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 By Dan Rudy    News    November 20, 2014

Alaska voter turnout higher than national average for midterm elections

The definitions of Alaska's political landscape are soon to be settled following the 2014 midterm elections on Nov. 4. As the last votes are counted, concessions have begun coming in. Since Election...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 20, 2014

New ferry travel rules delayed

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced Friday it will be delaying the implementation of its upcoming unaccompanied minor policy for Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) services. The new policy would no longer allow...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 13, 2014

Unusual buildup causes tri-borough power outage

Many residents in Petersburg woke up on Nov. 6 to discover a power outage, following damage caused by a storm to Ketchikan’s Bailey Substation the previous evening. Power across the entire transmission system was down, affecting Ketchikan and...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 13, 2014

TBPC powers down for winter

Teleconferencing from the Wrangell and Petersburg assembly chambers last Thursday, members of the Thomas Bay Power Commission (TBPC) decided to call it a year. The TPBC was the acting body for the Thomas Bay Power Authority, operating Tyee...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 13, 2014

State election officials begin tallying absentee, early votes

With a number of closely-contested initial results for the general elections on Nov. 4, voters and candidates alike may be holding their breath as Alaska's Division of Elections began counting absentee and early votes Tuesday. The margins for...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 30, 2014

Measuring up next week's ballot

After Nov. 4 the last of the political adverts will finally hibernate for the year, marking the end of a particularly clamorous electoral season. But before Alaska voters cross that final hurdle and... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    Dockside    October 30, 2014

Changes recommended to Stikine River fishery

wrangell — Some changes to the federally-administered subsistence fisheries were recommended by the Southeast Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council (RAC) at its three day meeting at Wrangell’s Nolan Center last week. Alaska Department of...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 30, 2014

Southeast timberlands exchange in the works

An agreement is currently being worked out between the Alaska Mental Health Trust (AMHT) and the United States Forest Service (USFS) that could see the transfer of between 18,000 and 20,900 acres of...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 23, 2014

Wrangell doctor charged in child porn case

WRANGELL - On the morning of Oct. 15, Wrangell physician Greg Salard was arrested for the alleged receipt, possession and distribution of child pornography following a search of his home by law...

 
 By Dan Rudy    About Town    October 16, 2014

Bountiful moose harvest reported as season wraps up

It appears to have been a successful month for moose hunters as the season came to an end yesterday. As of Tuesday morning, Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) biologist Rich Lowell reported it...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Dockside    October 9, 2014

Week three moose totals comparable to last year

As the third week of this year’s moose hunt came to a close this past Sunday, the current harvest is still slightly ahead of last year’s numbers. According to Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Rich Lowell, a total of 72 moose were...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 25, 2014

Forest Service still seeks Anan comments

WRANGELL — Though the comment period officially ended Sept. 15, the Wrangell Ranger District of the United States Forestry Service is still seeking public input for an upcoming dock project in Anan Bay. “To me it’s kind of an open process,”...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 18, 2014

Southeast Conference annual report highlights demographic, economic trends

By the time the fog finally dissipated Tuesday afternoon, the 56th annual Southeast Conference (SEC) was already underway at Wrangell's Nolan Center. Poor visibility prevented the appearance of the conference's opening speaker, Alaska Governor Sean...

 
 By mary koppes and Dan Rudy    News    September 11, 2014

Thomas Bay Power Commission reviews its role

Petersburg and Wrangell's representative of the Thomas Bay Power Commission (TBPC) met Tuesday morning via teleconference to discuss the commission's future role. The TPBC is the acting body for the Thomas Bay Power Authority (TBPA) that was...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 4, 2014

Canadian mines on upcoming tribal conference agenda

Representatives of Southeast Alaskan tribal groups will be meeting in Juneau next week to discuss regional concerns at the annual Southeast Environmental Conference in the city’s Vocational Training and Resource Center. Beginning Monday, the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 28, 2014

Cancer care tourney raises nearly $15,000

WRANGELL - After being rescheduled earlier in the month because of foul weather, supporters of cancer care were finally able to come together this past weekend to golf, mingle and raise funds for a go...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 21, 2014

Alzheimer group holds state-wide quilting bee

Alzheimer's Resource of Alaska (ARA) is hosting its first-ever Unity Quilting Bee this year to celebrate its 30-year anniversary. Alaskans whose lives have been affected by Alzheimer's are being invited to send in 12-inch by 12-inch cotton squares,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 14, 2014

Rain delay for cancer care tournaments

WRANGELL — It isn't often that the weather gets one over on events in Wrangell, but both the ladies' and men's Rally For Cancer Care golf tournaments this past weekend have had to be rescheduled. The course at Muskeg Meadows was soaked by more than...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 14, 2014

SE Conference date approaches, Wrangell readying

WRANGELL — With only a month left to prepare, organizers for the 2014 Southeast Conference (SEC) are finalizing an agenda and adding names to the register of attendees. “We're happy to have anyone that wants to come,” said Shelly Wright, SEC...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 14, 2014

Wrangell participates in PIA's gillnet recycling program

WRANGELL — There's finally a place to put discardable gill nets in Wrangell, perhaps at last solving a problem that has been hassling the island. In a recent survey, Wrangell Cooperative Association's Indian General Assistance Program (WCA-IGAP)...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 7, 2014

Water worries over KSM mine persist

The Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell (KSM) Mine being proposed in Canada's British Columbia province is nearing its final stages, with the fourth and final comment period on the project's environmental assessment coming to a close Aug. 20. The first of five... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 31, 2014

Earthquakes near Glacier Bay jolt Southeast

A pair of mid-sized earthquakes occurred offshore in Palma Bay early Friday morning, about 49 miles west of Gustavus near Glacier Bay National Park. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center recorded a 5.29 local magnitude (ML) quake at 2:54 a.m.,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 31, 2014

Bear essentials: Experts offer advice on bear encounters

WRANGELL — This year's Bearfest attracted a number of bear-knowledgable brainboxes, from biologists and behaviorists to wilderness managers, guides and artists. Over the course of the five-day event, experts shared their knowledge in a series of...