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 By Dan Rudy    News    August 2, 2018

Wrangell golf tournament rallying funds for cancer care

WRANGELL - The hospital's charitable foundation is planning a big weekend August 11 and 12 for its annual golf tournament, hoping to boost its cancer care travel fund. The Wrangell Medical Center...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 19, 2018

Courts to consolidate Wrangell magistrate spot

WRANGELL - Magistrate Judge Desi Burrell will assume the duties fulfilled by Wrangell's Chris Ellis for the past 14 years. Chris Ellis had worked the magisterial track within the Alaska Court System...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 12, 2018

Local businesses highlighted in regional competition

On Monday organizers of the regional business development competition Path to Prosperity announced their 12 finalists for 2018, three of which come from Petersburg and Wrangell. Focused on...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 28, 2018

Wrangell magistrate judge retires after 30 years

WRANGELL - After 30 years on the bench, Wrangell's district magistrate will conclude her legal career today. Chris Ellis has served as a magistrate judge for First District Court in Wrangell for 14 of...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 28, 2018

Water in Wrangell seems to be fine at start of summer

WRANGELL - The glass appears to be on the half-full side for Wrangell's water situation, as the season for peak usage of the resource starts up. "Our outlook is very good right now," reported Amber Al...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 28, 2018

Search underway for multiple vacancies in Wrangell

WRANGELL — The hunt is on for a whole crop of high-level management positions in different city departments. The City and Borough of Wrangell is in the early stages of finding replacements for the heads of the Nolan Center, Wrangell Municipal...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 21, 2018

SEARHC confirms affiliation with Wrangell on hospital

WRANGELL — In a press release last Friday, Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium announced it will officially move forward with formalizing an affiliation with the City and Borough of...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 21, 2018

District 35 candidates preparing for upcoming elections

With the legislative season wrapping up in May, candidates for Alaska's primaries and general elections have begun preparing themselves for voters' consideration in the coming months. This year House...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 14, 2018

Accident at Wrangell bridge results in two fatalities

WRANGELL - A bridgeside traffic accident was discovered Monday evening, one which resulted in two fatalities and left two more passengers critically injured. Rainie Doak was traveling with her three...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    May 31, 2018

Track & field wraps up season at State

Petersburg High School's track and field team set some personal records at State in Palmer over the weekend, with one of the Lady Vikings' squads bringing home a championship. "The kids did great,"...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 31, 2018

SEARHC-WMC deal looks promising, parties say

WRANGELL - After a series of meetings and public presentations last week, a proposed acquisition of Wrangell Medical Center by a regional health group looks more probable. Southeast Alaska Rural...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 24, 2018

Governor Walker makes stop for Mayfest

Gov. Bill Walker stopped in Petersburg for a brief visit Friday, making the rounds for meetings and taking some time to participate in its Little Norway festivities. "It's perfect. I can't complain...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    May 24, 2018

Track and field take silvers at Region V, Stateward bound

Petersburg's track and field teams each placed second at regionals for their divisions, with most of the team heading next to State this weekend. Competing at Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 24, 2018

Tribal members take field trip to Anan Creek

WRANGELL - A group of Tlingit residents had a unique opportunity for an historical site visit with state archaeologists last week at Anan Creek, revisiting a traditional fishing ground. Now known...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    May 17, 2018

Track girls take top place at Ketchikan invite, boys second

Petersburg’s track and field team had a productive weekend, competing at Ketchikan’s May Invite against the hosting high school and Thorne Bay. The Lady Vikings had the run of the board at Esther Shea Field, with its athletes taking first in...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 17, 2018

SEARHC meetings to lay out Wrangell hospital acquisition likelihood

WRANGELL — A series of meetings between Southeast Alaska Rural Health Consortium and the City and Borough of Wrangell are planned for early next week. The regional health group is entertaining making an offer to assume control of Wrangell Medical...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 17, 2018

Wrangell centenarian honored by state for longevity

WRANGELL - Designating this May as Older Americans Month in Alaska, Gov. Bill Walker recognized Wrangell's oldest resident along with other centenarians across the state. In a special luncheon at the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 10, 2018

State nutrition group recognizes 2018 award winner

In a media release posted this week, the Alaska School Nutrition Association named Carlee Rae Johnson as its Director of the Year. The nutrition director for the Petersburg School District since...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    May 10, 2018

Hometown track star named rookie of the year

A track and field star from Petersburg High School's graduating class of 2017, Izabelle Ith has continued to make her mark at the collegiate level. This month Ith was honored by the New England Small...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    May 10, 2018

Some firsts and records set in Thunder Mt. meet

The high school’s track and field team headed to Thunder Mountain over the weekend to take part in the annual Capital Invitational. “It was a good meet for us,” said Brad Taylor, Petersburg’s track coach. “We had some outstanding...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 10, 2018

Both Wrangell reservoirs are overflowing

WRANGELL - Wrangell's water situation seems stable heading into the summer, with both reservoirs "overflowing" according to the latest update from Public Works. A combination of factors led to the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 10, 2018

Wrangell wetlands mapping could encourage fish and development

WRANGELL — A regional nonprofit will be conducting a survey of Wrangell’s watersheds this summer in an attempt to encourage wetlands conservation. Angie Flickinger is the Wrangell area coordinator for Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, a...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 10, 2018

Byford monofill on hold again for possible finance boost

WRANGELL — At a public presentation at the Nolan Center on Monday, staff with the Department of Environmental Conservation and its contractors updated Wrangell on the status of a proposed monofill site on the island. A designated monofill to house...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 3, 2018

Stikine king salmon subsistence fishery to be closed

The Federal Subsistence Board announced on Monday it will be closing its Chinook salmon subsistence fishery in the Stikine River this year due to low expected returns. Under the authority delegated...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 3, 2018

Abandoned carmageddon in neutral as Wrangell weighs options

WRANGELL — The city is inching toward a planned purge of the island’s abandoned vehicles and assorted clutter. The unsightly problem has been a longstanding issue in public parking spaces such as at Shoemaker Bay Harbor, with unroadworthy...

 

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