Full story

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Questions on COVID-19 answered in online town hall

City officials organized an online town hall meeting last Thursday evening, June 18, to try and answer some community questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The town hall also saw some special...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Assembly holds final budget workshop

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held one of their last budget work sessions last Wednesday evening, June 17, to finalize next year's budget for the city. For FY 2021, Wrangell is looking at revenues of...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Resignation, budget amendments, other projects covered in assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening, June 23. While the adoption of the FY 2021 budget was the primary topic of discussion, and is covered in another article, there were several other...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

CVB puts finishing touches on marketing plan

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Wednesday afternoon, June 17, to finish up a proposed marketing plan to bring before the borough assembly. In the time of COVID-19, the bureau was...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Assembly adopts budget for FY 2021

After multiple workshops, rewrites, and edits, the borough assembly met Tuesday evening to finally adopt a budget for FY 2021. This budget, overall, barely breaks even between revenues and expenses. H...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 18, 2020

Assembly gives direction on general fund deficit

In one of their final budget workshops for FY 2021, the borough assembly gave guidance to city administration to do as much as they can to close Wrangell's general fund deficit. According to the...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 18, 2020

Calls to protect funding for Chamber of Commerce, KSTK heard in public hearing

The Wrangell Borough Assembly hosted a public hearing on next year's budget Tuesday night, June 16. This was an opportunity for members of the public to voice their opinions and concerns regarding FY...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 18, 2020

Planning and Zoning Commission hear request to purchase city land, discuss Institute rezoning

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission met last Thursday, June 11. During this meeting, they heard a request to purchase city land, continued their ongoing discussion of rezoning the old Institut...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 18, 2020

City responds to Open Meetings Act question

During the June 9 meeting of the borough assembly, Wrangell resident Ryan Howe was appointed to fill a vacant position. A seat on the assembly was left empty after Drew Larrabee announced his...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 11, 2020

Controversial quarantine ordinance killed by assembly

The Wrangell Borough Assembly considered adopting a new emergency ordinance last week, mandating that out of state visitors to Wrangell take a COVID-19 test or quarantine themselves. However, this ord...

 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...


$60,000 MOU approved for cannery worker COVID-19 tests

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met last Wednesday evening, June 3, for a special meeting. City administration was wanting to enter a Memorandum of Understanding with SEARHC to provide COVID-19 testing...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 11, 2020

Assembly discusses COVID-19 with health experts, approves mill levy rates

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening to hear from some Alaskan health experts regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. As Wrangell received its first case of the virus over the weekend, assembly...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 11, 2020

CVB discusses marketing plans

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Tuesday afternoon, June 9, to workshop various marketing plans. The CVB was looking to put together a list of various ways they could promote Wrange...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 4, 2020

Department budgets discussed as assembly faces general fund deficit

The Wrangell Borough Assembly began several days of budget workshops last Monday, June 1. The meeting opened with an overview of the borough's general fund for FY 2021, and then went into specific dep...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 4, 2020

Purchase of new ambulance approved in special assembly meeting

In a special meeting last Thursday evening, May 28, the borough assembly approved the purchase of a new ambulance. This purchase, according to Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen, is to strengthen a poten...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 4, 2020

Assembly postpones vote on quarantine ordinance

Prior to their budget workshop on Tuesday evening the Wrangell Borough Assembly held an emergency meeting to pass an ordinance establishing quarantine requirements for out of state travelers....


Leaders review commercial COVID testing, CBW resources

On Wednesday, May 27, members of the Wrangell Unified Command met via videoconference to consolidate pandemic information and response from respective local organizations. Wrangell Medical Center...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 28, 2020

Assembly holds Fourth of July workshop

The Wrangell Borough assembly metTuesday evening, May 26, to host a workshop on the drawing-near Fourth of July. This was an initial discussion to talk about how Wrangell's famous Independence Day...

 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...


Winners of "Wrangell's Got Talent" to be announced this Saturday

As the COVID-19 pandemic has gone on, people have turned to technology to help stay in touch from a safe distance. The schools have been hosting lessons online, the borough assembly has been meeting...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 28, 2020

Borough assembly begin budget workshops for 2021

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met this week to begin their workshopping of Wrangell's budget for FY 2021. This first round of workshops looked at various city departments that are funded through the...


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