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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    September 17, 2020 

Brief power outage caused by broken radiator fan

There was a power outage across the city last Thursday afternoon beginning a little after 4:20 p.m. The Wrangell Volunteer Fire Department was called out to the municipal light and power building shor...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    September 17, 2020 

COVID-19 daily update:

September 16 In this week’s COVID-19 update, Jamie Roberts reported that Wrangell has a total of 20 cases. Only one case is active at this time. Statewide, Alaska has 7,365 cases to date. This is... Full story

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    September 17, 2020 

School board reprimands superintendent, establishes improvement plan

The Wrangell School Board held a special meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 9, to continue their discussion of a formal reprimand and improvement plan for the superintendent. Late last August,...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    September 17, 2020 

Valvoda vs. city trial removed from schedule

The lawsuit by Wrangell resident Kipha Valvoda, against several current and former members of the city government, was removed from the trial schedule on Aug. 10. Valvoda's lawsuit contends, as...


Assembly discusses local COVID-19 risk assessment

During the Wrangell Borough Assembly on Tuesday evening, Sept. 8 they discussed a community risk assessment of Wrangell for COVID-19. This risk assessment was created by Wrangell's Emergency...


Two WPD officers make trip to Ketchikan for training

Two members of the Wrangell Police Department made a four-day trip to Ketchikan last week for some training, according to city officials. The trip raised some questions, as the city has an ongoing mor...


Assembly reviews FY 2021 Capital Improvement Projects

Prior to their meeting Tuesday, Aug. 25, the Wrangell Borough Assembly held a workshop to go over several Capital Improvement Projects planned for FY 2021. The city has multiple projects lined up for the near future, across several departments. Last...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 27, 2020

Assembly reviews 2019 audit, rescinds CARES Act funding for school district, declares economic disaster

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening, Aug. 25. During this meeting, they reviewed an FY 2019 audit of the borough. This item was postponed from their meeting on Aug. 11, to wait for a rep...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 27, 2020

School board discusses Juneau shopping trip in special meeting

The Wrangell School Board held a special meeting Monday, Aug. 24, to discuss recent travel and purchases made by the superintendent and school staff. Last week, Superintendent Debbe Lancaster and...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 20, 2020

Assembly looks at Institute Property in workshop

Prior to last week's assembly meeting on Aug. 11, the Wrangell Borough Assembly held a work session to consider future renovations to the old Institute Property. The Institute Property, located near...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 20, 2020

City job description amended in special assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met last Friday, Aug. 14, to consider amendments to the job description of the Facilities Maintenance Specialist. This item was originally considered in their meeting on...

 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    August 13, 2020

Assembly appointment, mask resolution, ferry authority covered in assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening, Aug. 11. During this meeting, they appointed Bob Dalrymple to fill a vacant seat on the assembly. A seat was left empty after the resignation of Mya...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 6, 2020

Mask mandate discussed in assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 4. The only item on the agenda that evening was a discussion of a potential mandate requiring the public wear face masks. No formal...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 30, 2020

Assembly meeting canceled

The Wrangell Borough Assembly was planning to hold a work session and meeting Tuesday evening, July 28. However, it was unexpectedly cancelled earlier that afternoon. Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 23, 2020

Assembly approves CARES Act funding for school district

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening for a special meeting, to consider CARES Act funding for the school district. Wrangell, and many other communities, recently received special funds...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 23, 2020

Candidacy for local election opening soon

Declarations of candidacy for Wrangell's election will be opening in the near future. A July 9 Facebook post on the city's page listed open positions interested candidates may consider. The position...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 16, 2020

Parks and Rec Board review budget, discuss tentative summer programming

The Wrangell Parks and Recreation Advisory Board met Monday, June 29. During the meeting, the board reviewed the department's new budget for FY 2021, and also took a look at some tentative plans for...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 16, 2020

Convention and Visitor Bureau discuss branding goals

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Thursday, to workshop their goals for a rebranding project. As part of a large to-do list recently approved by the borough assembly, the CVB is...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 9, 2020

CVB discusses priorities for marketing plan

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Wednesday, July 1, to discuss their recently approved marketing plan and what their top priorities should be. The CVB has spent several meetings,...

 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    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...


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