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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 22, 2020 

COVID-19 daily update:

October 21 In this week’s COVID-19 update, Jamie Roberts reported that there are still no active cases of the virus in Wrangell at this time. The city has seen a total of 20 cases, but these are... Full story

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 22, 2020 

Prysunkas provide COVID-19 update

The Prysunka family, Dr. Lynn and Mayor Steve, met with KSTK and Wrangell Sentinel reporters on the afternoon of Oct. 20 to talk about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Wrangell has seen a total of 20...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 1, 2020

New hospital nearing completion

The new Wrangell Medical Center is nearing completion, according to a press release from SEARHC. Several crews are on-site working on siding, concrete, drywall, and other aspects of the construction...


Gatherings, flu vaccinations discussed by Wrangell Unified Command

The local Unified Command continues to meet weekly to consolidate the local COVID-19 response. During the meeting on Wednesday, September 16, local representatives expressed concerns for gatherings,...


Death Notice

Royann Churchill, 71, of Wrangell, Alaska passed away on September 5, 2020 at the Wrangell Medical Center. Condolences can be sent to Kathy Binkie, PO Box 1574 Haines, AK 99827, Leonard Vazquez, 932 Lindberg Ave. Alamogordo, NM 88310. An obituary... Full story


Death Notice

Fred P. Thruston Sr., died of a heart attack at Wrangell Medical Center on May 26, 2020. An obituary will follow and a memorial service also at some point....

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 13, 2020

Fire alarm at Wrangell Medical Center

At approximately 10:35 a.m. last Wednesday, Aug. 5, the Wrangell Volunteer Fire Department was alerted to a fire alarm at the Wrangell Medical Center. Firefighters and EMS responded to the call...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 13, 2020

New hospital aiming for December move-in date

The Wrangell Medical Center construction project remains on budget, according to an update from SEARHC. Rainy weather this summer has been a challenge, according to the update, but progress is still...


Death Notice

Darrel Gross passed away July 30 of cancer in Wrangell at SEARHC Medical Center. An obituary will follow.... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    July 30, 2020

Four dead in car crash

Four individuals died in a car crash that occurred late Monday night or early Tuesday morning on Mitkof Island when their SUV drove off the roadway near the 27 mile marker of Mitkof Highway at a high...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 23, 2020

Progress made on new hospital

Progress has been made on the new Wrangell Medical Center, according to a press release from SEARHC. Thanks to increases in crew sizes, and new trades coming onto the project, the project has gained...

 By Brian Varela    News    July 23, 2020

Four dead in car crash

PETERSBURG- Four individuals died in a car crash that occurred late Monday night or early Tuesday morning on Mitkof Island when their SUV drove off the roadway near the 27 mile marker of Mitkof... Full story


Wrangell announces COVID-19 economic relief programs

The City and Borough of Wrangell (City) will begin rolling out a series of programs of economic relief for businesses, non-profits and residents in Wrangell who have been impacted by the COVID-19...


Police report

July 6: Animal Complaint. Agency Assist: US Forest Service. Scam/Possible Mail Fraud. Agency Assist: Line Crew. 86’d Letter served. July 7: Agency Assist: Dead Deer. Disorderly Conduct. Citizen Assist: Vehicle Unlock. Warrant Check. Motor Vehicle...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 2, 2020

Plans announced for limited 4th of July celebration

While Wrangell is well known for its Fourth of July celebration, the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly altered the community's plans for Independence Day. While many popular and traditional events...


Police report

June 22 Civil issue Civil issue: Child Custody Trespass Agency assist: AST June 23 Subpoena service Agency assist: AST Civil matter June 24 Nothing to report. June 25 Agency Assist: Public Works June 26 Suspicious activity Agency assist: Harbor...

 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 11, 2020

First case of COVID-19 announced in Wrangell

On Sunday evening, June 7, the first positive case of COVID-19 was announced in the community of Wrangell. A joint press release from the city and SEARHC reports that the patient is an unnamed...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 11, 2020

Hospital construction ramping up

Construction of the new Wrangell Medical Center is continuing on schedule and on budget, according to an update provided by Sondra Forrester. According to the update, construction is ramping up as...


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 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...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 21, 2020

Senior awards night via web conference

Graduating students of Wrangell High School, school staff, and other community members came together via web conference last week for senior awards night. During the web conference, graduating...


Police report

May 11 Agency Assist: Ambulance. Welfare Check. Agency Assist: Hoonah P.D. Gun Shots. May 12 Animal Complaint. Agency Assist: Burglar Alarm. Harassment. Agency Assist: Parks & Rec. Traffic Stop: Verbal warning given for headlights. Intoxicated...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 14, 2020

Wrangell Command talks COVID-19 isolation plans, testing, community resources

Wrangell's Unified Command participated in their weekly conference call on Wednesday, May 6, to provide organizational updates on COVID-19 developments and changes in respective protocols. The City...


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