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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    September 12, 2019 

State troopers teach difference between legal and illegal moose ahead of hunting season

State Wildlife Troopers Kyle Freeberg, of Wrangell, and Cody Litster, of Petersburg, set up shop in Wrangell's downtown pavilion last Sunday afternoon with several hunting regulation handbooks and...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    September 12, 2019 

Low turnout but lots of information at Central Tongass Project meeting

The Forest Service held a public meeting regarding the Central Tongass Project last week, Sept. 3. The purpose of the meeting was to share information on the project and its recently published draft e...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    September 12, 2019 

Salmon Beyond Borders and SEITC working to create united front against transboundary mining

For many people in Southeast Alaska, mining operations in nearby British Columbia is a source of concern. While these mines are across the border in Canadian jurisdiction, many of them are located in...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    September 12, 2019 

Assembly discusses closure of Prince Rupert ferry stop, changes pay grade for police chief position

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday, Sept. 10, to discuss, among several topics, the recent announcement that the Alaska Marine Highway System would stop traveling to and from Prince Rupert on...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    September 12, 2019 

Parks and Rec Department considers fee changes for youth programs

The Wrangell Parks and Recreation Advisory Board sat down to workshop a set of proposed increases to fees for youth sports programs last Wednesday, Sept. 4. Parks and Recreation Director Kate Thomas...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    September 12, 2019 

Family Resilience Fair coming Sept. 28

Local organization BRAVE (Building Respect and Valuing Everyone) will be hosting their annual Family Resilience Fair at the end of the month, on Sept. 28 from noon to 2 p.m. Last year's fair brought...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    September 12, 2019 

Mariners' Memorial seeking $6,000 by the end of the month

The Wrangell Mariners' Memorial Board brought in a little less than $5,000 with their annual fish fry last month. Proceeds like this are going towards the mariners' memorial by Heritage Harbor,...

 

Wrangell voices heard in Dunleavy recall effort

Setting up a booth behind Rayme's Bar on Sunday and Monday, Wrangell resident Maleah Wenzel spent her Labor Day weekend taking signatures for the ongoing recall effort against Governor Mike Dunleavy....

 

Alaska Natives Without Land discuss mission in local meeting

The mission of Alaska Natives Without Land is to correct a decades-old injustice done to five Southeast Alaskan native communities. Back in 1971, the group's website reads, Congress passed the Alaska...

 

Candidacy declarations closed for October election

Declarations for candidacy in Wrangell's upcoming October elections closed at 4 p.m. last Friday, Aug. 30. From city hall to the school board, there are multiple positions open as well as people...

 

Haines chief won't come to Wrangell

Haines Police Chief Heath Scott will remain in his post in Haines after the city manager offered him a $10,000 raise to stay in his post. He will be paid $110,000 by next year under terms of a contract running through June 2021. He will receive an...

 

New WCA building officially open for business

A large crowd gathered at the Wrangell Cooperative Association's new building last Friday, Aug. 30. The building, located at 1002 Zimovia Highway, is the new home for the WCA after their move from...

 

Fishing derby winners announced

As summer draws to a close, another season of fishing derbies has wrapped up as well. Wrangell saw two derbies this past month, a coho derby from Aug. 10 to Sept. 2, and a halibut derby over Labor...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 29, 2019

Assembly considers major power plant renovations, voices support for changes to PILT Parity Act payment

The Wrangell Borough Assembly met Tuesday evening, Aug. 27, for their regularly scheduled meeting. A work session was held prior to the meeting to discuss the potential demolition and replacement of...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 29, 2019

Juneau diocese releases names of seven with sexual misconduct allegations

The Diocese of Juneau released a letter and report last Wednesday, Aug. 21, naming seven people with allegations of sexual misconduct against minors and/or vulnerable adults. The letter, signed by...

 

Wrangell Police arrest suspect in weekend crime spree

On the evening of Friday, August 23, 2019, the Wrangell Police Department began receiving reports of buildings and vehicles being unlawfully entered. The theft of three vehicles were also reported....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 29, 2019

AP and "Encore" classes providing opportunities for Wrangell students

With the new school year comes a wide variety of new opportunities: To make new friends, to get better grades, to try a new sport, the list goes on. The Wrangell School District is helping provide...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 29, 2019

Economic Development Committee discusses community prioritization survey, Central Tongass Project

Wrangell's Economic Development Committee met for the first time in almost a year last Thursday, Aug. 22, according to EDC Chair Julie Decker. Economic Development Director Carol Rushmore said that the committee is meant to meet quarterly, but that...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 29, 2019

2019-2020 school year kicks off

Wrangell's 2019-2020 school year kicked off early the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 27. The new school year will run until May 21, according to the school calendar, with winter break scheduled from Dec....

 

Water watch comes to an end

Thanks to several days of rainy weather, and lessening demand for water from Wrangell's seafood processors, city officials declared the Stage I water watch over. Both of the city's reservoirs are...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 29, 2019

Four residents become U.S. citizens

In the past year, at least four citizens from Petersburg and Wrangell have sought and gained their U.S. citizenship to be with their families and for peace of mind. Elisa Teodori originates from...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 22, 2019

National Guard recruiter visits Wrangell

Sgt. Mario Morales visited Wrangell last week. As a recruiter for the Army National Guard, he said that he and his office partner are responsible for a wide range of Southeast Alaska, from Prince of...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 22, 2019

Communication and caring for technology emphasized in school orientation

With the new school year less than a week away, parents and students were invited to the Wrangell High School commons for a short orientation. Largely led by secondary school principal David Macri,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 22, 2019

New hires and resignations covered in school board meeting

Several new hires and resignations in the school district were a big topic of discussion in the Wrangell School Board's last meeting on Monday, Aug. 19. One such hire was Tawney Crowley, who will...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 22, 2019

New hospital construction on track

Construction of Wrangell's new hospital is on track, according to Hospital Administrator Leatha Merculieff. Construction began back in April, as land next to the AICS Clinic was cleared of trees and...

 

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