By Sarah Aslam
Wrangell Sentinel 

Borough will add cemetery plots and more spaces for urns


April 20, 2022

The borough is moving to solve the problem of dwindling burial space in town.

The community this summer will get a new columbarium, a structure for keeping urns, and the borough assembly has approved an expansion to Sunset Gardens Cemetery. The expansion, in two phases, will add 100 burial plots.

Only three plots remain in Sunset Gardens at 1.5 Mile Zimovia Highway, on the uplands side of the highway, and four in Memorial Cemetery at 1 Mile, on the water side of the highway.

But even that number is iffy. “The borough has been reluctant to sell plots in the Memorial Cemetery since some pl...

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