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New WCA building officially open for business

A large crowd gathered at the Wrangell Cooperative Association's new building last Friday, Aug. 30. The building, located at 1002 Zimovia Highway, is the new home for the WCA after their move from...

 

The Way We Were

August 14, 1919 Either the Admiral Farragut or the Spokane, formerly running from Seattle to Skagway by way of Ketchikan, will be returned to the northern run within a month, according to the announcement made by V. A. Peterson, agent of the Pacific...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 8, 2019

Almost 500 responses to community prioritization survey

Closing on July 19 last month, the Wrangell Community Prioritization Survey garnered what Ruby McMurren called a surprising number of responses. A total of 482 people responded to the survey, she said...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 1, 2019

Cooperative Association to pass out backpacks in back-to-school program

The Wrangell Cooperative Association, once again, is helping out with the Tlingit and Haida Central Council's back to school backpack event. Tribal Administrator Esther Ashton said that the WCA...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 25, 2019

Part 2: Food fight between SE fishermen and sea otters

Sea otters are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act, a federal law that prohibits the harvesting of marine mammals. However, this law does allow for some exceptions. Under section 101 of the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 11, 2019

Wrangell Community Prioritization Survey closes next Friday

Ruby McMurren, with the Wrangell Cooperative Association and project director of the local Administration for Native Americans grant project, wanted to remind everybody in town that the "Wrangell...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 20, 2019

Workshop held to discuss healthcare and economic development in the community

The Wrangell Cooperative Association, along with Corvus Design and SALT, a consulting team, held a workshop at the Nolan Center last Thursday, June 13. The workshop was part of the Administration for...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 6, 2019

Cooperative Association gives public update on department projects

The Wrangell Cooperative Association held a "meeting of the association" last Wednesday, May 29. The cooperative association is Wrangell's governing body for tribal citizens. The meeting held a dual purpose: To introduce the public to the new tribal...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 6, 2019

Public invited to ANA workshop on healthcare, housing, and economic development

The Wrangell Cooperative Association and the Administration for Native Americans will hold a workshop for the community to discuss ways to improve healthcare, housing, and economic development in...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019

"Healthy Homes" coming to town this summer

Members of the Wrangell Cooperative Association and the Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority held a short presentation last Wednesday evening on some upcoming home renovations the organizations...

 

Wrangell community-clean up

Many people came out the morning of Saturday, April 13, to participate in the Wrangell Community Clean-Up. Both individuals and local organizations participated in picking up trash wherever it could...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

The Wrangell Cooperative Association elects new tribal council

The Wrangell Cooperative Association, the local organization dedicated to supporting Alaska Natives, held an election for new tribal council members last Monday, March 25. The WCA oversees cultural...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 21, 2019

Bob Dalrymple, Wrangell's district ranger retires after almost 40-year career

Bob Dalrymple said he first became interested in forestry when he was in the Boy Scouts. It was a fairly linear career trajectory. He said he knew what he wanted to do since high school. He attended...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 21, 2019

Pat Creek watershed discussed at first Chautauqua lecture

The Nolan Center hosted the first of several Chautauqua speaking lectures last Thursday. Members of the Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, a regional organization dedicated to the stewardship of Southeast Alaska watersheds, were invited to talk...

 

THRHA gives update on home renovations last week

The Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority (THRHA) held a meeting in Wrangell last week, on Jan. 23, to give an update on a project they have been working on to reduce the cost of living for low-income tribal citizens. Thanks to an ICDBG grant...

 

2018: A year in review, Part 2

April The Department of Transportation is finally able to get started on a major Wrangell road repaving project. Perforated by potholes, the borough’s Evergreen Avenue will be resurfaced and repaired, with pedestrian improvements and other fixes....

 

2018: A year in review, Part 1

The past year has been a busy one for the community of Wrangell, and also one full of changes. Elections have come and gone, the school district saw a new superintendent and two new principals, a high school swimming and diving team was organized,...

 

Evergreen Elementary competes for $10,000 in midterm contest

Many Wrangell residents who went out to vote in the Nov. 6 midterms saw a poster board covered in blue "I Voted" stickers. They were encouraged to add their stickers to the collage to support...

 

Totem Pole on parade

Members of the Wrangell Cooperative Association moved a totem pole from Shakes Island to the cultural center on Front Street Thursday evening. According to Tribal Administrator Esther Ashton, the...

 

Byford Junkyard soil relocation 1/3 complete

Ongoing efforts to remove contaminated soil from the site of the Byford junkyard are about a third of the way complete, according to Sally Schlichting with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. The soil is being packed into large bags...

 

Alaska Sprouts to kick off teen night this September

"Alaska Sprouts – Seeds of Change" is a new group in the city of Wrangell, recently funded through grant money received by the Wrangell Cooperative Association. Their goal, according to the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 23, 2018

Legal representation discussed in school board meeting

Legal representation for the Wrangell school district was discussed in Monday night’s school board meeting. With the new school year beginning August 23, the board had several policy items to discuss. Among them was the potential hiring the law...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 16, 2018

WCA shares grant money with community

The Wrangell Cooperative Association recently received a $50,000 grant from SEARHC. According to WCA Tribal Administrator Esther Ashton, several other communities with First Nations entities also...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 16, 2018

Wrangell Cooperative Association tests 10-mile pipe, plankton, shellfish

10-mile pipe is an important fixture for many in Wrangell. Located along Zimovia Highway, just before the 10-mile marker, a metal pipe continuously allows groundwater to flow to the surface. As the...

 

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