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 By Brian O Connor    News    April 10, 2014

TBPC president orders halt to Tyee negotiations

WRANGELL — The president of the Thomas Bay Power Commission sent a letter this week to the chairman of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency ordering an end to negotiations for SEAPA to take over operations at the Tyee Lake Hydroelectric Project. The...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    March 27, 2014

Obamacare deadline March 31

Local healthcare consumers face an imminent deadline. After twice extending the deadline to sign up for a healthcare plan under the Patient Affordable Care Act – known colloquially as Obamacare – the date finally stuck at March 31, with little...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    March 20, 2014

Legislature considers nixing cost of living for ferry vessel employees

A bill being considered in the State Senate could impact local ferry workers. Senate Bill 182 amends Alaska State law pertaining to bargaining rights to eliminate what is known as a cost-of-living differential. This provision of contracts allows for...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    March 20, 2014

Wrangell students shine in act of kindness

WRANGELL — It’s an ethical dilemma as old as the hills. You find a wallet stuffed with money lying unattended on the ground. What do you do? Members of the Wolves varsity basketball team and the pep band found themselves in just such a situation...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    March 13, 2014

Totem, Elks, to join Rayme's as no-smoke zones

WRANGELL — Two prominent local taverns will join the ranks of the smoke-free in the coming weeks. Totem Bar & Liquor Store will go smoke-free tomorrow, according to signs posted inside the bar over the weekend. Elks Lodge members also voted this...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    March 13, 2014

Parvovirus reported in Wrangell

WRANGELL — A highly contagious and potentially fatal canine virus has been reported in Wrangell. Two cases of Parvovirus, symptoms of which include lethargy, severe vomiting, loss of appetite and bloody diarrhea, have been reported in Wrangell,...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    March 6, 2014

Brock pleads 'not guilty' to gambling charges

WRANGELL — Lavina “Lovey” Brock, 68, of Wrangell, pleaded not guilty to four counts of promoting illegal gambling Tuesday before Wrangell First District Magistrate Chris Ellis. Brock, a prominent member of the local community, had been charged...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    January 30, 2014

Stough elected to TBPA presidency

WRANGELL — The Thomas Bay Power Authority commission elected Wrangell borough assembly member and TBPA commissioner James Stough to the commission’s presidency Monday. Stough also briefly served as chairman of the borough’s special energy...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    January 23, 2014

Sunk tug at mill property no longer leaking diesel

Wrangell - A 60-foot tug that sank in 80 to 85 feet of water Jan. 14 was capped Friday and is no longer leaking fuel into Shoemaker Bay, authorities said. Assessment divers from Ketchikan-based...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    January 9, 2014

State announces non-pelagic rockfish sport fishing rules

The State Department of Fish and Game has set the regulations for non-pelagic rockfish for Southeast waters. The regulations remained unchanged from last year’s season, which pertains only to non-pelagic, or deepwater rockfish, said...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    December 5, 2013

Wrangell moves toward SEAPA operation at Tyee

WRANGELL — The borough assembly voted 5-0 Tuesday night on a draft resolution which — if approved next week — could begin the process of putting Tyee Lake operations in the hands of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency. Assembly members...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    November 21, 2013

Petro Marine buys Wrangell Oil from Privett

WRANGELL — Wrangell Oil, Inc. officially ceased to exist Friday. Bill Privett, the current owner of the town’s multi-generational oil concern, sold his company to Seward-based Petro Marine Services for an undisclosed sum. The sale is a win-win fo...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    November 21, 2013

Energy committee to provide council with TBPA options

WRANGELL - The borough's energy committee asked borough administrator Jeff Jabusch to provide the borough assembly with data-driven assessments of options for the future of the Thomas Bay Power...

 
 By Brian O Connor    About Town    November 21, 2013

Quilt raffle donates to injured veterans

The Sons of Norway quilt raffle earned around $1000 for the Wounded Warrior Project-a national organization dedicated to raising awareness and providing resources to injured service members. The Sons...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    November 7, 2013

Amid ongoing electric debate, energy committee re-forms

WRANGELL — The Wrangell Borough Assembly’s energy committee met for the second time ever Tuesday night. Committee members took no formal actions, other than to elect assembly member James Stough – the only sitting assembly member on the...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    October 31, 2013

Power outage strikes Wrangell, Ketchikan, spares Petersburg

WRANGELL — A power outage left Ketchikan and Wrangell without power for about an hour Friday afternoon. Lights and signs all along Front Street and throughout town abruptly shut off at about 4 pm. Power had been restored to most of the town by...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    October 24, 2013

TBPA's future discussed at SEAPA board meeting

WRANGELL — The two-day Southeast Alaska Power Agency board meeting became in part a prism through which to view debate over the future of the Thomas Bay Power Authority. The TBPA debate has raised hackles both with SEAPA CEO Trey Acteson and board...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    October 17, 2013

Shutdown spreads financial pain across Southeast

WRANGELL — Local U.S. Forest Service employees express frustration with the ongoing government shutdown this week. The Wrangell Unit of the Tongass National Forest has been closed for 15 days following negotiations between the R...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    October 3, 2013

Wrangell voters reject sales tax reduction

WRANGELL — Wrangell voters insurmountably rejected a proposal to lower the sales tax, retained their sitting mayor, and removed one member of the assembly in municipal elections Tuesday, officials s...