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Harbor House closes its doors after two years

Harbor House, the assisted living facility, closed its doors on Sept. 1. The facility opened in April of 2017 as a place for Wrangell's senior citizens to live, and also became a popular spot for...

 

Planning and Zoning Commission considers Institute property rezoning

Wrangell's planning and zoning commission met last Thursday, Sept. 12. One of the big discussion items on the agenda was the potential rezoning of the old Institute property, by Shoemaker Harbor. The...

 

Nolan Center hosting Nostalgic Movie Nights

The Nolan Center, Wrangell's museum, convention center, and theater has announced a new monthly program for moviegoers young and old to enjoy. Starting Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6:30, the public is...

 

Local groups discuss continuing gun range improvements

Members of the Parks and Recreation Department, the Wrangell Rod and Gun Club, The Stikine Sportsmen Association, and the Forest Service held a meeting last Wednesday, Sept. 11. The purpose of the...

 

SEARHC to receive Awards for Sitka and Wrangell Facilities

SouthEast Alaska Regional Healthcare Consortium's (SEARHC) Sitka Long-Term Care (SLTC) and Wrangell Medical Center Long-Term Care (WMC LTC) will be presented with a trio of quality awards this month...

 

United States Coast Guard suspends part of Alaska tour company boat fleet

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -Most boats from a southeast Alaska tour company that were inspected this week in Juneau and Sitka have been taken out of service for corrective action. The U.S. Coast Guard suspen...

 

Senior Center's new manager planning big things for the future

After a recent shake-up that saw the loss of the Wrangell Senior Center's site manager, cook, and driver, the facility is working to get back to its normal routine under the new leadership of Tom...

 

Petersburg drug dealer gets time served

Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - A Petersburg man received 21 months in federal prison and five years of supervised release for a methamphetamine case. Assistant US Attorney Jack Schmidt said Randal Long,...

 

$62,000 in heroin, meth seized by Petersburg police

PETERSBURG — The Petersburg Police Department served search warrants at 410 Mitkof Highway at approximately 3:50 P.M. on Tuesday, Sept. 10 and found distribution quantities of heroin and...

 

State troopers teach difference between legal and illegal moose ahead of hunting season

State Wildlife Troopers Kyle Freeberg, of Wrangell, and Cody Litster, of Petersburg, set up shop in Wrangell's downtown pavilion last Sunday afternoon with several hunting regulation handbooks and...

 

Low turnout but lots of information at Central Tongass Project meeting

The Forest Service held a public meeting regarding the Central Tongass Project last week, Sept. 3. The purpose of the meeting was to share information on the project and its recently published draft e...

 

Salmon Beyond Borders and SEITC working to create united front against transboundary mining

For many people in Southeast Alaska, mining operations in nearby British Columbia is a source of concern. While these mines are across the border in Canadian jurisdiction, many of them are located in...

 

Assembly discusses closure of Prince Rupert ferry stop, changes pay grade for police chief position

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday, Sept. 10, to discuss, among several topics, the recent announcement that the Alaska Marine Highway System would stop traveling to and from Prince Rupert on...

 

Parks and Rec Department considers fee changes for youth programs

The Wrangell Parks and Recreation Advisory Board sat down to workshop a set of proposed increases to fees for youth sports programs last Wednesday, Sept. 4. Parks and Recreation Director Kate Thomas...

 

Family Resilience Fair coming Sept. 28

Local organization BRAVE (Building Respect and Valuing Everyone) will be hosting their annual Family Resilience Fair at the end of the month, on Sept. 28 from noon to 2 p.m. Last year's fair brought...

 

Mariners' Memorial seeking $6,000 by the end of the month

The Wrangell Mariners' Memorial Board brought in a little less than $5,000 with their annual fish fry last month. Proceeds like this are going towards the mariners' memorial by Heritage Harbor,...

 

Russian retraces historic route to Sitka

SITKA, Alaska (AP) – Russian adventurer Anatoly Kazakevich sailed into town on a double-hulled inflatable sailboat Monday morning, completing the last leg of an 8,000-mile journey to Sitka from the Siberian city of Irkutsk. Kazakevich and his...

 

Alaska Permanent Fund grew by $1.4B in last fiscal year

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Despite a large transfer of funds to the state treasury, the Alaska Permanent Fund has grown by $1.4 billion, a report said. The fund earned enough from investments to grow by 2% in the fiscal year that ended June 30, The...

 

Wrangell voices heard in Dunleavy recall effort

Setting up a booth behind Rayme's Bar on Sunday and Monday, Wrangell resident Maleah Wenzel spent her Labor Day weekend taking signatures for the ongoing recall effort against Governor Mike Dunleavy....

 

Alaska Natives Without Land discuss mission in local meeting

The mission of Alaska Natives Without Land is to correct a decades-old injustice done to five Southeast Alaskan native communities. Back in 1971, the group's website reads, Congress passed the Alaska...

 

Candidacy declarations closed for October election

Declarations for candidacy in Wrangell's upcoming October elections closed at 4 p.m. last Friday, Aug. 30. From city hall to the school board, there are multiple positions open as well as people...

 

Haines chief won't come to Wrangell

Haines Police Chief Heath Scott will remain in his post in Haines after the city manager offered him a $10,000 raise to stay in his post. He will be paid $110,000 by next year under terms of a contract running through June 2021. He will receive an...

 

New WCA building officially open for business

A large crowd gathered at the Wrangell Cooperative Association's new building last Friday, Aug. 30. The building, located at 1002 Zimovia Highway, is the new home for the WCA after their move from...

 

Fishing derby winners announced

As summer draws to a close, another season of fishing derbies has wrapped up as well. Wrangell saw two derbies this past month, a coho derby from Aug. 10 to Sept. 2, and a halibut derby over Labor...

 

New waterfowl hunting regulations announced for SE Alaska

Hunters are reminded of new waterfowl regulations which change the timing of season opening and closure dates on an alternating yearly schedule. These changes went into effect on July 1, 2019 in Region 1, which includes Units 1 through 4. Each year,...

 

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