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 By Dan Rudy    News    June 25, 2015 

Canadian mine on Stikine fully operational

WRANGELL — The Red Chris mine in neighboring British Columbia passed its final bureaucratic hurdle, after the province’s Ministry of Energy and Mines issued a Mines Act permit amendment last Friday. The mine’s owning company, Imperial Metals,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 25, 2015 

Forest Service facts spawning salmon conversation

WRANGELL — The United States Forest Service this month released a new fact sheet regarding wild salmon populations in the Tongass National Forest, available online and at the agency’s various offices. “It’s to demonstrate to the public just h...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 25, 2015 

Sanger to step down as hospital head

WRANGELL — Wrangell Medical Center interim CEO Marla Sanger last week announced her intention to conclude her contract on October 30. In a letter addressed to friends and colleagues, she explained the decision was a difficult one, but Sanger will...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 18, 2015

SEAPA wraps up one year, looks to next

Despite dimming income over the past fiscal year, board members for Southeast Alaska Power Agency were informed the future is still a bright one. At its June 18 meeting in Ketchikan, CEO Trey Acteson reported SEAPA remains financially strong and...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 11, 2015

University tech program sets up shop in Wrangell

WRANGELL - The next steps have been taken on an agreement between the University of Alaska Southeast and Wrangell Public School District, with the establishment of an office for the university's...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 11, 2015

Thousand year old skull found on Stikine awaits interment

WRANGELL — A skull found by a hunter near the Stikine River almost three years ago has yet to be interred. Wrangell resident Vena Stough discovered the skull while at Government Slough on Oct. 5, 2012, and brought it to the local police...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 4, 2015

Without budget, state could experience shutdown

As of Tuesday, the Alaska Legislature meeting in a special session in Anchorage had still not passed a budget for the new fiscal year, which begins July 1. On Sunday, the Senate Finance Committee rejected a compromise budget passed by the House the... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    Dockside    May 28, 2015

From supplements to textiles, creative uses for seafood byproduct on the rise

Public and private groups are looking at new ways to enhance the value of Alaska's seafood industry. The multibillion-dollar sector is of significant importance to the state's economy, and Southeast...

 
 By Dan Rudy and Dani Palmer    News    April 9, 2015

TSA & TWIC credentials available in Wrangell

As the summer season nears its start, residents interested in seeking work with the Alaska Marine Highway System or various other marine-related occupations may need to make sure they have the proper credentials first. Among these is the Transportati...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 2, 2015

Wrangell prepares for this year's Artfest

WRANGELL — The high school is getting ready to sponsor a bit of culture, as it comes Wrangell’s turn to host this year’s Southeast Alaska Regional Artfest next week. Sixty students and 15 teachers from schools around the region will be...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 2, 2015

Swan Lake bond sale moves ahead

A project to improve storage capacity at Southeast Alaska Power Agency’s (SEAPA) Swan Lake hydropower facility continues along with efforts to finance it with up to $11.36 million in bond sales. Over the past month, SEAPA’s executive director...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 2, 2015

Conservation groups appeal Big Thorne timber ruling

Environmental organization Earthjustice announced last Friday groups it is representing in a trio of lawsuits opposed to U.S. Forest Service’s Big Thorne timber sale have filed two notices of appeal with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 2, 2015

Legislators look at budget cuts, Medicaid expansion

WRANGELL — Wrangell residents and other Alaskans from around the state were given more opportunity to voice concerns over impending cuts to state programming during a public hearing held Monday evening for the draft of next year’s budget being...

 
 By Dan Rudy and Mary Koppes    News    March 26, 2015

Petersburg residents featured in film about Stikine River

The Inside Passage Waterkeeper organization premiered their "Water is Life" film to a Petersburg audience of about 50 at the public library on Friday. The ten-minute video follows the Stikine River...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 19, 2015

Bell Island geothermal a possibility for SEAPA

During their regular meeting held on Feb. 4 and 5, members of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency board approved taking the next steps toward diversifying the power provider’s energy portfolio. In particular, SEAPA could begin looking into the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 12, 2015

SEAPA: Intertie, Swan expansion still proceeding

Board members for Southeast Alaska Power Agency sat down in Ketchikan last week for their two-day regular meeting, examining the regional power provider’s current financial position as well as looking ahead at its future projects. “It went...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 29, 2015

Board of Fish votes to keep Dungeness management plan

Meeting in Wrangell last week, the Alaska Board of Fisheries elected to maintain the current Southeast Alaska Area Dungeness Crab Fisheries Management Plan. A trio of policy proposals would have repealed the plan and its early closure thresholds,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 29, 2015

Wrangell to go without wildlife trooper for foreseeable future

WRANGELL — The Wrangell area will be without an Alaska Wildlife Trooper for the foreseeable future, according to the state agency’s Juneau office. The vacancy was created by the transfer of Trooper Scott Bjork to the Juneau area earlier this...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Dockside    December 25, 2014

Finfish proposals reviewed by ADFG committee

On Dec. 18 Wrangell’s advisory committee to Alaska Department of Fish and Game held the last and lengthiest of its public meetings to discuss Board of Fisheries proposals for the 2014-15 meeting cycle. This 12-person committee let the public...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 18, 2014

Advisory committee discusses shrimp, shellfish policies

WRANGELL — Wrangell's advisory committee to Alaska Department of Fish and Game held the second of several public meetings at the Fire Hall Dec. 11, to discuss Board of Fisheries proposals for the 2014-15 meeting cycle. This committee provides a...

 
 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...

 

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