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Florschutz survives after landslide traps her overnight

WRANGELL - Christina Florschutz, an aide at Evergreen Elementary School, survived the 11-Mile landsl...

 

Eyewitnesses and slide evacuees share their stories

WRANGELL ­ — People living near the landslide’s path had a harrowing night Nov. 20, as homes were evacuated and first responders searched for peo...

 

Landslide likely caused by rain, high winds

WRANGELL ­- Heavy rains, high winds and the unique topography of the area likely caused the Nov....

 

Three dead, three still missing in Wrangell after landslide covers homes

WRANGELL - One juvenile female and two adults are confirmed dead after a massive landslide 11 miles...  Website

 

The rules for Christmas tree cutting in Tongass

For some, the holiday spirit doesn’t kick in until the evening of Dec. 24, when the stockings are already on the mantle. For others, Christmastime...

 

Lecture shares bombardment history, calls for formal reconciliation

WRANGELL — In a livestreamed lecture sponsored by Sealaska Heritage Institute, ethnohistorian Zachary Jones presented on the U.S. military’s 19th...

 

Advisory committee supports proposal to protect commercial king harvest share

WRANGELL — Members of the Wrangell Fish and Game Advisory Committee are concerned about the future of commercial salmon fishing as Alaska’s...

 

Forest Service announces eight potential cabin sites; Woodpecker Cove Road top priority for Petersburg District

After a yearlong public process, the U.S. Forest Service has announced eight potential sites for...

 
 By Caroleine James    News    July 27, 2023

Women's 'fun and frolic' golf to raise money for Cancer Care

WRANGELL — Want to golf for a good cause? The WMC Foundation and SEARHC are offering the women of the community an opportunity to do just that at...

 
 By Caroleine James    News    June 29, 2023

Wrangell assembly approves real estate contract to sell hospital property

WRANGELL – Wrangell’s borough-owned hospital property on Bennett Street has been vacant since March 2021 and on the market for about a year....

 
 By Caroleine James    News    June 22, 2023

Concert pianist to perform at Petersburg Lutheran Church

For many, classical music evokes images of evening gowns, baroque concert halls and impassioned,...

 
 By Caroleine James    News    May 4, 2023

International bird-tracking project alights in Wrangell

Wrangell may not be on the road system, but that doesn’t mean it’s not connected to the rest of the world. Last month, a U.S. Forest Service proje...

 
 By Caroleine James    News    April 20, 2023

Stikine birding festival about to take off for 16-day flight

WRANGELL — Every spring when the eulachon spawn, the Stikine River flats are flooded with thousands of migratory shorebirds. And each year, the...

 
 By Caroleine James    News    April 13, 2023

Wrangell faces costly fix at Heritage Harbor

WRANGELL — Late last month, the Wrangell Borough discovered an oversight in the construction of Heritage Harbor — its steel pilings and piers do n...

 
 By Caroleine James    News    March 16, 2023

Alaskans continue pressing for U.S. intervention on B.C. mines

After meeting with representatives of the British Columbia mining and environmental ministries in Juneau last week, state legislators, Alaska Native...

 
 By Caroleine James    News    March 2, 2023

Community unites to support Churchill family after fatal accident

WRANGELL – Wrangell community members showed their support for the Churchill family last week after Randy Churchill Jr., 39, was killed by a falling...

 

Celebrating civil rights advocate Elizabeth Peratrovich

On Thursday, Alaskans will celebrate Elizabeth Peratrovich Day to honor the Tlingit civil rights advocate who pushed for the nation’s first...

 

Petersburg wolf stops by Wrangell on long swim to Etolin Island

Wolves are social, territorial animals that educate their young, care for their injured and stick with their close-knit family groups — most of the...

 

State board approves elk hunt on Zarembo for next year

The state Board of Game has approved a proposal to reopen an elk hunt on Zarembo Island, though the odds that a local could nab a tag and take a bull...

 

Wrangell Borough starts cost review of new wastewater permit requirements

WRANGELL — The borough is about to begin the five-year, state-mandated process of updating its wastewater treatment plant. Borough officials are...

 

UAS program prepares students for jobs in fishing industry

Everything you could possibly want to know about fish, from their biological characteristics to the...

 

Wrangell man sentenced to seven years for online enticement of a minor

WRANGELL — Dusty Cowan, 41, of Wrangell, was sentenced to seven years in prison last week for online enticement of a minor and distribution of indec...

 

Students learn to cook under pressure - and enjoy it

WRANGELL ­­– From deadly toxins to dangerous explosions, the risks of pressure canning make...

 

Point Baker resident survives 24 hours on rock after boating accident Arne Dahl missing and presumed dead

After a boating accident near Point Baker last week, former Wrangell resident Kelsey Leak spent 24...

 

Local vessel operators willing to contract with borough for shuttle service

WRANGELL – Wrangell vessel owners who already shuttle passengers and freight around southern Southeast said they would be willing to contract with...

 

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