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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 28, 2020 

School board president responds to public comments

In the last Wrangell School Board meeting, on May 18, several members of the public voiced concerns with how things were running in the school district. Among them were concerns that the technology...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 28, 2020 

Assembly holds Fourth of July workshop

The Wrangell Borough assembly metTuesday evening, May 26, to host a workshop on the drawing-near Fourth of July. This was an initial discussion to talk about how Wrangell's famous Independence Day...

 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...

 News    May 28, 2020 

Winners of "Wrangell's Got Talent" to be announced this Saturday

As the COVID-19 pandemic has gone on, people have turned to technology to help stay in touch from a safe distance. The schools have been hosting lessons online, the borough assembly has been meeting...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 28, 2020 

Golf tournaments start back up at Muskeg Meadows

Over Memorial Day weekend, Muskeg Meadows started up their weekend golf tournaments for another season. This first tournament of the season was sponsored by Wrangell IGA. There were 20 golfers on the...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 28, 2020 

Borough assembly begin budget workshops for 2021

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met this week to begin their workshopping of Wrangell's budget for FY 2021. This first round of workshops looked at various city departments that are funded through the...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 28, 2020 

Borough assembly accepts resignation, CARES Act funding

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening, May 26, for their regularly scheduled meeting. In the meeting, the assembly accepted the resignation of one of their members, Drew Larrabee....

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 28, 2020 

Mariners' Memorial coming together

More progress has been made on the Wrangell Mariners' Memorial. The memorial is an ongoing project to recognize Wrangell sailors who have been lost at sea. Jenn Miller-Yancey, with the Mariners'...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 28, 2020 

COVID-19 daily update:

May 28 There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wrangell as of this date. In a press release yesterday, SEARHC provided an update of community testing numbers. As of yesterday afternoon there have... Full story

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 21, 2020

Graduation for class of 2020

Though it lacked the in-person fanfare of a typical graduation, the Wrangell High School Class of 2020 officially graduated last Friday evening, May 15. A small graduation ceremony was held on May...

 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 21, 2020

Planning and Zoning Commission holds various public hearings

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission met last Thursday evening, May 14, to hold several public hearings on various items. The meeting opened with a discussion on the proposed relocation of a...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 21, 2020

Economic Development Committee workshops financial assistance ideas

The Wrangell Economic Development Committee met Tuesday afternoon, May 19, to workshop several financial assistance ideas they will be bringing before the borough assembly in the near future. With the...

 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...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 21, 2020

School board told the district has a hostile work environment

The Wrangell School Board met via web conference last Monday, May 18 and heard of several unethical and potentially illegal things happening in the district. Another person said the district had a...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 21, 2020

Fire at Panhandle Trailer Court

A trailer at Panhandle Trailer Court caught fire last Saturday morning, May 16. The fire department received the call at approximately 10:10 a.m. The trailer's resident, Norm Canaday, was reportedly...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2020

Fire at Panhandle Trailer Court

A fire was reported at Panhandle Trailer Court at approximately 10:10 a.m. Saturday, May 16. The residence belonged to Norm Canaday, according to Fire Chief Tim Buness. Panhandle resident Duke Aitken...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 14, 2020

Scholarships awarded to three Wrangell graduates

Three Wrangell High School graduates will be heading off to college a little more financially secure, thanks to the awarding of some scholarships this past week. Laura Helgeson, Kaylyn Easterly, and...

 By Brian Varela    News    May 14, 2020

Hospital construction continues with COVID protections in place

Construction of Wrangell's new hospital is continuing, despite some impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. According to an update supplied by Sondra Forrester, with SEARHC, the project has suffered from...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 14, 2020

Port Commission approves request to relocate submarine cable

It was a relatively light meeting of the Wrangell Port Commission last Thursday evening, May 7. There was only one agenda item for the commission to consider, a request by GCI to relocate the landing...

 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...


SEARHC hospital staff receive COVID-19 tests

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) recently administered COVID-19 tests on all staff at Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center (MEMC) and Wrangell Medical Center (WMC). Both hospitals...

 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 14, 2020

Assembly makes amendments to budget, rescinds local emergency orders

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening, May 12, to adopt some amendments to the FY 2020 budget. The city recently received both its Secure Rural Schools funding, as well as a grant for COVI...


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