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 By Sarah Aslam    News    October 14, 2021 

Oklahoma nurse finds herself helping out in Wrangell

WRANGELL - Melissa Curttright has been a registered nurse for 16 years — the past two weeks in Wrangell. Like so many other hospital workers, the pandemic changed her plans. The 52-year-old RN from Oklahoma City said she saw 75% of her...

 By Sarah Aslam    News    October 14, 2021 

High school students learn to converse in sign language

WRANGELL - Ann Hilburn began learning American Sign Language for an elective course in college, thinking it would benefit her aspirations of becoming a nurse. That class led her to change her career field entirely. “I had just fallen in love with...

 By Sarah Aslam    News    October 7, 2021

Search begins for new borough manager in Wrangell after Von Bargen resigns

WRANGELL - Wrangell has begun its search for a new borough manager. On Friday, the assembly accepted the resignation of Lisa Von Bargen from the post, effective Oct. 29. “It is with sadness I submit my letter of resignation as borough manager for...

 By Sarah Aslam    News    October 7, 2021

Tire cutter will help break down problem to smaller size

WRANGEL - Wrangell will share a tire cutter with other Southeast communities, intending to cut down on the thousands of tires stacked at the dump by making it easier to ship out the smaller pieces. The borough assembly last Tuesday approved a...

 By Sarah Aslam    News    October 7, 2021

Borough approves study to examine shipping rates over past decade

WRANGELL - The borough is taking a closer look at the cost of shipping goods by barge to Wrangell.  The assembly last Tuesday approved a $7,300 study by Rain Coast Data, prompted, in part, after Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski raised “the very serious...

 By Sarah Aslam    News    October 7, 2021

Hot tubs, bears and trails:

WRANGELL-The U.S. Forest Service got to most of its Wrangell-area work projects this past summer, with one big job pushed into next spring. The Anan Wildlife Observatory— which has reached the end of “its structural lifetime and needs...

 By Sarah Aslam    News    September 30, 2021

Oyster farm part of a growth industry

WRANGELL - Aquatic farming in Alaska could be a big industry, and completely sustainable. That's according to Wrangell's Julie Decker, executive director of Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, a...


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