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Nolan Center opens new shipwreck exhibit

The Nolan Center opened its newest exhibit on shipwrecks with much fanfare last Friday, Nov. 8. With food, wine, music, and special presentations, many people turned out for the grand opening. The...

 

Assembly adopts memorandum with Forest Service, accepts money for water treatment plant, continues discussion on dump truck

The borough assembly met Tuesday night, Nov. 12, for their only scheduled meeting this month. The meeting opened with a work session on Wrangell's local contractor policy. The policy was established...

 

Roadless Rule discussed in CVB meeting

The Roadless Rule is legislation from 2001 designed to keep roadless areas of the country off-limits from future development. According to the Forest Service's website, this legislation prohibits road...

 

Convention and Visitor Bureau workshops "tourism best management practices" for Wrangell

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau met Monday, Nov. 4, to discuss potential "tourism best management practices." This is something happening in Juneau, according to Economic Development Direct...

 

Roher family prepares for their final Thanksgiving basket handout

The Thanksgiving basket handout, organized by Don and Bonnie Roher on behalf of the Wrangell Ministerial Association, has been a longstanding tradition in the community. Thanksgiving dinner is...

 

Assembly meets to discuss open position at the library

The Wrangell Borough Assembly organized a work session to discuss a recently vacated position at the Irene Ingle Public Library. There are three primary jobs at the library: Library Director,...

 

SEARHC holds talk on traditional foods and diabetes

SEARHC, the medical provider that recently took over management of the Wrangell Medical Center and is currently overseeing construction of a new hospital, held a talk Monday, Oct. 21, on diabetes and...

 

Shipwrecks featured in new Nolan Center exhibit

As anyone who has lived in Wrangell can attest, the sea is an important part of life. Many Wrangellites make their living on the ocean, be it fishing or operating a charter boat. Even if they do not...

 

Friends of the NRA banquet this Saturday

The Friends of the NRA will be hosting a banquet in Wrangell this Saturday, beginning at 5 p.m., at the Nolan Center. This has been a highly attended event in previous years, with many Wrangell...

 

Wrangell Medical Center Wraps Up Successful CNA Training Program

Wrangell Medical Center (WMC), part of the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC), recently received notice of the successful certification of six new Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)...

 

School board begins review of strategic plan

The Wrangell School Board, still getting settled with new members from the election on Oct. 2, held a work session on the evening of Oct. 28 to begin a review of the district's strategic plan. The...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 31, 2019

Moose season finishes with Unit Three record

This year’s moose season finished with a final count of 127 animals, which is a new Unit Three record, according to Petersburg Fish & Game. Last week when the season ended on Oct. 15, final preliminary numbers showed 125 moose harvested this year,...

 

Assembly covers committee appointments, derelict boat, dump truck, and more

Running three-and-a-half hours long before even coming to an executive session, the borough assembly meeting on Oct. 22 saw a wide variety of topics covered. One of them was overseeing several appoint...

 

Convention and Visitor Bureau hear budget update, plan future meetings

The Wrangell Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Thursday, Oct. 17, to look over their updated budget and to start planning for future meetings and conventions. On the agenda for the night was the...

 

Donna McKay recognized for three decades of service at Head Start

Donna McKay, assistant teacher at Head Start in Wrangell, was recently recognized for hitting the 30-year mark in her career. She was given a plaque last Monday, Oct. 14, in Fairbanks during an award...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 24, 2019

Preliminary moose harvest sets unit record

The 2019 moose season ended with a preliminary count of 125 animals, setting a new record in unit three. Moose season began on Sept. 15 and ended Tuesday, Oct. 15. As of Wednesday afternoon, the...

 

SEACC discusses potential downsides of transboundary mining

The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council is one of several groups which have been working in towns like Wrangell to raise awareness of how transboundary mining in British Columbia could affect them....

 

Corrections

In last week’s signature page of the Wrangell High School music students, student Terra Hoyt was not named. She is located between Danika Smith and Jing O’Brien. In last week’s photograph of the wrestling team’s fundraiser dinner, Ethan... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 24, 2019

Hunter recalls night the skiff capsized

PETERSBURG – Mike Payne, a local resident was part of a hunting trip last Friday when a skiff capsized in Duncan Canal around 1 A.M. that resulted in the death of Doug Larson. Payne said that...

 

Wrangell's Baha'i community preparing for 200th anniversary celebration

The Baha'i faith will be recognizing the 200th anniversary of the birth of their founder this month. According to the Baha'i's website, Siyyid 'Alí-Muhammad was born in Iran on Oct. 20, 1819. He...

 

Alaska Delegation Pays Tribute to Senator Ted Stevens

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, today joined in celebrating the life and legacy of the late Senator Ted Stevens and his contrib... Full story

 

Alaska Native convention passes climate change declaration

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Federation of Natives convention approved a declaration of a climate change emergency after a dispute over climate change and resource development, news organizations reported. Delegates to the group’s...

 

Trial date set in Valvoda lawsuit

Back in April of this year, Wrangell resident Kipha Valvoda filed a civil suit against several past and present members of the Wrangell city government. Valvoda, in several letters to the editor to...

 

Six WHS students heading to Honor Fest

Tasha Morse, music teacher for Wrangell High School, said that six of her students will be traveling to Juneau soon for Honor Fest. The annual music festival, taking place from Oct. 20 to 22 this...

 

Port commission holds first meeting in six months

The Wrangell Port Commission held their first meeting since April last Wednesday, Oct. 9. Meetings were put on the city calendar monthly, but due to vacant seats on the commission and conflicting...

 

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