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 By Dan Rudy    News    October 20, 2016 

Despite stikine slowdown, moose total highest on record

Area hunters brought in a bumper harvest this fall, with 112 moose reported at the end of the month-long 2016 season on Saturday. The total ended up being the largest on record, besting the 109 harves...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 20, 2016 

Legislative hearing highlights transboundary mining concerns

WRANGELL – Wrangell Cooperative Association added its voice to the chorus of people concerned about Canadian mining concerns developing upstream of shared rivers. The forum was a hearing held by the Alaska House Fisheries Special Committee in...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 6, 2016

Court orders arbitration stay in IBEW workers dispute

WRANGELL – A judge ruled last week that the city will not have to enter arbitration with its public workers union during an ongoing labor grievance, pending further decision. After hearing oral arguments on Sept. 21, Superior Court Judge Trevor...

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 15, 2016

Boaters injured in Farm Island accident

WRANGELL - Emergency assistance was dispatched from Wrangell early Sunday evening, after a private boat struck a log near Farm Island. Fire Department Chief Tim Buness said emergency dispatch received a 911 call from one of the boat”s passengers... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 15, 2016

Tyee PERS liability larger than expected, Swan nears completion

WRANGELL – Costs for the transition of operations at the Tyee Lake hydroelectric facility may be higher than first expected. Board members for Southeast Alaska Power Agency learned at their... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 15, 2016

Wrangell canoer joins protest in North Dakota

WRANGELL ­– A former Wrangell resident joined an Alaska canoe group in supporting a North Dakota tribe protesting construction of an oil pipeline across sacred lands. Earlier this month Ken Hoyt...

 By Dan Rudy and jess Field    News    September 15, 2016

Earthquake simulator demonstrates seismic risks

A state outreach program designed to shake some sense into Alaskans, with the help of a mobile earthquake simulator worth over $100,000, stopped by Petersburg last week. Each year the state...

 By Jess Field and Dan Rudy    Sports    September 8, 2016

Swimmers hit pool in Sitka

The PHS swim teams traveled to Sitka last weekend for the first meet of the year. The meet offered two days of events and showed the strongest events for the Vikings so far would be anything... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 8, 2016

Airline to phase out 737-400 Combi aircraft

WRANGELL  – Local air travelers were invited to the airport for a question-and-answer session August 25. A delegation of managers with Alaska Airlines fired up a grill out front, fielding questions people may have about the phasing out of the...

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 8, 2016

Moose hunting season set to start, numbers good

The month long moose hunting season is ready to begin next week, opening on September 15 and lasting until October 15. For the Wrangell, Petersburg and Kake game unit, last year’s moose season turned out being the third best on record according to...

 By Dan Rudy and jess Field    News    September 1, 2016

Disappointing salmon harvest winds season down early

With the seasonal peak behind it, Alaska’s commercial fishing industry is expecting one of the worst shortfalls for salmon in recent memory. As of last Tuesday, Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s in-season blue sheet summary estimated just... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 1, 2016

Water plant test shows promise

WRANGELL – A pilot study currently underway seems to be bearing good news for Wrangells water worries. In mid-July the city declared a state of emergency as its water treatment plant struggled to...

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 1, 2016

City proposes new home for M/V Chugach

tWRANGELL – The City of Wrangell is applying to the United States Forest Service to give a historic boat a new home. The M/V Chugach was one of 11 ranger boats operating in the state during the first half of the 20th century. Built at the Lake...

 By Dan Rudy    News    August 25, 2016

PSP detected in Shoemaker Bay clams

WRANGELL – Local shellfish gatherers are advised to steer clear of the beach near Shoemaker Bay, after specimens tested positive for paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP). The alert was posted to the Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Research website at...

 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...


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