King salmon derby returns after missing past 3 years

The Wrangell Chamber of Commerce is making plans for the community’s 66th king salmon derby to open June 15.

It’s not exactly the 66th annual, since the derby was canceled 2018-2020 due to weak runs, but after that three-year wait the 66th derby could finally happen.

The chamber is planning for a shorter derby this year, ending June 30, to make way for the community’s Fourth of July celebration and to ease into the event, which in the past ran an entire month, said Kimberly Cooper, of the chamber.

“More details are on the way,” she said last Friday, adding that the chamber board would meet soo...


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