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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

 

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...

 

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...

 

Planning and Zoning Commission continue discussion of Institute property rezoning

Wrangell's Planning and Zoning Commission met last Thursday, Oct. 10, to continue their discussion of rezoning the old Institute property, located near Shoemaker Park. The property was once home to...

 

School board reorganizes after election

The Wrangell School Board met last Tuesday, Oct. 8, to reorganize after the borough's Oct. 1 election. The election saw three new people take positions on the board, Patty Gilbert, Jeanie Arnold, and...

 

Assembly swears in new officials

With the final votes tallied by the canvass board earlier that morning, the Wrangell Borough Assembly met last Thursday, Oct. 3, to confirm this year's local election. There were several positions...

 

80,000 minute goal for Evergreen Elementary Read-A-Thon

Kicking off last Monday, Oct. 7, Evergreen Elementary School has begun a Read-A-Thon to see if their student body can spend a total of 80,000 minutes reading. This would be roughly 55 and a half days...

 

Operation Christmas Child this Saturday

This Saturday, Oct. 12, the Wrangell Ministerial Association will be holding an Operation Christmas Child event. The annual program, operated by the Christian organization Samaritan's Purse, sends...

 

Parks and Rec discusses commercial trail use, begin brainstorming HOP event

The Wrangell Parks and Recreation Advisory Board met last Wednesday, Oct. 2, to discuss the increasing use of trails and parks by tour groups, as well as beginning to lay the groundwork for the next...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 10, 2019

Tyee Lake 60' above year-ago water levels

The water level at Tyee Lake was at 1,344.9 feet on Sept. 30, which is roughly 60 feet higher than it was this time last year. As part of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency, Tyee Lake dedicates its...

 

Bones of beached whale collected

Monday, Oct. 7, members of the Forest Service and high school oceanography students, boated over to the east side of Wrangell, near Channel Island, to retrieve the remains of a gray whale that washed...

 

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