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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    November 26, 2020 

3 pounds of cigarette butts cleaned up for Great American Smokeout last week

Last Thursday, Nov. 19, Wrangell secondary school students with the BASE student group participated in the Great American Smokeout by going around town cleaning up cigarette butts. In less than an...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    November 26, 2020 

Public Safety Building repairs covered in special assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a special meeting last Thursday night, Nov. 19, to discuss the Public Safety Building and its needed repairs. The Public Safety Building houses Wrangell's court,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    November 26, 2020 

Absentee ballots counted for District 36

As of last Wednesday, Nov. 18, all absentee and early ballots have been counted for District 36. According to unofficial results for the Nov. 3 election, there were 3,748 absentee ballots cast this...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    November 26, 2020 

P&R considering options for winter programming

Wrangell Parks and Recreation has learned a lot about adaptability this past year, P&R Director Kate Thomas said. With the COVID-19 pandemic, she said that things could change quickly and her...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    November 26, 2020 

Christmas Tree Lane, Dove Tree moving forward with some changes

While this holiday season may look different with the COVID-19 pandemic, several Wrangell traditions are still going strong. The public will still be able to participate in the annual Christmas Tree L...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    November 26, 2020 

Planning and Zoning Commission workshops Institute zoning

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning commission met Monday afternoon, to hold a work session on potential zoning of the former Institute Property. The former Wrangell Institute was located on land near Shoemaker Harbor. After the Institute closed down,...

 

Southeast Alaska commercial Dungeness crab fall season closure

The commercial Dungeness crab fishery in Registration Area A (Southeast) will close in most areas by regulation at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 30, consistent with 5 AAC 32.110. Districts 1 and 2, and Section 13-B outside of the Sitka Sound...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    November 26, 2020 

COVID-19 daily update:

November 25 In this week’s COVID update, Jamie Roberts reported that Wrangell has one active case. The city is reporting a total of 24 cases for Wrangell, in all. Statewide, Alaska has seen 29,543... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    November 26, 2020 

25th COVID case announced

Monday evening, Nov. 30, the City and Borough of Wrangell announced the community’s 25th confirmed case of COVID-19. According to their press release, the case is a Wrangell resident. They are reportedly asymptomatic and are in isolation. The... Full story

 

Assembly holds workshop on meter upgrades

Last week, on Nov. 10, the borough assembly met for a work session on the topic of electric meter upgrades. According to a memo from Electrical Superintendent Rod Rhoades, Wrangell Municipal Light...

 

City adopts mask mandate

Last Thursday morning, Nov. 12, many Alaskans received an emergency alert on their phones from Governor Mike Dunleavy. The message contained a link to a video of Dunleavy, in which he addressed the ra...

 

WCA election results

Results are in for the Wrangell Cooperative Association's recent election. The WCA is Wrangell's local tribal organization, and last Tuesday, Nov. 10, they held elections for their tribal council....

 

Port Commission discusses harbor ladders, other topics

Wrangell's port commission met last Thursday, Nov. 12. A large portion of their discussion that night surrounded the installation of ladders between slip spaces at Shoemaker Harbor. Shoemaker has...

 

School Board discusses new doors, superintendent search

The Wrangell School Board met Monday night, Nov. 16, for a regularly scheduled meeting. During the meeting, the board approved expenses to the City and Borough of Wrangell for new doors for Evergreen...

 

Turkey trot supporting middle school runners and food pantry

Southeast Beasts will be hosting the 9th annual Turkey Trot next Thursday, Nov. 26. Lucy Moline-Robinson, with the running group, said that participants should arrive at the covered basketball court by Evergreen Elementary School at 8:45 a.m. The run...

 

SEARHC rolling back free asymptomatic tests

In a Nov. 17 press release, the Southeast Alaska Health Consortium announced that they would soon be discontinuing their free asymptomatic COVID-19 testing program. This program has offered free...

 

Planning and Zoning Commission approve plat reviews

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission met last Thursday evening, Nov. 12, to cover several items. There were three plat reviews on the agenda that night, two preliminary and one final. A final...

 

School board holds workshop with APEI

The Wrangell School Board held a workshop Monday evening, Nov. 16, with Alaska Public Entity Insurance. APEI is the nonprofit administrator of a joint insurance arrangement between a pool of Alaskan...

 

Election update

The following are unofficial results for how Wrangell voted in the 2020 election, as of 3 p.m. on Nov. 4. 732 ballots were cast on election day. As of Friday afternoon, Nov. 6, these numbers have... Full story

 

City announces new COVID-19 cases

Friday Nov. 20, the City and Borough of Wrangell announced several confirmed cases of COVID-19. One case is within the community, according to the city’s press release. That individual is in isolation. This is Wrangell’s 22nd case. The press... Full story

 

Opinions shared on potential mask mandate

During a special borough assembly meeting last Thursday, community members shared their thoughts on a potential mask mandate the city was considering. The mandate would require all individuals, with...

 

Assembly discusses mask mandate in special meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met last Thursday evening, Nov. 5. This was only a discussion meeting, to take in public opinion and decide whether or not a mask mandate would be worth considering in a...

 

Division of Elections to begin counting absentee ballots

The Alaska Division of Elections, in a Nov. 9 press release, announced a schedule for conducting absentee ballot counts. Moving forward, they announced that the public could expect updated counts to...

 

School board accepts 2020 audit

The Wrangell School Board met Monday night for a special work session and meeting regarding the district's FY 2020 financial audit. According to the audit, the school district has approximately $3.57...

 

Tin Can Country receives accolades

Arlington, VA – Fifty-two museum publications have gained accolades in the 29th annual Museum Publications Design Competition, presented by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). This competition...

 

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