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 By Marc Lutz    News    June 22, 2022 

Chugach Ranger will be unwrapped for viewing over the Fourth

Plans to make the almost-century-old U.S. Forest Service Chugach Ranger workboat a permanent display at the Nolan Center are slowly moving forward, but until then the 62-foot wooden vessel will be tem...

 
 By Danelle Kelly    News    June 15, 2022

Boaters start 750-mile race Port Townsend to Ketchikan

The Race to Alaska launched a flotilla north to Ketchikan from Port Townsend, Washington, on Monday. The 750-mile wind- and human-powered race has two starts: 5 a.m. Monday for the first leg, which organizers call the “The Proving Ground,” and...

 

Navy F-18s stop in Ketchikan to refuel

On a sunny afternoon, Ketchikan International Airport got a surprise visit from some unusual guests. At about noon on June 7, five U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornets touched down at the airport for about two hours to refuel on their way north to Eielson...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    June 8, 2022

Author's book characters are composites of real people in Southeast

When Christi Slaven's kids were tiny, she set her typewriter down on the breakfast bar in her parents' house and wrote a novel. She burned all 300 pages when she was done. "It was terrible," Slaven sa...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    June 1, 2022

Alaska Seaplanes begins operations in Wrangell

Alaska Seaplanes landed on the idea of offering service to Wrangell about two years ago, and its inaugural flight touched down last Thursday. "One of our anchor (clients) is SEARHC," said Andy Kline,...

 
 By Mark Thiessen    News    June 1, 2022

Former President Carter files in court against land exchange for Alaska road

ANCHORAGE (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter has taken the unusual step of weighing in on a federal court case involving his landmark 1980 lands conservation act and a remote refuge in Alaska,...

 

Search suspended for ship passenger who fell overboard

JUNEAU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 40-year-old Texas woman who fell overboard off a cruise ship in Lynn Canal, north of Juneau. The Coast Guard ended the effort May 17 after searching for Selena Pau Pres, of Houston,...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    May 18, 2022

Water study highlights importance of cleaning up after pets

A group of high school students delved into scientific research while earning college credits as part of the Rural Alaska Students in One-Health Research (RASOR) program. The University of Alaska...

 

Candidates should talk about the real issues

The community’s future depends on adequate, affordable housing, and the same for child care services. Without both, Wrangell will find it difficult to keep the businesses, jobs, school enrollment and services it has, much less grow. You could say...

 

Bestowing blessings

Pastor Sue Bahleda of the Island of Faith Lutheran Church and Lt. Rosie Tollerud (right) give the Blessing of the Fleet last Sunday at the Mariners' Memorial at Heritage Harbor. Girl Scouts presented...

 

Alaska distributor loses 5 million honeybees in airfreight reroute

About 5 million honeybees bound for Alaska got waylaid when Delta Air Lines routed them through Atlanta, where most of the bees died after being left for hours in crates on the ground during hot weather. The bees were the first of two shipments...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    April 20, 2022

Sitka boatyard closure leads to more work in Wrangell

Wrangell’s Marine Service Center has seen a 20% to 30% increase in haul-out requests after Sitka’s boatyard closed April 1. “We’ve been getting overflow from Sitka since February,” Port Director Steve Miller said April 13. Normally the...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    April 20, 2022

Taste of Asia more than a restaurant, it's the owner's passion

When Michelle Lopez opened Taste of Asia nearly seven years ago, it was after her boyfriend had become her ex-boyfriend. She had come to Wrangell to be with him from Juneau, where her parents had move...

 

Interior secretary will make first trip to Alaska

JUNEAU (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native American to serve as a cabinet secretary, plans to visit Alaska this month, with a planned visit to the community at the center of a long-running dispute over a proposed land exchange...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    April 6, 2022

Birding festival expands schedule, focuses on education

Just like migrating birds, the Stikine River Birding Festival is coming back to Wrangell. This year, instead of just one weekend, the festival is spreading its wings to three weekends in a row from...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    April 6, 2022

Duo uses strength, scraping and sanding to beautify school

Senior James Shilts cares about his school so much that it became the focus of his senior project. Shilts and wrestling teammate Rowen Wiederspohn grappled with the idea of beautifying part of...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    March 30, 2022

Hooligan brighten up the Stikine again

The hooligan are back. When the eagles disappear from town and the sea lions start hauling out on the beach at Lesnoi Island, it's a pretty sure bet hooligan season is upon the Stikine, said David...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    March 30, 2022

Volunteers needed for community garden setup effort

As the green of spring begins to replace the gray of winter, the Wrangell Community Garden crew wants to prepare its plots for planting. Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 16 at the community garden site at 1.5 Mile to move soil,...

 

Responders stop fuel leak from grounded tug near Sitka

Salvage teams, the U.S. Coast Guard and state Department of Environmental Conservation reported last Thursday that fuel leaks from the grounded tug in Neva Strait 17 miles northwest of Sitka have been stopped. The state agency updated its situation...

 
 By Mark Thiessen    News    March 30, 2022

International researchers try to understand Fairbanks' dirty air

FAIRBANKS (AP) — In the pristine expanse of Alaska’s Interior lies a dirty secret: Some of the most polluted winter air in the United States can be found in and around Fairbanks. The Fairbanks North Star Borough, which includes Alaska’s...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    March 23, 2022

Businesses prep for the start of tourism season

The anticipated return of visitors means that Wrangell business owners are readying themselves for customers to reserve lodging, stop into their shops and book tours on the waters of the Inside...

 

The Way We Were

March 23, 1922 With the Inter-School Meet at Juneau only five weeks away, the need for concerted action on part of the people in Wrangell has become more evident. Everyone is enthusiastic about the meet, as Wrangell wants to be put on the map...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    March 23, 2022

Switch in satellites leaves DISH customers without Alaska channels

Options for television in Wrangell narrowed in mid-January when some DISH Network customers lost access to the Alaska affiliates for ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX when the provider switched satellites. After...

 
 By Garland Kennedy    News    March 23, 2022

National Geographic outdoors show features Sitka father and son

For years, Robert Miller and his son RJ have hunted, fished and enjoyed the outdoors around Sitka together. And now they have a wide audience through National Geographic's "Life Below Zero: Next Gener...

 
 By Mark Thiessen    News    March 23, 2022

Appeals court sides with land swap for road through wildlife refuge

ANCHORAGE — A federal appeals court panel on March 16 reversed a decision that had rejected a land swap aimed at allowing construction of a road through an Alaska national wildlife refuge which is an internationally recognized habitat for...

 

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