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 By Caleb Vierkant    News    February 14, 2019 

Wrangell says goodbye to Matt Nore as he deploys with the National Guard

The gym at Evergreen Elementary School was packed as teachers, parents, friends, and students from across the school district congregated last Wednesday to say goodbye to a member of their community....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    February 14, 2019 

Port Commission workshops Mariners' Memorial

The Wrangell Port Commission held its monthly meeting on Feb. 7 to hold a public workshop on the Mariners' Memorial. Members of the community have been working towards a memorial for Wrangell sailors lost at sea for almost two decades, according to...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    February 14, 2019 

Nolan Center first to host traveling story doll exhibit

The Nolan Center has a new exhibit available for public viewing. A collection of almost 50 "story dolls" currently sit in glass shelves at the center, depicting life of Alaska natives in the rural par...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    February 14, 2019 

Mother-daughter team ready for Valentine's Day

When one thinks of Valentine's Day, one might think of romantic candlelight dinners, chocolate, or cupid. Another common image of the holiday is flowers. Valentine's Day, as one might expect, is an...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    February 14, 2019 

Seed Sale to benefit EATS Garden

The EATS Garden, outside of Evergreen Elementary School, has been a fun and educational project for students for several years. Evergreen students get to learn gardening techniques, how plants grow,...

 

Guardian Flight resumes service in Alaskan communities

Guardian Flight has resumed their air medical transport service in six base locations across Alaska following a 63-hour search for an overdue Guardian King Air 200 medical life flight near Kake....

 

School board prepares for legislative fly-in, discusses legislative priorities

Members of the Wrangell school board and two high school students will be heading to Juneau this week for the legislative fly-in. The fly-in is an event organized by the Association of Alaska School Boards. According to Aleisha Mollen, school board p...

 

Secondary schools evacuated due to broken water pipe

Classes were disrupted by an unexpected alarm at Wrangell High School and Stikine Middle School the morning of Monday, Feb. 4. Superintendent Debbe Lancaster said that alarms were triggered at 9:50 a.m. According to a press release from the school di...

 

Chocolate Lovers Festival coming this weekend

Valentine's Day is always a popular holiday among those who enjoy eating chocolate. Chocolate and the holiday for love and romance have long been connected. In Wrangell, however, there is another...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 7, 2019

Petersburg City Cargo notes delivery delays from airline

PETERSBURG – There has a been a decrease in air cargo coming into Petersburg that is affecting the timely arrival of residents’ packages after the retirement of Alaska Airline’s combi 737-400 aircraft, a half passenger and half cargo jet, at th...

 

Stikine Hoops Invitational coming next week

The Stikine Hoops Invitational, an annual tournament hosted by the Wrangell girls’ Amateur Athletics Union, will be coming up again next week. Starting on Feb. 14, AAU teams from Sitka, Juneau, and Petersburg will be coming to Wrangell to compete...

 

Anan Wildlife Observatory Permits Available February 12

Permits will soon become available for those wanting an opportunity to visit the world class bear viewing at Anan Wildlife Observatory this summer. Starting Feb. 12, at 8 a.m., the public will be able to reserve permits at www.recreation.gov for the...

 

Alaska town approves observance of daylight saving time

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – Residents of a small town in southeast Alaska have voted for the community to observe daylight saving time. The Metlakatla Indian Community Council authorized the time change last month for the town of about 1,500 people on...

 

Alaska mayor pleads guilty to soliciting prostitution

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – A mayor in southeast Alaska received a 10-day suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to soliciting prostitution. Klawock Mayor Lawrence Armour pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge Wednesday in court on Prince of...

 

Wrangell kids return from ANSEP trip

Students from Stikine Middle School returned from their trip to Anchorage on Jan. 24. The trip, hosted by the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program, let the students get a taste of college lif...

 

Harbor Light begins renovations with $15,000 grant

Harbor Light Assembly of God, located across Zimovia Highway from Alaska Housing, began renovations to its downstairs portion of the church earlier this month. The renovations are thanks, in part, to a $15,000 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation they...

 

Workshop held on how to better support those going through grief

Erin Matthes, health educator with SEARHC in Sitka, came up with the idea for a "grief and bereavement workshop" out of a desire to debunk myths about grief and help lessen stigmas attached to it....

 

THRHA gives update on home renovations last week

The Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority (THRHA) held a meeting in Wrangell last week, on Jan. 23, to give an update on a project they have been working on to reduce the cost of living for low-income tribal citizens. Thanks to an ICDBG grant...

 

School district holds staff meeting to get input on future budget

The Wrangell School District held a staff meeting in the high school commons on Jan. 23. Budget season is beginning to loom, and the district is starting to put together a proposed budget for the...

 

Fatal house fire on Saturday

KAKE — At 5:52 a.m. Saturday Alaska State Troopers received a report of a structure fire on Silver Spike Road in Kake. The owner of the residence, Loren Jackson, 39 of Kake, was unaccounted for. The Kake Fire Department extinguished the fire but...

 

New Shoemaker floats to be installed starting next week

The project to renovate Shoemaker Bay Harbor, which has been ongoing since last September, is about to enter a new stage in renovation. The project, a joint venture by Tamico Inc. and Rock-N-Road Cons...

 

New Sport and Commercial Fisheries Directors named at ADF&G

Alaska Department of Fish and Game Commissioner Doug Vincent-Lang recently announced two director-level appointments as he continues to fill key leadership roles at ADF&G. Lang has named Dave Rutz Director of the Division of Sport Fish. Sam...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 31, 2019

USCG, Petersburg Search and Rescue search for overdue aircraft near Kake

The United States Coast Guard has located possible debris from an aircraft with three people onboard that was due to land in Kake Tuesday evening at 6:19 P.M., according to a USCG press release. On... Full story

 

Wrangell man receives Excellence in Service Award from the Department of Fish and Game

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released the winners of the 2019 Excellence in Service Award earlier this month. Up to five members of advisory committees across the state are given this award...

 

Wrangell advisory committee discusses reorganizing moose meat distribution

Moose meat was an important topic of discussion at the Wrangell Fish and Game Advisory Committee meeting on Mon., Jan. 7. The process by which meat from a forfeited moose is distributed through town...

 

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