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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019 

Borough assembly holds workshop with Rep. Don Young

Don Young, currently serving his 23rd term as Alaska's sole congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives, stopped in Wrangell for a workshop with the borough assembly the morning on Monday, April...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Work begins for the new hospital

Work began to clear land for Wrangell's new hospital last week. Kendall Nielsen, with Dawson Construction, said that they began cutting down trees on April 4, and will continue to clear and level...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019 

"Healthy Homes" coming to town this summer

Members of the Wrangell Cooperative Association and the Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority held a short presentation last Wednesday evening on some upcoming home renovations the organizations...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019 

P&Z Commission accept variance request, vacation home rental request

The Wrangell Planning and Zoning Commission had a short meeting last Thursday and one of the main things they discussed in the meeting was a variance request for a front yard setback reduction, by...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Murkowski Announces $10.9 Million in Secure Rural Schools Payments to Alaska

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, announced on Tuesday that communities across Alaska will soon receive a total of $10,990,708 to fund schools and local budget priorities. The payments are being...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019 

School board reviews report card to the public, discusses new key code system

The Wrangell School Board reviewed the school district's "report card to the public" in their recent meeting on Monday, April 15. The report card, released by the Alaska Department of Education and Ea...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: We need resolutions from the cities of Wrangell, Ketchikan, Juneau, Hoonah, Unalaska, etc. that request that the Alaska Senate and Legislature keep the Alaska Marine Highway in...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019 

Community Market back for its seventh season

The Nolan Center held its first community market of the season last Saturday, after a six-month hiatus over the winter. The Wrangell Community Market typically runs from April through September, and...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019 

McKinley Angerman Kellogg received bachelor's degree, accepts position with Chinook Shores Lodge

McKinley Angerman Kellogg, granddaughter of Wrangell residents Dick and Barbara Angerman, has recently earned her bachelor's degree and has also accepted a management position with Chinook Shores...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 18, 2019 

Wrangell log painted at City Park

City park is a popular spot for locals and tourists to enjoy the outdoors. The park is also the site of some artwork that is equally popular amongst locals and tourists. A large log, with the town's n...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

"Friends in Grief" series continues

SEARHC health educator and grief specialist Erin Matthes, of Sitka, visited Wrangell in January to host a workshop on the grieving process and how community members can support those who have experien...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Wrangell Community Clean-Up this Saturday

"I've been organizing this cleanup for probably 30 years now, a long time," said Paula Rak. "I just do it because I just want the city to look nice for everybody." Rak, with the help of the Wrangell...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Basketball team, new hospital CEO, library digitizing project covered in assembly meeting

The Wrangell Borough Assembly recognized the Lady Wolves high school basketball team during their meeting on Tuesday evening for their hard work over the recent season. Mayor Steve Prysunka, in...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Aminda Skan, of the Angerman family, receives Excellence in Public Health Award

Aminda Skan, the daughter of former Wrangell resident Mercedes Angerman, is a second-year pharmacy student with Doctor of Pharmacy program that is jointly organized by the Idaho State University and...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Salvation Army working to meet needs in the community

The Salvation Army is probably best known for its work around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons, said Major Michael Bates with the Wrangell Salvation Army. However, they work year-round t...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Changes to boat yard rates discussed by port commission

The Wrangell Port Commission met last Thursday, April 4, to discuss a plan to alter lease rates at the boat yard. According to Commission Member John Martin, lease rates at the boat yard cover a wide...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Author Ernestine Hayes hosting writer's workshop this weekend

Ernestine Hayes said that she was raised as the only child of a single mother who was an avid reader. Growing up in Juneau in the '50s, she said, having her mother read to her was one of her main...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

HOP Project, future budget brought up in P&R meeting

The Wrangell Parks and Recreation Advisory Board met for their monthly meeting last Wednesday evening, April 3. Two of the main topics covered in this month's meeting were the upcoming "Helping Our Parks" project, as well as how the parks and...

 

Alaskans weigh cost of fortifying yearly oil-wealth checks

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – During Republican Mike Dunleavy’s successful run for governor last year, he offered few specifics for his vision of limited government but was clear that Alaska residents should get a full payout from the state’s...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 11, 2019

Rod and Gun Club hosting "blanket shoot" tonight

The Wrangell Rod and Gun Club, a relatively new organization that promotes shooting and fishing sports around town, will be hosting a "blanket shoot" at the outdoor range this Thursday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m. All participants should bring a prize to...

 

Bulldozer crushes man towing house on rural Alaska road

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – A 65-year-old Fairbanks man died when he was crushed by a bulldozer on a remote road. Alaska State Troopers say Robert Appleford died. Hikers on Sunday found Appleford severely injured on the Rampart winter road. They...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

WMC to receive new administrator as Robert Rang steps down

Robert Rang came on as the Wrangell Medical Center's administrator in October of 2015. The hospital was only the latest step in a three-decade career. Rang said he started his career as a CNA, and he...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

Mariners' Memorial holds second annual auction

The Wrangell Mariners' Memorial Board held its second annual auction at the Stikine Inn last Saturday evening. The auction, to raise money for a planned memorial to honor Wrangell seafarers, had over...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

Health fair to offer blood tests, community support

A health fair will be hosted at the Nolan Center next Sat., April 6, from 8 a.m. to noon. The Alaska Health Fair is a statewide nonprofit, which has been working since its founding in 1980 to provide Alaskans with affordable blood tests, screenings,...

 

Herd of Orphans

Petersburg filmmaker Kelly Bakos came to Wrangell to present her documentary, "A Herd of Orphans." The film covers an elephant orphanage in Zambia that cares for young elephants that have lost their...

 

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