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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 21, 2019 

Projects at City Dock discussed in public meeting

A meeting was held at City Hall last Wednesday to discuss the upcoming cruise ship season, as well as some proposed projects around City Dock. Cruise ships will begin arriving in Wrangell in April,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 21, 2019 

Woman sentenced to 2-years SIS for selling marijuana to a minor

A sentencing hearing was held Monday afternoon, March 19, for Kelly Gunderson. Back in October, Gunderson was charged with selling marijuana to a minor. The incident happened on Oct. 1, 2018, according to Wrangell Police Chief Doug McCloskey. They...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 21, 2019 

VA holds town hall meeting at the Nolan Center

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs is a federal agency that works to care for the nation's veterans. The VA offers eligible veterans healthcare, as well as other non-medical benefits...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 21, 2019 

School board discusses school safety, second budget draft

The Wrangell School Board met last Monday evening. During the meeting, Superintendent Debbe Lancaster provided the board with a brief recap of a recent public meeting the district held on school safety. For those unaware, concerns were raised among...

 
 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 

Chili cookoff and rummage sale hosted by KSTK

Radio station KSTK, hosted a chili cookoff last Saturday. The cookoff is an annual fundraiser for the radio station, according to June Leffler. It was hosted in the Wrangell High School Commons this...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Wrangell off of Water Watch

According to an email from Kim Lane, Wrangell Borough Clerk, the Stage 1 water watch has been called off. Thanks to conservation efforts by the community, as well as more rain, the town’s reservoirs are now at capacity. Wrangell was put on a water...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 21, 2019 

"A Herd of Orphans" coming to the Nolan Center

Southeast Alaska is well known for its wildlife: Bears, moose, salmon and eagles. The Tongass National Forest is home to a wide variety of creatures. One species that is absent is elephants. Luckily,...

 
 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...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Signing ceremony concludes two-year collaboration on Prince of Wales

The USDA Forest Service held a signing ceremony on Saturday, March 16 on an agreement that aims to improve forest health while supporting the resilience and economies of local communities. The Prince...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 14, 2019

Lady Wolves take 1st regional championship in 25 years

After two intense games against the Petersburg Lady Vikings and Metlakatla Miss Chiefs, the Wrangell Lady Wolves claimed victory in the ASAA Region V championship. This is the first time in 25 years...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 14, 2019

Town hall meeting called over proposed state budget cuts

Ever since Governor Mike Dunleavy announced his proposed budget, it has been a hot topic of debate across Southeast Alaska. The proposed budget does offer a full PFD to all Alaska residents, as well as supply “back pay” for PFDs that were...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 14, 2019

Vote on noise ordinance postponed after assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly came together for their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday evening, March 12. The meeting drew an unusually large crowd, as well, as the assembly was scheduled to vote on a proposed noise ordinance after its second...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 14, 2019

Town invited to Adult Prom at the end of the month

Music, dancing, celebration, awkward photographs, there is a lot that goes into a prom that makes the evening special. For most people, going to prom ends after graduating from high school. In...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 14, 2019

WCA IGAP's third e-waste event coming soon

Old televisions, spare power cords, laptop batteries, VCRs, broken keyboards, almost any home is likely to have clutter like this taking up space. What makes this kind of clutter different from the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 14, 2019

Alaska Crossings gearing up for new season

Alaska Crossings has been a part of the Wrangell community since its inception in the early 2000s. The behavioral health program is designed to help troubled teens from all over the state. From April...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 7, 2019

School safety discussed at public meeting

Safety in the Wrangell School District has been a hot topic around town these past few days. On Saturday, March 2, school officials were made aware of a high school student making threatening comments on Snapchat. The student, who is underage and wil...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 7, 2019

Wrangell on Stage 1 water watch

Last Wednesday, Feb. 27, the Wrangell officials declared a Stage 1 water watch. The water watch is a part of Wrangell’s code of ordinances, under the water shortage management plan. The plan requires that the city inform the public when they need...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 7, 2019

New wildlife trooper coming to Wrangell

Kyle Freeberg has been with the Alaska Wildlife Troopers for two years. He's been stationed in Fairbanks since joining, but soon he and his family will be moving south to join the Wrangell Community. Being a wildlife trooper, he said, was a position...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 7, 2019

Suicide Prevention Training offers tips on how to help friends and family in need

Many members of the Wrangell community, as well as guides from Alaska Crossings, crammed into the Stikine Middle School commons last Saturday afternoon for QPR suicide prevention training. The trainin...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 7, 2019

Roadless Rule, Galore Creek Mine hot topics during SEACC visit

The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, SEACC, was founded in 1970 to protect the land and wildlife of the Tongass National Forest. The SEACC board of directors is made up of people who have made...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 7, 2019

Chautauqua speaking series restarting next week

“Chautauqua” was a movement that began in the late 1800s, focused on spreading culture, educating the public, and providing entertainment. The movement takes its name from Lake Chautauqua, in western New York, where it was started. Chautauquas...

 

Senator hopes for agreement to fund ferries through mid-2020

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP)– A co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said Thursday he wants to reach a budget agreement that would fund the state’s ferry system through mid-2020. Sen. Bert Stedman, a Sitka Republican, said that would allow time...

 

Measure seeks to move legislative sessions from Juneau

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A proposed ballot measure seeks to move Alaska legislative sessions from the state capital of Juneau to the state’s biggest city, Anchorage. Supporters say they’re not trying to move the capital and see the proposal as a w...

 

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