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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

BRAVE attends summit on violence prevention

Members of BRAVE, the Wrangell organization that works to build healthy relationships in the community, recently attended a summit in Anchorage last month to discuss topics like domestic and sexual...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

The Wrangell Cooperative Association elects new tribal council

The Wrangell Cooperative Association, the local organization dedicated to supporting Alaska Natives, held an election for new tribal council members last Monday, March 25. The WCA oversees cultural...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

City and school board hold budget workshop

The Wrangell Borough Assembly and the Wrangell School Board held a joint work session last Thursday to discuss the school district's proposed budget for the 2020 school year. Earlier this year,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

Women Pioneers of Alaska helping the elderly, preserving history

The Pioneers of Alaska is one of the older social organizations in the state. According to the organization's website, the first group of pioneers, or "Igloos," was founded in Nome in 1907. The...

 

Alaska community hits temperature milestone

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A small southeast Alaska community reached 70 degrees last week, which weather data suggests is the earliest point that temperature has been reached in the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Bezenek says...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

Third annual "Helping Our Parks" Project coming mid-April

The Helping Our Parks Project, or "HOP" Project, is an annual community service event organized by the Wrangell Parks and Recreation Department. Parks and Recreation Director Kate Thomas said that...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 28, 2019

School district working to combat bullying

Bullying is, unfortunately, a common occurrence in many schools across the country. With modern technology, it is not limited to the schools any more, either. Bullying can come in many forms, from...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 28, 2019

Mariner's Memorial recognized at Chamber of Commerce dinner

The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual dinner to recognize people and businesses around town. The dinner, held at the Nolan Center last Saturday evening, drew a very large crowd....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 28, 2019

Amphibians of the Stikine area

Alaska is not home to many reptiles, according to Joshua Ream, cultural anthropologist with the Alaska Herpetological Society. Alaska is home to some marine turtles, as well as garter snakes, but not...

 

New class of US destroyer visits Ketchikan

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – One of the U.S. Navy's newest class of warships has docked at an Alaska port for a rare visit. The USS Zumwalt docked in Ketchikan for a weekend stay beginning Saturday,...

 

State ups budget, timeline for review of Alaska ferry system

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Gov. Mike Dunleavy's administration is upping the budget and extending the time for a review of potential options for the future of Alaska's ferry system. A spokeswoman for the system, Aurah Landau, said the administration so...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 28, 2019

Conservation groups speak against Pebble Mine at Wrangell film screening

Bristol Bay is home to the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world, according to pamphlets from the organization Save Bristol Bay. The Kvichak and Nushagak rivers, connecting to the bay, are two...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 28, 2019

Rod and Gun Club holds "Pig Plunk" at the public safety building last weekend

The Wrangell Rod and Gun Club hosted a shooting event at the indoor range at the public safety building last Sunday. The "Pig Plunk," as it was called, was designed as a fundraiser, membership drive,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 28, 2019

Noise ordinance approved after third reading in assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly discussed a proposed noise ordinance once again during their meeting onTuesday. The ordinance has been the source of some controversy around town, some seeing it as the result of two feuding neighbors, or that the...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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