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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 28, 2021 

COVID-19 daily update:

December 17 Jamie Roberts, with the Wrangell EOC, reported that there are currently no active cases of COVID-19 in the community. Statewide, Alaska’s case count is 41,859 as of yesterday. This is... Full story


Moderna vaccines arrive within SEARHC care network

On December 22, the first allocations of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination arrived in the communities of Wrangell, Klawock, Haines, Hoonah, Kake, and Angoon. SouthEast Alaska Regional Health...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 16, 2020

Public invited to town hall on school district reopening

The Wrangell Public School District will be hosting an online town hall meeting to discuss the reopening plan for fall 2020, tonight at 6 p.m.. Superintendent Debbe Lancaster said that a meeting was...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 21, 2020

Reopen Wrangell Task Force holds business roundtable

The Reopen Wrangell Task Force hosted a roundtable discussion for local businesses last Friday afternoon, May 15, in regards to state mandates and how businesses will need to operate during the...

 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...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 14, 2020

Reopen Wrangell Task Force holds first in-person meeting

The Reopen Wrangell Task Force met last Monday afternoon to discuss ways the group can help local businesses make it through the COVID-19 pandemic. This was the first "in person" meeting of the task...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 14, 2020

Economic Development Committee brainstorm ways to meet community needs

Wrangell's Economic Development Committee met last Wednesday, May 6, to hold a brainstorming session on how to best meet the needs of the community through the COVID-19 pandemic. There are several...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 7, 2020

Reopen Wrangell Task Force planning new surveys, looking to meet needs of local businesses

The Reopen Wrangell Task Force, a committee of multiple community representatives working to support local businesses in reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, met last Monday afternoon. It was a...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 30, 2020

Economic recovery task force meets to discuss business needs, state mandates

The Reopen Wrangell Task Force, made up of several representatives across the community, met last Monday afternoon to discuss ways to assist Wrangell's economy through the COVID-19 pandemic. The task...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 23, 2020

Assembly hears calls to reopen economy, hospital's plans for handling virus

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met remotely last Tuesday, April 14, to hold one of their regularly scheduled meetings. It was a light agenda, as far as items requiring an assembly vote, but there was...


School board reviews PEAKS test results, ponders on changes to grade scale

The Wrangell School Board met early Monday evening, Sept. 23, to hold a work session on the results of the recent PEAKS tests. The Performance Evaluation for Alaska's Schools is an annual test that,...

 By Dan Rudy    News    January 25, 2018

Columbia misses week over mechanical issues

The sole ferry linking the region’s seaside communities has had to skip a week of its winter schedule due to mechanical problems. Alaska Marine Highway System reported the M/V Columbia has had to remain in Bellingham, Washington, after its arrival...

 By Dan Rudy    News    January 25, 2018

A.G. decision unlikely to alter cannabis legalization in Alaska

Despite a rescinding of Obama-era orders allowing for the state-by-state legalization process of marijuana earlier this month, the relationship between federal and Alaskan agencies seem unlikely to change at the moment. On January 4 Attorney General...


The Way We Were

November 22, 1917: The Wrangell chapter of the Red Cross raised $104 for Christmas packets for soldiers. By Christmas the United States will have 1 million men under arms. The Red Cross has, in addition to its many other labors in humanitarian work,...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 19, 2017

Local 5K highlights problem of continued slavery

A group of residents last weekend took part in a march meant to remind the community that slavery is still a problem in the world today. The United Nations' International Labour Organization...


Fish Factor: Applications for oyster and kelp farms increase

Home grown shellfish and kelp are gaining momentum in Alaska, spurred on by growing markets and the steadfast push by Governor Walker’s visionary mariculture task force. Applications for more than 1,000 acres of oyster and kelp farms were filed...

 By Dan Rudy    News    May 25, 2017

SEARHC-AICS hosting meeting on drug and alcohol addiction

Residents are invited to attend a special presentation at the local clinic this evening, focused on understanding and treating addiction. Targeting problems with alcohol and opioids, Dr. Janice Sheufelt will lead the public presentation, which begins...

 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    April 20, 2017

Dan's Dispatch

For those following the issues facing our state, it’s no surprise that Alaska’s $2.7 billion budget deficit is the biggest issue. For the last five years, Alaska has had a budget deficit. Those deficits have caused the state to burn through at...


Guest Commentary: Shell exploration cause for optimism in Alaska

A dynamic event is underway in Arctic Alaska today: one that, if successful, could have a profound effect on our state’s economy. Shell Alaska is preparing to drill for oil this summer in Alaska’s offshore continental shelf. To date, Shell has...


Southeast gillnet and purse seine task forces meet in Petersburg

PETERSBURG ­– The Southeast Alaska Drift Gillnet and Purse Seine task forces met in Petersburg on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, to review the 2014 season and discuss the 2015 season. On Tuesday, Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) bio...

 By Dan Rudy    News    August 14, 2014

Carving facility project to be completed this fall

In case you haven't seen past the building's cedar exterior, work on the Wrangell Cooperative Association's new carving facility and cultural center on Front Street continues. “Things are going good at the carving shed,” said Todd White, WCA... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 1, 2014

Petersburg law enforcement to seek federal resources for drug trafficking

PETERSBURG – The Petersburg Police Department may petition the federal government to become designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). A coalition of law enforcement agencies can petition to become a HIDTA region, however,... Full story

 By Greg Knight    News    August 30, 2012

Pushing for drug treatment in Wrangell

For many people in Southeast Alaska, and particularly Wrangell and Petersburg, the burdensome weight of drug and alcohol addiction is something they live and cope with, and fight against on a daily basis. The most recent numbers released by the...


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