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 By Larry Persily    News    April 8, 2021

City reports 3 more COVID cases; calls it an 'outbreak'

City officials reported three more COVID-19 cases late Wednesday afternoon, bringing to 12 the total number of new cases in town in the past seven days. "Wrangell is experiencing a COVID outbreak," said the statement issued by Wrangell's emergency op... Full story

 

Group promotes awareness of child abuse

The Wrangell community group BRAVE, Building Respect and Valuing Everyone, is handing out materials at the elementary school and around town this week to increase awareness that April is Child Abuse P...

 

St. Paul reports first COVID case

ANCHORAGE (AP) - The island community of St. Paul, in the middle of the Bering Sea, has issued an emergency stay-at-home ordinance after its first case of the coronavirus. An essential worker tested positive on the island, the Anchorage Daily...

 

Gustavus residents worry that airport work with stir up contaminated soil

JUNEAU (AP) - A plan to upgrade the Gustavus airport faces criticism from residents as contractors plan to begin work on the $20 million federally funded project this month. Residents and organizations such as the Gustavus PFAS Action Coalition want...

 

Snowstorm forces flyers to abandon planes on Denali

ANCHORAGE (AP) - Five people had to ski through a heavy Alaska snowstorm to a mountain chalet after abandoning their airplanes on a glacier on North America’s tallest peak, where they were stranded for the weekend, officials said Monday. The five...

 

Anchorage schools will test hockey players, wrestlers weekly

ANCHORAGE (AP) - The Anchorage School District have implemented weekly coronavirus tests for high school hockey players after at least 64 students tested positive for the virus or were told to quarantine because they were a close contact to someone...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 8, 2021

Wrangell up to six active COVID cases

With the announcement of three new cases Thursday evening, and one new case Friday morning, Wrangell now has six active cases of COVID-19. One of the new cases was someone at Evergreen Elementary School. “Based upon the information we have at this... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 1, 2021

Assembly doesn't like the thought of state sales tax

Wrangell assembly members do not like the idea of a state sales tax, even if may be the only tax that state lawmakers are willing to consider. Despite their objection, members agreed they should stay...

 

State says sinking Malaspina could save money long term

Alaska state transportation officials are contemplating sinking a ferry to save money. The Department of Transportation has considered turning the Malaspina into an artificial reef. The ship is one...

 

Ravens head to where the food is – at an Anchorage Costco parking lot

ANCHORAGE (AP) - Some Alaska Costco shoppers said they've had their groceries stolen by ravens in the store parking lot. Matt Lewallen said he was packing his groceries into his car in the parking...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 1, 2021

Long-married couple reunited after a pandemic year apart

"I think it was '52 that we got married, I met her just before," Elmer Mork said about his wife Patricia. "She was the 1950 queen, Fourth of July Queen. The first one. I'm kind of lucky to find a...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 1, 2021

Johnson & Johnson vaccine available in Wrangell

The one-shot COVID-19 vaccine produced by Johnson & Johnson recently became available in the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium's network and is now in Wrangell. Carly Allen, clinic...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 1, 2021

Assembly backs away from boost in liveaboard fees

The borough assembly could decide to adopt a new definition for harbor liveaboards at its April 13 meeting, clarifying that the residential user fee would not be charged if people don't overnight...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 1, 2021

Legislators continue work on ferry system advisory board

State House and Senate committees continue to work on competing bills that would change the membership of the state ferry system advisory board. The Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday heard...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 1, 2021

Matanuska out of service third time in two months

The 58-year-old Matanuska, the oldest operating vessel in the state ferry fleet, has had troubles operating the past two months. The Alaska Marine Highway System took it out of service last week to...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 1, 2021

Wrestling season starts in Juneau this weekend

High school wrestling season will kick off for Wrangell this Friday and Saturday, as the Wolves head to Juneau for their first meet of the year. Wrangell did not compete in any 2020 season, due to the...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 1, 2021

State plans to reduce rockfall hazards along highway

The state Transportation Department is asking for public comments on its plan to reduce the hazards along a stretch of Wrangell's Zimovia Highway frequently hit by rocks coming down from the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 1, 2021

City moving forward with tourism best practices management plan

A cohesive document outlining guidelines for the tourism industry in Wrangell is slowly coming together. During a workshop last Friday, the Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau looked over a draft...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 1, 2021

Visitor bureau holds Wrangell photo contest

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau launched the first of a series of photo and video contests earlier this month to help replenish its stock of images for marketing efforts. "The Best of...

 

State may provide COVID vaccinations at 4 airports

JUNEAU (AP) - The state health department is floating the idea of providing COVID-19 vaccinations to travelers at Alaska's busiest airports with the summer tourism and fishing seasons looming. The...

 

State and others file in support of roadless rule exemption for Tongass

JUNEAU (AP) - The state of Alaska and several other groups have filed to defend the Tongass National Forest’s 5-month-old exemption from a nationwide rule that limits development on federal land. The filing fights back against a group of tribal, en...

 

Alaska had 22,300 fewer jobs in February than a year go

JUNEAU (AP) - Alaska had 22,300 fewer jobs last month than it did in February 2020, the state labor department reported last Friday, citing the ongoing economic toll from the COVID-19 pandemic. The biggest job losses were in the leisure and...

 

Czech Republic's richest man dies in Alaska helicopter crash

ANCHORAGE (AP) - A contracted helicopter carrying guides and guests from a lodge on a heli-skiing trip in Alaska's backcountry crashed on Saturday, killing the pilot and four others, including the...

 

Legislators may look at parole for juveniles

ANCHORAGE (AP) - A proposal by the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission could provide juveniles sentenced to lengthy prison sentences an opportunity for parole after serving 15 years. The commission recommended state lawmakers pass a “second look...

 

COVID leads to serious inflammatory syndrome for eight Alaska youth

ANCHORAGE (AP) - Eight Alaska youths have developed a serious inflammatory syndrome from previous coronavirus infections, state health officials said in a report. The report, released March 26, said some of the eight youths ended up in the pediatric...

 

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