By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Borough solicits community feedback on uses for mill property


December 21, 2022

Caroleine James/Wrangell Sentinel

Parks Director Kate Thomas points to the large sheet of paper where her brainstorming group wrote their ideas for the future of the borough-owned former sawmill property at 6-Mile. The community met and discussed ideas for the property at a public forum last Thursday. Thomas' group was named "Bear Grease," after the popular hunting podcast.

Participants in the 6-Mile mill property community forum shared their hopes for the site with borough officials last Thursday. Attendees weren't afraid to dream big as they crafted the headlines they'd like to see in the Sentinel 20 years from now:

"Industrial complex a success - largest haul-out facility in Alaska."

"Wrangell shows steady economic growth while maintaining small-town charm."

"No more milling around - Wrangell's industrial diversification takes off."

"Wrangell industrial complex celebrates the graduating class of 2042 and $50 million in marine service revenue."

The forum pro...

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