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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 4, 2019

Crazy Craft races make a splash

The Fourth of July Crazy Craft races took place last Sunday afternoon at City Dock. The races were divided into two categories, children and adult, and took place on the dock's summer float. The...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 27, 2019

End of an era as Randy Oliver returns for one last logging show

One of the most highly anticipated events in Wrangell's Fourth of July celebration is the Chuck Oliver Logging Show. The contest harkens back to Wrangell's days as an important part of the timber...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 27, 2019

Borough recognizes Chief McCloskey, discusses water situation

Wrangell Police Chief Dough McCloskey was honored by the borough assembly last Tuesday night, in recognition of his upcoming retirement. McCloskey came to Wrangell in 1992, after a career as a police...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 27, 2019

SEAPA board approves payment to Wrangell and Petersburg, sets wholesale power rates

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency held a two-day meeting in Wrangell last week, on June 19 and 20. The SEAPA board of directors consists of five voting community members and their alternates from...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 27, 2019

Fourth of July talent show to also feature historical skits

The Fourth of July brings many fun events to Wrangell. From the logging show to the street games, it is hard to be bored in Wrangell the week of the Fourth. One event that people should be very...


Availability of Anan Wildlife Observatory permits

Visitors will soon be able to request the last of the daily permits for the Anan Wildlife Observatory this summer. There are four permits per day for the remainder of the summer meant to accommodate...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 27, 2019

Clint Kolarich, Wrangell's new district ranger

After the retirement of Bob Dalrymple earlier this year, Wrangell has been searching for a new ranger for their Forest Service district. As of last Sunday, that search has come to an end. Clint...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 27, 2019

Tongass ToughMan triathlon this Sunday

Nicholas Howell has a bit of a reputation as the guy around town who runs a lot. Last December he ran 100 miles in a single day to celebrate the new year. He said that he also competed in an Ironman...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 27, 2019

A whale of a tale:

Last Thursday, June 20, members of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, the Forest Service, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and local volunteers...


No Fireworks Display or Personal Use

Due to the dry conditions and water shortage concerns, there is a very high fire hazard and public safety (and property) concern. The City & Borough of Wrangell, along with the Wrangell Police... Full story

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 20, 2019

Jay Huerta: New cop on the beat

Wrangell residents are likely to see a new face patrolling the streets, as the Wrangell Police Department has recently recruited a new officer. Paul Jay Huerta was sworn in on June 10. New to Alaska,...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 20, 2019

Dead whale reported near Wrangell

The carcass of a gray whale was reported floating between Wrangell and Channel Island, in the eastern passage. According to Kate Savage, with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, her...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 20, 2019

Fun and fish habitat restoration at Kids Fishing Day last Saturday

Pats Lake was crowded last Saturday as people came out to enjoy the eighth annual Kids Fishing Day. The day is an event hosted by the Forest Service, to encourage interest in fishing and the great...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 20, 2019

Workshop held to discuss healthcare and economic development in the community

The Wrangell Cooperative Association, along with Corvus Design and SALT, a consulting team, held a workshop at the Nolan Center last Thursday, June 13. The workshop was part of the Administration for...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 20, 2019

Flag Day at the Elks Lodge

The Wrangell Elks Lodge hosted a Flag Day ceremony last Friday, June 14. Flag Day is a national holiday to commemorate the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the country's national flag. According t...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 20, 2019

School board extends bus contract, approve SPED contract addendum

The Wrangell School Board held a meeting last Monday evening, June 17, to review contracts for the next school year. The district holds various contracts with other entities to assist in the...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 20, 2019

Fourth of July Celebration is here again

The Fourth of July is a fun holiday across the country. With fireworks, parades, barbecues, it is hard not to get into the patriotic spirit of the event. Wrangell is known far and wide for going...


Sport Fishing for King Salmon Opens in the Petersburg and Wrangell Areas

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game have announced sport fishing regulations for king salmon in the areas near Petersburg, Wrangell, and Kake that are opening to the harvest of king salmon after...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 13, 2019

Planning and Zoning reviews hazard mitigation plan

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission held a special meeting last week, June 4, to review the borough’s hazard mitigation plan. The plan, according to Economic Development Coordinator Carol...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 13, 2019

Brief power outage hits Wrangell and Petersburg

At approximately 4:20 p.m. last Friday, June 7, the power went out in the towns of Wrangell and Petersburg. Both islands completely lost power for about 40 minutes, before diesel generators were fired...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 13, 2019

Eighth annual Kids' Fishing Day this Saturday

Everybody, especially families with children, are invited to the eighth annual Kids' Fishing Day at Pats Lake this Saturday, June 15. Corree Delabrue, with the Forest Service, said that the fishing da...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 13, 2019

Flag Day ceremony at Elks June 14

The Wrangell Elks Lodge will be hosting a Flag Day ceremony tomorrow, June 14, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Flag Day is a national holiday, celebrated annually on June 14. The holiday was established in...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 6, 2019

"Diamond Club" honored at Nolan Center celebration

With old-time music playing in the background, and friends and family all talking and laughing together, Pastor Kem Haggard of Harbor Light Assembly of God welcomed everybody to the Diamond Club...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 6, 2019

City agrees to $1.3 million contribution to the school district

There was a long and, at times, tense meeting over a single issue at city hall last Friday, May 31. The Wrangell Borough Assembly had called a special meeting to make a last-minute decision on how...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 6, 2019

Bear killed after encounter with campers east of Wrangell

A brown bear has been killed by Wildlife Troopers and Forest Service personnel after a run-in with a group of Alaska Crossings campers just north of Berg Bay, across the narrows on the mainland near...


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