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 By Dan Rudy    News    August 18, 2016 

Cabin on Zarembo now open to public

WRANGELL – Last week a new public cabin was added to Wrangell Ranger District’s list, with the U.S. Forest Service’s administrative camp at Deep Bay converted into a two-building recreational site. The cabin will be the district’s 23rd, and...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    August 18, 2016 

Cancer care tourney pencils in $6,000 over weekend

WRANGELL – Area golfers raised close to $6,000 over the weekend during the annual Rally for Cancer Care and Blue Tees Tournament. Money raised from the two-part tournament go to support Wrangell...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 11, 2016

Septic break releases 20,000 gallons of sewage

WRANGELL – A sewer main broke early Monday morning, necessitating a temporary shutdown of nearby pump stations and causing an overflow of untreated water into Inner Harbor. The main line connecting town to the sewage treatment plant ruptured near...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 28, 2016

Bearfest bringing chef in addition to researchers

WRANGELL – Events for the 7th Annual Bearfest are already underway, with the first two workshops and symposium presented yesterday at the Nolan Center. The annual activity was started in 2010 by...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 28, 2016

Water tanks full, state of crisis continues

WRANGEL – Though a crisis in the local water supply has subsided, Wrangell remains in a state of conservation through most of the rest of summer. The City and Borough Assembly formally declared a state of disaster in a special meeting held July...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 21, 2016

Water shortage prompts state of emergency in Wrangell

WRANGELL – With the supply of treated water dangerously low, the Borough Assembly officially declared the city to be in a state of disaster Tuesday evening. The decision was reached during a special session in which officials met with departmental...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    July 14, 2016

Memorial walk held for car crash victims

WRANGELL - Close to 100 people participated in a memorial walk on Sunday, held to remember those killed or injured in a car crash in Petersburg early last week. Meeting at Wrangell's city dock, more...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 23, 2016

SEC calling for ferry reform proposals

WRANGELL — Alaska’s state ferry system is embarking on a journey to make itself more financially viable over the next 25 years, as a process to refocus and possibly restructure, spearheaded by Southeast Conference. Representing the region’s... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 16, 2016

Swan Lake outage affects tri-borough grid

Power service went down to southern Southeast Alaska communities, following problems at the Swan Lake dam site on June 8. The hydroelectric dam is one of two major producers utilized by Southeast Alaska Power Agency, primarily servicing the... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 16, 2016

Residential school big feature for Institute concepts

WRANGELL - The planning team for future development at Wrangell's former Institute site returned this week for a second round of public discussions. At a presentation Monday night, information gleaned...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 16, 2016

Selenium concerns upriver as water testing continues

Wrangell's tribal government is continuing to cooperate with Central Council Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska on its baseline water testing of the Stikine River. Initiated in November by Central...

 
 By dan rudy and Jess field    News    May 19, 2016

Local ferry out of commission again

An interisland ferry service startup has stopped again, after reporting trouble with its landing craft. After discovering water in the stern of the Rainforest Islander, operator Rainforest Islands Ferry contacted its customers last week to cancel... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 12, 2016

Students learn about Stikine on annual river trip

WRANGELL - Four dozen elementary school students from the Wrangell and Petersburg areas partook in a field day, heading upriver for the 19th annual Stikine River field trip on May 3. Encompassing almo...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 5, 2016

SEAPA to look into Tyee expansion

At its board meeting in Ketchikan April 28, Southeast Alaska Power Agency agreed to look into the feasibility of putting in a third generating unit at the Tyee Lake hydroelectric facility. The proposal was put forward by board members representing...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 14, 2016

Plane crashes on Admiralty; three dead, one survives

WRANGELL - A passenger plane based out of Wrangell crashed on Admiralty Island April 8, during a morning flight to Angoon. Of the four onboard the Cessna 206, the pilot and two passengers were... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 7, 2016

LeConte project partners high school, Forest Service and university

WRANGELL - In an agreement reached March 24, the University of Alaska will be cooperating with Petersburg High School and the Wrangell Ranger District to conduct research at LeConte Glacier. Under...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 17, 2016

Wrangell P&Z opens mind to local pot possibilities

WRANGELL — Wrangell’s Planning and Zoning Commission took a first look at what it would take for a licensed marijuana operator to set up shop on the island. As summarized by Alaska’s Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office director Cynthia Franklin...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 17, 2016

Forest Service finding ways to cooperate with maintenance

wrangell — A crowd-drawing discussion on recreation funding held by the Forest Service Tuesday evening made the council chambers at City Hall feel unusually short for space. About two dozen members of the public met with staff of the Wrangell...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 3, 2016

Regulatory czar explains pot rules

WRANGELL — With a lot to learn about the state’s new marijuana regulations, residents met at the Nolan Center on Tuesday to hear what some of these entail from Cynthia Franklin, director of the Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office (AMCO). Because...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 21, 2016

Tongass talks invite comments to forest plan amendment

WRANGELL - Members of the community were invited to the Wrangell Ranger District Office on Jan. 13, to meet and greet with some of the minds behind the latest proposals for the future Tongass...

 
 By Jess Field and Dan Rudy    News    December 24, 2015

Christmas Bird Count results are in

Brad Hunter and a group of just under 10 volunteers spent Saturday morning and some of the afternoon participating in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, the 75th in Alaska and 116th held nationwide since 1900. The group started counting at first...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 17, 2015

SEAPA board approves utilities rebates

Wrangell and Petersburg utilities can be expecting a rebate this year from Southeast Alaska Power Agency. This summer the board approved a rebate of $1.5 million for member utilities. A formal award plan was presented at last week’s meeting in...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 10, 2015

Parish priest succumbs to heart attack

The priest who had been serving the Roman Catholic parishes in Petersburg and Wrangell died over the weekend. Fr. Thomas Weise, 46, died Sunday evening, Dec. 6 at a hospital in San Luis Obispo,... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 3, 2015

Parish priest hospitalized during California visit

Catholic parishioners of Wrangell and Petersburg were disheartened to learn the priest serving both communities has been hospitalized while visiting family in California. Fr. Thomas Weise, 46, was tak...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 19, 2015

Wrangell fisherman found dead; vessel still missing

WRANGELL - At 2:18 pm on Wednesday, following a search by the United States Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers, the body of an adult white male was located floating in Earl West Cove approximately...

 

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