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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 16, 2018

Wrangell Cooperative Association tests 10-mile pipe, plankton, shellfish

10-mile pipe is an important fixture for many in Wrangell. Located along Zimovia Highway, just before the 10-mile marker, a metal pipe continuously allows groundwater to flow to the surface. As the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 16, 2018

Wrangell school board meets to accept resignation

The Wrangell School Board met last Friday for a short meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to accept the resignation of school board president Georgianna Buhler. Buhler has been on the school board for almost 10 years, she said, from 2002 to...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 16, 2018

Ocean Beauty Seafoods closes Petersburg facility

PETERSBURG – Ocean Beauty Seafoods has announced that they’ll be closing their facility in Petersburg to focus on their Excursion Inlet facility. "They have been removing equipment out of the building for a few years, the can lines, the ice machi...

 

Court: Some sex offenders don't need to register in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that some sex offenders convicted outside the state are not required to register in Alaska. The court ruled Friday that a strict reading of the 1994 Alaska Sex Offender Registration Act...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

Don Young holds discusses the issues in Wrangell

U.S. Representative Don Young stopped in Wrangell the weekend of June 28 for some meet-and-greets with the locals. Stopping at the Stikine Inn, Young went from table to table to chat with people, answering questions and getting to know the people he...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

Wrangell to host coho salmon derby through August

The coho salmon derby kicks off this weekend, and runs every weekend until September . Anyone with a fishing rod is welcome to take part in the coho derby. According to Alicia Holder, with the Wrangel...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

A budding business: Happy Cannabis

Marijuana legalization is a hot topic of discussion across the country. Several states have legalized the drug. One such state is Alaska. In 2015 Ballot Measure 2 was passed, according to the Alaska...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

New principal for Wrangell MS and HS

In his 32nd year of teaching, David Macri has a lot of experience behind him. He said that he has worked as an industrial arts teacher, a 5th-12th grade principal, a school business manager, and...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

Anan Wildlife Observatory a special place for people and animals

Early on Thursday morning, several members of the U.S. Forest Service left Wrangell with some guests for a trip to the Anan Wildlife Observatory. Present on the trip were Michael Saxton and Leslie...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

Second OCS position open in Petersburg

The Office of Child Services works across Alaska to support and protect children across the state. According to their website, the main goals of OCS are to give children a “healthy start, to provide them with safe and permanent homes, to maintain...

 

Explosive material removed from Blue Lake near Sitka

SITKA, Alaska (AP) – The low water level at a lake near Sitka led to the discovery of explosive material near the shore. The Daily Sitka Sentinel reports a person found plastic tubes near a ramp leading into Blue Lake last week and reported the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

Assembly discusses new position at Nolan Center, request for toxicology report

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday night to hold a meeting that was rescheduled from July 24. Before getting into new business, the assembly heard a request from Lavern Lawrence, who lives at...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 2, 2018

Symposium: Mining pollution impacts bears

A symposium was held Wednesday night at the Nolan Center to discuss the effects of mining on Southeast Alaska's bear population. Lance Craighead, a bear biologist, said that mining has the potential...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 2, 2018

Upcoming golf tournament rallying funds for cancer care

The hospital's charitable foundation is planning a big weekend August 11 and 12 for its annual golf tournament, hoping to boost its cancer care travel fund. The Wrangell Medical Center Foundation was...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 2, 2018

Wrangell marathon draws 62 runners

The Wrangell marathon, kicking off at 8 a.m. Sunday morning, saw 15 people participating. Also running were 18 participants in a half-marathon and 29 people in a 5K. The male and female winners of...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 2, 2018

Smoked salmon contest held at city docks

Friday night saw a smoked salmon contest at city dock beside the Stikine Inn. There were seven entries into the contest, nearly double what chairwoman of the Bearfest board Sylvia Ettefagh was...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 2, 2018

Native stories shared at Shakes House last Saturday

Chief Shakes Tribal House was filled with curious visitors looking to learn about the Tlingits, a Native Alaskan people indigenous to Southeast Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Wrangell is home to many people of Tlingit descent, some of whom came...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 2, 2018

Bears featured in art workshop

"The reason I'm 'Michael' is I have eight brothers and sisters, and I'm the oldest. Guess what they [my parents] had wanted?" Michael Bania introduced herself to her class. Bania hosted an art worksho...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 26, 2018

Wrangell, Petersburg police collaborate in active shooter training

Members of the Wrangell and Petersburg police departments collaborated on some active shooter training on July 19 and 20. About four members of the Petersburg police department joined five members of...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 26, 2018

New principal comes to Evergreen Elementary

Evergreen Elementary School will be under new leadership come August. Virginia Tulley, the school's new principal, is looking forward to making a difference in Wrangell. "I went into teaching because...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 26, 2018

New president, VP named at medical board meeting

The Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors met July 18, at city hall for their regularly scheduled meeting. While not initially on the agenda, the board appointed a new president and vice...

 

Allen to serve 7-years pending plea hearing on August 8

PETERSBURG – William Christopher Allen’s attorney and the State Prosecutor have reached a negotiated agreement where the defendant will face a sentence of 16-years in jail with nine suspended, leaving seven years to serve. Allen was facing multip...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 26, 2018

Fun run continues to attract the younger generation

Lucy Robinson started her running group, Southeast Beasts, in 2012. The group is meant to offer both new and experienced runners an informal, fun place for people to exercise and enjoy the Alaskan...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 26, 2018

Petersburg South Harbor dredging awaits study results

PETERSBURG – A feasibility study is currently underway to determine if the United States Army Corps of Engineers will dredge South Harbor and allow smoother access. Some vessels are scraping and hitting the bottom of the harbor, especially during...

 

Alaska officials: Salmon ballot initiative could be costly

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska ballot initiative that aims to strengthen state law protecting salmon habitat could be costly and delay infrastructure projects, state officials said. The officials noted the possible negative effects during the...

 

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