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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 30, 2019

Fifth graders give persuasive speeches at Nolan Center

Sixteen students from Laura Davies' fifth grade class came together at the Nolan Center last Tuesday evening, May 21, to read persuasive speeches they had spent the past month working on. Communicatio...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 30, 2019

Kindergarten "class of 2031" celebrates graduation

Walking onstage to Queen's "We Will Rock You," 27 Evergreen Elementary's "rockstar" kindergarteners held a graduation ceremony of their own last Tuesday afternoon, May 21. The class of 2031, the year...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 30, 2019

Forest Service RAC discuss culture camp, other future projects

The local Forest Service Resource Advisory Committee (RAC), which covers the areas of Wrangell, Petersburg, and Kake, held a meeting last Saturday to discuss a variety of projects the Forest Service is considering in the near future. Among these...

 

Sport fishing for King Salmon opens in hatchery areas near Petersburg And Wrangell

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced May 23, sport fishing regulations for Alaska hatchery-produced king salmon in areas near Petersburg and Wrangell. Wrangell Narrows/Blind Slough...

 

Fish habitat restoration to occur at Wrangell's Pat Creek

Pat Creek Watershed is located on Wrangell Island in Southeast Alaska, about 12 miles south of the community of Wrangell. It supports Coho, Pink, Chum, and Sockeye salmon, Dolly Varden char, and cutthroat trout, and is an important recreational fish...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 30, 2019

Borough assembly forms water management strategy

The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a long meeting last Tuesday evening, May 28. The meeting covered a wide variety of topics, from the city’s water management strategy to budget matters. First there was a workshop on the water management strategy....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 30, 2019

SECON beginning work on Bennett Street, Airport Road

Southeast Alaska construction company SECON has returned to Wrangell to do some road work. They were working in Wrangell last summer to renovate Evergreen Avenue, which runs from the ferry terminal past Petroglyph Beach, before transitioning into...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019

Class of 2019 celebrates graduation

Wrangell High School was packed with students, family, and friends of the class of 2019 last Friday night. Another school year had come to a close, and so had the high school careers of 16 seniors....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019

Community gathers to bless the fleet

The Wrangell Mariners' Memorial Board and the Wrangell Ministerial Association came together last Sunday to jointly host the annual blessing of the fleet. The event is a tradition honoring Wrangell's...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019

Assembly continues budget workshop, hears SEAPA update

The Wrangell Borough Assembly sat down for a continuation of their ongoing series of budget workshops on Tuesday, May 14. The assembly has been putting together their FY 2019-2020 budget for the past...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019

Single candidate for this year's royalty contest

The Fourth of July royalty contest is a longstanding tradition in Wrangell. Each summer, candidates looking to be named "king" and/or "queen" compete in a fundraising competition to support the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019

Four swimmers compete in Alaska Junior Olympics

Four members of the Wrangell Swim Club went to Anchorage last month, in late April, to compete in the Alaska Junior Olympics. Over the course of the four day meet, from April 25 to 28, 24 different te...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019

School board appoints student representative committee, reviews grant applications

The Wrangell School Board met last Monday night, May 20, for one of their regularly scheduled meetings. One of the first items they covered was the final report of the school year from the student...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019

Senior students showcase service projects

The Wrangell High School class of 2019 set up shop in the gym the afternoon of Tuesday, May 7, to give presentations on their community service projects. The projects are a requirement for...

 

Golf roundup

Muskeg Meadows Golf Course held a nine-hole best ball tournament last weekend. There were 11 participants in total on Saturday, May 18. First place went to a team composed of Matt Hauser, Doug Nelson, and Jim Brooks. They had a net score of 22 with a...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019

Local organizations set sights on gun range improvements

The NRA Foundation recently gave a $14,500 grant to some local organizations for the purpose of gun range improvements. Kimberly Powell, the membership co-chair of the Wrangell Rod and Gun Club, said...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019

Shoemaker Bay Harbor renovations delayed, but still within budget

Renovations to Shoemaker Bay Harbor missed the substantial completion deadline last Friday, on May 17. Capital Facilities Director Amber Al-Haddad said that contractors were expected to have the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019

Convention and Visitors Bureau discuss online optimization

The Wrangell Convention and Visitors Bureau met last Monday afternoon, May 20, to discuss a potential deal for search engine optimization. The CVB had been discussing a contract with Truly360, which...

 

SEARHC to celebrate groundbreaking of Wrangell's new medical center

On Thursday, May 30, SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Wrangell Medical Center (WMC) from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at 232 Wood Street in...

 

Plane crash near Metlakatla

KETCHIKAN - According to a press release from the Ketchikan Gateway Borough, a floatplane crashed in Metlakatla harbor Monday afternoon, killing both the pilot and another passenger on board. Taquan Air Flight 20 crashed while landing in the harbor...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019

Awards ceremony held at Wrangell High School

Friends, family, and school staff all crowded into the gym at Wrangell High School last Monday afternoon for an awards ceremony. With graduation just around the corner, the senior class of 2019 was...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019

Borough assembly and school district meet for joint budget workshop

Members of the Wrangell School District and the borough assembly came together for a joint workshop on the school district’s recently adopted budget. As Superintendent Debbe Lancaster said in the past, and repeated in Monday evening’s meeting,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019

School board creates new leadership position at Evergreen Elementary

With the recent resignation of Principal Virginia Tulley, Evergreen Elementary School has found itself in need of new leadership. However, the school district itself is also facing tight finances,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019

Wrangell businesses invited to enter Path to Prosperity contest

Path to Prosperity is a program organized by Spruce Root, a nonprofit that was organized with seed money from Sealaska Corporation through Haa Aaní Economic Development. It is an annual competition...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 16, 2019

Parks and Rec Board review fee changes

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board met to review some proposed fee changes last Wednesday, May 8. The fee changes discussed in the meeting were mainly for streamlining and reformatting,...

 

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